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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
Furnitubes' 70th Anniversary

Furnitubes' 70th Anniversary

To mark our 70th Anniversary we interviewed Stephen Cluer, Chairman of Furnitubes to tell us about the history of the company and how things have changed over the years.

Categories Company News, Industry News
Putting an end to foul play

Putting an end to foul play

Britain's dog population has risen steadily from five million in 1970 to 8.3m today – we take a look why it is so important to dispose of your dog’s mess in the right way.

Categories Litter Bins, Industry News
National Picnic Week: 11th - 19th June

National Picnic Week: 11th - 19th June

This year National Picnic Week runs in the UK from 11th - 19th June. The week is aimed to provide people with the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice and tips to make sure you have everything you need to create the perfect picnic.

Categories Industry News
Furnitubes sponsors Progardens at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Furnitubes sponsors Progardens at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

We are delighted to be able to sponsor our contemporary RailRoad Edge bench to garden designers, Pro Gardens for their New York High Line inspired show garden ‘The Low Line’. The garden will feature at this year’s Malvern Spring Festival taking place on 5th - 8th May 2016.

Categories Company News, Industry News, Seating and Benches
When is a bench more than a bench?

When is a bench more than a bench?

At Furnitubes we are passionate about street furniture, we take a look at why we think a bench is more than just a bench in the world of street furniture.

Categories Seating and Benches, Industry News
Using planters to introduce greenery to public spaces - benefits

Using planters to introduce greenery to public spaces - benefits

Planters provide ways for shrubs, herbaceous and flowering plants and grasses to be introduced into public spaces where planting would not otherwise be possible. Introducing greenery improves public areas by softening the landscape, encouraging people to stay and enjoy, and even contributes to improving public health. With a wide range of standalone styles, and planter benches and seats available, it's never been easier to create green spaces in our cities and towns.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News
How coordinated street furniture can enhance any site or scheme

How coordinated street furniture can enhance any site or scheme

Whether it’s bollards, benches or bins, street furniture can fulfil the practical requirements of almost any site or scheme. When selected elements are compatible, designed to work together and also functional, street furniture can enhance an area and improve accessibility. Cleverly chosen elements and intelligent placement improves the public realm and aids in the drive to minimise clutter.

Categories Bollards, Cigarette Bins, Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage, Illuminated Products, Industry News
Explore the possibilities – waves and curves in landscape design

Explore the possibilities – waves and curves in landscape design

Curves, wave forms and serpentine shapes on landscape schemes are incredibly popular, often used to entice and draw people in, as the eye has a natural tendency to follow around, beyond and to the conclusion of a curved shape.

Explore the possibilities of creating your own unique curve, wave and serpentine designs with the RailRoad seating range, the ultimate in adaptable street furniture.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Industry News
Furnitubes provides seating to new International Bomber Command Centre

Furnitubes provides seating to new International Bomber Command Centre

On Friday 2nd October 2015, over 300 Bomber Command veterans (the largest gathering since WWII) attended the official unveiling of the new Memorial Spire at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) near Lincoln... 

Categories Company News, Industry News
Explore the possibilities – the use of circles and curves in landscape design

Explore the possibilities – the use of circles and curves in landscape design

Curved seating and circular arrangements are increasingly popular on many landscape schemes. The use of curves and circles serves a visual or practical purpose, adding significant interest to designs.

Explore the possibilities of using modular seating to create your own circles, curves and unique designs and see some of the numerous configurations and options that can be formed with the RailRoad seating range.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Industry News
Furnitubes launch new RailRoad modular bench and seating range at Landscape 2015

Furnitubes launch new RailRoad modular bench and seating range at Landscape 2015

Furnitubes launch the new RailRoad seating range - the ultimate in modern, flexible seating design. Based on a series of interchangeable straight and curved modules, and inspired by railways and model train sets, the range is designed to be joined together to create seamless runs of continuous seating.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News, Industry News
Furnitubes at the Landscape Show 22-23 September 2015

Furnitubes at the Landscape Show 22-23 September 2015

Furnitubes will be exhibiting at the Landscape Show 2015 in Battersea Park in September, where we are proud to be launching a new product range as part of the "SmartSpace" collection.

