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See what others have done with ACO products

On this page we'll share with you some great images from some of our favourtie case studies and images of ACO House & Garden products installed from across the UK and Ireland, and around the world.

If you're an installer or home owner and think you've got a project worth sharing on this page, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us on the link below.

Silver How

Developing a house worthy of the prestigious RIBA House of the Year shortlist is no mean feat. It requires every intricate detail to be well thought through, from the choice of tile to the drainage infrastructure. When a team of award-winning architects required a discrete drainage solution that would support the bold, seamless transition from the inside of a home to the outside, it turned to ACO Water Management for support. 

Woodbridge Court Yard

This beautiful court yard in Woodbridge includes a smart installation of the ACO RainDrain B 125 Brickslot channels. The channels have been installed alongside Pavestone Dolomite Grey paving.

Harpenden Block Paving

The team at Harpenden Block Paving are specialists at driveways and patio paving, and have shared some great images of their projects using ACO drainage.

Wigan Three Tier

On this project to overcome a number of challenges, not least a steep incline that sloped towards the house, a striking three-tier approach was adopted. Tasked with transforming a small overgrown garden into an aesthetic oasis of urban tranquillity, Green Acorn Landscape Design set about delivering an award-winning landscaping project that would satisfy the client’s requirements.


Award winning garden design and construction company Langlea, used ACO HexDrain Brickslot around the pool on this striking contemporary family home. 

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Tasked with designing a residential extension that blurred the distinction between inside and out, One-World Design embraced the challenge to deliver a multi-award-winning project in the heart of Wandsworth


When managing a small space, this details need to be perfect and high performing. Award winning landscape and garden design company Langlea, used ACO HexDrain Brickslot on this great outdoor space

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Complete the Look

See some of the huge range of gratings and finishes ACO can offer within their House & Garden range, to help you achieve the perfect finish.


This owners of this Greenhouse and vegetable patch, wanted to ensure the gravel stayed in place to maintain asthetcis and function. They used ACO GroundGuard to help achieve this perfect finish.

Sky Gardens

These inspiring roof top gardens are nestled in central london between the 'Gerkin' of city hall and St. Pauls Cathedral. They use RainDrain B 125 to manage the surface water and foot traffic.


The team at Paul Newman landscapes wanted to create the high contrast patio area, using Black Threshold Drain to maintain this amazing design with practical functionality.

Thai Forrest

When you've made a stunning landscape that slopes all the way bown to your back door, you need to ensure that water is being brought into the building with the view. Langlea use ACO HexDrain Brickslot to help to maintain the asthetics and keep the water out.

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5 Key Considerations of Paving Drainage

Standing water in paved areas is not only an eye sore but it can also be a major safety hazard. Here, Our very own Neil Higgins, Product Training Manager at ACO Water Management, provides his top tips when considering drainage for paved areas


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Langlea Garden Design Case Study
Langlea Garden Design Case Study

ACO HexDrain Brickslot used in award winning landscape design