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  • 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. ----...
  • Top play activities to encourage teamwork & group play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    At Sovereign we believe in the benefits of group play and we champion products that can be used by multiple children at a time. Group play is an effective way to encourage communication and teamwork in children of all ages,...
  • LPS 1175 Security Rated Fencing and why it matters
    Jacksons Fencing
    Security Rated Fencing is integral to any well-planned and effective perimeter security strategy as it provides the reassurance of tested performance against a range of threats. LPS 1175 Certification was introduced by the...
  • 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...
  • Void spaces, unauthorised access and unwanted occupants
    CLD Fencing Systems
    Whether you’re the landlord of an empty commercial building or the owner of a vacant car park, one thing's for sure, unauthorised access is a common occurrence. But what happens if they won’t leave? At the start of February...
  • 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...
  • Forests v cities
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Trees are woodland forestry plants. As soon as we forget this simple fact, we neglect the necessities that trees need and are likely to make mistakes when planting trees in urban locations. A tree in a woodland forest has...
  • How to Grow Wild Flowers
    Harrowden Turf
    You’d think, wouldn’t you, that wildflowers would be easy to grow. After all, they’ve been enhancing our green and pleasant land for centuries with very little human intervention. In fact, they can be devilishly difficult to...
  • Modular designs that don’t stick to standard dimensions
    WoodBlocX
    If you are designing a large landscape scheme that will be a pleasure for people to live and work in, planters are a useful tool to have in your project. Planting brings life to streets, squares, parks and housing...
  • Why access control for schools is important
    Jacksons Fencing
    Access control is a valuable part of any school’s security strategy, helping you to keep track of who is on the site - and where - at any given time. An effective access control strategy brings a whole host of benefits to...
  • Everything housebuilders need to know about drainage
    ACO Water Management
    When it comes to building projects, selecting the right drainage channel can cause quite the headache for housebuilders. From getting the right load classes to making the drainage match the aesthetics of the surrounding...
  • Perimeter security: what you need to consider
    Jacksons Fencing
    According to the latest Commercial Victimisation Survey, business premises in all sectors experienced some form of crime in the last 12 months. Coupled with the current global security situation, risk and security managers...
  • Designing large-scale planters in multiple sections
    IOTA
    Bespoke manufacture in metal is the ideal choice when designing planters on a large scale. Production constraints and logistics demand that planters over a certain size will need to be split into more manageable units.
  • How to secure a children’s play area outside
    Jacksons Fencing
    Allowing children the freedom to play outside is essential to their development and there is mounting evidence to promote the health and social benefits of outdoor learning. Creating a dedicated safe play zone will also...
  • Why do schools need acoustic fencing?
    Jacksons Fencing
    At any school, there will be times during the day when the student population will be outdoors, whether this is before and after lessons, at lunchtime, or during PE. But with many schools located in populated areas, it’s...