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Furnitubes

Our Story

Over Seventy Years Of Excellence Est. 1946

1946

FURNITUBES IS FOUNDED
Marine Engineer Jack Cluer founded Furnitubes re-using steel tubes from post-war marine shipyards to produce materials for the new NHS, schools and London County Council.

1950

TULIP LITTER BASKET
Furnitubes began to offer a larger range of litter bins and wire baskets, in addition to some simple seating, that all proved popular with Local Authorities specifying for schools and public developments.

Furnitubes gained International recognition when the 'Tulip' slatted litter basket was chosen for EXPO58 and the site of the World fair at Brussels in 1958.

1960

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Furnitubes launched a series of innovative products from seating and planters, bollards and cycle stands. We were amongst the first to introduce vandal proof solutions and Glass Reinforced Plastics instead of concrete.

1985

LAUNCH OF THE ICONIC BELL BOLLARD
The introduction of the Bell bollard, possibly the most famous of all Furnitubes products after the Tulip Litter Bin.


NEW MATERIALS
Bollards and cycle parking were becoming widespread as more off-street parking facilities were made available. New materials, such as G.R.P (Glass Reinforced Plastic) were also being used for Planters and Grit Bins that had traditionally been made in concrete.

1990

MAJOR EXPANSION
Over 3,000 new products are added to complete our extensive product range designed specifically to aid specifiers, architects and contractors with a range of schemes.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE
Furnitubes first gained BS 5750, formally known as EN ISO 9002:1994. We now have ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 (quality, health & safety and environmental) accreditations).

2000

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
Furnitubes launched products in a new recycled composite timber made from 50% sawdust and 50% plastic. The environmentally friendly material has a look and texture akin to timber with the added benefits of recycled plastic.

2010

STOCK CONTROL & 3D CAD

Further expansion and investment in stock management, warehousing and design softwares.

NBS
Furnitubes add our range of products to RIBA's product specification library, NBS Plus. NBS Plus subscribers can add Furnitubes product specifications straight into their projects with a single click.


2015

RAILROAD LAUNCH

Furnitubes launch RailRoad, a fully modular and fully customisable seating system that allows the most creative of schemes to be realised at a fraction of the cost of bespoke. RailRoad provides an almost endless variety of configuration possibilities, from straight lines to wave forms, circles and other geometrical patterns.

2017

INTEGRATED PLANTERS FOR RAILROAD

Furnitubes designers expanded the RailRoad range with the planters, RailRoad planters can be fully integrated within the seating enabling a fully coordinated suite.


2018

UNIUN LAUNCH

With the rise of roof-top schemes and nothing on market like it, we designed and manufactured Uniun - stylish and configurable seating and planter modules - lightweight and moveable for roof tops and podiums projects.


2019

NEW OWNERSHIP

Furnitubes is acquired by BAMUK Group who also owns a precision metal factory Contracts Engineering Ltd. The Furnitubes design team is now fully supported, in house, by a team of specialist engineers.

UK MADE

As part of our commitment to provide in-house manufacturing, product ranges are prioritised and streamlined to have greater control over production lead times.

2020

AKRI LAUNCH

We created AKRI steel retaining walls as a sustainable and flexible, modular solution to manage pedestrian movement and introduce planting to busy urban environments. Crafted from both straight or curved panels, AKRI comes with various finishes and accessories that can also be retrofitted as well as seating options across our modular range. Designed to compliment rooftops, public spaces and podiums, AKRI completed and passed a rigorous engineering assessment carried out by ARUP making it a robust yet cost effective planter bed solution compared with traditional masonry walls or smaller sit-on-top planters.


ZENITH SANITISER DISPENSER LAUNCH

Furnitubes designed and manufactured the Zenith® Foot Pedal Sanitiser Dispenser. Our response to the coronavirus pandemic and helping people get back to work, school and life.

2021

SHAPING OUTDOOR SPACES

A new strapline and clear vision. Furnitubes thrive in the outdoor environment and we are on a mission to get more people outside. Our products build communities, improve our environment and keep people safe.

MODULAR IS THE FUTURE

Furnitubes answers a need in the market for modern looking, high quality street furniture quickly and on a budget. Modular solutions are flexible and customisable; they combine standardised but interchangeable units that can be connected in different ways to produce different outcomes. Cost effective, sustainable and available in different styles and finishes, specifiers can be as creative as they wish at a fraction of the cost.

Browse our modular range AKRI, RailRoad, Uniun and Elements.

CPD LAUNCH

Furnitubes launch a brand new selection of educational and informative CPD’s and Masterclasses designed to explore a range of topics and provide solutions to help landscape architects with their specifications.

 


Address: 3rd Floor, Meridian House, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RD

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8378 3200

Email: sales@furnitubes.com

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