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Improving Outdoor Education Spaces

Improving Outdoor Education Spaces

There are compelling reasons why schools and colleges should make more of their external learning environments.

Categories Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage, Shelters, Company 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
Furnitubes launches the new Uniun® range

Furnitubes launches the new Uniun® range

Uniun offers a contemporary approach to seating and planting for both internal and external spaces. Formed upon a rotationally-moulded base, the module can be used as a full planter, or combined with an Iroko laminated timber bench top to create a seating module or combined seating and planter module.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News
Furnitubes launch the new Ribbon XL range

Furnitubes launch the new Ribbon XL range

The original Ribbon range was introduced several years ago, offering simple stylish seating in many different forms, and all at very affordable prices. Following its popularity since, the range has now been expanded to include XL versions of the products, with an even wider choice of options.

Furnitubes launch the new Elements® XL range

Furnitubes launch the new Elements® XL range

Elements began as a standard-sized seating product only but given its popularity since launch, and in response to client comments and requirements, we have significantly expanded the range to include wider, narrower and higher seating options.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News
The Benefits Of Tree Protection

The Benefits Of Tree Protection

Whilst trees in a woodland area may have near perfect conditions to grow and thrive, planting in an urban environment can throw up many challenges. With the inclusion of tree grilles and tree guards, we can begin to successfully integrate tree planting into the urban environment.

10 Of The Most Unique Benches You Will Ever See

10 Of The Most Unique Benches You Will Ever See

Here are 10 unique benches we've found that really stand out from the crowd. Whilst some are not so practical, they all have a visual appeal in one way or another.

The Fun Side of Bollards

The Fun Side of Bollards

We take a look at how some people have spruced up bollards to brighten up their local environment, and some quirky alternative bollards.

The Importance of Parks

The Importance of Parks

We take a look at some of the lesser-known benefits of parks and open spaces.

The state of UK littering

The state of UK littering

With estimated annual costs of £850M per year, we look at the current state of littering in the UK.

Categories Litter Bins
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
A look back at the highlights of 2016

A look back at the highlights of 2016

As we move into 2017, we take a look back at some of our new product ranges and project highlights from 2016.

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
Ten of the best views from benches around the World

Ten of the best views from benches around the World

We've taken a look at ten of the best bench locations across the World, where you can sit and watch the World go by.

Categories Seating and Benches
5 great reasons to encourage your staff to cycle to work

5 great reasons to encourage your staff to cycle to work

We always hear about the benefits of cycling, so we've put together 5 great reasons why you should be encouraging your staff to cycle to work.

Categories Cycle Parking, 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
We are a London Living Wage employer!

We are a London Living Wage employer!

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK.

 
Categories Company 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
Furnitubes celebrates 70 years of Street Furniture supply

Furnitubes celebrates 70 years of Street Furniture supply

With 2016 representing our 70th year in business, Furnitubes marks its anniversary with new corporate branding, a nostalgic glance back over the past 70 years, and a look towards the future and what to expect from our 70th year as leading street furniture designers and suppliers.

Categories New Products, Website, Company News
Christmas shut down information

Christmas shut down information

All the team at Furnitubes would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Categories Company News
2015 - The Review

2015 - The Review

As 2015 draws to a close, the team at Furnitubes take a moment to look back over the past 12 months. It's been an exciting year, with various improvements and updates made to existing products and ranges, as well as the introduction of some brand new products and designs. We also take a look back at some of our favourite projects of the last year.

Categories New Products, Website, Company 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
Our recent favourite projects where we’ve supplied street furniture

Our recent favourite projects where we’ve supplied street furniture

Over the past few weeks, Furnitubes has seen a number of interesting projects come to life, with our street furniture creating impact all over the UK!

Here are some of our most recent favourites...

Categories Company 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
Key considerations when placing railings and guardrails

Key considerations when placing railings and guardrails

Guardrails are designed to control the flow, and improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, and also to visually assist in keeping vehicles off footways, discourage parking, and generally separate pedestrians from vehicular traffic.

