Bespoke planters create an intimate, private outdoor space

27/01/2014 by

Powder coated steel planters were commissioned for the refurbishment of a four storey townhouse in Hans Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1.

The bespoke steel planters create an intimate, private outdoor space on this fourth floor Knightsbridge terrace. Watch the video for more details about the project and the product specification.


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How to install Everedge Garden Rings

10/01/2014 by


The EverEdge Garden Ring is perfect for protecting trees and shrubs from garden maintenance.

EverEdge supplies maintenance-free path, drive and lawn edging, manufactured in the West Midlands from recycled steel.

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Making places with Marshalls

19/12/2013 by

This video introduces Celestia and Metrolinia contemporary linear paving an ideal solution for urban public realm projects. Marshalls discusses how paving and hard landscaping can create a sense of place in the urban environment, for example reflect high-end retail schemes.

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Marshalls supplied paving for shared space scheme at Exhibition Road

Marshalls and the Athletes Village

15/11/2013 by

Kym Jones, MD of Applied Landscape Design, talks about the delivery of the Athletes Village public realm and her work with Marshalls on the project.

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Producing street furniture in fibre-reinforced cement

17/10/2013 by

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 fibres, polyvinyl polymers and other inclusions; and the resulting composite is frostproof, UV-stable and highly impact resistant, and possesses an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio.

The video below summarises the production process of IOTA’s Boulevard range of FRC street furniture.

Clicking the image below will take you to a photostory that illustrates the production process in more detail, with further useful links to IOTA’s product range.

IOTA FRC production

Guest post: Floods crisis: Government indecision and delay “must stop now”

07/12/2012 by

Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International UK’s Stormwater Divison, explains why the implementation of the Pitt Review needs an injection of urgency, and why that ought to draw upon engineered SuDS technologies.

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As Britain is gripped by a floods crisis, Government indecision and inertia is seriously delaying vital work to protect thousands of homes and properties in the UK.

Devastating flooding is causing millions of pounds worth of damage in scenes reminiscent of the 2007 floods that prompted a groundbreaking Government review by Sir Michael Pitt. Yet how much real progress has been made? Read the rest of this entry »

Finding specialist contractors via and the External Works directory

19/11/2012 by

Adam White is a director of the landscape architecture practice, Davies White. In our latest video, he talks to Su Butcher about finding products and services for a public park development, centring on retaining the banks of a pond island. Adam explains how he used the new tools on and the familiar form of the printed External Works directory hand in hand.

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The award-winning industry bible, EXTERNAL WORKS: to print or not to print? That was the question

16/11/2012 by

Over 25 years of influence and expertise as the market leader and still going strong!

We recently undertook a survey to find out how many of you still use the EXTERNAL WORKS directory, either in its printed form (affectionately known as the industry bible) or via our website

The survey, which was sent to a wide range of professionals involved in external works and landscape projects, demonstrates that trusted, credible printed resources are still very much in demand when it comes to making decisions about who and what to work with.

Nearly 80% of you, who took part in the survey, confirmed that you still use printed copies of the EXTERNAL WORKS directory and 75% wanted to receive a new up-to-date directory.

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Guest post: How LEDs are changing the entire concept of exterior lighting

04/10/2012 by

Guy Harding, Lighting Development Manager at Woodhouse, sums up the challenges and opportunities associated with LED technology and its adoption for use in external lighting.

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Guest post: autumn care tips

06/09/2012 by

Alex Edwards of Inturf offers a general guide to the upkeep and maintenance of established turf areas during the autumn months.

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