External environments

External stone paved area

Outdoor environments are exposed to the weather. In the British climate, this means surfaces may be:
  • routinely wet;
  • covered in snow, leaves or mud;
  • icy.
This can be planned for:
  • provide good drainage;
  • choose surfaces with good slip resistance in the wet;
  • plan for winter weather - have systems in place for clearing and gritting paths and surfaces.
Case study: Hotel had problems with icy surfaces
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