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  • Photo of Pattern made possible outdoors with new additions to Verona’s Al Fresco tile collection

    Pattern made possible outdoors with new additions to Verona’s Al Fresco tile collection

    Outdoor tiles have never been more popular. With their ability to transform external spaces into something special and provide an ‘extra room’ outside of the home, it’s no surprise that the industry is anticipating another year of demand for outdoor porcelain. To coincide with summer renovations and consumer demand for garden scaping, Verona has launched a series of new additions to its Al Fresco porcelain tile collection including new extra-large formats, neutral colours and eye-catching patterns. Sherborne Victorian Graphite brings bold, monochrome geometrics to courtyards and gardens. Influenced by Victorian hallways, these tiles are available in a 600x600x20mm format with…

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  • Photo of Spotlight on Ecodek’s innovative signature range

    Spotlight on Ecodek’s innovative signature range

    The Signature AT range of composite decking from Ecodek is an innovative collection of reversible composite decking boards, offering homeowners the choice of two contemporary finishes. Designed by the experts at Ecodek, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of Wood Polymer Composite (WPC) decking, Signature AT is a solid composite decking board with a ribbed finish on one side and a grooved finish on the other. This uniquely designed deck board allows consumers to choose between two distinctly different surfaces without having to compromise on quality. Manufactured from 95% recycled or sustainably sourced materials, Signature AT echoes the beauty of timber…

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  • Photo of Dryrun: evaluating and adjusting irrigation system design in advance for water savings and optimum performance

    Dryrun: evaluating and adjusting irrigation system design in advance for water savings and optimum performance

    Dryrun is the latest addition to Rain Bird’s IQ4 Central Irrigation Control Platform. It enables users to see in advance what performance to expect from an irrigation system. Dryrun’s visualisation capability takes away the need for painstaking manual recalculation of irrigation schedules and programs. It especially offers major benefits for professionals involved with more complex systems, typically larger commercial applications or sports turf installations, where multiple programs and large numbers of sprinklers are involved. Users can see immediately the effect of making adjustments to irrigation times, watering delays and switching stations on or off. Once the irrigation controller has been…

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  • Photo of ADEZZ: Supplying the green world with dynamic water features

    ADEZZ: Supplying the green world with dynamic water features

    Water elements are dynamic objects in the garden. The continuous rippling of water creates subtle movement in the gardens you have design. A resting place where birds come to drink during warm periods and where they bring extra liveliness to your customer’s garden.  Since 2009, ADEZZ has been supplying the green world with the most beautiful and high-quality garden elements. Since we design, develop, and produce everything under our own management, we are always able to meet the demands of our customers. As a company, we have grown from a strong entrepreneurial mentality focused on efficiency. This has enabled us…

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  • Photo of Beauxfort gives gravel driveways the edge

    Beauxfort gives gravel driveways the edge

    Nothing beats the aesthetic of a winding gravel driveway, the subtle but inviting crunch sound under foot and tyre when approaching the home is an experience that cannot be beaten. But what truly defines the beauty of a gravel driveway is a perfect finish that remains perfect with use. All landscaping professionals know their reputation depends on the finished gravel driveway but what really makes the work stand out in the client’s mind is a gravel driveway that remains beautiful with time, while being practical. This is where Beauxfort, specialists in distinctive landscape systems, provide a helping hand. Laying a…

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  • Photo of Enter your company into the BALI National Landscape Awards!

    Enter your company into the BALI National Landscape Awards!

