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

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

  • Dimensions: 330x330mm
  • Depth: 40mm
  • Weight: 0.57kg
  • Colour: White
  • Max load: Up to 420 tonnes
  • Made from: Recycled plastic
  • Max Gradient: 12%
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About X-Grid

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

Whilst being effective and strong, our gravel driveway grids are also very easy to install thanks to its lightweight frame and slot and peg connection system, one person is able to install 100m² every hour which is a fantastic 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 technical information or to see how to install our gravel grid, read our 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.

What Can X-Grid Be Used For?

The White X-Grid is mainly used when being lightly coloured gravels as the grid is able to compliment or blend in with the colour of the gravel. It is incredibly versatile thanks to its benefits such as its durability, strength, environmentally friendliness, easy installation, weather and rot resistance. Below are some examples of how our X-Grid has been commonly used and continues to be used:

Gravel Driveways

Gravel driveways are one of the most common uses for X-Grid driveway grid system, helping you create a strong and permeable driveway. Due to its open structure, it can be filled with angular gravel to create the perfect gravel parking surface which will not migrate, rut or pothole. If installed correctly on a good sub-base, our DIY driveway grids are a long term parking solution that can easily support the weight and movement of HGVs, coaches, lorries, vans, cars and motorbikes. Following the attention on flooding in recent years, our plastic driveway grid is also SuDs compliant which means any rain that does fall will drain away naturally and greatly reduce the chances of flash flooding on your gravel drive.

Car Parks

Car parks are needed everywhere and with a lot of focus on reducing urban flooding following serious floods in the past few years, why not replace your concrete or tarmac car park with a gravel filled X-Grid car park. Being fully permeable thanks to its 95% open cell design, there will be a huge reduction in surface water build up as rain is able to drain away naturally into the ground below. As well as its permeability, our gravel mats strength also makes it a great choice for paving your car park. Able to withstand up to 420 tonnes per square metre unfilled and capable of withstanding up to 30 tonne axle loads. X-Grid is compliant with DIN 1072 and is suitable for car parking under EN ISO 124B/125.

Equestrian

In certain equestrian areas such as paddocks, grazing areas or around a stable you may require a hard standing grassed area that will not be affected by the weather and foot/hoof traffic it experiences. After a lot of use or during bad weather, you will find that grass and soil areas begin showing signs of wear with rutting, mud patches and potholing that can make the area unsafe to use.

Our gravel matting helps to reinforce the ground whilst improving drainage too. During wetter months you may find lots of large muddy areas that need to be avoided, with your ground grid installed and filled with either sand, gravel or soil & seed mix, you will have a strong yet forgiving under hoof surface that can be used in almost any equestrian setting. Thanks to X-Grids open cell structure, you have a grass or gravel retainer with better drainage meaning your riding season can be prolonged into wetter weather which would usually prevent riding and there is less chance of the ground drying out during hotter months which is less fatiguing for both horse and rider and does not impact the horses joints as heavily.

Access Routes

Access routes are very important in a number of applications where you will find a large groups of people driving their cars or walking ‘off road’ such as on caravan and camping sites, at sporting venues and schools. While providing a solid and reliable track for visitors to use, it is also a legal requirement for ambulances, police and fire engines to have an efficient access route so they can respond to time critical events.

The term access route is used to describe regularly used roads/tracks leading to public and private grounds commonly found at schools or village halls who mainly use grass areas for parking and traffic reducing tracks which can lead to the grass and soil becoming muddy, rutted and sometimes even impassible. As well as eroding the area, once the soil is compacted by tyres it becomes even harder for the grass to grow back.

This is where X-Grid can be used. When installed, it reinforces the ground and means that any traffic that passes over the grassed area does not rely on the strength of the grass and soil. This is because the wheels only ever come into contact with our incredibly strong grid which also eliminates any muddiness as the soil cannot be reached. Our gravel stabiliser also allows natural drainage too as there is less surface water build up and helps discourage local flooding.

Golf Courses

Our gravel mat is used at a number of golf courses around the UK for range of applications. Whether it be a footpath, trolley track or cart path, X-Grid provides a strong, improved drainage, erosion free solution. As the grid can be filled with a number of materials such as gravel or soil and seed you can create a decorative or even natural looking area around the course.

Using X-Grid almost entirely reduces the amount of direct foot and wheel traffic on the grass and soil below allowing the area to be used all year round regardless of the weather thanks to its permeability which means any rain or water is able to drain naturally away without the area becoming muddy and unusable. Using our ground guard X-Grid dramatically reduces the time and money spent on regular maintenance such as re-seeding, hollow tining and more which would otherwise need a lot of attention to keep the course open.

Permeable Paving

As mentioned already, there has been a lot of attention on urbanised flooding in the UK over the past few years following a number of towns and cities being badly affected by floods. This is why SuDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) compliance was brought in during the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. The best way to reduce the damage of flooding is prevention which is why our gravel stabilisation mat is a great permeable paving and surfacing solution. X-Grid has a 95% open cell structure which allows surface water to permeate through and be absorbed by the ground below, reducing the amount of water sent into our drainage systems that have proved time and again they can struggle to cope with large amounts of rain we experience.

This is why so many people are deciding to swap their hard-scaped driveways, pathways, access routes and more for permeable gravel or grass filled X-Grid which is just as strong as their existing surface but helps reduce water-logging, surface water and localised flooding.

If you require more information on our X-Grid or would like some advice on which product would suit your needs perfectly, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. Leave us a message or live chat to a member of our staff now.

Additional information

Weight 0.57 kg
Dimensions 330 × 330 × 40 mm
Pack Size

Single

Suitable for

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

Colour

White (Natural)

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ASK A QUESTION

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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