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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

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