5 ways our civil and landscape company can add value to Sydney

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While we value every client that we have, we also value our city and our country. At Civil and Scape, we look forward to contributing to civil projects as much as we do our commercial projects. Landscaping and civil works are important tools needed to both beautify and make our city more functional. 

Civil and landscaping works are integral to the beauty of Sydney

When people walk around the city of Sydney, enjoy time at our parks or simply drive to work, they bypass many important elements that keep the city running and as popular as it currently is. Even throughout the pandemic, there’s no denying that the city has remained lively, vibrant and as beautiful as ever. While a large part of that is due to the unique businesses and characters that fill the city, it’s also because of the landscaping and civil works that have been implemented.

The civil and landscaping services that we offer at our company have a lot of potential to improve and enhance the environment. Before we get into how they can do that, let’s first take a brief look at what civil and landscaping services are as well as what our offerings encompass.

Civil works

Civil works or civil construction is considered to be any service that contributes to the creation of infrastructure involving anything to do with water, earth or transport. With civil works, there are elements of design, construction and maintenance of the physical structure. Our services incorporate all three elements.

What civil works do we offer?

StoneworksGround preparationKerbingAsphalt pavingStormwater management including the installation of pipes, pits and culvertsConstruction of retaining walls and soil stabilisationConcrete works including steel fixing, formwork and slabsConstruction of ramps, access paths and stairs 

Landscaping

Landscaping services involve the addition of plants, manipulation of terrain and the construction of structures (this is commonly called hard landscaping). Soft landscaping refers to any service that improves the aesthetics of the natural environment.

What landscaping services do we offer

Planting trees and plantsRevegetation projectsTurf layingIrrigationPavingTimber deckingInstallation of street furnitureInstallation of water featuresComprehensive maintenance programsWell-manicured turf and clean tended planting bedsSeasonal colour enhancementsSite improvement initiativeSoil placement and mulching

How can our civil and landscaping company add value to Sydney?

Beautify the area by planting trees and flowers

We love beautifying areas through the planting of native flowers, shrubs and trees. Civil and Scape has the capacity to revegetate areas that are barren and provide new life to the area. We’re also able to maintain flower beds and turf across the city. We provide seasonal colour enhancements so that there are flowers that bloom throughout each of Sydney’s four seasons.

Pave roads and access paths

Roads and access paths are important to the accessibility and mobility of the city. We’re able to provide concrete work, stonework and asphalt paving, depending on the suitability of the site. Each service we offer has its benefits, however, with the workmanship of our team, each promises a high-quality result that will improve the quality of life in Sydney.

Install stormwater management systems

Stormwater management systems are legally required in Australia and prevent the following from occurring:

  • Flooding in urban areas
  • Harmful bacteria can get disposed of in wetlands
  • Reduced water quality 
  • Loss of aquatic life

They are key for the maintenance of the hydrologic cycle and for avoiding flash flooding in Sydney. We install the pipes, pits and culverts needed for the system and ultimately, help avoid deterioration of the streets and Sydney’s aquatic life.

Provide access paths, ramps and stairs

A beautiful city is one that is also accessible to people of all abilities. Access paths and ramps are an important part of making that transition. We can construct ramps, stairs and access paths to provide better access to Sydney’s parks, businesses and sites of attraction. 

Install bike racks

Sydney is becoming greener by the minute with more and more people cycling to work, school and to carry out their errands. In order for this environmentally-friendly action to become even more popular, more bike racks are needed so that cyclists have a safe place to store their bikes. We can install bike racks in front of businesses or wherever the city deems it appropriate to help improve the lives of cyclists.

If you’re interested in seeing some of our civil and landscaping work, browse through our gallery to view our past projects. Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message here.

4 reasons why our civil contractors recommend asphalt paving to businesses

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At Civil and Scape, our civil contractors have had experience at several businesses across a number of industries. This experience has given them deep insight and unique knowledge into what services and materials are best suited for different types of businesses. We know that, sometimes, our clients are in the dark about what is most effective for their business. For this reason, we advise them on what is best depending on their industry and the physicality of their business. 

One of the most important and most popular requests from clients is to provide paving services for their business. We often get these enquiries from clients with large physical premises as they have enough room to require paving. Paving is when a material is used to add another layer onto the surface of a road. 

The material for paving varies and can include concrete and asphalt – both of which we offer. However, your material of choice should be done carefully. Materials have different characteristics and specific uses; choosing the wrong material can hurt your investment. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of asphalt and when it is best used.

What type of material is asphalt?

Asphalt is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It is obtained either as a residue from the distillation of petroleum or from natural deposits and consists of compounds of hydrogen and carbon with minor proportions of nitrogen, sulphur, and oxygen. 

Asphalt is known to be:

  • Stable 
  • Durable 
  • Flexible
  • Fatigue-resistant
  • Skid-resistant
  • Impermeable 
  • Workable 

4 reasons why our civil contractors recommend asphalt paving

Extremely resistant, durable and safe

The #1 priority for most businesses is to invest in a material that is safe and long-lasting. Asphalt is one of the most resistant, durable and secure materials to pave your road, parking lot or access path with. 

Asphalt offers high skid resistance and provides high contrast in colour between asphalt pavement and road markers (if you were to add road markers), improving visibility for your business’s drivers or visitors to your premises. Asphalt does not deteriorate in the face of heavy rains or high temperatures and reduces glare (which can impair drivers) because of the asphalt road’s dark colour.

Asphalt roads are also much smoother and do not deteriorate under a lot of pressure which doesn’t just make them safe for business, but is particularly suited to construction companies that frequently have heavy trucks going in and out of their premises.

Cost-effective to build and maintain

Smooth roads save money because fewer holes and uneven surfaces mean that a business’ vehicles won’t be damaged as easily. Therefore, it can be surmised that asphalt roads reduce the maintenance costs of roads as well as the operating costs of vehicles.

As asphalt roads are incredibly durable and resistant, they require only periodic maintenance, reducing the overhead costs of your business. Asphalt roads can also be built very quickly and cost-effectively. As both the maintenance and construction of asphalt roads are cost-effective, this material can be considered economical in both the long and short term.

Requires very little disruption time

With any type of construction, a major concern for businesses is the time it takes for the construction process to be complete. In many cases, construction can reduce productivity which ultimately, decreases the money coming into the business. 

With the paving of a road, businesses may expect that access to and from the physical building will impede visitors, customers and even employees, however, it is not the case with asphalt paving. Asphalt can be laid very quickly. Depending on the size of your project, it can be done in one day or even overnight. 

Provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance to a number of businesses

Asphalt is one of the most attractive materials that can be used for a business. Its durability means that it doesn’t wear easily and will maintain its flawless appearance for a long period of time. Asphalt itself is a beautiful material. It is jet black and gives any access path, parking lot or road a professional appearance.

At Civil and Scape, our contractors will be more than happy to discuss which material is best for paving your business. We understand that it requires a lot of careful thought and planning which is why we offer guidance upon your first meeting with us.

If you’re interested in seeing some of our work, browse through our gallery to view our past projects. Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message.