    Entries for the 46th National Landscape Awards, the largest landscape industry Awards in Europe, are open. The National Landscape Awards provides Accredited members, the platform in which to showcase their business and celebrate achievements both within and outside of the industry. Entering is easy, with only four simple steps. Register/log in via the online entry platform. Start the online entry by completing the online entry questions. The handy entry questions document means all information can be gathered in advance. Upload the digital submission pack and images through the online entry system. It is important to review the entry guidelines document to ensure everything is…

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  • Photo of Ecodek helps homeowners create the decking of their dreams with new ‘Composite Decking Kit’

    Ecodek helps homeowners create the decking of their dreams with new ‘Composite Decking Kit’

    If you looking to create a stylish outside space for entertaining and relaxing, but are reluctant because of the cost, Ecodek’s innovative new Composite Decking Kit could be the answer to your decking dreams. UK-based manufacturer of quality Wood Polymer Composite (WPC) decking boards, Ecodek has designed its ready-to-assemble Composite Decking Kit with smaller gardens and courtyards in mind. It contains everything you need to build a 2.4m by 2.4m decked area, helping you create the perfect alfresco area to enjoy all year round. The decking kits are based around Ecodek’s Signature AT range, with the reversible ribbed and grooved…

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  • Photo of Plant a tree with LOFA and the RSPB

    Plant a tree with LOFA and the RSPB

    Trees help to combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide, removing and storing carbon whilst releasing oxygen back into the air. They also reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. Trees are the ultimate carbon capture and storage machines, like great carbon sinks, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries. They also prevent flooding, reduce city temperatures, reduce pollution and keep soil nutrient – rich. The bottom line is, we need more trees and we need to protect the ones we already have. So…

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  • Photo of Royal Grass to work with professional landscape contractors and designers

    Royal Grass to work with professional landscape contractors and designers

    Installing artificial grass? Choose Royal Grass®, Europe’s premium quality brand – now UK Based Royal Grass® has an enviable track record of design innovation, manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction spanning nearly 20 years. Established in The Netherlands in 2003, it has built a reputation for manufacturing artificial grass with incredible resilience and durability and supplies its products to 56 countries across the globe. The most innovative technology Its industry-leading technology includes ReaDY (Realistic Directional Yarn), which replicates the way in which every blade of natural grass has its own direction, and SunTEC, giving selected Royal Grass® products a natural summery…

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  • Photo of Gravelrings – No Dig System Creates Exceptional Gravel Driveways

    Gravelrings – No Dig System Creates Exceptional Gravel Driveways

    When deciding upon the most suitable driveway surface for the job, the ongoing maintenance costs (and efforts) are nearly always underestimated. Although tarmac and concrete driveways have little to no short-term maintenance requirements. When they become tired, dull and worn the only course of action to replace them is to strip back and relay the surface, a costly process for landscapers and homeowners alike. Costs aside, this method also involves lengthy planning permission applications, never mind eight weeks for permission to be granted and for the work to begin. However, with Gravelrings no dig system, from Beauxfort, tarmac and concrete…

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  • Photo of Grillo launches electric BBQ to allow outdoor kitchens in high-rise buildings

    Grillo launches electric BBQ to allow outdoor kitchens in high-rise buildings

    The launch of the Grillo Voltiq Electric BBQ could not come soon enough for many roof terraces and BTR schemes. The Voltiq now enables those in city-centre locations or high-rise buildings the opportunity to install an outdoor kitchen and socialising area, complete with a barbeque. Previously, fire regulations imposed a ban on gas BBQs and naked flames on roof terraces, so until now barbeques have been off limits – much to the disappointment of designers and developers. Outdoor socialising spaces are in more demand than ever. When building a new development, roof terraces are becoming increasing popular, comprising a comfortable…

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  • Photo of SOLEX 22: The summer outdoor living trade exhibition

    SOLEX 22: The summer outdoor living trade exhibition

    The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition (SOLEX) will open its doors for THREE days on Tuesday 12 July at NEC, Birmingham – the definitive event for the outdoor living industry, bringing together all the leading manufacturers of outdoor living products. Being outdoors improves your health and well-being. Last year 63% of people spent more time in their gardens and outdoor spaces and more than 80% of consumers purchased an outdoor leisure product, SOLEX will feature furniture and accessories, barbecues, fire pits, leisure products, gifts, outdoor buildings, storage, lighting, spas, pergolas, hot tubs, parasols and soft furnishings. The event provides a showcase…

