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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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  • Designing large-scale planters in multiple sections
    IOTA
    Bespoke manufacture in metal is the ideal choice when designing planters on a large scale. Production constraints and logistics demand that planters over a certain size will need to be split into more manageable units. Rather...
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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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  • Surface decoration for sheet metal planters
    IOTA
    Surface decoration for sheet metal planters A discussion of why, and how, the surfaces of sheet metal planters can be decorated, in support of different design objectives. A. Design rationale for surface decoration In most...
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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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  • 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 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 many...
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  • Creating caring meeting places
    Vestre Ltd
    The right to public access for everyone, and the importance of fostering a sustainable, accessible and inclusive community spirit Our towns and cities are growing, and more people than ever before are living closer to each other.
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  • 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, cellulose...
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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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  • 1.4003-grade stainless steel - the unique advantages
    IOTA
    An argument for why 1.4003-grade Stainless Steel should be much more widely specified for landscape products A. BACKGROUND Most specifiers are familiar with 304 and 316-grade Stainless Steels, and will know that they are...
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  • 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 Britain...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 developments,...
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