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January 17, 2018

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Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

BASIS launches new Lawn Assured Standard -

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Funding agreed for Marwood Community Hall project -

Saturday, January 13, 2018

University secures planning approval for student centre and new civic space -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Först to showcase new lightweight petrol woodchipper at EHS -

Friday, January 12, 2018

A556 ‘green bridge’ is winter wonderland -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bespoke membership scheme The Turf Club launches -

Friday, January 12, 2018

London Borough of Havering redevelop public highways with the help of Tobermore

The London Borough of Havering undertook plans to redevelop crossing zones on Farnham Road and Hildene Avenue as a method of improving functionality and enhancing the aesthetics of the area. In keeping with the surrounding streets, paving was the most appropriate hard landscaping material to incorporate and Tobermore provided the ideal solution with City Pave VS5 for the trafficked areas and a combination of Sienna and Pedesta Pencil Edge for the pedestrianised areas on site.

Daniel Jackson, Engineer at the London Borough of Havering, was heavily involved in the scheme and explained: “The objective was to improve the pedestrian crossing point at the Farnham Road/Service Road junction in terms of step-free access and tying in to previous works along the service road area. We narrowed the carriageway to six metres by the removal of the centre ‘hump’ and moving parking bays closer together. The space released at the front of the parking bays was considered for physical works to prevent vehicles overhanging the footway (thus increasing the effective footway width). This in turn allowed shop owners to place tables and chairs on the footway if they wished to create a more versatile and friendly pedestrian area.

“The open space area between the junction and Hilldene Avenue was reviewed in terms of the removal of bushes/shrubs and the lifting of tree canopies to improve views and thus improve natural surveillance. Bicycle parking and the provision of seating was included in this area as well as general improvements to the public realm.”

Paving was the choice of hard landscaping material as it could create continuity on an aesthetic level as well as meeting health and safety standards outlined for urban crossing zones. Daniel added: “The decision to use block paving was made as it is useful in visually breaking up larger element paving and it is easier to overcome level differences. Reinstatement from utilities in concrete blockwork is generally much neater than natural stone or asphalt.”

Daniel explained why Tobermore was specified above other paving products: “The main reason for specifying Tobermore products was because of the vibrant hard-wearing surface of the products. It is far too common that local authorities install paving products only for it to lose its pigment over a short period. Tobermore products were definitely a more superior option.”

Tobermore’s South East Sales team was in touch with The London Borough of Havering to help assist on the most appropriate paving solution. Tobermore’s City Pave VS5 was put forward as the best choice for the roadway as a paving product with the capability of withstanding vehicular use was absolutely essential.

City Pave VS5 is an interlocking block paving product that is manufactured with shift protection on five sides of the block to ensure maximum paving stability. The product is also produced with a granite aggregate surface layer that creates a contemporary look. The London Borough of Havering specified City Pave VS5 in the vibrant colour of Russet. Daniel commented: “The Russet blocks were used to highlight to drivers that a crossing is in the vicinity. The area with benches was designed as being a small area with quality paving, planters and more pedestrian friendly oasis that would or may attract people to sit and relax outside the newly constructed Library.”

Tobermore’s Sienna and Pedesta Pencil Edge block paving were specified for the pavements at the crossing zones. Similar to City Pave VS5, Sienna is manufactured with a granite aggregate surface layer that resembles the appearance of natural granite. Pedesta Pencil Edge is a hugely versatile product that is manufactured with a smooth, hard-wearing surface and is ideal for pedestrian and wheeled traffic use. The rectangular profile also allows the creation of distinctive patterns.

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