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  • Introduction to traffic flow plates
    Traffic flow plates are used to control the direction of vehicular traffic in the areas surrounding commercial or industrial sites. They encourage one way traffic flow and can prevent unauthorised entry or exit. Some flow...
  • Introduction to recessed ground lighting
    Recessed ground lighting is used in urban areas, around buildings and in gardens to provide attractive uplighting. The light fittings are buried in the ground, flush with the surface, giving an unobtrusive finish. Recessed...
  • Introduction to cycle hoops and stands
    Cycle hoops and stands provide secure bicycle parking. The most effective designs allow both the frame and wheel of the bike to be locked up. Common types include the Sheffield stand, which has an upturned U-shape;...
  • Introduction to parking and off-highway safety barriers
    Parking barriers are used for off-street applications such as car parks, warehouses and industrial yards. The barriers are designed to absorb impact, providing crash protection and reducing the cost of maintenance and repair...
  • Introduction to tree anchors
    Tree anchors provide security and stability for trees planted in landscaped, urban and public amenity areas. They ensure the tree continues to grow upright and avoid the need for tree stakes and tree ties, which can have an...
  • 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 tiered planters
    Tiered planters are used in streetscapes, on roundabouts, and in parks and public gardens to create cascading flower displays. They feature a series of layered plant containers, arranged vertically, so that a large flower...
  • 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 utility posts / bollards
    Utility bollards provide temporary services in streets, squares, esplanades and parks. They are used when larger than normal numbers of people congregate in public spaces for markets, concerts or sports events. They can...
  • Introduction to security entrance gates
    Security entrance gates control access at the gateways of commercial and industrial premises. They also give high-impact protection for sites at risk of terrorist attacks, such as airports and military buildings. Where...
  • Introduction to interpretation signs
    Interpretation signs provide detailed, customised displays of local information. They often incorporate text, maps and graphic illustrations unique to public parks, countryside trails, wildlife walks, historical town centres...
  • Introduction to swings
    Swings are a popular piece of play equipment in many playgrounds, gardens and parks. The classic playground swing with a traditional plank seat is still prevalent, whilst bird’s nest / basket seats can accommodate several...
  • 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 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 grass seed
    Grass seed mixtures are tailored to provide certain characteristics for specific requirements. They might include fescues for drought tolerance, ryegrasses for fast growth, or browntop bents for high, dense shoots. General...