The key to success for railings and guardrails is a detailed assessment of their placement, where the risks must be carefully weighed up against their protective qualities.

Gabions – a history of changing landscapes

Gabions – a history of changing landscapes

The use of gabions in outdoor spaces is nothing new, having served a number of purposes through history. Originally made of wicker, some of the earliest reported uses are of the Ancient Egyptians utilising these cages to protect the banks of the River Nile.

Today, whilst they continue to be used for many of the same purposes, their appeal has grown....

Tails are wagging for the Zenith seat

Tails are wagging for the Zenith seat

Our popular Zenith bench seat features in TV advert for O2 priority.

Categories Company 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
Furnitubes on the move

Furnitubes on the move

Furnitubes website is now mobile and tablet responsive...

Categories Website, Company News
‘Is interchangeable furniture the future for adaptable outdoor spaces?’

‘Is interchangeable furniture the future for adaptable outdoor spaces?’

Interchangeable furniture is based around a series of standard ‘mix and match’ components, or ‘elements’, that offer you the maximum choice of styles, sizes, materials and features when designing outdoor spaces. The main benefit of this approach is that with many 1000s of possible combinations, your selection is tailored specifically to suit your site and the end product is likely to be a truly unique solution.

Categories Seating and Benches
What can outdoor furniture contribute to your car park design?

What can outdoor furniture contribute to your car park design?

In busy car parks such as those outside large supermarkets, protecting pedestrians from the high volume of vehicles is vital. This is why outdoor furniture is necessary – to provide a safe environment for public use. This can be achieved in the following ways:

Well-placed bin provision reduces litter on our streets

Well-placed bin provision reduces litter on our streets

Litter is a huge problem in many areas, particularly on our residential and town centre streets. Despite warnings and the treat of fines for littering, people continue to drop litter, especially fast food packaging. Strategic placement of litter bins in areas where litter is an issue enables the public to dispose of their rubbish easily.

Using furniture in a dynamic way can help make the best use of outdoor spaces

Using furniture in a dynamic way can help make the best use of outdoor spaces

Outdoor furniture doesn’t need to be standard or boring. In fact, dynamic furniture can even add practical benefits as well as an interesting appearance. A combination of pieces could make up the requirements for the area, or a single piece of furniture could even add to the aesthetics of the surroundings.

How street furniture contributes to a safe and practical neighbourhood

How street furniture contributes to a safe and practical neighbourhood

The use of street furniture in any residential development contributes to the character, appearance and the safety of the area. There are many elements which come together to make an overall more pleasant living space, whether it is a large community project, a small neighbourhood or a just an individual block of flats.

The role of street furniture in improving public transport

The role of street furniture in improving public transport

Street furniture plays a distinct role in building the aesthetics surrounding areas of public transport. Railways and other transport interchanges such as bus stops contain furniture that both adds to the appearance of the area and has a practical function. Street furniture can be the element which brings new life to rail, bus cycle and road networks across the UK.

What difference can street furniture make to hospitals?

What difference can street furniture make to hospitals?

Hospitals are not always the most pleasant places to be. For patients and visitors, an outside space, whether it’s a garden or the area outside of the hospital building, can be a haven. Making this space look nice and provide a comfortable place for patients, staff and visitors is important to improving the overall ethos and atmosphere of the hospital.

Back to school! Which outdoor furniture is ideal for the playground?

Back to school! Which outdoor furniture is ideal for the playground?

What do you think of when you think of the school playground? Whatever you’re imagining, there are some essentials which are important for the playground to function as it does. There are a few features which are a necessity within an outside educational setting serving a practical purpose and keeping the outside space pleasant and enjoyable.

The Importance of Guardrails for Pedestrian Safety in Busy Cities

The Importance of Guardrails for Pedestrian Safety in Busy Cities

In busy towns and cities, railings are an effective measure to protect pedestrians from the dangers of traffic, or features of buildings such as steps. Guardrails specifically create a safety barrier between motorists and pedestrians, as well as for abrupt changes in elevation or to mark the edge of a road or pathway.

