BodPave 85 Permeable Plastic Paving

BodPave 85 Permeable Plastic Paving

BodPave 85 Plastic porous pavers

BodPave 85 Plastic porous pavers

BodPave 85 porous paving grids

Application Function

Ground Stabilisation

Market Sectors

Highways | Grass and Ground

TERRAM Bodpave® 85 grass pavers / paving grids are a strong interlocking 100% recycled cellular porous plastic paving grid system for grass reinforcement, ground stabilisation & gravel retention for regular trafficked surfaces (pedestrian and vehicles). Bodpave® 85 porous pavers can be installed with either a grass or gravel filled surface.

BodPave® 85 permeable pavers are manufactured in the UK from UV Stabilised 100% recycled HDPE and are strong, chemically inert & non-toxic. Bodpave® 85 porous paving provides a durable, safe and environmentally friendly surface for trafficked areas with a very low carbon footprint. BodPave® 85 is a cost effective solution to worn & rutted grassed areas, displaced gravel and for source control of surface water run-off.

Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS) - Source Control

The open cell structure provides high surface water infiltration and is suitable for source control within a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS). The unique design of the Bodpave® 85 units resist lateral movement, improves traction and allows expansion & contraction whilst promoting optimum grass growth, root protection and surface stabilisation. Bodpave® 85 permeable paving grids should be installed onto a well prepared, free draining, firm and relatively level existing or newly constructed sub-base.

 Bodpave® 85 units simply connect together and are filled with either a sand:soil rootzone and seeded for a grass surface, or filled with an angular aggregate for a gravel surface as determined by the application. Construction profiles for each application will be determined by specific site conditions & loading criteria. 

Detailed specification, design and installation guidance literature and technical information are available to download. Please note that for all Bodpave® 85 grass paver / gravel paver installations, we strongly recommend that all areas should have sufficient drainage prior to the installation. Failure to ensure this may result in the product not performing as intended.


  • Car Parking / Coach Parking bays
  • Overspill / overflow grass car parks
  • Emergency Service (Fire Access routes)
  • Grass aircraft taxiways & helipads
  • Walkways and disabled access routes (DDA)
  • Golf buggy paths
  • Driveways and residential lawn parking
  • SUDS source control

Features & Benefits

  • Load bearing capacity up to 400t/m²  - will cope with static axle loads up to 60kN 
  • Supplied as 4 pavers (1sqm) pre-connected allowing rapid installation
  • Manufactured from 100% recycled and recyclable polymer
  • British manufactured - lower transport carbon footprint for UK deliveries
  • Pavers filled with grass or gravel are SUDS source control compliant
  • Allow a naturally pleasing, environmentally friendly & free draining grass or gravel surface
  • Paving grids can be offset by 1 cell increments to fit around obstacles, while retaining a strong connection to adjacent pavers
Open cell structure promotes optimum grass growthOpen cell structure promotes optimum grass growth
Integral interlocking 'snap-fit' connectionsIntegral interlocking 'snap-fit' connections
Integral ground spikes resist deformation & lateral movementIntegral ground spikes resist deformation & lateral movement
Cells contain water retention pots to optimise root growthCells contain water retention pots to optimise root growth
Pavers can be offset by 1 cell increments for curves / obstructionsPavers can be offset by 1 cell increments for curves / obstructions
Castellations aid lateral grass growth and increase tractionCastellations aid lateral grass growth and increase traction

BodPave® 85 Typical Design Profile for grass or gravel surfacesBodPave® 85 Typical Design Profile for grass or gravel surfaces

BodPave® 85 Plastic paving grid structureBodPave® 85 Plastic paving grid structure

Product Specification

Paver Size : 500mm x 500mm x 50mm (+35mm integral ground anchor spike)
Assembled Size on pallet: 1000mm x 1000mm (2 x 2 units)
Weight: 6.24kg per m² / 1.56kg per tile
Pallet Dimensions: 1000mm x 1000mm x 2340mm / Contains 18 units / 45 layers (45m²) / Total pallet weight 300kg

ColourWeightLoad Bearing 
MaterialPart No.
Black6.24kg/m²400 t/m²100% Recycled 
Green6.24kg/m²400 t/m²100% Recycled 

Specification, Design and Installation Guidelines

For full installation instructions and guidelines download our Specification, Design & Installation Guidance documents which can be accessed through the 'Download' section at the bottom of this page. These downloads are for:

Grassed surfaces

Grass car parks, overflow grass car parks, grass paths, residential lawn parking, grass access routes with a full construction profile

Gravel surfaces

Gravel driveways, gravel car parks, gravel coach parking bays, access roads, caravan standings with a full construction profile.

'Reduced Dig'

Where firm or reinforced ground already exists and where lighter applications may be required for both grass and gravel surfaces.

Please note that regular tight turning of vehicles and "dry" steering may cause damage to the units and/or displace gravel infill; vehicle manoeuvring should be carefully considered at specification/design stage. Gravel filled units may require some maintenance when subjected to regular channelised and turning traffic loadings. 

For confirmation of the correct construction profile required and guidance on suitable loadings please contact our office on 01621 874200 to speak with a member of our technical team

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.

Car Park Bay Marker

TERRAM manufacture an injection moulded car park bay marker that has been designed to snap-fit into the paving grids structure.The marker is 215mmx70mm and can create a variety of shapes from lines, squares, L-Shapes, T-Shapes and many words.

Part No. 069675.


Looking for a distributor? 

The stockists shown on the right can supply locally or supply smaller quantities than Terram can supply direct. For large orders and projects please contact us directly or one of our distributors.

Groundtrax - Trade and online Sales

Green-Tech - Trade and online sales

Ultimate One Ltd - Domestic, Small & large quantities available to buy online. 

Recent Projects

BODPAVE 85 Plastic paving grids for a permeable gravel car park at Chatham Docks

White BODPAVE 85 Plastic porous paving grids installed to retain gravel on a running track in Chester

3000sqm of Terram's BODPAVE 85 permeable paving installed for a car park in Staffordshire

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