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  • Introduction to tree grilles
    Tree grilles fit in paving schemes to secure tree roots, protect them from vehicle or pedestrian damage, and help irrigate them. They are used for tree protection and urban greening in commercial spaces and public...
  • 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...
  • Geogrids – a guidance article
    Geogrids to reinforce, stabilise and protect the ground’s subsurface. Geogrids give a structure in which soil and aggregates gain purchase, spread loads across the sub-base, and can be used to cover voids. Typically made...
  • Introduction to estate fencing
    Estate fencing is used to manage land on private estates and landscaped grounds such as parks, equestrian centres and golf courses. It is also known as continuous bar fencing. The most common material for estate railings is...
  • Introduction to bound and bonded surfacing
    Bound and bonded surface dressings are used on paths, pavements, driveways and roads to provide anti-skid, slip-resistant, porous or decorative properties. They can also be used for demarcation and repair purposes in...
  • Introduction to cycle racks
    Cycle racks designed for parking multiple bicycles efficiently whist miniising the use of storage space. Cycle racks are used in schools, leisure centres, workplaces and urban commuter areas such as rail and bus stations.
  • 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 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 automatic rising bollards
    Automatic rising bollards are used to control traffic flow and vehicle access to car parks, buildings and sensitive sites. Operation Retractable bollards are powered using hydraulic or pneumatic units. Manufacture Telescopic...
  • Introduction to picnic tables
    Picnic tables are used in parks, playgrounds, fast food restaurant, pubs and other outdoor recreational areas. Timber picnic tables offer a traditional appearance, and are available in a choice of hardwoods and softwoods, as...
  • Introduction to speed cushions
    Speed cushions are square or rectangular in shape and are usually installed in a series along residential roads, outside schools, or in car parks to slow vehicles and enforce traffic calming schemes. Asphalt or concrete...
  • Introduction to concrete paving flags
    Concrete paving flags provide a relatively low cost alternative to natural stone surfacing. Different finishes – textured, ground, washed, ground and polished – and different constituent materials, such as granite or...
  • 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 natural stone paving
    Natural stone paving is specified for high-quality external surfaces and landscapes, or for extensive interior flooring installations. As well as being particularly hardwearing, stone pavements draw on a palette of organic...
  • Introduction to fingerposts and arms
    Fingerposts, also known finger post signs and guideposts, provide a friendly means of waymarking and navigation, particularly for pedestrians in town centres, villages, rural parks, visitor centres, footpaths and bridleways.