Why Caro Supports remain a go to product for paved areas

For over 30 years, the Caro Support system has remained one of the most economical and simple ways of laying paving on roof or terraced areas.
 
British-designed, manufactured and supplied worldwide since 1985, the Caro Support raises paving 15mm above the supporting surface and its 

integral spacers ensure a constant 5mm gap between each slab.  This allows surface water to drain away immediately, leaving an “ever dry” paved area.


Should you need to increase the height of your paving, the Caro Support can also be “stacked” up to a maximum of 8 supports high (120mm) with its fully interlockable design.
 
For fine adjustment, the 2mm Levelling Shim is also available.  The Shim acts as a “packer” when there are tolerances in the slab or deck.

The Caro Support is sold in boxes of 140 and the Levelling Shim is sold in boxes of 100.

For more information on our Paving and Decking Support systems, please contact our sales team on 01763 244 446 or email info@caro.co.uk. Alternatively you can visit the CARO Group website here.

 
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Versatile paving & decking supports make light work of difficult locations

Levelling a sloping terrace with paving or decking can often present difficulties with regards to the quantity of pedestals required at varying heights.  However, along with a comprehensive range of adjustable bases and support plates, Carosystems Limited provide extension pieces to further enhance the Caro Pedestal’s flexibility.

Available in 20mm (F20), 35mm (F35) and 100mm (AF100), the pedestal extension pieces allow you to continue
to utilise the same adjustable base over a large paved or decked area/balcony. The other benefit of the pedestal extension piece is that you can use them in multiples to further adjust the height variance.
 
In the decking area shown (Image 1), the PV5/9 (Adjustable base to suit heights: 52-84mm) has been utilised
with one and then two F35s (along with a CP support plate for decking) to offer significant adjustment over the entire area.  The F35 increases the height of the PV5/9 by 35mm, meaning that the height variance will now be
87-119mm.  Stacking a second F35 on top will increase the height by another 35mm (122-154mm) and so on.  
The F20 works on the same principle, but offers an increase of 20mm instead of the 35mm.

(Image 1 -  PV5/9+F35)

The AF100 increases the adjustable base height by 100mm.  However, whilst the F20 and F35 are fitted between the adjustable base and relevant support plate, the AF100 is screwed in place between the two parts of the adjustable base (the bottom platform and the threaded piece).  Again, you can use these in multiples by simply screwing them together.  The exploded diagram below (Image 2) shows the component possibilities and where they go within each pedestal.

 
(Image 2 - PV9/13+AF100+H2S+F35+CP)

The breadth of the Carosystems range means great versatility for customers with both straight-forward and unusual locations to pave or deck. Manufacturing and supplying since 1985, Carosystems have expert knowledge and experience; making them the market leaders for paving and decking support requirements.
 
For more information on our Paving and Decking Support systems, please contact our sales team on 01763 244 446 or email info@caro.co.uk. Alternatively you can visit the CARO Group website.

Author: Lee Rusbridge

 
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Caro Adjustable Pedestals work wonders in East London

The Caro Pedestal by Carosystems Limited was once again seen as “just the job” for a reputable Kent-based Building Contractor contributing to the transformation of a historic seven-acre site in East London.

The project, secured via a leading National Builders Merchant, has seen 4,000no PV5/9 (52-84mm) and C3/4T support plates for paving supplied in March 2017 alone.  When complete, this development will provide more than 1,000 homes together with views (from the upper floors) of Canary Wharf and the River Thames.

Manufacturing and supplying since 1985, Carosystems are the market leaders for your paving and decking support requirements.
 
To find out more information about our adjustable pedestal product range click here or alternatively call our Sales Team on 01763 244446.

Author: Lee Rusbridge
 

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Innovation is an attitude

Made In Britain is a phrase that is often used to define the consumer requirement in the UK, but as time has ebbed on Made In China seems to have quietly and unconsciously replaced it.

Here at the Caro Group we are proud of our manufacturing history dating back to 1827; including the provision of an exhibit for the Great Exhibition in 1851. The Caro Group are constantly changing and adapting to the manufacturing environment which has allowed us to thrive in a time when the industry in general, is struggling.

Caroflow Limited has recently launched an enhanced version of its WaterWall and WaterDoor demountable Flood Defence barrier, which has been created with the aid of customer feedback in our design offices.  This innovative new barrier allows total flood protection for both residential and industrial properties, with small and large scale options. The barrier is currently being approved by the British Standards Institute, allowing Caroflow to move forward with expert market knowledge and provide a first class UK designed product in a market worth £6Billion. 

Caro Systems are likewise renowned for the quality of their paving slab support systems, but moving boldly forward they have launched a new adjustable system for both paving and decking, allowing them to further establish themselves in the market. 

Maybrey Precision Castings are also forging ahead with innovative manufacturing, in the Die and Sand Cast product market.  Manufacturing in the UK has been hit badly by the migration of casting to Eastern Europe. However, Maybreys have managed to stay in the top 10 medium sized foundries in the UK by investing in cutting edge environmental and reclamation plant, allowing them not only to cut costs, but also to retain work by adhering the company to ever increasing environmental legislation.

The Caro Group of Companies have the benefit of a structured support group which drives forward product design by allowing all the companies to draw on years of expertise in areas such as design, marketing, sales and finance to allow the pioneering attitude that exists in the group to flourish.

With innovation in the UK at an all time high, the group has moulded every aspect of creativity and ingenuity to get to the forefront of the manufacturing market in the UK and our forward thinking attitude will assure that we stay there.      
 
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Bulk pedestal order for stunning Kent development

Carosystems Limited were delighted to recently supply in excess of 11,000 of its Caro Pedestal adjustable paving and decking support range for a striking, waterfront development in Kent.

The project was secured via a leading National Builders Merchant on behalf of a reputable Kent-based Building Contractor.  A mixture of our PV5/9 (52-84mm), PV11/15 (111-144mm) and PV15/19 (150-183mm) pedestals together with an assortment of C3/4T and CP paving/decking support plates and F35 (20-35mm) extension pieces, were seen as the ideal solution for this stunning location. 

Caro’s adjustable pedestal range – suitable for paving and decking scenarios - start from 32-50mm high and the bases, used in conjunction with the compatible extension pieces, can offer heights from deck to underside of slab or decking joist up to 1000mm high.
 
Manufacturing and supplying since 1985, Carosystems are the market leaders for your paving and decking support requirements.
 
To find out more information about our product range click here or alternatively call our Sales Team on 01763 244446.





Author: Lee Rusbridge

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