GeoMet provides perfect seating solution for sustainable RHS garden design

Cube seating for urban garden landscape design.

Cube seating for urban garden landscape design.

Once again our GeoMet collection has been specified for a world-famous flower show; Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show at Tatton Park, Cheshire (23-27 July). This year a group of Garden and Landscape Design degree students from Reaseheath College, Cheshire, have specified our cube seats and planters for their ‘edible’ garden.

Tatton Park is globally recognised as a showcase for outstanding garden design and new talent. With a very successful history of showing at Tatton Park, the Reaseheath College students were under pressure to create a garden that would be both imaginative and impactful in terms of the message it conveys and its aesthetic appeal.

‘Plant to Plate’ inspiration

Their inspiration came from a project being run by their local Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), which is also sponsoring the garden design. The Group runs a number of social initiatives and projects to promote sustainable living and support the local community. One such project is ‘Real Food Wythenshawe’ which focuses on cooking and eating food that is home grown, in order to achieve a more affordable and sustainable lifestyle within towns and cities. Communicated under the banner, ‘Plant to Plate’, it was this project – and the concept of the Garden City – that provided the basis for the design.

Due to the main focus being on sustainable living, the designers needed to ensure that only environmentally friendly elements were incorporated into the garden. This included garden furniture. With a requirement for eye-catching, contemporary, plain white seating that was waterproof and cube shaped, an internet search ensued.

Cube seating features in an edible garden landscape design.

Cube seating features in an edible garden landscape design.

GeoMet to the rescue

The solution came in the shape of the GeoMet GRP fibreglass moulded Cube seating and planters manufactured by Sui Generis. The Cube seats and matching planters are geometrically-shaped, modular furniture pieces, designed for mix and match use or as standalone single units.

Designed for commercial and residential use, either indoors or outside; the range offers fantastic flexibility in space planning, whilst also providing an alternative to traditional timber, aluminium, PVE and plastic furniture. Exceptionally durable, weatherproof, vandal resistant and environmentally friendly, the GeoMet range requires minimal maintenance but maximum visual impact, making it perfect for the RHS project.

Sui Generis has provided the students with six GeoMet Cube seats and two planters for the duration of the show. The furniture is positioned in the garden’s social community space; designed to bring people together in an environment where food is grown.

A feast for the imagination

On display in the Feast area of the show, the students’ design incorporates many maginative features such as a ‘Growing Wall’, upon which crops are grown vertically to encourage more volume in a smaller area and Rebar trees – ‘industrialised’ trees with beans and climbers growing within them which are designed to show the connection between town and countryside.

Also included are tram tracks, to signify the new tram development in Wythenshawe, which should build a better future for the community with greater opportunities through improved connectivity. An edible flower meadow has also been included to attract pollinating insects, as has a traditional allotment space, a chicken coup and a traditional bee hive.

All planting material is edible in the garden, from beans, herbs, apples and pears to currants, nettles, flowers, cabbages and parsnips.

Further information about GeoMet Cube seating

Further information about the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park

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Crop Sprayer range features Sui Generis GRP moulded components

Sui Generis MD Mark Went with Sands new Horizon Crop Sprayer

Sui Generis MD Mark Went with Sands new Horizon Crop Sprayer

Congratulations to Sands Agricultural Machinery, as they reveal their latest Crop Sprayer, the SAM Horizon 5500L Propelled Crop Sprayer at Cereals 2014.

The crop sprayer has created a great deal of interest at this years Cereals event, with the Sands exhibit being one of the busiest at the event for visitors. The show featured other Sands machines, including the Vision high performance crop sprayer range.

Sands Agricultural Machinery (SAM) are renowned manufacturers of self-propelled hydrostatic sprayers. Based in Stalham, Norfolk, the crop sprayer machines are known for quality, strength, performance and overall reliability.

Sui Generis manufactures a number of GRP moulded vehicle components for Sands Crop Sprayers, providing moulded engine covers, engine cooling pack covers, front and rear mudguards, battery covers, clean water tanks, spray tanks, cab armrests and more.

We offer the complete manufacturing package from bespoke items to long production runs. For more on fibre glass mouldings for commercial vehicles and machinery:

GRP mouldings

GRP mouldings for crop sprayers

GRP mouldings for commercial vehicles


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Getting busy in the garden? A safety tip for slippery decking…

Make wooden decking safer this year in your garden

Are you planning garden design ideas and makeovers?

Before you get started on general tasks and garden maintenance, now is the time to make your slippery wooden decking or steps surface safe. Adding super-strong GRP gritted strips will help you avoid deck slips and accidents.

