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  • Introduction to cigarette bins
    Cigarette bins, also referred to as Ash Bins, became popular with the enforcement of the smoking ban in Scotland in 2006, and in the rest of the UK in 2007. The smoking ban prohibits smoking in offices and other workplaces,...
  • 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 artificial sports surfacing
    Artificial sports surface contractors design and construct synthetic sports surfaces for local authorities, leisure centres, sports facilities and schools. In addition to offering design and construction services, many...
  • Introduction to covered walkways
    Covered walkways protect pedestrians from inclement weather, providing shelter as they move to and from buildings. Covered walkways are typically provisioned at schools, hospitals, public buildings, supermarkets, retail...
  • Introduction to seating / planter units
    Combined seat and planter units help to create natural spaces in shopping centres and pedestrianised areas. The units are manufactured in a wide range of materials. A combination of stainless steel, aluminum, and timber...
  • 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 fitness trails / assault courses
    Fitness trails and assault courses are cropping up in all kinds of places – public parks, urban woods, hotel and hospital grounds, school playgrounds. As well as the familiar theme of fresh air and exercise being good for...
  • Introduction to architectural metalwork
    Architectural metalwork services for the fabrication or restoration of metal items, particularly external products such as gates, railings and balustrades. Historic ironwork can be replicated economically using forged steel,...
  • Introduction to erosion control mats and blankets
    Erosion control mats and blankets provide unobtrusive reinforcement on vulnerable embankments, steep slopes and channels. The geosynthetic materials are laid to prevent soil loss, strengthen and support roots, establish...
  • Introduction to footpath gravels & landscape aggregates
    Gravels and aggregates, such as granite, marble and slate, give an attractive and hardwearing finish to most landscape surfaces, including footpaths and cyclepaths, driveways and car parks. Unlike regular gravels,...
  • Introduction to mortars
    Mortars are used in masonry to fill the gaps between stones, bricks, blocks and pavers, as well as bedding them in and binding them together. Originally, mortars consisted of mud and clay, but are now commonly made from...
  • Introduction to canopy shelters
    Canopy shelters provide shade and outdoor cover for school playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, sheltered play areas, and other leisure and hospitality developments. They come in diverse materials, designs and attractive shapes.
  • Introduction to cycle compounds
    Cycle compounds are secure, fully enclosed stores that give bicycles cover from the elements while providing a high-security, lockable bike parking area. They are used for medium- to long-term storage at schools and...
  • Introduction to tree shelters
    Tree shelters reduce the amount of maintenance and management required after planting. The tubes provide a protective microclimate, helping young trees to establish in the early growth phase. They also protect against damage...
  • Introduction to mechanical parking systems
    Traffic density and the availability of car parking space are key issues in developing public realm, private residential and commercial environments. Mechanical parking systems provide one way of making the best use of every...