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  • Perimeter security: what you need to consider
    Jacksons Fencing
    According to the latest Commercial Victimisation Survey, business premises in all sectors experienced some form of crime in the last 12 months. Coupled with the current global security situation, risk and security managers...
  • 5 key considerations of paving drainage
    ACO Water Management
    Standing water in paved areas is not only an eye-sore but it can also be a major safety hazard. Here, Neil Higgins, Product Training Manager at ACO Water Management, provides his top tips when considering drainage for paved...
  • How to Grow Wild Flowers
    Harrowden Turf
    You’d think, wouldn’t you, that wildflowers would be easy to grow. After all, they’ve been enhancing our green and pleasant land for centuries with very little human intervention. In fact, they can be devilishly difficult to...
  • Demystifying Concrete - Part A
    Marshalls - landscape protection
    The purely technical At its most basic, concrete is a simple mix of cement, water and aggregate (sand / stone). When mixed together, the cement and water form a paste that adheres to the surface of every aggregate particle.
  • Urban Runoff - The Forgotten Polluter?
    SDS
    Jo Bradley, Market Development Manager, SDS Limited, takes a look at a neglected issue..... Rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs and car parks can carry with it hazardous pollutants. Heavy storms...
  • 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...
  • How to prevent unauthorised access: automatic control
    AUTOPA
    Automatic access control systems can be used to regulate vehicles entering sites, as well as managing the flow of traffic once on site. If you are looking to install an automatic system on your next project, then read on to...
  • Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas
    Marley
    Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas Specifying decking for residential balconies brings its own set of challenges. For the resident, an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space is the priority. For the...
  • Tree anchors: contractor guidelines and considerations
    Platipus Anchors Ltd
    Platipus Anchors suggests that, for contractors, the following considerations are the most important things to remember when it comes to tree anchors. How long does it take to install a rootball fixing system? Once the hole...
  • 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...
  • Polyester powder coating explained
    Jacksons Fencing
    When specifying fencing for your site, along with aesthetics and security, the finish should be carefully considered. Budget, climate and location can all influence which finish will be most suitable for your requirements.
  • 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...
  • Wildflowers for specifiers and developers
    Harrowden Turf
    Easy BREEAM compliant environmental enhancement for building projects Feedback from property rentals and sales shows that BREEAM rated buildings deliver a better return on investment for developers and owners. The market...
  • 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...
  • 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...