Ensuring all staff retain high levels of current and relevant knowledge is important at Liz Lake Associates, we therefore ensure our CPD events are targeted and useful. To build on our collective knowledge of hard landscaping, Marshalls kindly dropped into our Stansted Practice to give everyone a CPD session on paving build-ups and the pro’s and con’s of bound and unbound paving construction in different environments.

As part of the session, we got involved in actually creating a small extent of unbound block-paved footpath in an interactive demonstration which saw each of us selecting appropriate materials and working through the methodology of typical hard landscape installation. Diagrams are always useful, but getting hands-on with the materials gave a different perspective for some that was beneficial and engaging. We also spoke about the selection of paving materials, appropriate build-up’s dependant on the forces that will be applied to them and sustainability considerations.