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  • Tree anchors: design guidelines and considerations
    Platipus Anchors Ltd
    The following guidelines take you through the most important considerations you need to make when designing a scheme involving tree anchoring. Tree sizes Is there accurate information regarding the overall height and...
  • Music in unexpected places - good for your city and soul
    Percussion Play
    Outdoor musical instruments provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy music-making in unexpected surroundings. Pocket music parks or mini music stations are a relatively low-cost, easy way to revitalise areas that have been...
  • Choosing a channel - drainage selection for civils
    ACO Water Management
    Drainage and water management systems form a vital part of all construction projects. With so many options available, selecting the best drainage system can feel like an overwhelming task. With this in mind, Adam McKinnon,...
  • How to create the perfect outdoor gym
    Wicksteed Playgrounds
    Creating the perfect outdoor gym needn’t be an uphill struggle. By following this simple guide you could be well on the way to having a new fitness zone in your outdoor space. Identifying a location The first step in...
  • Metal railings differentiate a housing marketing suite
    Alpha Rail
    You’re a landscape architect, you’re designing the external works for your next housing estate development for your construction client and you want to impress. This article explores how metal railings can differentiate a...
  • Are all self-watering planters the same?
    Amberol
    This summer's heatwave may have created a welcome continental feel on Britain’s high streets, but it can cause havoc for Britain in Bloom groups, gardeners and professional ground staff across the country, especially with...
  • Why site hoarding is crucial to a construction project
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    When you consider the most essential aspect of a construction project, what do you think of first? If it’s not site hoarding, think again. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 demonstrates the duty of care that all...
  • 7 tips to greatly improve the quality of car parks
    Meon Ltd
    Car parks are a common and, some would say, underrated system within any industry - public and private. They provide an organised, safe, and easy way to park when visiting somewhere. Although holding such importance to a...
  • 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...
  • Quality Steps to SuDS Success
    SDS
    When it comes to preventing surface water pollution, Scotland leads the way. Scotland’s wide-scale use of sustainable drainage systems has delivered more installations, more examples of best practice – and probably more...
  • How to create a wild garden to encourage wildlife
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    As natural play continues to dominate the education sector, more Schools than ever are incorporating wild gardens into their grounds to support the national curriculum. From Early Years through to Primary education, learning...
  • The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building. With an increase in screen time...
  • CE marking regulations for highways noise narriers
    Jacksons Fencing
    Noise barriers for road infrastructure are products that fall under the Construction Product Regulation (CPR), the application of which is compulsory for all EU Member States. Under this regulation, the letters ‘CE’ appear...
  • 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.
  • Watered-down SuDS regs need shoring up with common sense
    Hydro International
    Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International, addresses how policy and practice on surface water management has evolved three years on from a bout of devastating flooding in 2012. Are we any better prepared for surface...