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Guest Blog: Stonepave

For more than 30 years, Stonepave, a part of the outHaus Group, has been a specialist provider of hard landscaping solutions to local authority, commercial and domestic markets across the UK, Ireland, & further afield. We are an ISO 9001/14001/45001 accredited company, and we are also affiliated to an ethical steering group that ensures our supply chain is ethical, safe, sustainable and environmentally focused, in order to meet the requirements of our clients and their projects. Our journey began in 1994 as a supplier of cropped Portuguese granite products, and we have since evolved into becoming specialists in all types of…

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Hardscape Sponsors Public Spaces Expo 2024

We are delighted to announce that Hardscape have become the headline sponsor of this year’s Public Spaces Expo! Hardscape supply hard landscaping materials and are industry leaders in the development of ultra- low carbon granite-topped concrete blocks and innovative Artscape solutions that requires artwork within the public realm. “We help to create visionary urban spaces through the sourcing and supply of creative and inspirational materials for landscape architects and local authorities to specify. Hardscape have supplied thousands of projects over the years, and enjoy a respected and proven standing in the construction industry.” “We supply all types of natural and man-made…

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Guest Blog: Taylor Made Planters

One of the UK’s leading planter specialists Taylor Made Planters Ltd have been trading with both the public and the commercial sector for over 15 years.  We offer Planters, Water Features, Wood Burners, Gas Burners & Furniture in a whole multitude of materials and finishes. From traditional Timber planters, through to Trendy Corten Steel & a second to none commercial grade Fibreglass range.  All can be supplied in many standard shapes & sizes as well as the option to supply these products in your own personal specification in almost any shape, size and finish. Quayside Seaside Project Robinson Landscapes were handed…

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Guest Blog: Lindum Turf

Sidmouth Flood Alleviation Scheme Over the course of several years, Sidmouth experienced severe flooding. Jacobs took on the responsibility of creating a flood control plan to mitigate the risk of future flooding and protect the homes and businesses in the town. Jacobs reached out to us regarding their defense system plans and invited us to collaborate with them on a site visit to discuss incorporating our Grassfelt product for soil stabilisation in the amphitheater. Additionally, they were interested in using our plastic-free wildflower turf to create a new wildflower area. We provided more than 1000 square meters of Grassfelt for the…

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Guest Blog: IA Play

Victoria Park Primary School Victoria Park primary school approached IA Play to transform a Car Park into a new exciting Playground for the children. The project saw us transform over 500m2 of what was once overspill car park, into a multi-aged play area complete with new trim trail, a Clamber Stack, Monkey Bars, Chin Up Bars and a brand-new Climbing Wall. The children have had their outdoor space transformed and both the staff and children are thrilled with the new addition. This is another great example of how IA Play can take an existing area and transform it into an exciting…

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Partnership Announcement: Association of Play Industries

Public Spaces Expo is delighted to announce a partnership with the Association of Play Industries! About the API A conversation on the role of play in communities is long overdue.  Beyond the traditional view of play as a childhood activity, we need to recognise its pivotal role in shaping inclusive and thriving communities. Thoughtfully designed inclusive play spaces are not just recreational areas; they serve as catalysts for social interaction, fostering a sense of unity among residents of all ages. Architects and housing developers play a pivotal role in this narrative. By integrating purposeful play areas into urban planning, they contribute…

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Guest Blog: Saltire Playgrounds

Introducing Saltire Playgrounds, a professional family-run business dedicated to revolutionizing the playground industry with our new eco-friendly Five Lite Playground products. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond just our products; it’s ingrained in our ethos. We understand the importance of preserving forests, which is why our playgrounds are designed with eco-friendly materials and processes. With a nationwide reach and an extensive product range of 450 items, Saltire Playgrounds offers unparalleled options for creating engaging and sustainable play spaces. Our unique selling proposition lies in our flexible lease options, allowing our clients to spread payments over several years and open up their…

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Guest Blog: Elevate Play

Play is an essential part of every child’s life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. A well designed playground gives children the opportunity to safely explore their environment, make friends and take risks. Playgrounds are a valuable resource that need to offer great play value for children and become an asset to the community.  With 18 years’ experience in the playground industry, we are passionate about creating incredible play spaces. We offer a full design and build service, from initial site consultation through to installation and surfacing As an independent…

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Guest Blog: Sawscapes Play

Sawscapes Play: Shorefield County Park Case Study Shorefield Country Park, a prestigious holiday park in Milford on Sea, asked us to design a bespoke play area, which would improve their existing play areas and equipment. With a sea themed area for children up to age 8 already in situ, adjacent to this play area, the new space was to cater for older children whilst not excluding little ones wanting to explore! Inspired by The Needles, which can be seen from the holiday park, we designed a fully bespoke, large Lighthouse Tower, attached to a climbing structure by a rope net bridge….

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Guest Blog: Poly Up

In the heart of urban landscapes, a silent yet pressing concern looms large—storm water management, trapped in the unforgiving grip of concrete. As floods and pollution wreak havoc, Poly Up emerges as the beacon of change, driven by the belief that even the smallest actions can trigger tremendous transformations. Picture this: Sustainable surfacing solutions, crafted with the precision of resin-bound aggregate, recycled glass, and rubber, form the bedrock of Poly Up’s innovative approach. A remedy not just for storm water management but a holistic shield against erosion, pollution, and the ravages of time on our precious natural landscapes. Poly Up’s journey…

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