Choosing furniture for your local park

Choosing furniture for your local park

When you think of your local park, what do you imagine? Perhaps some swings and slides. But what about the other important elements of the playground? No playground is complete without some simple picnic tables, litter bins, and benches for parents to sit down and take a rest. It’s all about a balance of aesthetics and practical use…

Could Street Furniture Save The High Street?

Could Street Furniture Save The High Street?

Between January and September last year, 964 town centre stores were closed across the UK. This exceeds the figure for the previous year, which was 60% lower. The largest drop was for clothing shops, compared to the rising number of betting shops thriving in the decline of the high street. It wasn’t only retail which fell but also the number of pawnbrokers and travel agents across the nation.

Designing a new road layout: Things to consider with bollard placement

Designing a new road layout: Things to consider with bollard placement

Bollards are designed to mitigate danger from vehicles to pedestrians. They can prevent accidents where there are areas of busy traffic both on the road and on foot by creating a visual delineation between a pedestrian area and traffic area. Choosing where to place bollards needs a considerable amount of thought since it doesn’t just determine safety, but convenience, accessibility and pedestrian traffic. It is important to take a holistic view when designing bollards and their placement. Here are a few things to consider:

Categories Bollards
Case Study - Marks and Spencer, Wolstanton

Case Study - Marks and Spencer, Wolstanton

Marks and Spencer opened the doors to its flagship £40 Million store in Wolstanton in November. Business experts described the launch of the new M&S as ‘one of the biggest retail events since the opening of the Potteries Shopping Centre’.
 

Categories Case Studies
Christmas shut down information

Christmas shut down information

Furnitubes management & staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Categories Company News
Seven product range launched at Landscape ’14

Seven product range launched at Landscape ’14

New SmartSpace® Seven product range launched at Landscape Show ’14 in Battersea Park.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Company News
Furnitubes at the Landscape Show 23 & 24 September '14

Furnitubes at the Landscape Show 23 & 24 September '14

Furnitubes will be exhibiting at the UK’s leading landscape trade show taking place in Battersea Park, London 23 & 24 September. The Landscape show will feature the flexible and innovative Smart Space urban furniture design Seven created by Furnitubes’ in-house designers.

Visit us at stand D19 at the Landscape Show 2014 where our team will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

“Established as the essential trade event, LANDSCAPE attracts garden designers, architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond”.

Click on READ MORE for an Invitation.

 

Categories Company News, New Products, Seating and Benches
Case Study - Outdoor Seating - The Bancroft Gardens

Case Study - Outdoor Seating - The Bancroft Gardens

The Bancroft Gardens were redesigned as part of the councils £3m re-landscaping project to create a high quality contemporary landscape that would attract more tourism to the area. 

Case Study - Bow School London

Case Study - Bow School London

The new design for this nine form-entry secondary school in Bromley-by Bow, East London included a large landscaped area between the three main school buildings. 

Categories Case Studies
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
Specify with NBS Plus

Specify with NBS Plus

We have recently added our new product ranges to NBS Plus, making specifying easier than ever before. As an NBS Plus subscriber, you can add Furnitubes product specifications into your project with a single click.

Categories New Products, Company News
The View From The Shard

The View From The Shard

To celebrate the success of 2013 the Furnitubes team was given the chance to take in the magnificent London skyline, from one of the UK’s most iconic attractions - The Shard.

Categories Company News
2013 - A year in review

2013 - A year in review

2013 was an exciting year for the Furnitubes team with the launch of a variety of new products ranges, a new website, new team members and the chance to work on a number of amazing projects. Take a look at some of our best bits!  

