Client: Mr Richardson
Project: 140m2 surface
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Oltco Cornwall installed a 140m2 Recycle Bound surface in the Polzeath colour for client, Mr Richardson.
After a recommendation from his friends at Newquay Community Orchard, Mr Richardson approached Oltco Cornwall to help his ethical goals of reducing waste while creating a durable safe surface for children to play on. Oltco Cornwall recycled the equivalent of 500,000 plastic straws in this Recycle Bound installation.
Mr Richardson had bought a new property that he was converting into a nursery called Naturally Learning. The old outdoor space was a mix of hardcore, weeds and old crumbling tarmac.
Core to the nursery’s ethos was the opportunity for children to spend time outside in the natural world to play and explore. Mr Richardson therefore wanted to create a fun and safe environment for the children to play in, in all weathers. It had to be durable so children could play on it every day for many years but he also wanted it to be ethical and ecologically sound. He also wanted it to look good, blend in with the site, be quick and easy to install and easy to maintain and look after.
The Oltco Cornwall team got to work transforming Mr Richardson’s driveway using Oltco’s Recycle Bound blend in the colour Polzeath.
Our unique and award-winning Recycle Bound solution features the same benefits of our traditional resin bound blends, however it has the added benefit of creating a positive environmental impact by recycling plastic waste such as plastic straws and bottles.
We recycled half a million plastic straws in this project which would otherwise have gone to landfill.
Our popular natural colour, Polzeath, was chosen to meet Mr Richardson’s vision of a natural stone colour which perfectly complements the space, ties in with the branding of Naturally Learning and replicates the feel of a Cornish beach.
Mr Richardson now has a clean, safe and durable outside space for the children at his nursery that will last for many years and is in line with his ethical goal of reducing waste and carbon emissions.
Mr Richardson heard friends had used Oltco and were very impressed with their service. He was also impressed with Oltco’s environmental credentials.
Oltco perfectly met his requirements, not just in terms of the work done, but also in terms of his environmental requirements. Oltco provided him with a safe, hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing outside space for his nursery.
Mr Richardson said: “Oltco was always at the top of our list in terms of who was going to do the job so we were delighted that it was done to an exceptionally high standard. The team was fantastic, listening to the brief, and working to make sure we had exactly what we wanted and needed. The result is superb and I couldn’t be happier. It looks amazing, is environmentally sound and will last for ages! I would definitely recommend Oltco.”