Strong, durable, permeable, 100% recycled, easy to install, UV and weather resistant individual X-Grid panels

Our X-Grid is an amazing ground reinforcement grid which is used in a multitude of ways as an effective paving solution. With benefits such as: being strong (able to hold up to 420 tonnes per sqm), rot-free, environmentally friendly, weatherproof and fully permeable. The intelligent design of our plastic gravel driveway grid gives it a huge load bearing capacity, permeability and is easy to handle and install.

  • Panel Size: 330mm x 330mm
  • Depth: 40mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 0.57kg
  • Load Capacity: 420 Tonnes
  • Made From: Recycled Plastic
  • Max Gradient: 12%
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About X-Grid

Manufactured from 100% recycled plastic right here in the UK, X-Grid gravel grid is our most popular product with over 7 million units sold worldwide. Most commonly used to create DIY gravel driveways, car parks, access routes and more, its versatility is what makes it such a sought after ground reinforcement grid. Thanks to its unique formulation of plastic and intelligent design, each panel we supply is UV & weatherproof so will not break down or rot away and is fully permeable SuDs compliant meaning any rain can naturally drain away reducing the amount of surface water and the chances of flooding. The specially designed curved cell structure is also one of the main reasons for our gravel grids fantastic load-bearing capacity of 420 tonnes.

Whilst being effective, our gravel driveway grids are also easy to install thanks to its lightweight frame and slot and peg connection system, one person is actually able to install 100m² every hour which is an extraordinary rate. Not only is X-Grid an efficient solution for so many situations, it is actually one of the best, most affordable and environmentally friendly ground reinforcement grids on the market. For more technical information or to see how to install our gravel grid, read the Installation Guide, or you can look at the ‘Installation’ tab above which will guide you through the process of installing your own gravel retention grid.

Additional information

Weight 0.57 kg
Dimensions 330 × 330 × 40 mm


Pack Size


Suitable for

Pedestrians/Animals, Light Foot Traffic, Light Vehicles, Medium Foot Traffic, Medium/Heavy Vehicles, Heavy Foot Traffic


What is X-Grid suitable for?

Our plastic X-Grid panels can hold up to 420 tonnes per square meter. They are suitable for driveways, pathways, car parks, garden bases, golf courses, equestrian areas and much more. Please contact us on live chat if you are unsure.

How many X-Grid panels make up 1m²?

X-Grid panels are 33cm x 33cm. So 9 panels are connected together to make 1m² (nominal).

Is there a difference between Black, Green and White X-Grid?

No, they are exactly the same product (apart from of course the colour).

Will X-Grid be strong enough to support my car?

X-Grid has been tested by Lloyds British and is able to hold up to 420 tonnes per square meter unfilled so is more than strong enough to support vehicles.

Does X-Grid help with flooding?

X-Grid is a SuDs compliant product which means it is permeable and allows water to drain naturally away into the ground below when installed correctly. This in turn helps to reduce surface water build-up and the chances of localised flooding.

How much aggregate/gravel should I use?

8kg of aggregate/gravel per panel or 72kg per m2

What size gravel/shingle/pea shingle should I use?

We recommend using anything up to 20mm.

Does X-Grid need to be filled with gravel or is it strong enough without it?

X-Grid is strong enough without gravel. The gravel can be used to compact and enforce even more and for decorative use.

Can I use the grid panels individually as a base?

X-Grid works best when interlocked as part of a large area and is not designed for reinforcing such small areas.

Does this product come with pins or membrane?

No, this particular product does not come with either pins or membrane.

Which membrane should I use?

We recommend using a woven membrane with X-Grid

Can I cut X-Grid panels?

Yes they can be cut and we recommend doing so with a fine tooth saw.

Do I need pegs to secure X-Grid?

Only areas which have a gradient over 12% will require pegs.

How do I know which side of the panel to put down?

The bottom of the grid has ‘X-grid’ written on it, indicating the face you put on the ground.

Can X-Grid be stacked on top of each other?

No, X-Grid was not designed for to be stacked when installed.

Can I be guaranteed the same colour all throughout my product?

Our products are new generation manufactured entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic; this means you may occasionally find very slightly different shades of colour.

Where can I find installation instructions?

Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs and YouTube videos.

What sub-base do I need under my X-Grid?

We recommend you prepare the ground below your X-Grid with approximately 100mm of a compact hard base (type 1 or type 3), a weed-suppressing membrane and sand to level.

What is the difference between MOT type 1 or type 3?

Compact hard base, MOT type 1 is much finer and can over time become less permeable while the compact hard base, MOT type 3 is larger and more permeable.

