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  • Introduction to landscaping
    Landscape contractors carry out the construction, design and planning of external spaces, from business parks, public amenity sites and pedestrianised shopping concourses to private estates, historic gardens and social...
  • Introduction to combined drainage kerbs
    Combined drainage kerbing is used on highways, streets, carriageways, roundabouts and car parks for the dual purposes of delineation and leading rainwater off the road. Inlet holes in the one- or two-part kerbs allow surface...
  • Introduction to flexible traffic bollards
    Flexible traffic bollards are designed to bend and absorb impact, reducing damage to vehicles and avoiding the need to replace the bollard in the event of a crash. They are used on roads, to highlight traffic islands and...
  • Introduction to high security fencing
    High security fencing protects the perimeters of sensitive and high-risk commercial, industrial, public infrastructure sites by preventing unauthorised access. Rigid mesh high security fencing typically has narrow mesh...
  • Introduction to dog waste bins
    Dog waste bins allow dog owners, park keepers and street cleaners to dispose of dog dirt safely, easily and hygienically. Typically wall or post mounted, they have lids, liners, chutes and opening mechanisms made for ease of...
  • Introduction to cycle lockers
    Cycle lockers are used to securely store single bicycles at external public locations such as train stations, town centres, offices and other workplaces. They can provide revenue as part of a rental scheme. Horizontal cycle...
  • External channel drainage – a guidance article
    Drainage channels with removable gratings and slot drainage channels provide an efficient and effective means of removing surface water from pavements.
  • Introduction to civic signs
    Civic signs are used to welcome visitors to cities, towns and villages. These boundary or gateway signs have an aesthetic design and typically feature an emblem or coat of arms appropriate to that location. Entrance signs...
  • Introduction to waiting shelters
    Waiting shelters draw on a range of distinctive profiles and attractive materials and finishes, to sit well in contemporary public spaces and provide appealing places in which to escape from bad weather or meet up.
  • Introduction to swing barriers
    Swing barriers are used to control vehicle access to car parks, and commercial or industrial premises. A single or double swing arm can be specified, with two units typically able to span up to 12m. Swing gates are manually...
  • Introduction to watercourse / lake engineering
    Waterscapes have a prominent position in public spaces, local amenities, historic gardens, leisure environments and commercial developments. Specialist contractors carry out design, construction and restoration work for...
  • Introduction to floodlighting
    Floodlighting is used to illuminate building exteriors, public amenity areas and sports facilities such as stadia. For architectural applications , flood lights provide attractive, decorative and effects that complement and...
  • Introduction to illuminated bollards
    In addition to protecting buildings, illuminated bollards provide low-level lighting, which makes them especially suitable for pathways, car parks, and pedestrian and amenity areas. The bollards are manufactured from a range...
  • Introduction to permeable concrete paving
    Permeable concrete paving is designed to reduce the volume of surface run-off, particularly in urban areas, and hence lower the risk of flooding. By allowing rainwater to infiltrate into the ground across a wide area, rather...
  • Introduction to landscape edging
    Landscape edging creates neat borders in private gardens and large landscaping projects. It is used to clearly demarcate and finish gravel and asphalt pathways, driveways and lawns, or to create flowerbeds. The edging is...