SuDS: The Technical Detail
Polypipe's engineered SuDS have been designed to work as an effective Water Management Solution (WMS) on their own or together with soft SuDS – introducing effective, controlled retention, attenuation and infiltration at source or close to where rain falls.
SuDS can be used anywhere there’s surface water run-off. Polypipe WMS, therefore, integrate with soft SuDS such as swales, ditches and ponds to manage volume, velocity and infiltration. Where considered hard surface design includes permeable paving, infiltration and water interception can occur via geocellular units beneath the pavement.
Here we cover only a fraction of the many SuDS applications available and the techniques and benefits they deliver. The following technical information will demonstrate how standalone systems or a combination of SuDS components within a soft SuDS site, will help to ensure surface water runoff is used as a resource with many benefits.
The Polypipe Blue-Green roof system can be installed to provide areas of living vegetation at roof level. Find out more
Podium decks are structures designed to increase usable space, whilst helping to manage rainwater. Find out more
Trees are able to improve the quality of an urban environment and contribute a wide range of health benefits. Find out more
Sports pitches present excellent opportunities for smart drainage solutions. Find out more
Cycle paths are components of infrastructure that are designed to facilitate the safe passage of cyclists. Find out more
Permeable pavements can be used on most sites and are able to offer numerous benefits. Find out more
Typically constructed using engineered soils, bioretention systems are able to employ a wide variety of planting. Find out more
Used to temporarily provide surface water storage prior to infiltration. Find out more
In simple terms, anything that allows water to pass through to the soil below is, essentially, a filtration system. Find out more
They can be natural, but within a developed environment they’re usually designed as part of an engineered SuDS scheme. Find out more
Also referred to as French Drains, Filter Drains are shallow linear trenches filled with granular filter material. Find out more
Detention basins are surface landscaped depressions that are designed to provide storm water attenuation storage. Find out more
Ponds and wetlands can be used on most development types, with the profile of the system able to be adapted. Find out more
Filter strips are uniformly sloped sections used to pre-treat low velocity surface water run-off. Find out more