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  • Photo of External Porcelain Tile Pointing – Perfect with GftK’s vdw 815+

    External Porcelain Tile Pointing – Perfect with GftK’s vdw 815+

    The owners and their architect selected top quality porcelain tiles for this pool terrace, but they also wanted to be sure the pointing would not discolour or stain the expensive tiles, and that the grout was durable in the narrow >3-5mm joints between these larger format tiles. They had seen other people’s quality porcelain terraces effectively ruined by poor quality pointing, including cement grouts that initially left a lot of residue and then stained easily from spillages; or ‘brush-in resin’ grouts that blew out after jet-washing, which is essential to keep external porcelain tile paving in pristine condition. Fortunately, their…

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  • Photo of Saving the rainforest: One tree at a time

    Saving the rainforest: One tree at a time

    Essex based Ashwells Reclaimed Timber is the UK’s leading tropical timber reclamation specialist. For over 30 years, the firm has tirelessly reclaimed tropical hardwoods such as Greenheart, Jarrah, Ekki, and Keruing; repurposing the timber for future use in a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified process, that prevents further deforestation and saves C02e. Their reclaimed timber features in major projects across the UK, including RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court, The Eden Project and London Zoo. Ahead of Ashwells exhibiting at Futurescape (Stand A1), and to mark the start of landscape gardening season, we invited Managing Director Janine Davies-Tutt to share her…

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  • Photo of Marley’s AntiSlip decking is the perfect fit for Forest Holidays

    Marley’s AntiSlip decking is the perfect fit for Forest Holidays

    Set deep within Delamere Forest, emerges a beautiful rural retreat, offering guests the chance to connect with nature among the trees. Rural retreat Forest Holidays create holiday cabin locations across the UK in unique and stunning forest locations, providing people with an opportunity to connect with nature. Delamere Forest is the latest addition and includes Marley AntiSlip Plus® timber decking. Set amongst a 2,400 acre mixed broadleaf and evergreen forest, 66 spacious woodland cabins, each with their own outdoor decking area and hot tub are accessed by walkways and bridges, to offer guests a tranquil rural escape. Marley talked to…

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  • Photo of Innovative horticultural products set to boost UK biodiversity efforts

    Innovative horticultural products set to boost UK biodiversity efforts

    The UK’s first ever range of self-contained, integrated eco-systems and associated products have launched to help boost biodiversity and conservation across the country. The range of landmark habitats has been created by BioScapes®, a new business under the Rolawn Group, one of the country’s longest established and leading suppliers of topsoil and turf in a bid to become a leading voice in finding solutions for the challenges facing biodiversity in the UK and around the world. BioScapes® has launched with two different products within the range, the BioCube® and NatureArk®. The products will help to directly offset the negative impact…

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  • Photo of Waterscapes’ maintenance regime keeps triplets park landscaping in pristine condition

    Waterscapes’ maintenance regime keeps triplets park landscaping in pristine condition

    Waterscapes Limited, the UK’s leading water feature and irrigation specialist, is playing an important role in maintaining the landscaped areas at the Triplets Park and Viaduct development, Kings Cross. The company provides on-going maintenance of the irrigation system on behalf of the estate’s landscape maintenance company. This includes attending the site weekly during the main season to carry out inspection and preventative maintenance work which ensures the continuing efficient operation of the Rain Bird irrigation system. Designed to create a diverse public realm landscape, Triplets Park features borders with a wide array of plants, shrubs and trees as well as…

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  • Photo of GeoGrow goes green with Rootlok

    GeoGrow goes green with Rootlok

    GeoGrow, specialists in vegetated retaining wall systems for both land and water applications, has released their all-new look GREEN Geotextile bag. Manufactured in the UK, the Rootlok Vegetated Wall System is already a proven, soft, engineered environmentally friendly alternative to concrete, gabions, and other hard engineered systems. Consisting of two components the integral and innovative interlocking plate made from 100% recycled material which dramatically increases the sheer strength of the bag structure, and the all-new GREEN geotextile bag. The modular Rootlok bags are produced from a strong, non-woven geotextile, specially designed to be water-permeable and flexible to allow free movement for…

