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  • Photo of The most powerful 6″ woodchippers in the world

    The most powerful 6″ woodchippers in the world

    Class-leading. There’s no other way to describe the Först ST6D 42 and TR6D 42 woodchippers, simply because they are the most powerful 6” chippers currently available anywhere in the world. Unmatched by any other brand, these two machines are the fastest and most powerful 6” chippers on the market and are a firm favourite with landscapers and contractors wanting to chip as quickly as possible with minimal snedding. Both machines display true power and performance thanks to the famous Först flywheel and FörstGrip feed roller systems, and benefit from an extremely robust all steel construction. The 42 horsepower Doosan DPF,…

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  • Photo of OVÆDA launches into UK market

    OVÆDA launches into UK market

    OVÆDA Ltd is pleased to announce its launch to the UK market, providing a range of premium landscaping products for creating luxurious outdoor environments. Continuing with the success of Ryno Ltd, the market leading provider of paving and decking systems for the high-rise and commercial market, OVÆDA will be focussed on the domestic markets through approved installers and direct-to-consumer via its ecommerce website. With Outdoor Living becoming an increasingly popular trend in the UK, especially boosted by the requirement to stay at home during the circumstance of the last year, enjoyable & relaxing outdoor space has quickly become as important…

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  • Photo of Legacy Edging to suit any landscape

    Legacy Edging to suit any landscape

    Legacy Edging, as part of the Traditional Company, deliver first class service nationwide with its wide range of Legacy Steel Edging. Coming in a range of thicknesses, heights and finishes, Legacy Edging covers all edging requirements. The products are favourites with landscape architects and designers who fully understand the benefits of solid steel edging. Legacy 3 is the Traditional Company’s lightest steel edging, at just 3mm thick. This strong edging is made from solid UK steel and can be bent on-site to follow curves with radiuses down to 1m. Perfect for intricate flower beds and garden borders creating a clean…

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  • Photo of Dura Deck Flip Composite Decking

    Dura Deck Flip Composite Decking

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  • Photo of Pursuing a sustainable path

    Pursuing a sustainable path

    How much attention a business pays to sustainability has become extremely important in recent times. Customers want to know how companies interact with the environment and with all the people who are affected – even indirectly – by their activities. The company has built its approach to sustainability around a philosophy summarised by Head of Sustainability, David Jackson: ‘Every day, we consider the impact that our actions will have on the future of life, living and livelihoods, and strive to make choices that are fair and considerate’. So how does the focus on ‘life, living and livelihoods’ impact on what…

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  • Photo of Distinctive Lighting Bollards for Landscapes

    Distinctive Lighting Bollards for Landscapes

    Elstead Lighting, the renowned premium decorative lighting brand brings the Distinctive Lighting Collection to more and more landscapers. The unbranded catalogues called Distinctive Lighting For Exteriors and Distinctive Lighting Pro-Exterior Series offer more than 500 decorative IP rated products for outdoor spaces. Elstead built its reputation on supplying great outdoor lighting including the Norlys brand (now published as Distinctive Lighting Pro-Series) which offers extensive warranty with no coastal exclusion for properties exposed to saline conditions. The Pro Series is the professional choice for landscape designers and architects as they have robust construction that partner the best materials with durable finishes.…

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  • Photo of Smiths decorative shingle

    Smiths decorative shingle

    Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden or landscaping design! Giving that landscaped project the finishing touch. Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of the genuine Cotswold stone shingle. With those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region, it is a classic shingle that is understated yet sits very well in most environments. A similar offering is our Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of a subtler neutral beiges and creams, which also typifies the Cotswold area. A very versatile shingle that can…

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  • Photo of New product innovations for the perfect landscape project

    New product innovations for the perfect landscape project

    Pro Landscaper has partnered with ACO Water Management to bring you a series of tips and advice to help deliver effective drainage in landscaping projects. As demand for home improvement projects continues to surge, it’s important for landscapers to ensure they are keeping up with the latest product innovations. In the final part of the series, we explore ACO’s latest developments and explain how they can enhance a project. RainDrain® Corner Units ACO’s top-selling RainDrain® range has been enhanced thanks to the launch of three new corner units. For landscapers, this is particularly useful for those who use ACO’s discreet…

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  • Photo of Classic British-made garden planters that will last a lifetime