Categories New Products, Website, Case Studies, Company 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
Furnitubes transforms another 3 major retail developments

Furnitubes transforms another 3 major retail developments

Here at Furnitubes we have a wide range of high quality products ideal for retail developments; this together with our expertise and first class service has allowed us to work alongside some of the biggest names in the retail industry. Our most recent developments have seen us work alongside John Lewis, Aldi and the McArthurGlen Group. 

Categories Case Studies, Company News
Christmas shut down details

Christmas shut down details

All of the staff at Furnitubes would like to wish you and your colleagues a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 

Categories Company News
3 new economy cycle shelters

3 new economy cycle shelters

Furnitubes has recently introduced a brand new range of economy cycle shelters, based on our popular classic shelters the Academy, Stirling and Fin.

Categories New Products, Cycle Parking, Shelters
Make sure you're prepared for the winter with new Grit & Salt bins from Furnitubes

Make sure you're prepared for the winter with new Grit & Salt bins from Furnitubes

Furnitubes has recently introduced a brand new range of grit and salt bins, just in time for the winter months.

Categories New Products
Enhance landscapes with timber products

Enhance landscapes with timber products

Timber products are a great choice for your landscaping needs as they are sustainable and integrate well with natural surroundings. Timber is natural, reusable and recyclable, making it one of the most environmentally friendly material choices for street furniture.

Categories Bollards, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins
Update any site with stunning stainless steel street furniture

Update any site with stunning stainless steel street furniture

Stainless steel is an ideal choice for sites as it offers a stunning modern finish that requires minimal maintenance. Stainless steel has a chromium-rich oxide film that gives it a high corrosion resistance. This film can self-repair, giving the material its "stainless" name!

Categories Bollards, Cigarette Bins, Cycle Parking, Railings, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage, Tree Protection
Promoting the benefits of our parks & green spaces

Promoting the benefits of our parks & green spaces

Understanding the huge impact parks & green spaces have on improving people’s lives.

Categories Industry News
10 reasons why concrete seating is transforming sites across the UK

10 reasons why concrete seating is transforming sites across the UK

Seating may not be the first thing you think of when designing a project, however the following examples show why getting it right is so important.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Introducing the Drakon & Mesa

Introducing the Drakon & Mesa

Concrete has become an increasingly popular material choice for external seating, with its durable construction, solidity of form and honesty in the use of materials.  Furnitubes has developed two new seating ranges that follow these design principles, and further extend our range of concrete products.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
New website launch

New website launch

Furnitubes is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. The team has worked hard to develop a more user-friendly site with new features and improved copy.

Categories Website, Company News
Understanding the Elements range - Part 6

Understanding the Elements range - Part 6

Welcome to the final instalment of our “Understanding the Elements range” series. With 5 of the 6 unique seating supports already covered, hopefully you now have a good understanding of the Elements concept. Our final instalment will focus on the gabion basket seat supports.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
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
New Fin Economy Cycle Shelter

New Fin Economy Cycle Shelter

Furnitubes has recently extended their cycle shelter range, with the introduction of the Fin Economy. The Fin Economy is a robust, economical solution for mass cycle storage requirements.

Categories New Products, Cycle Parking
The history of bollards

The history of bollards

Although their appearance and functionalities have altered slightly over the years, the use of bollards dates back to the eighteenth century.

Categories Bollards
Street furniture guide to towns and rural locations

Street furniture guide to towns and rural locations

Modern and contemporary street furniture is very popular at present, however such designs are not always the right choice for towns and rural areas. This week Furnitubes looks at different ways you can enhance outdoor areas in towns and rural settings whilst complementing the heritage of an area.

