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  • 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...
  • LPS 1175 Security Rated Fencing and why it matters
    Jacksons Fencing
    Security Rated Fencing is integral to any well-planned and effective perimeter security strategy as it provides the reassurance of tested performance against a range of threats. LPS 1175 Certification was introduced by the...
  • 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,...
  • Materials for wayfinding and signage systems
    Marshalls - landscape protection
    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...
  • 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...
  • Metal or GRP planters – which material is best?
    IOTA
    Find out the relative merits of Metal vs. GRP as a material for planters. This article explores the merits of each material, challenges and opportunities, working examples and guidelines for designers and specifiers
  • How to choose the right fencing for schools
    Jacksons Fencing
    Safety and security are two of the most important considerations for any education site, from pre-schools to universities. Numerous challenges and risks need to be addressed, such as accident and injury, anti-social...
  • 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...
  • Trees and climate change
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    By signing up to international carbon reduction targets, world leaders have issued a challenge to everyone involved in urban space design. Whilst we cannot realistically claim that planting trees in towns will significantly...
  • 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...
  • Choosing the correct type of pedestrian guardrail
    Alpha Rail
    Generally speaking, the type of pedestrian guardrail required is dictated by its geographic location, each local authority has its own historic standard detail drawing showing the type they have specified. Therefore, any new...
  • Latest anti-littering strategy - its affect on councils
    Amberol
    It is estimated that 62% of people in England drop litter. Although these figures are alarmingly high, statistics show that 90% of sites in England are deemed by the government to have an acceptable level of litter. So why...
  • A guide to commercial container planting
    IOTA
    This guide to container planting outlines, in a 10-step process, all essential requirements for a successful commercial planter installation. 1. Fill the bottom of the planters with an appropriate drainage layer. Prior to...
  • CE marking regulations for highways noise narriers
    Jacksons Fencing
    Noise barriers for road infrastructure are products that fall under the Construction Product Regulation (CPR), the application of which is compulsory for all EU Member States. Under this regulation, the letters ‘CE’ appear...
  • Everything housebuilders need to know about drainage
    ACO Water Management
    When it comes to building projects, selecting the right drainage channel can cause quite the headache for housebuilders. From getting the right load classes to making the drainage match the aesthetics of the surrounding...