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  • Choosing the right deck boards for your job
    Marley
    The popularity of deck boards for use in outside spaces is growing, and traditional grooved decking is still the most commonly used type. Contrary to popular belief, grooved board can be more hazardous than smooth when wet,...
  • Fundraising for new play area projects
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Put the Fun in Fundraising by getting staff, pupils and parents involved and organise an event which can not only raise necessary funds for a new project but help bring communities together. Fundraising is a fantastic way to...
  • 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...
  • The Modern Slavery Act and the landscaping industry
    Hardscape
    Glenn Bradley, Group Ethical Trade Manager at Hardscape, is spearheading changes around business and human rights in the UK and Ireland in relation to modern slavery. Here he explains what the Modern Slavery Act means for...
  • Pedestrian guardrail – what is BS 7818:1995?
    Alpha Rail
    When answering the question “Pedestrian guardrail – what is BS 7818:1995?” a useful starting point is to understand what is meant by a British Standard. The British Standards Institute (BSI) is appointed by the UK Government...
  • 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...
  • Planning a summer wildflower display
    Harrowden Turf
    There are a huge number of wildflower species native to the UK. Wildflowers can be used anywhere, in parks, on road verges, living roofs, back gardens, front gardens and golf courses. The only requirements for planting...
  • The Corten Steel Weathering Process
    Round Wood of Mayfield
    When you first receive your Corten Steel products they will arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered condition. Once placed outside the weathering process will begin. Each stage is explained in more detail below, to...
  • Growing wildflowers in Scotland
    Harrowden Turf
    Stewarts Turf in Scotland are part of Harrowden Turf and have recently added Meadowmat wildflower turf to their product portfolio. In this article we look at the pros and cons of including wildflowers in garden design, green...
  • "Our Children Need Places to Play"
    Proludic
    UK families are concerned that their children may soon have nowhere to play and urge the government to address the situation urgently. That’s according to early findings of new research [1] by the Association of Play...
  • What is BSI PAS 68 and why choose It?
    Jacksons Fencing
    PAS 68 is the Publicly Available Specification for vehicle security barriers. It was originally created in 2005 by the British Standards Institute (BSI), which is appointed by the UK government as the National Standards Body...
  • The pentatonic scale for early years
    Percussion Play
    Music makes a unique contribution to playful learning with fun interactive music activities encouraging infants to develop new skills in language, motor abilities and cognitive skills. Approached in the right way, music time...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Caring for new turf
    Harrowden Turf
    Turf can be laid anytime of the year - when it’s cold, when it’s wet and when it’s dry. If you lay the turf as soon as it is delivered on your doorstep, you will rarely have a problem. But the longer you leave it rolled up,...