Regeneration plans for Filton Airfield take-off

Green light for YTL’s regeneration proposal for Filton Airfield with landscape design by Grant Associates. Plans by infrastructure and development company YTL to regenerate Bristol’s historic 350-acre site at Filton Airfield have received the green light from South Gloucestershire Council. The masterplan includes 2,675 new homes, 62 acres of employment and industrial space, three new[…]

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PERMEABLE PAVING

Introducing FlexiSet® by SureSet Permeable Paving

SureSet are excited to boost their ever-expanding commercial paving product range. Made from 50% recycled rubber and 50% 6mm natural aggregate and resin, lightweight and flexible, FlexiSet is ideal for woodland trails, jogging paths, pedestrian areas, cycle tracks, equestrian centres, drainage channels, golf course pathways, pool surrounds, roof gardens, tree pits and boat decks. FlexiSet[…]

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Aggregate Industries

Tameside Council goes au naturel at Ashton Market

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has successfully completed delivery of over 4,000m2 of natural stone to Ashton Market Square in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Part of a masterplan to transform the historic square into a modern and vibrant place, Tameside Council were looking for a paving solution that would preserve the character[…]

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street furniture

Natural Elements Range from Marshalls

Marshalls is pleased to announce the latest edition to its Street Furniture portfolio. The Natural Elements range is a modular, coordinated range, inspired by biophilic design and elements from the natural environment. The range aims to introduce natural forms, patterns and materials into urban spaces, integrating planting areas within a modular seating system. Natural Elements[…]

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Cycle Kerb Segregation System

Charcon’s Cycle Kerb Wins Top London Innovation Award

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has been crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year – Materials category at the 2016 London Construction Awards, thanks to its Eco Countryside™ Cycle Kerb Segregation System. The judges were impressed by Charcon’s creativity and expertise in developing a bespoke hard landscaping solution that[…]

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timber decking

Low maintenance decking that stands the test of time

James Latham is seeing the popularity of its premium quality composite decking ProFi soar due to its outstanding performance properties which include minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface. Germany by UPM – is perfectly suited to the hospitality sector, ensuring that despite high traffic and almost constant[…]

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Brett Landscaping

Updated Gardens & Drives brochure gives landscapers a new secret weapon

  Updated and refreshed from top to bottom, Brett Landscaping, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality aggregate and paving products, have launched their Garden & Drives 2017 aimed at supporting merchants and contractors selling into the homeowner audience. The brochure provides comprehensive guide to the stylish and innovative products and services available[…]

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VIVIX

ING specifies Formica Group VIVIX® for interior garden revamp

When SP Architecture Engineering was tasked with revamping the courtyard garden in the building offices of ING in Rozas, Madrid, they specified Formica Group’s VIVIX® for the facade. The comprehensive renovation project included a central pond and surrounding 15m2 patio with plant features. Inefficient ventilation had resulted in the condensation and eventual oxidisation of the[…]

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Marshalls Challenges the BS with New Sub-Base Designs

UK hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls has launched a brand new series of paving sub-base designs aimed at simplifying the design process for its customers. In collaboration with a leading industry expert, Marshalls has created new designs which go beyond the series of British Standards.  In addition, to make the design process even simpler, Marshalls has[…]

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Aluminium becomes a decking favourite

A manufacturer of patented aluminium open grilles has tapped into widespread demand for a more practical alternative to traditional timber decking. Yorkshire-based neaco has received a high volume of specifications for its unique Techdek system as garden decking, sun terraces, external walkways and balcony flooring. Many architects, designers, landscaping professionals and contractors have been quick[…]

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Paving the way for a luxury car manufacturer with a luxurious eye for detail

Nestled deep within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France lies Automation Vénissieux – a huge outlet containing many world leading automotive brands and their showrooms. In May 2016, Jaguar Land Rover opened the doors to their new showroom.  However, by March local suppliers were unable to fulfil their requirements for their resin bound paving.  In[…]

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Brett Revives Courtyard At National Centre For Circus Arts

Brett Landscaping recently supplied over 700m2 of paving to installers Marshall K Paving Contractors Ltd for installation at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. The centre, which is based within a former Victorian power station in Hoxton Square, is of one Europe’s leading circus skill educators and was the training ground for performers involved[…]

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Charity’s rejuvenation project uses striking Brett Landscaping solution to draw footfall to Hull “Old Town” Centre