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  • Photo of Optigrun launch new RIBA approved Blue Roof CPD

    Optigrun launch new RIBA approved Blue Roof CPD

    Optigrun, the specialist green roof systems supplier, has launched a new RIBA approved CPD seminar, Understanding blue roofs – From design to application. Increases in our urban population, the density of urban development and the effects of climate change are all placing additional pressure on our public surface water drainage systems. Designed and installed correctly a blue roof can provide a very successful surface water management solution for modern construction projects. This CPD session discusses the principles of a blue roof, their environmental and ecological benefits and the importance of the specification process. To find out more or to book…

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  • Photo of Graphic designer transforms garden into a home-working haven

    Graphic designer transforms garden into a home-working haven

    Inspired by the ‘new normal’ of remote-working, graphic designer Steven Haygarth has transformed the top of his south-facing garden into a home-working haven, using eco-friendly and low maintenance composite decking and cladding products. Steven is not alone in creating his garden office space, according to research, 13% of  home-working Britons are expected to invest in purpose-built outhouses in 2021; providing comfortable and functional work spaces, amid the calming influence of nature. Constructed using Composite Prime’s sustainable HD Clad® Pro cladding system, Steven’s new office shed is made from FSC® 100% hardwood flour and recycled plastic, which combines to produce a…

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  • Photo of Millboard: Durable and desirable decking

    Millboard: Durable and desirable decking

    Much has been written about pandemic trends and there has undoubtedly been an explosion of interest in the sphere of home improvement during lockdown. Staying in is the new going out, and for many people that looks like a trend that is going to stick for the foreseeable future. Part of staying ‘in’ is actually about making more use of your available outdoor space, treating it as another room of the house and using it as such. Combined, what these trends mean is that homeowners are looking to transform their gardens into outdoor spaces with wow factor that can be…

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  • Photo of Wimbledon Grounds sets the bar for sustainable residential developments

    Wimbledon Grounds sets the bar for sustainable residential developments

    Sustainability and ecology are becoming increasingly important in modern architecture. At the same time, urban planning solutions are urgently required to counteract the consequences of climate change such as heavy rainfall events and overheating of cities. This means that designers and architects will have to focus even more on roofs and podium decks with regard to rainwater management. The enormous potential associated with this can be illustrated with the huge mixed-use development at Wimbledon Grounds including vast 15,967 sqm area of ‘blue’ roofs and ‘blue’ podiums that makes it one of the largest blue roofing projects in the UK. The…

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  • Photo of From anthracite grey to natural brown – Ecodek advise how to choose the best decking colour for you

    From anthracite grey to natural brown – Ecodek advise how to choose the best decking colour for you

    Whether you’re considering a new composite decked area for your garden or are looking to replace existing decking that has become worn, choosing the right colour can be a bit overwhelming.  At Ecodek, we want to inspire you to choose a colour that complements both your garden and your home, so here are a few tips to help you with your decision. Natural inspiration A decked area can be a focal point of a garden, or you may want it to blend into the background and allow the surrounding foliage do the talking. If you want plants, flowers, trees, or…

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  • Photo of Millboard passes the one million mark

    Millboard passes the one million mark

    Millboard, the premium decking manufacturer, recently saw the one millionth decking board produced in 2021 roll off the production line. The achievement of this major milestone is indicative of the rapid growth of the business, with its first board only appearing in 2007 following a three-year research and development programme. Since then, Millboard has established an enviable reputation amongst architects and designers, who recognise the advantages of a product which looks like real wood but has significant advantages, including slip resistance and ease of maintenance. As a result, Millboard decking can now be found at prestigious sites ranging from Kew…

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  • Photo of Self binding path gravel

    Self binding path gravel

    For a fairly modest outlay the 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, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes beyond that, it has a wide range of…

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