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  • Deck finishing – success comes in the preparation
    Silva Timber
    Nick Taylor, Managing Director of Silva Timber Products and Sjoerd Bos, VP of Sansin, provide advice on how best to finish decking. Whether you are a garden designer looking at a deck for a residential client, or an...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sheffield cycle stand or cycle rack - which suits best?
    AUTOPA Limited
    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...
  • Forests v cities
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Trees are woodland forestry plants. As soon as we forget this simple fact, we neglect the necessities that trees need and are likely to make mistakes when planting trees in urban locations. A tree in a woodland forest has...
  • Watered-down SuDS regs need shoring up with common sense
    Hydro International
    Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International, addresses how policy and practice on surface water management has evolved three years on from a bout of devastating flooding in 2012. Are we any better prepared for surface...
  • 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,...
  • Rhythm healing and the power of the drum
    Percussion Play
    From the earliest times drums and their rhythms have been at the centre of social and cultural activities all over the world, in fact it is said to be man's oldest musical percussion instrument. However, drums have not...
  • 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...
  • Materials for wayfinding and signage systems
    Marshalls - street furniture
    Jon Scott examines material choices for signage in public areas. Arguably more than for any other piece of street furniture, the selection of materials for a signage product is vitally important. Primarily, every material...
  • Demistifying Concrete - Part 2
    Marshalls - street furniture
    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...
  • 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...