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  • Latest anti-littering strategy - its affect on councils
    Amberol
    It is estimated that 62% of people in England drop litter. Although these figures are alarmingly high, statistics show that 90% of sites in England are deemed by the government to have an acceptable level of litter. So why the...
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  • Demistifying Concrete - Part 2
    Marshalls plc
    In recent years, concrete has come under some very close scrutiny in terms of its environmental credentials. Concrete production actually has a low environmental impact, but it is currently manufactured in such enormous...
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  • 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 lessons...
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  • Outdoor 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 profound...
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  • Sheffield cycle stand or cycle rack - which suits best?
    AUTOPA
    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 benefit...
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  • Musical enrichment for the everyday life of seniors
    Percussion Play
    Spaces for outdoor music activities such as a music garden or park will make it easier for seniors to stay active and be part of a musical community. It will help avoid social isolation by providing them with opportunities to...
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  • Comparing welded mesh and vertical bar fencing
    Jacksons Fencing
    If you’re looking to install fencing to enhance the security of your building or assets, you’re probably in the process of exploring the range of products available to you and considering the best solution for your site. In this...
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  • Ultimate guide to fireproof and fire-rated decking
    Alfresco Floors
    The Grenfell Tower tragedy was a catalyst in the industry for significant change. Not only were regulations introduced that banned combustible cladding from residential buildings above 18m, but the same was also done for balcony...
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  • Bound And Unbound Paving Construction
    CED Stone Group
    There are two basic types of construction for paving: bound (rigid construction, generally utilising concrete and cement mortars); unbound (flexible construction, usually without concrete and cement mortars). Within each of those...
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  • 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 positions...
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  • Time to Save the Rain
    SDS
    Rainwater harvesting systems can act as a first line of flood defence by holding back surface water when it rains heavily. At the same time, they reduce the need to use heavily-treated mains water for non-drinking water uses.
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  • Shaping the way in landscape design: AKRI
    Furnitubes International
    We’ve created AKRI steel retaining walls as a flexible, modular solution to introduce planting to busy urban environments. AKRI provides a versatile solution for creating raised planting schemes in any public area bringing...
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  • Concrete flooring alternatives for balconies
    Alfresco Floors
    Does it feel like you’re always answering questions about what the best balcony flooring options are? While it’s common for specifiers and architects to have their ‘go to’ options – materials that really provide the best possible...
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  • Timber decking for schools and education facilities
    Marley
    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 popular...
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  • 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, cellulose...
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