    Classic British-made garden planters that will last a lifetime

    Struggling to source durable and stylish garden planters, window boxes or water butts for clients or perhaps even your own home? Check out Arthur Jack & Co’s traditional outdoor range made from heavy gauge galvanised steel – all are long-lasting as well as stylish and have the bonus of being made in Britain by artisan metal craftsmen. Boasting planters in five sizes, two styles of water butt (that you will not want to hide away), and window boxes designed to fit most sills, the range has a host of clever design features to ensure everything performs as well as it…

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  • Photo of Three tips for effective driveway drainage

    Three tips for effective driveway drainage

    Pro Landscaper has partnered with ACO Water Management to bring you a series of tips and advice to help deliver effective drainage in landscaping projects. The second in the series looks at best practices for selecting driveway drainage channels, particularly in light of modern-day challenges. Here, we share three top tips when it comes to delivering the best solution. 1. Understanding the different load classes All drainage channels are categorised by load classes, an important measure all landscapers must keep in mind when working on a driveway project. Load class ensures that any drainage solution incorporated has adequate load bearing…

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  • Photo of NEW Lawn Edging: Slidable fixing pins – Avoid root & rocks!

    NEW Lawn Edging: Slidable fixing pins – Avoid root & rocks!

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  • Photo of Three tips to perfect level access

    Three tips to perfect level access

    Pro Landscaper has partnered with ACO Water Management to bring you a series of tips and advice to help deliver effective drainage in landscaping projects. The first in the series looks at level threshold drainage, which is common practice across a wide range of building and landscaping projects. Here, we share three top tips when it comes to delivering the best finish with a level threshold. Avoid flooding The first consideration when installing drainage is to ensure it performs its role to maximum efficiency – ie to manage rainwater effectively. To achieve an efficient performance, it’s important that threshold drainage…

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  • Photo of Drawing a line in the sand for aggregate usage

    Drawing a line in the sand for aggregate usage

    The global sand industry is running out of time, and the UK landscaping market needs to seek appropriate alternatives or see profits slip through the cracks. Sand is the most-consumed natural resource on the planet besides water. From the chips inside our smart phones and the glass in our windowpanes, to the cement holding our homes together and the roads we take to work, everybody in the world uses it every day. The landscaping and construction trade is probably more in contact with the raw material than in any other industry. And yet, this precious commodity is running out. Global…

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  • Photo of Cotswold dry stone walling

    Cotswold dry stone walling

    Cotswold Stone is and has been one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtly you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly, it is being used for a variety of modern construction work, for example: building of new…

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  • Photo of OVÆDA launches into UK market

    OVÆDA launches into UK market

    OVÆDA Ltd. are pleased to announce our launch to the UK market, providing a range of premium landscaping products for creating luxurious outdoor environments.  Continuing with the success of Ryno Ltd, the market leading provider of paving and decking systems for the high-rise and commercial market, OVÆDA will be focussed on the domestic market through approved installers and direct-to-consumer via our brand new ecommerce website. With Outdoor Living becoming an increasingly popular trend in the UK, especially boosted by the requirement to stay at home during the circumstance of the last year, enjoyable & relaxing outdoor space has quickly become…

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  • Photo of DuoSpan and DuoLift prove to be a popular combination

    DuoSpan and DuoLift prove to be a popular combination

    Since its introduction a year ago, Millboard’s DuoSpan subframe system has won consistently excellent reviews from deck installers. DuoSpan comprises high strength aluminium beams and joists which combine with Millboard’s unique PlasPro material – made from 100% recycled plastic – to enable an almost infinite range of designs. From simple decks to structures incorporating steps, screening, seating, pergolas and planters, with straight lines or curves, the various components combine to make construction simple and quick. Millboard has carefully thought through every element of the system to maximise its flexibility and ease of use, with a range of fixed and flexible…

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  • Photo of Primethorpe Paving: Why the paving industry boomed during the pandemic

    Primethorpe Paving: Why the paving industry boomed during the pandemic

    The paving industry is one of the few industries to reap the benefits of a national lockdown. With people stuck inside their homes – home design and in particular exterior improvements have been keeping a lot of people occupied and have given a sense of productivity at a time when there were few other options available for most. Many have felt a need to revamp their living space into a place they’re proud of, and with the gradual loosening of restrictions, the nation has been preparing their gardens and outdoor spaces for when friends and family can finally mingle once…

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  • Photo of Landscape is essential to our wellbeing

