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Weathering the Storm:


How Sustainable Drainage Systems and Erinstone & Simply Green Can Keep You Afloat


The recent deluge of rain has served as a stark reminder of the challenges we face when it comes to managing water. Flooding damages homes, businesses, and infrastructure, costing billions of dollars and causing untold disruption. But it doesn’t have to be this way. One sustainable and effective solution gaining traction is Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

What are SuDS?

Think of SuDS as nature’s way of dealing with rain. Unlike traditional drainage systems that quickly funnel water away, SuDS mimic natural processes like infiltration, evaporation, and storage. This means rain is absorbed into the ground, slowly released from vegetation, or temporarily held in ponds or South Wales. The result? Reduced flood risk, cleaner water, and even enhanced biodiversity.


Enter Erinstone and Simply Green Roofs



Erinstone, offers a range of permeable paving solutions like Resin Bound permeable driveways and patios. These surfaces allow water to pass through, replenishing groundwater and reducing surface runoff. They’re not just Eco-friendly – they’re also aesthetically pleasing, creating attractive and functional outdoor spaces.

Simply Green Roof, another SuDS solution arena. Living roofs, covered in vegetation, act as natural sponges, soaking up rainwater and slowing its release. They offer additional benefits like improved insulation, reduced energy consumption, and even habitat creation for pollinators.


How We Can Help You Weather the Storm:

Combined Powers of Permeable Paving and Green Roofs:


  • Double whammy against floods: Combining Erinstone’s permeable paving with Simply Green’s green roofs delivers a powerful one-two punch against flooding. Water is absorbed at ground level and on rooftops, minimising surface runoff and protecting your property.
  • Improved drainage and water conservation: Permeable paving and green roofs work in tandem to effectively drain excess water, prevent water logging, and replenish groundwater stores.
  • Pollution control and cleaner air: Both solutions filter pollutants from rainwater, improving water quality, while green roofs absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, contributing to cleaner air.
  • Enhanced aesthetics and biodiversity: Erinstone’s attractive paving options and Simply Green Roof lush green roofs add beauty and ecological value to your property, promoting biodiversity and creating attractive living spaces.

Beyond Your Property, Wider Community Benefits:

  • Reduced strain on drainage systems: By managing water at the source, SuDS solutions ease the burden on overloaded storm water networks, lowering infrastructure costs and maintenance needs.
  • Increased resilience and climate adaptation:  SuDS contribute to building more resilient communities better equipped to handle extreme weather events like heavy rainfall.
  • Sustainable future for all: Erinstone and Simply Green Roof offer solutions that align with a sustainable future for our planet, promoting water conservation, reducing pollution, and enhancing biodiversity.


Taking Action Together:

Let’s weather the storm together, one permeable surface and green roof at a time. Choose SuDS solutions from Erinstone and Simply Green to protect your property, contribute to a more resilient community, and embrace a sustainable future.


Call to Action:

Visit the Erinstone and Simply Green websites to learn more about their SuDS products and services. Share this blog post with your friends and family to raise awareness about the importance of SuDS.

Remember, it’s not just about protecting your property, it’s about protecting our planet. Choose SuDS, choose Erinstone, choose Simply Green, and choose a future where rain brings life, not devastation.​

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