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Plain Staffordshire Red Clay Pavers

Ketley Staffordshire Red Pavers provide a rich  colour which won't fade over time.  They are highly durable and justify a classification as Heavy Duty - suitable for channelised traffic flow in public  pedestrianised areas.

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Case Studies

Tonbridge High Street

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A regeneration project has been carried out  in Tonbridge High Street by Amey Highways  to improve the shopping experience by shifting priority from vehicles to pedestrians.  A mix of 65% Red, 25% Brown Brindle and 10% Staffs Blue plain square edged Ketley pavers was chosen by  Geoff Pearson, Conservation Officer at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council to continue the tradition of using clay pavers for pavementsand the scheme  Ketley’s tactile blister paving and blue corderoy paving demarcate the crossing area and the edge of the footway. The scheme, designed by Amey Consulting, has been a real success and Ketley pavers have played a significant role by enhancing the historic area, giving a welcoming look and feel to the High Street. Full details >>

Shelly's Hotel, Lewes

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The Shelleys is a Grade II Star listed building in Lewes, built in 1577.  Lewes is one of the best preserved small market towns in England and characterized by historic buildings and traditional building materials.  Brick pavements in traditional Staffordshire Red are a feature in Lewes and these pavers were therefore a fitting choice for the restoration of this outdoor space.  As the owner Mr Fernandez explains “They are a traditional product in a natural colour which complements the brickwork in the building.  The red square edged pavers sit well with the red feature brickwork around the windows, and we have edged the terrace with the Ketley Staffordshire Blue paver which provides a good match to the main brickwork of the house.”

 

Environmental

Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management: 14001        Download Certificate
Quality Management : 9001                     Download Certificate
Health and Safety Management: 18001
Life Cycle: BRE Global Certification in accordance with  EN 15804:2012  Download Certificate
Energy: Cured in gas fired kilns to 1130
Raw materials: Etruria Marl Clay from our local quarry in Brierley Hill, sand
Lifespan:  Ketley's bricks are the toughest and most durable bricks you can buy.
Recyclability: Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill
Packaging: We keep packaging to a minimum using wooden pallets. We do not shrink wrap or use plastic straps.

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Technical Spec

Staffordshire Red pavers Specification Sheet

Performance Standard: BS EN 1344:2002

Ketley Staffordshire Red Pavers are produced at our works located in the heart of the Black Country.  They have been made from our own Etruria Marl since Victorian times.  Their unrivalled physical properties include their strength, durability and permanence of colour.
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Work Size mm

Pattern

Pack Weight

No per pallet

Units/m2

Rigid with 10mm joint

Units/m2

Flexible butt Jointed (3mm joint)

215x102.5x50

Square Edged

1300kg

500

40

44

215x102.5x65

Square Edged

1320kg

400

40

44

200x100x50

Square Edged

1150kg

500

43

48

200x100x65

Square Edged

1200kg

400

43

48

200x100x50

Chamfered

1150kg

500

43

48

200x100x65

Chamfered

1200kg

400

43

48

 

     

 

 

Colour

Staffordshire Red

Raw Material

Etruria Marl Clay

Manufacture

Extruded, Wirecut and fired above 1130 degrees C

Bulk Density

2,300kg/m3

Texture

Dragfaced

Size, Tolerance

BS EN 1344: 2002

Size Range

R1

Mean Transverse Breaking Load

T4

Unpolished Slip/Skid Resistance

U3

Abrasion Resistance


A3

Freeze/Thaw Resistance

FP100

 

Specials

bluespecials1Ketley Brick have a long history producing special bricks and pavers.

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Our unique plant produces a traditional natural clay colours for both the Paver and Brick ranges.  Because our squares, pavers and specials are fired together, our colours are consistent through the range.

Ketley Brick also offers a made to measure service for bespoke requirements, this is covered in the Special Shapes section.

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Paver Laying

Paver Laying

Clay pavers should be laid in accordance with BS 7533-3:2005+A1:2009.

It is useful to plan the layout of pavers before full scale laying begins. It may help to minimize the number of pavers that need to be cut. It will help to identify the likely sand surcharge needed in setting levels. It will also indicate the likely finished appearance and the standard of on-site workmanship.

paver layingClay pavers should be laid by hand, commencing from a straight starting edge on the prepared bedding course. They should be laid slightly open to provide a finished joint width between pavers of approx 2-5mm beyond the edge protection nibs to permit infill and to minimise damage in compaction and subsequent use. Failure to do this may result in chipping of the clay pavers.

Ketley pavers can be supplied with or without nibs.  (Please note the nibs are there for edge protection of the pavers and are not spacer nibs, therefore the nibs should not be used to determine the gaps between pavers).  If deviation from the bond pattern does occur, the pavers can be adjusted to open the Joints to about 5mm. This process is known as gapping. A small percentage outside this figure will not affect paver performance.

   
   

When a 90° herringbone bond pattern is used, a string line should be set up at right angles to the starting edge, and a "nose" of paving can then be advanced along it. When laying 45° herringbone pattern the laying face should develop parallel to the starting edge.

  1. blue-paver-panelPavers should be selected from three or more packs to ensure a thorough mix. If stocks of new pavers have to be laid on new work, they should be stacked about one metre back from the leading laid edge.
  2. As far as possible whole pavers should be used. Pieces of less than 1/3rd of a full paver should be avoided. Various items in the Ketley range of paver fittings overcome this problem. Infilling of boundaries and obstructions should be completed before vibration commences. Paver cutting should be carried out by a disc cutter, not by the use of a splitting machine or hammer and chisel.
     
   
   

It is important to check the pattern of pavers against string lines as work progresses and adjust as necessary.close up with sand

Once a sufficient area of clay pavers has been placed, approximately 40m2 on larger sites, fine dry sand should be brushed into the joints.

After brushing into the joints, surplus sand should be brushed away before compaction begins. Pavers should then be compacted into position by two or three passes of a vibrating plate compactor fitted with a neoprene pad. As recommended in BS7533-3:2005, the plate area should be at least 0.20m2. it should transmit an effective force of 50-75 :kn/m2 at a vibration frequency of between 60-IOOHz. Compaction should not be performed closer than one metre from any unrestrained edge.

 

Paver laying exampleFurther sand should then be applied and the procedure repeated. After final compaction 1-2mm of sand can be spread over the paved area to promote joint fitting and to fill any voids which may develop.

Commencement of use of the pavement may need to be delayed if the bedding course is saturated following heavy rain. During the early life of the pavement there is likely to be some settlement of sand within the joints. Therefore the site should be monitored and arrangements made for further sand to be brushed in, to top up the joints.

Instructions on how to lay for rigid construction can be found in our Clay Pavers and Fittings brochure (available here for download)

 

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"Ketley Bricks have a natural beauty and surface quality which makes their colour appear to change in different weather conditions," Stefan Mannewitz, Project Architect at Karakusevic Carson Architects