Addagrip approved contractor Coatstone Surfacing Ltd was invited by Wroughton Parish Council to provide some decorative but practical surfacing to the base of these wooden aircraft shaped benches in Willow Brook Gardens in Wroughton, Swindon, as part of the community garden’s development plan 2018 – 2023.
The wooden aircraft benches which were installed in 2012 as a celebration of the local historical connections to an RAF airbase, were showing signs of damage. Much of this was due to grit from the bases on which the benches stand being transferred on users’ feet, to the seats, resulting in surface damage and erosion of the protective oil coating. The council were looking for a suitable grit-free replacement paving for the bases and resin bound Terrabase Rustic offered just such a finish.
The innovative minimum dig resin bound product was installed without an invasive base to offer a low maintenance, grit free surface with excellent porosity to ensure no standing water.
The upgrade to these seating areas was carried out by Coastone Resin Ltd just before the April Bank Holiday and as the installation was taking place the crew received plenty of favourable comments from local visitors who were pleased to see these lovely benches being upgraded and protected for many to enjoy over the years to come.
The client was delighted with the installation:
‘Many thanks to you and your team at Coatstone for the wonderful job you made of the laying of the Addagrip resin based aggregate, which now forms new bases for our three iconic aeroplane benches. We now have surfaces which aesthetically sets off the benches as well as being a more practical surface, free of loose gravel. We have had many admiring comments and I know Wroughton Parish Council (WPC) are equally pleased. Would be happy to work with you again’ Pete Wilcox for Vision for Wroughton Community Group (V4W)
The installation was complete in April 2021.
Vision for Wroughton Community Group