X-Grid is our very own ground reinforcement grids that we designed and manufacture right here in the UK from 100% recycled plastic. The unique formulation and design of X-Grid have given it unrivalled benefits such as being able to withstand the compression of up to 428 tonnes per sqm when unfilled. X-Grid is also incredibly durable with long serviceable life, each panel is resistant to UV rays, chemicals and weather damage (from -50°C to +90°C) meaning it will not rot away or break down over time and can last for up to 25 years.
Whilst providing a solid surface, the high void ratio of each panel also makes it fully permeable and SuDS compliant which allows water to flow freely through each grid and maintain natural drainage routes. With flooding becoming a common occurrence across the UK, using a product that encourages natural drainage and helps to ease the pressure on our drainage systems (which have proved time and again they can struggle to cope with large amounts of rain) is a step in the right direction to help prevent localised flooding.
In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, X-Grid is also very easy to install due to its lightweight frame and specially designed slot and peg connection system. It is so easy to work that one person is able to lay 100m² of X-Grid in an hour. You also have a choice of how to fill your X-Grid once it is installed, you can choose a classic gravel finish for a migration and pot hole free driveway or car park, or you can fill it with soil and seed to create luscious grassed areas for applications such as access routes and grass paths.
As well as being used for driveways, car parks, access routes and paths, X-Grid is incredibly versatile and can also be used on golf courses, landscaping projects, to create garden building bases, in equestrian areas and on farms too.
If you would like some more information on our X-Grid, read our product guide or contact us to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team who can help you decide on the best product for your upcoming project.
See how X-Grid® has been used in the past by just a few of our customers: X-Grid used in the entrance to Grand Designs Live 2019, Belper School 1800m² X-Grid® Gravel Filled Car Park or 500m² Grass Filled X-Grid® Caravan & Camping Access Route.
How strong is X-Grid?
X-Grid has been independently tested by Lloyds British and is able to withstand up to 420 tonnes per sqm when unfilled.
How much gravel is needed to fill X-Grid panels?
We estimate that around 8kgs of gravel is required to fill one panel of X-Grid, meaning you will need 72kg of gravel to fill 1m² of X-Grid.
How do you install X-Grid?
X-Grid is very easy to install. Follow our installation guide for a simple and effective install.
Can X-Grid be cut to fit a specific area?
Yes, X-Grid can be easily cut using just hand-held saws to fit your project perfectly.
Is X-Grid easy to lay?
Yes, X-Grid is simple to lay thanks to its interlocking slot and peg system. When tested, one person was able to lay up to 100m² of X-Grid per hour.
Is there a difference between the three colours?
They are exactly the same product with the only difference being their colour. Green and white X-Grid is dyed to achieve their colours which is why they cost a little more than black X-Grid.
Are there examples of X-Grid being installed?
Yes, you can see some X-Grid case studies on our blog site.
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To help our customers pick the right product and learn more about how our products can be used, we have compiled blogs which can be read by clicking the button below.
Belper School - Case Study
X-Grid used to create 1800m² of parking and loading/unloading surfacing on a Derbyshire schoolread more ❯
Park Avenue Holiday Village - Case Study
Park Avenue Holiday Village created 500m² of access routes with reinforced grass using X-Gridread more ❯
X-Grid - Email Campaign Sept 2017
An email campaign sent in September 2017 with brief detail on X-Grid permeable paving gridsread more ❯
Recycled Plastic Lumber Email Campaign - November 2017
An email campaign from November 2017 highlighting some of the benefits of using our recycled plastic lumber rangeread more ❯
Recycled Terrace Boards - Email Campaign November 2017
Recycled plastic boards are one of the most versatile products in the GCL range. The usefulness of wood, the durability of plastic.read more ❯
SoRoTo Forced Action Mixers Sale - December 2017 Email
A SoRoTo forced action mixer email campaign outlining the many benefits provided by choosing one of our range of forced action mixersread more ❯
RecoPly - Email Campaign December 2017
An email campaign from December 2017 highlighting some of the benefits of RecoPly recycled plastic boardread more ❯
TurfMesh Grass Reinforcement Mesh - Email December 2017
TurfMesh is an outstanding product for reinforcing grass surfaces against erosion and compaction from pedestrian and vehicular traffic.read more ❯
Plastic Waste - A Global Problem on Your Doorstep
A closer look at the issues created by the huge amount of plastic waste we are producing and how the effects are being felt closer to home than ever.read more ❯
GCL Products Ltd - 2017 In Review
A look back over a busy yet very successful 2017 for GCL Products from new staff to new products and warehouse improvementsread more ❯