Categories Seating and Benches, Signage
Concrete Seating: Standard Mixes + Finishes

Concrete Seating: Standard Mixes + Finishes

Furnitubes' concrete seating ranges are now available in over 100 standard mixes and finishes. Custom mixes are also available upon request for larger volume production runs.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Podium range extensions

Podium range extensions

The Podium concrete seating range has recently been extended, allowing the creation of more unique and interesting seating combinations. Designed on a 'mix and match' principle, the range now boasts a larger selection of seat platforms and seat supports.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Introducing the Fortis Range

Introducing the Fortis Range

The Fortis is a new modular concrete and timber seating range, designed to offer an adaptable range of configuration options from a limited number of standard components. Concrete has become an increasingly popular material for external seating, with its durable construction and stylish attributes; Furnitubes decided to combine this material with timber to offer a new affordable, unique, comfortable seating range.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Understanding the Elements range - Part Five

Understanding the Elements range - Part Five

The Elements bench with concrete block ends offers a heavy duty construction and appearance. Concrete is extremely durable and is strong enough to withstand the rigours of daily use, making it the perfect material choice for seating in busy urban locations.

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
New highway solutions from Furnitubes

New highway solutions from Furnitubes

Furnitubes supplies a range of Highway solutions to instruct and protect motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. From keep left signs and verge protection posts to re-bounding traffic bollards, you can be assured you will find the exact one for your requirements.

Categories New Products, Bollards
New themed display cases for restaurants and bars

New themed display cases for restaurants and bars

Furnitubes have introduced five new food and drink themed display cases to their signage range, designed to capture the attention of customers..

Categories New Products, Signage
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
Understanding the Elements range - Part Four

Understanding the Elements range - Part Four

Most seating on the market offers a rather limited number of configurations when it comes to the design of the seat. Furnitubes’ in-house design team set out to change this with the design of the new Elements range...

Categories Seating and Benches
New Fun Notice Boards from Furnitubes

New Fun Notice Boards from Furnitubes

8 new uniquely designed notice boards and display cases have been added to Furnitubes’ extensive range of signage. The new notice boards are targeted towards both children and adults, with eye catching designs suited to a number of locations including; leisure centres, schools, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Categories New Products, Signage
Understanding the Elements range - Part Three

Understanding the Elements range - Part Three

With two unique seat supports already covered, hopefully your understanding of the interchangeable seating range has grown. This week we will be focusing our attention on the plate end seat support...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Understanding the Elements range - Part Two

Understanding the Elements range - Part Two

There are 6 standard seat support options within the Elements range, and this week we will be focusing on the steel post supports...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Understanding the Elements range - Part One

Understanding the Elements range - Part One

With 1000s of combinations available, designing your own Elements seat may seem like a daunting task at first, but it doesn’t get much simpler...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Secure storage solutions for cyclists

Secure storage solutions for cyclists

The growing number of cyclists on the roads has increased the need for secure, convenient parking control systems, which help to put the cyclists mind at ease when leaving their bicycle unattended.

Categories New Products, Cycle Parking, Security
New access control solutions from Furnitubes

New access control solutions from Furnitubes

Furnitubes have recently launched the Access Control range - a collection of products designed specifically to solve common traffic management issues.

Categories New Products
Browse, Discover and Share with Pinterest

Browse, Discover and Share with Pinterest

Pictures can say a thousand words, which is why we have started creating our own Pinterest boards to share images of our products, as well as inspirational products and projects from around the globe...

Categories Company 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
Definitive access control solutions

Definitive access control solutions

It can be challenging deciding on the best solution to prevent unauthorised access to areas and driveways, especially in areas with limited below ground depth, or where it is paramount the emergency services can gain access easily...

 

Categories Bollards, Security
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
Become the designer with our new Elements seats

Become the designer with our new Elements seats

Introducing Elements® - Furnitubes' NEW seating range that puts YOU firmly in control of the design. The range utilises standardised components, or ‘elements’ to allow the creation of 1000s of seating combinations...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Painted Bollards in Winchester Square

Painted Bollards in Winchester Square

The Art of Bollardsis an ongoing project, injecting colour into the heart of Winchester. The project involves the painting of bollards in the area to reflect the culture and individuality of the historic city centre...