Meet the team on stand C49 and be one of the first to view this new, highly flexible range of street furniture and see how the adaptable nature of our SmartSpace products can contribute to the aesthetics of almost any location.

Categories New Products, Company News, Industry News
Day 1 In the pink at CDW

Day 1 In the pink at CDW

It was a busy first day at CDW on Tuesday, where we welcomed clients new and old...

Categories Company News, Industry News
Furnitubes at Clerkenwell Design Week

Furnitubes at Clerkenwell Design Week

Furnitubes will be making its debut at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week taking place on 19th – 21st May 2015. 

Categories Company News, Industry News
Sculptural Potential - Transforming Street Furniture

Sculptural Potential - Transforming Street Furniture

Marlon de Asambuja is a Brazilian born artist based in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Particularly interested in urban and spatial issues, Marlon has taken a lot of his work to the streets; producing unique artwork with the aim to open up our minds about the way we view space in our urban environments.

Categories Industry News
Brown Hart Gardens wins best new public space in the London Planning Awards

Brown Hart Gardens wins best new public space in the London Planning Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Brown Hart Gardens has been awarded best new public space in the London Planning Awards 2014. Brown Hart Gardens was awarded winner for its ingenuity and historical sensitivity.

Categories Company News, Industry News
Brown Hart Gardens – Shortlisted for best new public space in the London Planning Awards

Brown Hart Gardens – Shortlisted for best new public space in the London Planning Awards

http://www.furnitubes.com/street-furniture/planters-hanging-basketsWe are excited to announce that Brown Hart Gardens has been shortlisted for the best new public space in the London Planning Awards 2014. The Awards were set up to recognise and showcase the leading examples of regeneration projects in London - raising expectations and promoting good practice.

Categories Seating and Benches, Case Studies, Company News, Industry News
A different, more colourful side to London

A different, more colourful side to London

The Furnitubes team recently took some time out of the office to explore the vibrant and diverse streets of the East End. The team embarked on a walk that showed fascinating, original pieces of street art from painted chewing gum on the pavements to sculptured hens under railway arches.

Categories Company News, Industry News
National Parks Week: 29th July - 4th August

National Parks Week: 29th July - 4th August

National Parks Week runs from the 29th July – 4th August with a mission to encourage the UK population to become active outdoors.

Categories Industry News
Why it is vital we protect young trees!

Why it is vital we protect young trees!

Well looked after trees can have a huge impact on an area. Their growth is beneficial to the environment; they clean our air and provide a habitat for wildlife...

Categories Tree Protection, Industry News
Prevent ram-raid attacks on stores

Prevent ram-raid attacks on stores

The recent news of the ram-raid at Gucci’s London store raises the question: what could have been done to prevent the attack taking place?

Categories Bollards, Security, Industry News
City Camouflage

City Camouflage

It's not a secret . .  landscapes are often ruined by intrusive buildings and structures that have been placed in front of beautiful pieces of architecture and historical buildings; however for the inhabitants of Rotterdam and Amsterdam help is at hand.

Categories Industry News
Need someone to talk to? How about street furniture?

Need someone to talk to? How about street furniture?

Street furniture has been used, used, leant on, scratched and ignored for far too long  . . . but this all stops TODAY in the city of Bristol…

Categories Industry News
Clean Britain Awards call for entries

Clean Britain Awards call for entries

Calling all UK Local authorities! The 2012 Clean Britain Awards are now open for entries! The awards, which aims to recognise and reward the efforts made in keeping our public spaces clean, takes place at the RWM in Partnership with CIWM exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, on Thursday 13th September...

Categories Industry News

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