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  • Sheffield cycle stand or cycle rack - which suits best?
    AUTOPA Limited
    The highly popular Sheffield cycle stand is the primary choice for councils and local authorities all across the UK. It can be used individually, or as part of a cycle rack, but which one is right for your site? The main...
  • Choosing the correct type of pedestrian guardrail
    Alpha Rail
    Generally speaking, the type of pedestrian guardrail required is dictated by its geographic location, each local authority has its own historic standard detail drawing showing the type they have specified. Therefore, any new...
  • Specifying non-slip decking for accessible areas
    Marley
    What to consider when specifying non-slip decking for accessible high-traffic stairs and ramps When specifying decking in high-traffic public areas such as stairs and ramps, certain criteria should be addressed to ensure the...
  • What role do SUDS play in green infrastructure?
    Marshalls
    Romy Rawlings examines the role that sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) play in green infrastructure. With over 5.2 million properties in England at risk of flooding, SUDs should be a part of an integrated strategy...
  • Providing outdoor musical activities for the elderly
    Percussion Play
    Being outside is necessary for well-being and enjoyment of life itself and a number of care and nursing homes are seeing the benefits of creating dementia friendly sensory gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy,...
  • A guide to commercial container planting
    IOTA
    This guide to container planting outlines, in a 10-step process, all essential requirements for a successful commercial planter installation. 1. Fill the bottom of the planters with an appropriate drainage layer. Prior to...
  • Planning and designing a deck
    Hoppings Softwood Products
    Planning is probably the most important issue to get right with decking to ensure good results. Select the location of your deck carefully, having regard for privacy and sun, shade or wind. Decks built in highly shaded...
  • Comparing Absorptive and Reflective Noise Barriers
    Jacksons Fencing
    Environmental noise is becoming an increasingly invasive part of every day life, fuelled by a growing population, housing and the infrastructure to support it all conspiring to bring people and noise sources in closer...
  • Planting solutions that can save you money
    Harrowden Turf
    The key to a successful, low-maintenance outdoor space is to use the right plants in the right places. It’s an old adage and the reason it’s still in frequent use is that it’s incredibly accurate. In today’s climate of...
  • 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. ----...
  • Fibre reinforced cement seating - the production process
    IOTA
    IOTA's Boulevard range of planters and street furniture is manufactured in Switzerland from a proprietary, patent-protected form of fibre-reinforced cement (FRC). FRC is a consolidated blend of cement, limestone, water,...
  • Decking considerations for moorings, piers & jetties
    Marley
    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...
  • Slow release fertiliser v conventional compound products
    Germinal Amenity
    Slow release fertilisers deliver healthier grass, healthier environments and healthier budgets. Landscapers should use specialist slow release fertilisers in favour of conventional compound products, not only to enhance the...
  • Why our forests matter
    WoodBlocX
    In the UK we sometimes take our forests, woodland and green space for granted, but you may be surprised to learn that the UK is one of the least wooded areas in Europe. Only 13% of our landmass is woodland, which is far less...
  • How exercise can benefit the mental health of children
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    It is no secret that exercise helps to keep our bodies healthy, and while we all know the benefits that an active lifestyle can have on our children’s physical health, we can also use exercise to improve their mental...