Categories Bollards, Case Studies
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
New concrete seating ranges

New concrete seating ranges

New year, more new products! Furnitubes have introduced a range of new exciting concrete seating products, in addition to improvements to their popular long-standing concrete seating designs...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Product Range Focus - Linx Railings

Product Range Focus - Linx Railings

This week’s product range focus is on the Linx products, exclusive to Furnitubes. Its simplicity and flexibility has lent the system to a wide variety of street furniture applications, including bollards and parking control...

Categories Bollards, Railings, Litter Bins
New outdoor furniture for schools & nurseries

New outdoor furniture for schools & nurseries

Furnitubes have recently launched the Junior range - a collection of fun, imaginative and colourful products designed specifically with children in mind. These co-ordinating...

Categories Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, Furnitubes would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We hope you all...

Categories Company News
Christmas Shutdown Details

Christmas Shutdown Details

This is our last blog post of 2012! All the staff at Furnitubes would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your colleagues...

Categories Company News
Product Range Focus - Jubilee Range

Product Range Focus - Jubilee Range

This week's product range focus is on the Jubilee range. The Jubilee range is a modern alternative to cast iron, manufactured from steel for optimum strength and durability...

Categories Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Tree Protection
Product range focus: Stirling Range

Product range focus: Stirling Range

This week's product range series looks at the Stirling range. The Stirling Range is a modern street furniture range utilising the benefits of galvanised steel. The economical range is simple in style...

Categories Bollards, Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches
Product range focus: Lambeth Range

Product range focus: Lambeth Range

The product range series continues with a look at Furnitubes' Lambeth street furniture range. Inclusivity and sustainability is at the heart of the design of the Lambeth range...

Categories Bollards, Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins
The benefits of cast iron litter bins

The benefits of cast iron litter bins

When deciding which litter bin to use for a project, cast iron is often overlooked in favour of other lighter and modern materials such as steel or plastic. However cast iron has a lot to offer as a material choice for litter bins...

Categories Litter Bins
Product range focus: Zenith Range

Product range focus: Zenith Range

This is the start of a series of posts over the next few weeks highlighting Furnitubes' co-ordinated street furniture ranges. Selecting street furniture items from a product range makes it easier to select products...

Categories Bollards, Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage
The importance of directional signage for schemes

The importance of directional signage for schemes

It can be tough for individuals to navigate themselves and find their way in a new urban evironment. It is vital for visitors and locals to be provided with information and guidance to ensure they get the most out of the environment...

Categories Signage
New Cycle Shelters & Cycle Compounds from Furnitubes

New Cycle Shelters & Cycle Compounds from Furnitubes

Furnitubes have recently added the new Alpine cycle shelter to its cycle parking range. The Alpine range is a robust solution for mass cycle storage requirements...

Categories New Products, Cycle Parking, Shelters
Highway Traffic Solutions

Highway Traffic Solutions

In order to prevent accidents occurring on the roads it is important that the public are aware of specific highway instructions in different areas.....

Categories Bollards, Signage, Illuminated Products
Why is seating in public spaces so important?

Why is seating in public spaces so important?

Highstreets, parks and other public spaces all play an important role in bringing the community together; it is in these places that people meet with friends, stop for lunch, enjoy time with their family or relax on their own....

Categories Seating and Benches
New Ribbon Seating Range

New Ribbon Seating Range

The new Ribbon range of seating introduces stylish seating at affordable prices. The Ribbon range has been designed with flexibility in mind, using standardised components in a variety of combinations...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
How to provide access to utilities in town centres

How to provide access to utilities in town centres

As days get darker, and with the winter months looming, we often see an increase in town centres, markets, shopping centres hosting outdoor stalls and events. Power bollards, also known as service bollards, are an ideal way to power such stalls and events...

Categories Bollards
The best way to protect young trees

The best way to protect young trees

The coming autumn and winter months are the perfect time to plant new trees. The soil is warm after the summer sun and damp from autumn rainfalls, which gives young trees a good chance to root well...