Hull Trinity House, a charitable organisation which has served seafarers and their families in the area for over 600 years, has successfully regenerated part of Hull’s Old Town, using hard-landscaping materials supplied by Brett Landscaping. With an inspiring colour spectrum and capacity for creativity, products from the Alpha Antique block paving range were considered the perfect[…]

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James Latham applauds one billion tree planting initiative

KTI (Kutai Timber Industries) which supplies James Latham with Flamebreak door blanks has received an award from the Indonesian Government for playing its part in a one billion tree planting initiative. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia (MoEF) established the award last year for businesses, entrepreneurs, universities, community organisations and individuals who contribute[…]

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York student accommodation – RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing

Route One Highways installed approximately 2000 square metres of Harvest Crunch to new student accommodation at Student Castle, Walmgate, York. Ronacrete Approved Contractor Route One Highways have installed approximately 2000 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing in a Harvest Crunch aggregate blend to new student accommodation at Student Castle, Walmgate, York. The SuDS compliant[…]

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Brett Landscaping assistance helps to challenge perception of space at Hayes development

A recently constructed retail development in Hayes, West London has had its striking public access area and car park design fulfilled using a combination of high quality paving products, manufactured and supplied by Brett Landscaping. The new development’s pathways, access and parking areas have been created using original designs by leading landscape architects the terra[…]

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Marshalls delivers, with 15,000 linear metres of drainage to upgrade M1

Marshalls has supplied 15,000 linear metres of its Mono Beany one-piece combined kerb and drainage to the new M1 ‘smart motorway’ scheme, stretching over nine miles of highway. The innovative one-piece design significantly reduces installation time, and on the M1 scheme ensured the contractor Costain was able to install 340 linear metres per day, surpassing[…]

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You don’t need to think lateral or big to green urban spaces

In its 2012 report on health indicators of sustainable cities, the World Health Organisation recommended 9 square meters of green space per inhabitant of urban spaces. Of course, the WHO was referring predominantly to the importance of parks and other spaces to public health for recreational use, but the organisation also recognises the importance of[…]

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green screens

Greening the urban environment

As the urban environment grows, with new developments taking up brownfield sites and encroaching on greenbelt areas, there is an increasing challenge in ensuring towns and cities incorporate enough greenery and vegetation. The benefits of plants within the urban environment are well understood. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, plants are important in[…]

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The perfect timber solution for decking

When it comes to timber decking, James Latham offers the perfect solution to architects, joiners and the construction sector looking to specify a product which is not only dimensionally stable and highly durable, but also legal and sustainable. A revolution in wood technology, Accoya® is modified, certified softwood, which incorporates Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology[…]

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Brett Landscaping partners with Ashridge Contractors to deliver aesthetic solution that really performs

Leading paving manufacturer Brett Landscaping has provided materials and design concepts to ensure kerb appeal at a new housing development in Sheffield. Hull-based Ashridge Contractors turned to Brett for assistance on Keepmoat Homes’ Cutler’s View development to provide a durable paving solution that can withstand traffic loadings and provide good looks to complement the project.[…]

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Leading the way in public realm innovations Marshalls launches commercial new products for 2015

Marshalls has launched a comprehensive new range of products proving it continues to lead the way in public realm innovations, supplying the highest quality materials. The latest products from Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer,  combine clever engineering and technology, with imaginative ways to save time and costs across all disciplines, from innovative paving[…]

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Brett Landscaping provides a ‘natural’paving solution for police training centre

A new training school, developed for West Yorkshire Police in Carr Gate, Wakefield, has recently had its external landscaping completed using UK sourced natural stone, single size Fens Moss Yorkstone paving along with Omega block paving in Burnt Oak – another impressive project that’s been undertaken using the design and supply services of Brett Landscaping.[…]

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Bound at the Bush

What is believed to be the largest single resin bound surfacing project in the UK has been completed using Ronacrete’s RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing System where more than 7,500m2 has been laid. You don’t have to live in London to have heard of Shepherd’s Bush! Home to the BBC, Queen’s Park Rangers, the Shepherd’s Bush[…]

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Mobility kerb development project inspires new standard product line for Brett

A specialist mobility kerb that has been installed across regions of South Yorkshire has proven so successful that manufacturer Brett Landscaping, has added the product within its standard paving catalogue, thus making it freely available to national developers and local authorities alike. The kerb, which features an upstand of 30mm between carriageway and footpath provides[…]

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