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  • 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 this...
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  • Greening the grey: The greenest cities
    Furnitubes International
    In one way or another, we all try to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Our everyday choices have an impact on the environment we live in; from choosing to buy bottled water or that coffee on the morning run. We explore how we...
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  • 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 coastal...
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  • Folded tray signs and built up letters - a business must
    Signscape and Signconex
    As lettering is a complex signage product with varying factors such as font type, depth, optional illumination and the added consideration of a detailed install, a skilled approach should be taken. Lettering is most commonly...
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  • Guide to designing and specifying tree planters
    IOTA
    Key factors to consider when designing and specifying Tree Planters. Tree planters can be made to any size, shape or design / arrangement. However, above a certain size, production economics and logistical constraints dictate...
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  • 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, there is...
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  • Greening the grey: 5 benefits of planting in cities
    Furnitubes International
    Greening the grey: 5 benefits of planting in urban cities It’s part of our mission to get more people outside and green the grey in our cities and we know adding beautiful planters and softening an urban landscape are great ways...
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  • Planters for restaurants and outdoor dining areas
    IOTA
    A review of materials and design options most commonly specified for planters used in green outdoor dining areas. As the demand for provision of outside dining increases, using planters can help in a number of ways: delineating...
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  • 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 on material specifications to ensure quality and keep costs...
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  • Greening the grey: Reopening the outdoors
    Furnitubes International
    The coronavirus pandemic has left a huge footprint on the world and its impact has undoubalty changed our lives forever. Architects, urban planners, designers and local authorities have been made to rethink the built environment...
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  • Corten Steel – The facts and the unique benefits
    IOTA
    Corten Steel – The facts and the unique benefits Corten Steel is a ‘Marmite’ material, and it is also widely misunderstood. In this article, we seek to separate the fact from the fiction; and to explain exactly why Corten Steel...
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  • What makes the perfect bin?
    Amberol
    We recently wrote about the importance of local authorities, businesses and other organisations having good Binfrastructure as a crucial starting point for tackling littering problems. But once that structure is in place, it’s...
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  • Shaping the way in landscape design: AKRI
    Furnitubes International
    We’ve created AKRI steel retaining walls as a flexible, modular solution to introduce planting to busy urban environments. AKRI provides a versatile solution for creating raised planting schemes in any public area bringing...
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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
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  • 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
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