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  • Metal or GRP planters – which material is best?
    IOTA
    Find out the relative merits of Metal vs. GRP as a material for planters. This article explores the merits of each material, challenges and opportunities, working examples and guidelines for designers and specifiers
  • When and how to specify movable planters
    IOTA
    Find out about the design and functionality issues to consider when specifying that planters should be movable with in-built castors. There are basically two options, each with their pros and cons
  • Adding balustrades, trellises or fencing to planters
    IOTA
    Discover how integrating balustrades, trellising and fences into planters can reduce costs, increase usability and provide integrated safety for roof garden perimeters
  • Specifying planters for coastal locations
    IOTA
    Learn about the material, design and manufacturing factors to consider when specifying metal planters for use in coastal locations. Depending on the area of the country, the prevailing winds, and local topography, the...
  • Modular designs that don’t stick to standard dimensions
    WoodBlocX
    If you are designing a large landscape scheme that will be a pleasure for people to live and work in, planters are a useful tool to have in your project. Planting brings life to streets, squares, parks and housing...
  • Are all self-watering planters the same?
    Amberol
    This summer's heatwave may have created a welcome continental feel on Britain’s high streets, but it can cause havoc for Britain in Bloom groups, gardeners and professional ground staff across the country, especially with...
  • The importance of recycling
    Furnitubes International
    These days there is a lot of confusing information on the web about recycling and reusing materials. It can be hard to know where to begin when there is so much information out there saying contradictory things. However,...
  • Specifying planters for super-prime residential
    IOTA
    Planting schemes for super-prime residential developments have particular design and specification challenges. This article explores factors to consider and gives tips material specifications to ensure quality and keep costs...
  • Latest anti-littering strategy - its affect on councils
    Amberol
    It is estimated that 62% of people in England drop litter. Although these figures are alarmingly high, statistics show that 90% of sites in England are deemed by the government to have an acceptable level of litter. So why...
  • A guide to commercial container planting
    IOTA
    This guide to container planting outlines, in a 10-step process, all essential requirements for a successful commercial planter installation. 1. Fill the bottom of the planters with an appropriate drainage layer. Prior to...
  • What is a pocket park?
    Furnitubes International
    Cities and other busy urban areas are always looking at how to improve life for their residents and make the most of any space. Although there are a few different ways to go about this, one that is becoming very popular with...
  • How to integrate planters and bench seating
    IOTA
    Discover how to integrate seating into planters. In addition to bespoke solutions, there are two generic techniques that can be applied to adapt existing planter designs without incurring excessive costs
  • Bespoke galvanised steel planter manufacture
    Outdoor Design
    Bespoke steel planters can be made in all shapes and sizes, to suit a huge variety of settings and applications. Drawing on specialist product knowledge, design expertise and manufacturing processes means that a solution can...
  • Fibre reinforced cement seating - the production process
    IOTA
    IOTA's Boulevard range of planters and street furniture is manufactured in Switzerland from a proprietary, patent-protected form of fibre-reinforced cement (FRC). FRC is a consolidated blend of cement, limestone, water,...
  • How to make outdoor spaces more age friendly
    Gripsure
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) Research carried out by WHO indicates that since 2008 the majority of the world's population live in cities, and that urban populations will increase with an estimated 3 out of 5 people...