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BODPAVE® 40 Paving Grids – Grass & Gravel

TERRAM® BODPAVE 40 ground pavers are a strong interlocking plastic grid paving system for reinforcing grassed areas for overspill car parks, driveways, pathways, emergency access routes and lawns. Bodpave® is manufactured from 100% recycled polyethylene and is UV stabilised.

The grids pavers can be filled with soil and grassed as the octagonal honeycomb cell structure and open base promotes unrestricted root growth, or can be filled with gravel giving a high quality decorative look. The hexagonal cell structure will retain the gravel and prevent loss or gravel displacement. The paving grids are ideal for driveways and for gravel or grass car parks. The paving system is the perfect solution for car parking for on grass that constantly becomes worn, muddy or rutted. Perfect for Grass car parks, lawn reinforcement, farm gateway entrances, grass roads, grass access routes and golf buggy paths.

BODPAVE 40 ground paver units are easily connected using the pre-moulded connection pegs to the fixing loops (all part of the grid itself - no loose bits!). BODPAVE 40 offers a very strong reinforced stable ground surface and should be laid on well drained sustainable ground. The grids need installing onto a geogrid or geotextile covered by a layer of gravel bedding. BODPAVE 40 is a strong gridforce ground reinforcement system. Can be used as part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS)

Bodpave paving
  • Load bearing capability - 150 tonnes per m²
  • Resists deformation and fracture
  • Ideal for emergency vehicle access routes, car parks, cycles routes,golf buggy paths, wheelchair access and light aircraft parking
  • Manufactured from recycled polyethylene, UV stabilised
  • Available in black or green
  • Paver Size : 500 x 500 x 40mm


Product Details

Laid Paver Size Pavers per sqm
Cell Size
Load Bearing Capacity
Part No.
500mm x 500mm x 40mm
4 (1m²)
60mm Hexagonal (Internal)
150 tonne/m² (Crush resistance)
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500mm x 500mm x 40mm
4 (1m²)
60mm Hexagonal (Internal)
150 tonne/m² (Crush resistance)
Add to Cart


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Installation Guidelines

For full installation instructions and guidelines please click the download tab at the top of the page.

'Reduced Dig' Method
If firm, well drained ground conditions exist and the BODPAVE 40 is required for light vehicle and pedestrian use only and where budget limitations or restrictions on excavation apply it maybe possible to use the BODPAVE 40 'Reduced Dig' method as stated below. Requirements for heavier loads will require a deeper gravel bedding and details can be found by opening one of the Specification, Design & Installation Guidance documents.

Typical profile
BodPave Gravel Retention Paving Grid Installation diagram

'Reduced Dig' Installation - GRAVEL RETENTION SURFACE

  1. Cut the grass closely to the surface or where necessary remove the turf and topsoil to a depthof <75mm and dispose of all debris. Level the formation layer and lightly consolidate.
  2. Install edge retaining boards or kerbs if required
  3. Place a layer of geogrid stabilisation mesh or geotextile fabric on the formation layer and ensure that it is flat to the surface by pinning as required. An optional geotextile fabric layer can be placed on the formation layer prior to the geogrid installation to prevent migration & contamination.
  4. Place a 35mm thick layer of 5-14mm diameter gravel / aggregate evenly over the geogrid. The geogrid must not be allowed to become exposed above the gravel / aggregate layer.
  5. Place the Bodpave® grass pavers onto the screeded gravel / aggregate layer. Connect the pavers using the ground spikes and loops, progressing over the area in rows. Use protective gloves to avoid abrasions.
  6. Pavers can be cut using a hand or power saw fit around obstructions and curves. Cut pieces which are less than half the original size should beavoided where possible. Pavers can be firmed in place using a light vibrating whacker plate if required.
  7. Fill the pavers with the specified gravel or aggregate. Preferably a clean, well graded angular material within the range of 5-14mm diameter. Fullyrounded 'pea gravel' is not recommended.
  8. Consolidate the surface using a light vibratory whacker plate if required.
  9. Refill any localized low areas with gravel and repeat consolidation until satisfied with the final compacted finish.
  10. The surface can be trafficked immediately.
'Reduced Dig' Installation - GRASSED SURFACES
  1. Follow steps 1-6 above. Note: It is not necessary to install the optional geotextile fabric layer as stated in Step 3 above.
  2. Fill the pavers with the specified propriety rootzone. Finished levels should be 5-7mm below the top of the cells after settlement. Do not overfill the paver cells. A light vibrating plate can be used to consolidate the pavers and to settle the rootzone infill if required.
  3. Rootzone must be a free-draining structurally sound sand:compost or sand:soil blend. This is a nominal propriety blend of 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. Self blending is not recommended.
  4. Carry out a normal seeding, fertilising and watering programme. A very light top dressing may be applied to just cover the seed and to provide adequate germination conditions. Do not overfill the paver cells.
  5. The surface may be trafficked immediately, but it is preferable to allow the grass to fully establish prior to use.
The information on this page is of an illustrative nature and is supplied without charge. It does not form part of any contract with the user. Final determination of the suitability of any information or material for the use contemplated and the manner of the use is the sole responsibility of the user and the user must assume all risk and liability in connection therewith. Other products that maybe of interest include BODPAVE 85 grass pavers for reinforcing areas that are required to remain grassed for regular vehicle use, TURFPROTECTA® Turf Reinforcement mesh for grass that is occasionally prone to becoming muddy and rutted in wet conditions when subject to light vehicle or heavy pedestrian use and GRASSPROTECTA® Grass Protection Mesh for grass surfaces required for regular grass car parks and emergency access routes, where excavation is not an option, as the mesh can be laid directly on top of the existing grass.