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  • Driveway drainage: top 5 tips
    ACO Water Management
    At the entrance to many properties, driveway drainage serves as both a functional and aesthetic part of the property gateway. Neil Higgins, Product Training Manager at ACO Water Management gives his top 5 tips for effective...
  • Specifying non-slip decking
    Marley
    Specifying non-slip decking for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas When specifying decking areas for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas, consideration must be given to aesthetics, maintenance and safety.
  • 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...
  • A buyers' guide to 20mm porcelain tiles
    Alfresco Floors
    Until recently, few people in the UK had even heard of 20mm porcelain but it’s now the fastest growing sector in the ceramics world. However, despite that popularity, there are still many misconceptions about how double...
  • 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...
  • Paving the way to shareable, more pedestrianised cities
    Marshalls
    Sometime in urban history the status quo ante for streets and public spaces was replaced by the idea of segregating pedestrians and vehicles, with cars squeezing pedestrians off the streets, making it impossible to walk and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Playground safety - back to basics
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Keeping kids safe in the playground Despite our best efforts, accidents can still take place in playgrounds, but there are steps that we can take to minimise risk. There are many ways that we can turn playgrounds into...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Specifying planters for coastal locations
    IOTA
    Learn about the material, design and manufacturing factors to consider when specifying metal planters for use in coastal locations. Depending on the area of the country, the prevailing winds, and local topography, the...
  • Time to Get a Grip on Runoff Pollution?
    SDS
    Jo Bradley has a long-standing professional interest in surface water runoff pollution, both with the Environment Agency and in her current role as Market Development Manager with water infrastructure firm SDS. She offers an...
  • 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...