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  • Five benefits of using trees in urban design
    Furnitubes International
    Find out the main benefits of including trees in urban design.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Physical perimeter protection for utilities sites
    Jacksons Fencing
    This article will highlight some of the key considerations a typical Procurement Manager in the Utilities sector may find helpful, whilst providing an understanding about how specifying products impact a sites overall...
  • School safety and security best practice
    Jacksons Fencing
    An advisory expert article covering school safety and security best practice.
  • Bespoke galvanised steel planter manufacture
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke steel planters can be made in all shapes and sizes, to suit a huge variety of settings and applications. Drawing on specialist product knowledge, design expertise and manufacturing processes means that a solution can...
  • Encouraging caterpillars and moths in garden design
    Palmstead Nurseries
    Working with Palmstead Nurseries on its forthcoming Soft Landscape Workshop in Ashford, Kent, Kate Bradbury is the author of The Wildlife Gardener and a freelance garden writer. She will be discussing biodiversity,...
  • Top tips for laying turf in hot weather
    Harrowden Turf
    A beautifully manicured and verdant lawn is quintessentially British and should feature in every garden from a country Manor house to an urban abode. The environmental benefits and the sense of wellbeing generated by a...
  • Getting to grips with highway pollution
    Pollution from urban highways, trunk roads and motorways poses significant risks to the environment from toxic metals and hydrocarbons that are carried in surface water runoff. The risks are well-documented and the...
  • Protecting and maintaining metal railings and gates
    Alpha Rail
    The majority of metal railings, gates and architectural metalwork supplied by Alpha Rail have been galvanised, and often also powder coated, to protect them against rust. However, regardless of how well a railing has been...
  • Procter Contracts is a Secured by Design fence installer
    Procter Contracts
    Procter Contracts now offers an expanded range of fencing and gates that are accredited under the Secured by Design scheme. Furthermore, as an accredited Secured by Design Installer, Procter Contracts can also source and...
  • Top tips for specifying sports ground fencing
    Procter Contracts
    Sports grounds need fencing, either to stop balls straying or prevent trespassing – or both. However, with so many different types to choose from, specifying fencing is not straightforward. This article provides five top...
  • Anti Slip Solutions
    GripDeck Ltd
    Which anti slip solution is best for your use? GripDeck®inserts - Your timber and our inserts factory applied Timber decking is sent to our UK production facilities and we bond our GripDeck® inserts directly into your...
  • Which type of wood is best for timber decking?
    The most common material used for decking is a pressure-treated softwood as it is readily available and cost-effective. Builders’ merchants will generally stock at least one softwood decking board with some now stocking an...
  • Gripsure Performance Warranty & Strength Graded Decking
    What is a performance warranty? Gripsure have introduced a revolutionary performance warranty for their non slip decking range. You can now be assured your decking will retain its non slip performance for 10 years,...