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  • Why use micro asphalt for highway preservation
    BituChem
    What is micro asphalt? Micro asphalt is a form of highway surfacing used in highway preservation. It is made up of a mixture of aggregates and bitumen emulsions and acts as a replacement for hot asphalt, with the advantage that...
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  • A buyers' guide to 20mm porcelain tiles
    Alfresco Floors
    Until recently, few people in the UK had even heard of 20mm porcelain but it’s now the fastest growing sector in the ceramics world. However, despite that popularity, there are still many misconceptions about how double thickness...
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  • Concrete flooring alternatives for balconies
    Alfresco Floors
    Does it feel like you’re always answering questions about what the best balcony flooring options are? While it’s common for specifiers and architects to have their ‘go to’ options – materials that really provide the best possible...
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  • What is sustainable landscaping?
    NatraTex
    Sustainable landscaping has become more of a priority in recent years. It refers to landscaping that is sympathetic to the environment around it, requiring only resources which are naturally available to support it. The biggest...
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  • What are decking feet, decking risers & decking supports
    Buzon UK
    There’s a very simple answer to this question… they all mean exactly the same thing; it’s just three different ways to describe adjustable pedestals. All three terms can be used interchangeably and that’s because people use...
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  • Specifying fire rated pedestals
    Alfresco Floors
    Fire-rated pedestals are a key component in the delivery of safe external flooring applications above 18 metres in height. Since the 2018 change in Building Regulations – which were brought about by the Grenfell Tower tragedy –...
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  • Why are playgrounds important?
    NatraTex
    When you think back on your childhood, what do you remember? Chances are you recall many happy memories of playing in a playground either at school or at your local park. For many, they’re the cornerstones of childhood, a place...
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  • When to specify MMA cold plastic surface markings
    Meon Ltd
    MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) Cold Plastic is a 2-component extremely durable surface marking system used mainly in high-stress traffic areas. MMA Cold Plastics have been successfully used throughout Europe for many years in varied...
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  • Products to aid facility management
    Meon Ltd
    In order to aid facility management performance, it is very important to ensure your surface and its markings are kept to the highest standard possible. You must make sure you have all the required markings and zones to keep up...
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  • Adjustable Pedestals & Wind Uplift Considerations
    Buzon UK
    Whilst conditions severe enough to cause any movement on paved or tiled terraces are extremely rare in the UK, there may be some instances which require pavers to have stronger fixings than the natural security provided by the...
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  • A guide to the benefits of urban trees
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Over the last decade, the activities of numerous charities and public sector organisations (eg Trees for Cities, The Forestry Commission and Natural England) have helped to put the creation of sustainable urban forests firmly on...
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  • The what, why and how of highway preservation
    BituChem
    What is highway preservation? Highway preservation is a kind of highway repair. More specifically, it is work undertaken to improve or sustain the quality of transport infrastructure. It is crucial for transportation networks,...
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  • The principles of successful urban tree pit design
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    The benefits that populations of healthy urban trees can create are significant, yet the environmental conditions found in urban spaces can often be a barrier to their successful establishment and long term survival. In order to...
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  • Specifying adjustable decking supports
    Buzon UK
    If you’re involved with the construction of a raised floor, external terrace or grating system within the commercial, domestic or industrial sector, you’ll want to ensure that your decking supports work well for you. This means...
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  • Class A-RATED balcony flooring options
    Alfresco Floors
    With fire safety standards and building regulations constantly changing and updating, helping to increase the safety of high-rise buildings, it can be difficult for specifiers and architects to find balcony flooring options that...
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