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  • 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...
  • This Girl Can campaign can help tackle activity levels
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    On Friday the 11th December it was announced by England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies that obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health. She said this needs to become a national priority.
  • 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...
  • The principles of successful urban tree pit design
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    The benefits that populations of healthy urban trees can create are significant, yet the environmental conditions found in urban spaces can often be a barrier to their successful establishment and long term survival. In...
  • Comparing Absorptive and Reflective Noise Barriers
    Jacksons Fencing
    Environmental noise is becoming an increasingly invasive part of every day life, fuelled by a growing population, housing and the infrastructure to support it all conspiring to bring people and noise sources in closer...
  • Choosing materials for landscaping decking projects
    Alfresco Floors
    In the past, selecting the boards for decking or cladding projects came down to three options: tropical hardwoods, tanalised softwoods and wood/plastic composites. Advances in decking technology now mean that landscape...
  • Red thread disease in lawns - how to treat it
    Harrowden Turf
    What does red thread disease look like? The first clue that your lawn may be suffering from red thread disease is the appearance of small straw-coloured patches in the sward. These patches usually have an irregular shape and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to secure a children’s play area outside
    Jacksons Fencing
    Allowing children the freedom to play outside is essential to their development and there is mounting evidence to promote the health and social benefits of outdoor learning. Creating a dedicated safe play zone will also...
  • Specifying non-slip decking for accessible areas
    Marley
    What to consider when specifying non-slip decking for accessible high-traffic stairs and ramps When specifying decking in high-traffic public areas such as stairs and ramps, certain criteria should be addressed to ensure the...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Metal railings differentiate a housing marketing suite
    Alpha Rail
    You’re a landscape architect, you’re designing the external works for your next housing estate development for your construction client and you want to impress. This article explores how metal railings can differentiate a...
  • 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...