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  • Demystifying Concrete - Part A
    Marshalls - street furniture
    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.
  • 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...
  • Planting solutions that can save you money
    Harrowden Turf
    The key to a successful, low-maintenance outdoor space is to use the right plants in the right places. It’s an old adage and the reason it’s still in frequent use is that it’s incredibly accurate. In today’s climate of...
  • 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...
  • Getting to grips with highway pollution
    SDS
    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...
  • 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...
  • Decking considerations for moorings, piers & jetties
    Marley
    Non-slip decking considerations for marina, moorings, piers and jetties Decking is often specified for marinas, moorings, piers and jetties, all of which are typically wet environments where timber can be slippery. Therefore...
  • Palisade vs mesh fencing
    CLD Fencing Systems
    Almost everyone will have come across palisade fencing. Defined by its tri-tipped ends, it was always considered to offer a barrier between properties and would-be trespassers. However, in recent years, more and more...
  • 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...
  • Low maintenance landscaping that supports biodiversity
    Harrowden Turf
    Landscape designers are under a lot of pressure to delivery biodiversity, beauty, sustainability and easy maintenance all at once. It’s a challenge. Probably the easiest approach, should a client demand low maintenance, is...
  • 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...
  • How to create a play space that promotes inclusive play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Here at Sovereign we pride ourselves on creating exciting, dynamic and safe play areas for children of all abilities. We believe in encouraging inclusive play to bring the best out of every child, regardless of age or...
  • 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.
  • It’s time we went wild
    Harrowden Turf
    The UK population is rising fast, and with a finite amount of land to be used for housing, infrastructure and food production, the pressure is on for native flora and fauna. Landscape architects, parks and gardens managers,...
  • 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...