The Architect’s Choices in Surface Material and its Impact on the Land

As an architect, there are many variables to consider when designing for a client. Being environmentally conscious in today’s world is as important as any architectural choice.

One of the issues at the forefront of urban development is the negative impact that large quantities of impervious surfaces, such as the concrete of roads and buildings, has upon the earth’s water and landscape. By eliminating the natural order of rainfall, infiltration into the ground and runoff, the problems of flooding and poor water quality are increasing.

The impact of urban development on hydrologic processes can be seen clearly in the infographic below:


To assist in remedying these negative environmental impacts, we at StoneSet have engineered a greener solution. Combining recycled and reclaimed materials with a one-of-a-kind, high grade resin we create a unique composition which allows rain water to flow through the surface to the ground while sustaining a strong, unchangeable bond in the paving. This technology enables a soft landscaping footprint to be implemented in areas that before would have only had the option of being hard and nonporous. This not only improves many environmental variables but can also help architects meet restrictions and local council requirements on their projects.

StoneSet is committed to offering dynamic solutions for any architect facing the dilemmas of design and conservation. Our line of locally sourced paving options are available in a wide array of colours and textures. We offer warm natural tones, black and white schemes, and recycled coloured glass in unlimited colour choices. We can work with the architect’s preferences to produce a product sample of specific blends and also offer the ability to install logos and artwork inside the paving.

Choosing the right environmentally-aware option is important and will have an impact for years to come. Contact us with any questions or to request a sample; we are always here to help you navigate the right choices for you and your client!

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