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Reclaiming Timber: Fordham Seats

Reclaiming Timber: Fordham Seats

As street furniture designers and manufacturers, we bear responsibility for our environment so we’ve been reviewing our ranges to find ways of making them more environmentally friendly, enabling landscape architects to up the ante on sustainability and meet green goals.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News, Greening the grey
Why is Triple Processing better than Galvanising?

Why is Triple Processing better than Galvanising?

Using our engineering capabilities, we created our own finish system for our steel products. Triple Process Coating is our solution that ensures we provide the highest quality finish on our product ranges.

Categories New Products, Company News, Industry News
The benefits of social infrastructure

The benefits of social infrastructure

Cities and towns are creating new forms of social infrastructure, from pocket parks, town squares, to pop-up skate parks. In this article we explore the benefits these spaces offer in more detail.

Categories Industry News
The Green Room | Decarbonised

The Green Room | Decarbonised

Welcome to The Green Room, #Decarbonised. A series of discussions tackling sustainability with key heads in our networks. Stay tuned over the next few months, as we take on sustainability across different ends of the supply chain, the different roles we play, the challenges we face and ways forward.

Categories Company News, Industry News, Greening the grey
We’re evolving!

We’re evolving!

We are fully embracing the 'New Year, New Us' cliché, so this year you might notice something a little different about us.

Categories Website, Company News, Industry News
An urban jungle featuring our products

An urban jungle featuring our products

Aside from our obvious love of street furniture and the outdoors, did you know we are also big fans of art and design?

Categories Company News, Industry News
The Green Room | our monthly podcast

The Green Room | our monthly podcast

Our new monthly podcast will explore all things landscape architecture, urban design and of course street furniture! Hosted by our managing director, Catherine Barratt, The Green Room promises to bring you the very best of industry musings, interviews, discussions and debates.

Categories Company News, Industry News, Greening the grey
Cycling for the win!

Cycling for the win!

The cycling pros far outweigh the cons so local authorities are moving to make it a more inclusive and accessible mode of transport for everyone even in urban areas. But is there more to be done? And how can we entice future generations to put down the car keys and get on their bikes?

Categories Cycle Parking, Industry News
Shaping the way in landscape design: AKRI

Shaping the way in landscape design: AKRI

With people spending more time outside the need for planting has increased, so how do you choose the right planter for your scheme? We take a look at ways AKRI, our latest planter solution can be used to enhance different environments.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Industry News
Shaping the way in landscape design: RailRoad

Shaping the way in landscape design: RailRoad

Shapes, curves, forms and lines. These elements combined play a vital role in transforming space and creating a unique experience on landscape schemes. We look at some exciting ways our RailRoad modular seating solution can be used to create unique designs on landscape schemes.

Categories Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News
Cultivating safer spaces in education

Cultivating safer spaces in education

Developing usable and functional spaces for education in schools, colleges and universities can have significant benefits on students' health including; improved concentration and lower stress levels for better learning. We explore ways our outdoor furniture can be used to benefit educational establishments.

Categories Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Industry News
Greening the grey: The greenest cities

Greening the grey: The greenest cities

In one way or another we all try to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Our everyday choices have an impact on the environment we live in; from choosing to buy bottled water or that coffee on the morning run. We explore how we can be encouraged and inspired by other cities that have excelled at creating a sustainable and greener environment.

Categories Industry News, Greening the grey
Greening the grey: Reopening the outdoors

Greening the grey: Reopening the outdoors

We long to be together again united in outside spaces, a shopping trip with friends or a picnic in the park but how can street furniture be used as a permanent solution in our way out of the pandemic?

Categories Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News, Greening the grey
Greening the grey: 5 benefits of planting in urban cities

Greening the grey: 5 benefits of planting in urban cities

It’s part of our mission to get more people outside and green the grey in our cities and we know adding beautiful planters and softening an urban landscape are great ways to achieve this. They create colorful and welcoming spaces for communities that people want to spend time in and enjoy. Working on any upcoming schemes? Here are five reasons why you might want to consider greening the grey too!

Categories Company News, Industry News, Greening the grey
2020 in Retrospect

2020 in Retrospect

2020, the year for hand washing, zoom calls and social distancing. But getting people outside continues to be a really important part of our mission and if lockdown confirms anything; it’s how precious our outdoor spaces are and their importance for our mental and physical well-being.

Categories New Products, Website, Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News
Home-grown solutions to meet the UK demand of street furniture

Home-grown solutions to meet the UK demand of street furniture

The UK has relied on overseas supply chains for street furniture for a long time but the desire for greater quality, the need to reduce lead times and the desire to reduce carbon footprint are just a few of the reasons why this model is now in question. As one of the leading street furniture suppliers, we are fully committed to sourcing materials and manufacturing in the UK.

Categories Company News, Industry News
Furnitubes launch Akri® raised steel planter walling

Furnitubes launch Akri® raised steel planter walling

Furnitubes is launching Akri®, a new sustainable wall planter enabling large planting beds to be designed as part of a scheme.

Categories New Products, Company News, Industry News
Top 5 inspirational female landscape architects

Top 5 inspirational female landscape architects

To celebrate International Women's Day – let’s take a look at five of the most inspirational female landscape architects working today and their projects.

Categories Industry News
Come and see us at SPECIFI Landscape - London

Come and see us at SPECIFI Landscape - London

We are looking forward to hosting a stand at SPECIFI Landscape London on Tuesday 4th February 2020. If you are a Landscape Architect or specifier in the London area, we would love for you to come and see us.

Categories Company News, Industry News
The importance of recycling

The importance of recycling

These days there is a lot of confusing information on the web about recycling and reusing materials. It can be hard to know where to begin when there is so much information out there saying contradictory things. Here is just a select few of the great abundance of reasons why recycling is an essential part of our everyday lives.

Categories Litter Bins, Industry News
What is a pocket park?

What is a pocket park?

Cities and other busy urban areas are always looking at how to improve life for their residents and make the most of any space. Although there are a few different ways to go about this, one that is becoming very popular with many cities is pocket parks.

Categories Industry News
The Rise Of Roof Gardens

The Rise Of Roof Gardens

Roof gardens are on the rise. Creating a green roof is a superb way to add appeal to new urban development projects, as both residential and office buildings can enjoy the bonus of a sky garden.

Categories Industry News
London becomes the world’s first National Park City

London becomes the world’s first National Park City

The first National Park City, London, is part of an initiative from the National Park City Foundation (NPCF) that aims to shift focus in sprawling metropolitan areas and get everyone thinking more about their parks and green spaces.

Categories Industry News
The Importance Of Street Furniture

The Importance Of Street Furniture

We explore the importance of street furniture within the public realm.

Categories Bollards, Cigarette Bins, Cycle Parking, Railings, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage, Shelters, Tree Protection, Security, Industry News
Five benefits of using trees in urban design

Five benefits of using trees in urban design

We take a look at five great reasons you should include trees in your urban design.

Categories Tree Protection, Industry News

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