National Highways Sector Schemes

NHSS30 registrations grow

Interlay is pleased to report the growing numbers of Contractors registering to NHSS30 for the National Highways Sector Scheme for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving.  As well as the first registration held by FM Conway, early registrations for Colas and Volker Highways were recorded. Joining these early pioneers are Balfour Beatty Living Places…

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National Audit Office warns flood defending is ‘insufficient’

The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that spending on flood protection in England is ‘insufficient’ to maintain defences. It said half of the country’s defences were only being maintained to a “minimal level” and were likely to deteriorate faster. Spending on flood defences has been cut in real terms between 2010/11 and 2014/15 despite…

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Interlay Setting the Standards

Interlay and Interpave Secretary Colin Nessfield has recently been appointed as the new Convenor to CEN Technical Committee TC178’s Working Groups 1 & 5, responsible for Standards applying to all precast concrete paving and kerbing, including tactile paving. Here he answers questions about his new role. Q: What is CEN TC178, what does it cover…

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Surface Water Flooding

The UK Government continue to look to reduce surface water flooding. Surface water occurs when rainfall does not soak into the ground but instead rapidly flows into the sewer system. This can lead to flooding. The worse effects are often in build up areas where much of the ground is covered with non-porous materials such…

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Report calls for wider adoption of permeable paving

Landscape and Amenity magazine gave details of a report compiled by the Committee of Climate Change, which highlights the need for wider use of permeable paving and sustainable drainage to help fight flooding and pollution. Permeable paving should be encouraged and used more and it calls for the government  to implement the 2010 Flood and Water…

Associate Membership

Interlay offer Associate Membership in addition to Full Membership. Our Associate members are Companies who offer raw materials,specialist materials, tools, equipment and expert services to Installers and paving contractors . Parex Streetscape are an Associate Member who offer technically advanced, user-friendly, economical and consistent solutions with a range of application techniques dependent upon end user…

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Interlay

Interlay is the independent association of paving contractors dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest professional standards, both for Commercial and Domestic Installation.. “Our ‘seal of approval’ is the reassurance that your paving project has been entrusted to a reputable contractor with the necessary skill to install it to the required standard. Alongside this, Interlay…

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Training Hub

This is a new website where Interlay and the National Highway Sector Scheme NHSS 30, with support from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have come together to promote training within the modular paving installation industry with these pages to act as a ‘Training Hub’ for operatives and installation companies alike. A new scheme – NHSS30: ‘The Quality…

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SuDS – A New Direction

The recent National SuDS Conference highlighted a new direction for sustainable drainage techniques such as concrete block permeable paving. SuDS are now seen as a local, design-led issue and integral part of the planning process, not just engineering measures driven by long-delayed legislation. This move opens the door for greater involvement by architects, master-planners and…