Does X-Grid allow grass to grow in its cells?

Yes, grass can grow in the panels cells when filled with soil and seed.

Can I put X-Grid straight onto grass or soil?

We recommend not installing directly onto grass or soil but instead install onto a compact sub-base or similar as it creates a sturdy, even base. Soil or grass can and most likely will absorb water leading to sinking and creating an uneven sub-base for your X-Grid.

How much is delivery?

Delivery is £10 for any quantity of X-Grid, bases, mats, tiles and accessories.

How quick is shipping?

We typically endeavour your product to be delivered within 3-5 working days but the expected delivery time of your purchase will be displayed clearly at checkout.

How are the products packaged?

We take great care when packaging your order to ensure that our products reach you in the best possible condition. In addition, we are always trying to be more sustainably friendly therefore try to minimize the amount of plastic packaging we use around our products and use recycled packaging.

How will my order be sent?

Our plastic X-Grid panels are 33cm x 33cm. For ease, speed, and efficiency of shipping, we pack a maximum of 24 panels in boxes and send through courier network up to 180 panels. However, orders with a greater quantity of 180 panels will be delivered through the Palletways network.

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X-Grid Installation Guide

We have two installation guides for our X-Grid, one is for a gravel filled X-Grid and the other is for a grass filled X-Grid. Click a jump to button below to read the relevant install guide.

X-Grid Gravel Installation Guide

  1. Cut the grass as close to the surface as you can or where necessary remove the turf and topsoil to a depth of around 75mm and dispose of all debris. Then level the formation layer and lightly consolidate.
  2. Optional: Install edge restraint around the now trimmed or excavated area.
  3. Lay and secure either a sheet of stabilisation mesh or a geotextile membrane on to the formation layer just created. You must ensure that the mesh or membrane is flat to the surface by securing it into the ground using fixing pegs or pins as required. An optional step is to lay a geotextile membrane layer under the stabilisation mesh to create a layer that can prevent both migration and contamination.
  4. With the mesh or membrane in place, then lay a 5-10mm thick layer of sharp sand or hardcore to the entire area to level it out and create a solid sub-base. If you have used a stabilisation mesh, this must not be allowed to become exposed above the gravel/aggregate layer.
  5. On to the sub-base created, begin laying your X-Grid ground reinforcement grids. Start in one corner, lay one panel at a time and simply connect any neighbouring X-Grid panels using the slot and peg snap connection. Repeat the process of lay and connect until the full area is covered.
  6. If needed, X-Grid can be cut using a hand or power saw to fit into your specified area or to navigate around obstructions and curves. We recommend avoiding the use of cut pieces of X-Grid which are more than half of the original size of the panel. Your X-Grid panels can then be firmed in place using a light vibrating whacker plate if you require.
  7. Once installed, fill your X-Grid with a gravel or aggregate. Preferably a 5-20mm diameter, well graded, clean and angular material. Fully rounded ‘pea gravel’ is not recommended due to movement.
  8. You can compact the surface of your X-Grid using a light vibratory whacker if required.
  9. If you find you have any low areas, refill these spots with your gravel and compact again until you are happy with the finish.
  10. Your X-Grid gravel surface is complete and can used immediately.

X-Grid Grass Installation Guide

  1. Follow steps 1 to 3 of the x-grid gravel installation. Pleas note: It is not neccesary to install a geotextile membrane for a grass fill which included in Step 3 of the gravel guide.
  2. With the first 3 steps followed, lay a 35mm thick layer of compacted RootZone (sandy soil) evenly over the stabilisation mesh. Do note, the mesh must not be allowed to become exposed above the grass layer.
  3. On to the sandy soil sub-base created, start laying your X-Grid ground reinforcement grids. Start in one corner, lay one panel at a time and connect any neighbouring X-Grid panels using the simple slot and peg connection system. Repeat this process of laying and connecting until the full area has been covered.
  4. With all of the X-Grid laid, begin filling all of the panels with Rootzone. If required, use a light vibrating plate to compact the pavers and settle the Rootzone infill.
  5. You need to ensure that the Rootzone used is a structurally sound, free-draining sand and soil or sand and compost blend. This is a nominal propriety blend of 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. We do not recommend self blending.
  6. You can then begin carrying out a normal seeding, fertilising and watering process. You are able to apply a very light top dressing just cover the seed and to create an adequate germination condition. Ensure you do not X-Grids cells. Alternatively, you can roll out a thin-cut turf on top of the X-Grid if required.
  7. Your installed X-Grid can be used immediately, although it is preferable that you allow the grass to fully establish itself before you begin trafficking.