Our Anti-Slip decking strips are quick and easy to install, with a selection of colours and sizes to buy online.

Make decking safety top of your Gardeners’ calendar to-do list this year!

Starting from just £1.56 + VAT & delivery Anti-Slip Decking Stips Buy Online

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Double IBC Spill Containment Bund in Green

IBC Bund Spill Containment for 2 IBC units in Green

IBC Bund Spill Containment for 2 IBC units in Green

IBC Bundstands – available in any BS/RAL colour!
Have your Sui Generis spill containment products manufactured in your corporate colours or any other colour of your choice. Clearly identify IBC contents or hazards with your IBC Bund colour. We recently produced this SG105 IBC Bund in RAL 6018.

Spill containment for up to 2 x 1000 litre IBC, with dispensing facility.
The SG105 is designed for the long term safe bunding of IBC’s and suitable for all oils and 95% of chemicals. IBC Bund Spill Pallets catch leaks, drips and spills to help you comply with current oil and chemical storage regulations, and keep your storage areas clean.

With unique drip tray feature
Specially designed for easy cleaning, the drip tray feature developed by Sui Generis is unique to our Bund Spill Pallets. The tray catches leaks and small spills during dispensing operations in an easy to reach area, meaning you don’t have to clean the entire bund floor.

2 x IBC Bund with dispensing facility SG105 |  View our Spill Containment range

 

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Anti-Slip Decking Strips in 4 colours, FREE screws

Anti-Slip Decking Strips now in 4 colours, with FREE screws

Anti-Slip Decking Strips now in 4 colours, with FREE screws

Avoid slips on timber decks with gritted grip strips

Wooden decking is used extensively in commercial and residential settings and remains a firm favourite due to its pleasing appearance. However, it can prove to be hazardous when wet or icy, becoming very slippery underfoot.

Safetread GRP Decking Strips safety solution – in stock now!

With a gritted surface giving excellent traction, Safetread non-slip gritted GRP Deck or Step Strips are a quick and easy solution to improving health and safety in potential slip hazard areas whilst preserving an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

We’ve now added brown decking strips to our range - From just £3.12 + VAT & delivery, including FREE screws.

View our range of 4 colours and various sizes | Buy now online

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Anti-Slip Stair Treads – now in Black & White

Anti-Slip Stair Tread covers, now in Black & White.

Designed to cover existing stairs, Safetread non-slip Stair Tread Covers are a quick and cost effective solution to improving safety in potential slip hazard areas and help towards achieving Disability Discrimination Act compliance.

Now in Black & White, and Black & Yellow.

Why buy Safetread anti-slip stair or step covers?

  • Rated extremely low potential for slip
  • Tested by the Health and Safety Laboratory
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Free cut to size service
  • Hardwearing and durable
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Very competitively priced
  • Special colours and sizes available to order

Benefits

  • Helps create a safer environment
  • Covers existing stairs
  • Can be applied to nearly any substrate
  • Stairs can be used immediately after installation

DDA Compliant

Safetread GRP Stair Treads safety solution – in stock, order now!

View Stair Tread Covers |  Buy Online

 

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Anti-Slip Installation – Tools, Screws & Adhesives

Tools, Screws & Adhesives for Anti-Slip Stair & Floor Installation

Tools, Screws & Adhesives for Anti-Slip Stair & Floor Installation

Installation products for our anti-slip range of stair nosings, stair treads, decking strips & floor sheets – in stock, order now!

Create the best finish with our choice of coloured top stainless steel Torx head self-tapping screws, with FREE Torx Bit included. Ideal for all Anti-Slip stair and floor products.

We also stock standard Stainless Steel Screws, Rawl Plugs, Adhesives & Glue Guns.

View Tools, Screws & Adhesives for installation of Anti-Slip products.

See our Installation Guide on methods for bonding or mechanical fixing.

 

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Single IBC Bund with unique drip tray – in yellow

Single IBC bund spill containment in yellow by Sui Generis

Spill containment for 1 x 1000 litre IBC. With dispensing facility.

Designed for the long term safe bunding of IBC’s and suitable for all oils and 95% of chemicals. IBC Bund Spill Pallets catch leaks, drips and spills to help you comply with current oil and chemical storage regulations, and keep your storage areas clean.

With unique drip tray feature

Specially designed for easy cleaning, the drip tray feature developed by Sui Generis is unique to our Bund Spill Pallet. The tray catches leaks and small spills during dispensing operations in an easy to reach area, meaning you don’t have to clean the entire bund floor.

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View IBC Bund, IBC Spill Pallet or IBC Sump Pallet sg102

 

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