Categories Tree Protection
Sustainable road & landscape protection

Sustainable road & landscape protection

If you are looking for an sustainable and environmentally friendly way to restrict vehicles and protect landscpaes, timber bollards are an ideal solution. Timber bollards are a not only a sustainable choice but they are also economical ...

Categories Bollards
Furnitubes contributes to the Olympic Legacy in Hackney!

Furnitubes contributes to the Olympic Legacy in Hackney!

Furnitubes recently supplied bespoke seating to Wick Green, a park and recreation area in Fish Island, Hackney.  The scheme is once of a series of projects for MUF Architecture and J+L Gibbons, who were commissioned by the Olympic Legacy Company...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches, Case Studies
NEW Kerb Bollard for pavement protection

NEW Kerb Bollard for pavement protection

Furnitubes have just launched a new addition to their exclusive Bell® Bollard range. The NEW BELL600 Bollard has been designed to be installed along the kerb line, providing pavement protection from lorrys and cars...

Categories New Products, Bollards
Back to School Street Furniture!

Back to School Street Furniture!

With the Autumn term just around the corner, it's not too late to ensure your education establishment is ready for the new school term. Furnitubes supply a range street furniture ideal for school, college or university improvement schemes...

Categories Bollards, Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Shelters, Tree Protection
Cigarette Bins on Budget!

Cigarette Bins on Budget!

Did you know that Furnitubes has a website dedicated to cigarette bins where you can buy online? Cigarettebinsuk.co.uk allows you to buy our cigarette bins, smoking shelters and accessories direct. The site supplies a comprehensive range of wall mounted cigarette bins...

Categories Cigarette Bins
Can a bollard save lives?

Can a bollard save lives?

Is it possible for a bollard to save lives? Yes it is -  the Furnitubes Bell Bollard to be exact. This uniquely shaped bollard is the original and only traffic bollard that can solve multiple traffic management problems and is proven to save lives...

Categories Bollards
Cycling on the increase, ensure your site is prepared!

Cycling on the increase, ensure your site is prepared!

With the success of our athletes in the Velodrome in the past week, the UK has seen a surge of interest in cycling. Cycling is an easy sport to participate in; beneficial for the body and the environment, and it can be encouraged with the provision of adequate locking and storage facilities for bicycles...

Categories New Products, Cycle Parking, Shelters
National Parks Week 30 July - 5th Aug 2012

National Parks Week 30 July - 5th Aug 2012

Welcome to the start of National Park Week. Running from 30th July - 5th August, the week is a celebration of Britain’s beautiful and award-winning 15 National Parks...

Categories Cycle Parking, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage
Material Spotlight: Recycled Plastic

Material Spotlight: Recycled Plastic

Under the material spotlight this week is recycled plastic. Recycled plastic products are a great choice for landscapes and schemes. Formed from high quality selected recovered plastics, they are an environmentally friendly alternative to timber...

Categories Bollards, Seating and Benches, Tree Protection
New seating range for indoor and outdoor use

New seating range for indoor and outdoor use

The NEW President seating range from Furnitubes is a modern, flexible seating solution suitable for both interior and exterior use. The perforated steel seat is available in a variety of lengths, and its robust steel construction...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
National Bike Week 16-24th June 2012

National Bike Week 16-24th June 2012

We are just at the start of Samsung Bike Week, the UK's biggest mass participation cycling event. There are several events taking place up and down the country to promote cycling and illustrate how cycling can...

Categories Cycle Parking
The Zenith Street Furniture Range celebrates 10 years  enhancing schemes

The Zenith Street Furniture Range celebrates 10 years enhancing schemes

For over 10 years the Zenith street furniture range has helped modernise schemes with its sophisticated design and stunning finish. Since its launch in 2002, the range...

Categories New Products
Material Spotlight - Cast Iron

Material Spotlight - Cast Iron

Today in the material spotlight series we are looking at the properties and benefits of cast iron street furniture. Cast iron is an old yet still popular choice for street furniture, offering high tensile strength...

