New paving range adds lustre to Gauteng shopping centre
Aveng Infraset’s newly launched Villa, a dry-pressed flagstone paver, and York Cobble, a dry-pressed cobble paver, have been used to enhance the walkways at Jean Crossing, a recently completed shopping centre situated off Jean Avenue in Centurion, Gauteng. Pick ‘n Pay is the anchor retailer; the centre’s other well-known brands include Dis-Chem, Mugg and Bean, Burger King, McDonald’s and Nando’s.
A total of 2,460 m² of Villa pavers and 405 m² of York Cobble pavers were specified for the project. In addition, the open car park which flanks the centre was paved with 22,500 m² of Aveng Infraset’s interlocking G-Blok pavers and ±2,000 m² of York Cobbles, the latter having been used to demarcate a pedestrian walkway through the car park.
The pavers were specified by JL Design Architects and the paving contract was awarded to Pave Corner to Corner by the project’s main contractor and developer, Mike Buyskes Construction.
According Aveng Infraset landscape products sales manager, Brennan Small, this is the first time that both pavers have been used on a major project.
The paving product mix comprised 2,250 m² Villa Marble (250 x 500 x 60 mm) which were combined with 210 m² Villa Tan pavers (250 x 250 x 60 mm). Four hundred and five square metres of York Cobbles in grey and charcoal were used for flower bed edging and as accent-lines between the Villa pavers.
Hennie Langeveld of Pave Corner to Corner said the Villa flagstone and York cobble combination offered an aesthetically pleasing finish and was more cost-effective than a wet-cast paving alternative.
“The architects were impressed with what we achieved on this project and complimented Pave Corner to Corner and Mike Buyskes Construction on our combined input. The fact that Pave Corner to Corner also enjoys a good relationship with Aveng Infraset, which provides us with excellent personal and back-up service, was an added bonus,” commented Langeveld.
Small says Villa and York Cobble pavers are manufactured at Aveng Infraset’s new Masa plant at Rossway, Midrand.
“Masa is one of the world’s most technically advanced paving and retaining block plant manufacturers and our new plant has introduced new, and in many instances, unique product options for landscape architects and other construction professionals.
In addition to the Villa and York Cobble ranges, it has extended our landscape product offering to include exposed aggregate pavers and kerbs.
Moreover, the plant has also been used to upgrade our existing landscape paving range,” concluded Small.
The state-of-the-art plant includes steel production pallets for enhanced vibration transference, in-line washing and sealing, ageing and waving techniques and a specially-insulated curing chamber.
It also boasts a brand new colour blending facility which is faster and more accurate than earlier generation blenders.
More information from Brennan Small or Helmut Werhmann, Tel: +27(0)126520000 /www.avengman.com/infraset