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  • Protecting and maintaining metal railings and gates
    Alpha Rail
    The majority of metal railings, gates and architectural metalwork supplied by Alpha Rail have been galvanised, and often also powder coated, to protect them against rust. However, regardless of how well a railing has been...
  • Perimeter Safety and Security at Independent Schools
    Jacksons Fencing
    Perimeter Safety and Security at Independent Schools What are the greatest threats to an independent school’s security? As a company, Jacksons have delivered over 5,000 projects to pre-schools, primary and secondary schools,...
  • Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas
    Marley Eternit
    Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas Specifying decking for residential balconies brings its own set of challenges. For the resident, an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space is the priority. For the...
  • Creating a safe and secure school environment
    Jacksons Fencing
    There is no single blueprint for the perfect school and each learning facility will have its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. However, every school has a clear and direct responsibility to provide a safe and...
  • The principles of successful urban tree pit design
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    The benefits that populations of healthy urban trees can create are significant, yet the environmental conditions found in urban spaces can often be a barrier to their successful establishment and long term survival. In...
  • Timber decking for schools and education facilities
    Marley Eternit
    Timber decking for schools and education facilities Decking specified for schools and playgrounds needs to be aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean and not present a hazard to playing children. Timber decking is a very...
  • What to consider when installing metal railings on walls
    Alpha Rail
    When thinking about what to consider when installing metal railings on a wall, the main ones are cost, appearance, the likely usage and the stability of the existing wall. The main fixing options when installing metal...
  • Music therapy for children with special needs
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments in the playground provide a non-threatening and fun outlet for creative and emotional expression and through the medium of music many essential life skills can be learned. Music can have a...
  • Assessing pedestrian slip risk
    Edinburgh College of Art
    Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I'DGO) talks to Rob Shaw – Senior Scientist at the Health & Safety Laboratory – and I’DGO Principal Investigator, Professor Marcus Ormerod, about assessing pedestrian slip risk. ----...
  • Getting to grips with highway pollution
    SDS
    Pollution from urban highways, trunk roads and motorways poses significant risks to the environment from toxic metals and hydrocarbons that are carried in surface water runoff. The risks are well-documented and the...
  • How to prevent unauthorised access: automatic control
    AUTOPA Limited
    Automatic access control systems can be used to regulate vehicles entering sites, as well as managing the flow of traffic once on site. If you are looking to install an automatic system on your next project, then read on to...
  • When to facet and when to radius metal railings
    Alpha Rail
    One of the many considerations that surveyors have to take in to account when they are on site measuring a metal railings installation project is when to facet and when to radius metal railings. Let’s first explain what is...
  • Growing wildflowers in Scotland
    Harrowden Turf
    Stewarts Turf in Scotland are part of Harrowden Turf and have recently added Meadowmat wildflower turf to their product portfolio. In this article we look at the pros and cons of including wildflowers in garden design, green...
  • School Safety and Security Best Practice
    Jacksons Fencing
    An advisory expert article covering school safety and security best practice.
  • Decking considerations for moorings, piers & jetties
    Marley Eternit
    Non-slip decking considerations for marina, moorings, piers and jetties Decking is often specified for marinas, moorings, piers and jetties, all of which are typically wet environments where timber can be slippery. Therefore...