Categories Bollards, Cycle Parking, Railings, Seating and Benches, Litter Bins, Signage, Tree Protection, Security
New Bollard Sleeves from Furnitubes

New Bollard Sleeves from Furnitubes

Furnitubes now offer bollard sleeves and bollard covers. Bollard sleeves and bollard covers are ideal for the following situations...

Categories New Products, Bollards, Security
Material spotlight - Steel

Material spotlight - Steel

Welcome to the material spotlight series. Today we will be discussing the features and benefits of steel for street furniture items. Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon, is extremely strong and hardwearing. It is versatile and also recyclable, making it a great environmental choice...

Categories Bollards, Cigarette Bins, Cycle Parking, Railings
Counter Terror Expo 2012 Overview

Counter Terror Expo 2012 Overview

Thank you to everyone who kindly visited our stand at Counter Terror Expo 2012 at Kensington Olympia! It was the first time we had attended the show and our new SecurePlus+ range attracted a lot of interest...

Categories Company News
New Revert Bollard Range

New Revert Bollard Range

Meet the bollards that are virtually impossible to break! The Revert bollard range has high resistance yet is flexible on impact. Manufactured from a unique polymer composite...

Categories New Products, Bollards
Looking for a hardwearing finish for cycle stands?

Looking for a hardwearing finish for cycle stands?

Coloured finished on cycle stands can often become chipped, cracked or scratched from frequent use. Furnitubes offers a tough Polyamide coating for many of its cycle stands...

Categories Cycle Parking
Get ready for spring with outdoor seating

Get ready for spring with outdoor seating

With days getting longer and spring nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to transform outdoor spaces. Picnic tables with benches are a great way to do this...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
Visit us at Counter Terror Expo 25-26th April

Visit us at Counter Terror Expo 25-26th April

Furnitubes are exhibiting at Counter Terror Expo which takes place in The Grand Hall at Olympia, West Kensington, London from the 25-26th April...

Categories New Products, Bollards, Illuminated Products, Company 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
Furnitubes help M&S to open its most eco-friendly store in the UK

Furnitubes help M&S to open its most eco-friendly store in the UK

Furnitubes are constantly investigating innovate ways to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions to reduce the environmental impact of schemes, as shown recently to their unique Mesh (Gabion) bollards supplied to M&S eco-store, Sheffield...

Categories New Products, Bollards, Security, Case Studies
NBS Plus Specifications now available

NBS Plus Specifications now available

Furnitubes street furniture products are now listed in NBS Plus. As an NBS subscriber, you can add Furnitubes product specifications into your project with a single click...

Categories Website, Company News
New Curved Seating from Furnitubes!

New Curved Seating from Furnitubes!

Furnitubes have just launched two new ranges of flexible, modular curved seating. The curved seating ranges allow the creation of new and exciting configurations in a scheme...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches
ISO 14001:2004 and OSHAS 18001:2007 renewal

ISO 14001:2004 and OSHAS 18001:2007 renewal

Furnitubes continues to meet the requirements of management systems Environmental ISO 14001:2004 and Health and Safety OSHAS 18001:2007  with the renewal for both certifications extended until January 2015...

Categories Company News
Furnitubes Illuminates Wantage Market Square!

Furnitubes Illuminates Wantage Market Square!

Wantage Town Council was seeking to install lighting to illuminate the statue of King Alfred in Wantage Market Place. The Council contacted Furnitubes to see if the Bell 340 three-quarter cast iron bollard would be suitable to accommodate uplighters...

Categories New Products, Bollards, Illuminated Products, Case Studies
Zenith Removable Bench for Wimbledon Station

Zenith Removable Bench for Wimbledon Station

Furnitubes starts the New Year with new products added to its range! The Zenith Bench is now available in a removable option, as supplied to the London Borough of Merton...

Categories New Products, Seating and Benches

Welcome to the Furnitubes Blog!

Welcome to the Furnitubes Blog! Here we will discuss new products, news, legislation, and all things street furniture...


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