CORE Path - Gravel Pathway Stabiliser

CORE Path gravel stabiliser grid makes gravel suitable for; wheelie bins, wheel barrows, pedestrians, bicycles and much, much more. Our Gravel path grid is very easy to install (see ‘Install Guide’ tab above for instructions) and is perfect for patios and garden paths.

Our gravel path stabilisation grid comes in two sizes. Both the handy pack and the larger sheet are suited to gravel sizes of 3mm-14mm. The depth of the honeycomb is just 18mm which means your gravel consumption is reduced by over 50%. We work on the calculation that 1 tonne of aggregate would cover approx. 35m2.

The honeycomb structure is made from high quality polypropylene (Grey – Recycled and White – Virgin) material and has a geotextile membrane firmly attached to the underside to prevent weed growth.

CORE PATH
Grey Handy Pack

6 sheets | 575mm x 400mm

CORE PATH
Grey Large Sheet

Large Sheet | 1150mm x 800mm

CORE PATH
White Handy Pack

6 sheets | 575mm x 400mm

CORE PATH
White Large Sheet

Large Sheet | 1150mm x 800mm

CORE PATH Handy Pack | contains 6 smaller sheets and is perfect for creating garden paths, at an average pathway width of 800mm, the pack will surface a 1.72m long pathway. The grid is only 18mm deep which means you greatly reduce your gravel consumption. you will only need 2 x 20kg bags to fill one handy pack. The pack will cover a total area of 1.38m2.

CORE PATH Large Sheet | is ideal for those slightly larger Garden Paths or Patio Areas. The Large gravel path stabiliser sheet is the same size as 4 of the smaller sheets from the pack on a continuous membrane and covers an area 0.92m2. again only 18mm deep means that you get an amazing coverage of 35m2 per tonne of aggregate.

WHY CHOOSE CORE PATH?

Creates a Firm and Stable Path

The honeycomb grid construction provides tightly packed pockets of loose gravel which create a completely porous hard standing, making it very easy to pass over with wheelie bins, bicycles and scooters.

It even means walking over gravel in high heels is no longer an issue.

Less Gravel Required

The CORE Path honeycomb grid is only 18mm deep which means far less gravel is required. Just 1 tonne 10mm gravel will cover approx 35m2 using the CORE PATH Grid. This is saving of almost 50% when compared to laying a traditional gravel path at a depth of 50mm.

This not only saves you money on the gravel but also time and labour when it comes to installation, especially in areas where the access is restricted such as the garden of a terraced house or even a roof garden.

DDA Compliant Surface

In the UK Governments approved guideline document, Part M “access to and use of buildings” it states that the surface of an approach available to a wheelchair user should be firm enough to support the weight of the user and his or her wheelchair and smooth enough to permit easy manoeuvre. It should also take account of the needs of stick and crutch users.

Loose laid materials such as gravel and shingle are seen as unsuitable, however, we have proven through video footage and case study that loose laid aggregate in a CORE PATH stabiliser is sufficiently stable to allow safe passage for all of the above named users, and now count many Local Government departments amongst our list of satisfied customers.

Attached High Quality Weed Membrane

Our unique manufacturing technique enables us to heat weld a high quality geotextile membrane to the underside of every panel. This heat weld attaches the membrane firmly to the honeycomb structure and creates a tray for the gravel to sit in, this not only prevents weed growth but also stops the gravel from migrating under the cell wall which causes the honeycomb structure to rise and become exposed making it susceptible to irreparable damage.

WILL WEEDS GROW THROUGH THE GRAVEL

No.

The geotextile membrane material that is heat welded to the bottom of CORE Path prevents weed growth from underneath the grid…

You may however experience a few air born weeds that are caused by birds dropping seeds or natural pollination; these can be easily removed due to the fact they are restricted to rooting in a single cell full of loose gravel.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS?

With regard to local government approval of our system there is no such document or set standard in the UK with reference to disabled access, which is why we refer to the American version in our literature where we have obtained U.S. approval.

In the UK Governments approved document, part M “access to and use of buildings” it states that the surface of an approach available to a wheelchair user should be firm enough to support the weight of the user and his or her wheelchair and smooth enough to permit easy maneuver. It should also take account of the needs of stick and crutch users.

Loose laid materials such as gravel and shingle are considered unsuitable for the approach. However we have proven through video footage and case study that loose aggregate laid in a CORE Path stabiliser is sufficiently stable to allow safe passage for all of the above named users.

IS IT SUDS COMPLIANT

Yes.

Our products are one of the best Sustainable Urban Drainage Solutions available.

Learn more here:
• UK Environment Agency: Sustainable Drainage Systems
• Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA): Benefits of pervious surfaces

WHAT TYPE OF GRAVEL SHOULD I USE

For best results we recommend using an angular aggregate up to 10mm in size as this helps the surface dressing to stay in place.

Your finished CORE Path will consist of hundreds if not thousands of small cells full of loose aggregate. This unique design prevents the aggregate from shifting or over compacting, allowing the surface dressing of aggregate used to cover the cells and bite into the loose aggregate contained in the cellular structure providing a surface that is completely firm under foot and non-slip.

ARE CORE PATH INSTALLATIONS EASY TO MAINTAIN

Yes

While you do not have the rutting and aggregate migration of traditional gravel installations, you still need to occasionally rake the gravel. If you can see the CORE Path structure, you should rake the gravel to completely cover the honeycomb, thus preventing damage.

IS CORE PATH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Yes!

CORE Path provides a porous paving solutions which returns water back to the environment where it belongs instead of pooling or causing the flooding problems of traditional surfaces. In addition CORE Path is made from  100% recycled black PP  which is both UV and heat resistant

DOES CORE PATH NEED AN EDGING

No!

An edging is not essential, but plant life bordering your pathway will grow into the edges of the gravel if there is no physical restraint.

If you prefer a clean line to your path CORE Edge is the perfect low maintenance choice available in 5 colours: black, grey, brown, green or galvanised.

IS CORE PATH EASY TO CUT TO SHAPE

Yes!

CORE Path is easily cut to shape using heavy scissors or secateurs to cut the grid and a Stanley knife to cut through the geotextile membrane on the back.

DO I NEED TO INSTALL A SUB BASE

No!

If the ground you are preparing is already firm underfoot you can simply blind it over with 10 / 15mm of sharp sand to iron out any minor deformities in the surface, if the ground is soft or prone to becoming soft in the wetter months a suitable stone sub base should be installed to make the ground firm.

STAGE 1: BASE PREPERATION

COREpath InstallationPrepare the ground to a “firm underfoot” condition. Dependent on soil condition, this may require a thin layer of hardcore.

Now simply level over with approximately 10-20mm of sharp sand.

(Estimated prep time – 20 mins per pack)

STAGE 2: CLIP THE PANELS IN PLACE

COREpath Install GuideClip the panels in place with the geotextile face down.

Cut to shape with pruning shears or a utility knife using protective gloves to avoid abrasions.

(Estimated prep time – 10 mins per pack)

STAGE 3: FILL THE CELLS WITH YOUR CHOSEN GRAVEL

COREpath InstallFill the hexagon cells with your chosen gravel (suggested gravel size 6 to 12mm).

Then brush over the gravel, covering CORE Path by approx. 10mm, so the hexagon cells are just out of sight.

(Estimated prep time – 5 mins per pack)

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