    Landscape is essential to our wellbeing

    Caroline Birdsall, Marketing Director at decking manufacturer Millboard, considers the link between wellbeing and the urban landscape, brought to the fore by our experience during the pandemic. The majority of the world’s population lives in urban environments, and the proportion is set to grow to two-thirds by the middle of the century. This shift to urban living has led to challenges that in many ways we are still struggling to come to terms with. Although even rural environments are man-made, they have slowly evolved over thousands of years, giving time for people to evolve with them. Cities, especially today’s high…

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  • Photo of Outdoor leisure spaces: why the experience goes way beyond equipment

    Outdoor leisure spaces: why the experience goes way beyond equipment

    Now, more than ever, the UK needs to have welcoming, safe and engaging outdoor leisure spaces to help people cope with, and overcome, COVID-19. Throughout this challenging time, most will all have witnessed just how much the public has embraced the opportunity to get outside and exercise, both to manage mental health and improve physical health.  Regardless of whether it is walking, cycling or running, a large percentage of the population has started to enjoy their local outdoor environment in a manner, and frequency, that has never before been evident. There now exists a real opportunity that these lifestyle changes…

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  • Photo of Smiths gabion stone shows versatility

    Smiths gabion stone shows versatility

    Smiths Gabion limestone blocks have been primarily used to fill gabion baskets for ground stabilisation, be it river banks, railway and road embankments and bridge abutments. However, the way this simple un-seen stone product is being used is changing. Our gabion stone is a crushed Cotswold limestone with its typical Cotswold hues – warm creams and honey appearance – which offers landscape designers a softer more natural appearance to any large engineering project where the stone is left exposed. Equally this can be used to enhance any smaller landscape or garden project. With the ability to supply a mixture of…

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  • Should Farmers invest in a quad bike?

    A quad bike is a useful vehicle for off-road transportation. Due to the large wheels, they are hardier on rougher terrain than a car would be and are able to pick up a fair amount of speed, as opposed to a tractor. Here’s what farmers need to know if they are considering investing in a quad bike. Why get a quadbike? A quadbike is extremely useful in a farm setting. Due to the unpredictable and often muddy ground, these off-road vehicles are great for navigating your way around a field without the worry of getting bogged down. These powerful machines…

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  • Photo of Geo-Fix provides long-lasting results at London Art Gallery

    Geo-Fix provides long-lasting results at London Art Gallery

    In 2003, Geo-Fix Original jointing compound was used to install paving at the iconic Jerwood Space Art Gallery in London. After a recent visit to the gallery, Geo-Fix were delighted to see the paving still looked as great as the day it was installed – even over 18 years later. Background The Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Space and Jerwood Arts is a family of organisations committed to supporting and nurturing excellence in the Arts. The Jerwood Space Art Gallery was first refurbished in 1998, with a further rejuvenation taking place in 2003. The Challenge Satellite Design, the architects working on the…

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  • Photo of Creating outdoor recreational spaces with quality street furniture

    Creating outdoor recreational spaces with quality street furniture

    Creating quality outdoor recreational spaces is known to attract customers. It also improves employee well-being and makes businesses more profitable. These spaces are even more important now as the long-term effects of covid-19 on our everyday lives is still undetermined.   The next few years will see a shift towards more outdoor public spaces to meet this new demand. There will be an increase of pedestrianised streets for the extension of outdoor café society, and new inner city green spaces that will change the way we use high streets, and we will see the emergence rooftop terraces for residents of…

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  • Photo of Irrigation planning and maintenance brings all round benefits

    Irrigation planning and maintenance brings all round benefits

    Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep new lawns and landscapes healthy whilst minimising water waste, keeping utility bills low and helping to protect the environment. In combination with up-front planning and professional advice, automated irrigation will help to ensure long-term satisfaction with any new residential or commercial landscape. At the landscape and irrigation planning stage, working with a local qualified designer or contractor with knowledge of soil types and climate conditions will help greatly in the selection of appropriate turf and plant species. Grouping plants with similar watering needs close together and separating…

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  • Photo of Self binding path gravel

    Self binding path gravel

    Self Binding Path Gravel is becoming a very popular aggregate in garden designs, mainly due to the many garden make-over programmes that can be seen on television. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and is of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths to the bottom of the garden or greenhouse. Its versatility enables it to be used for tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives a firm…

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