Design Buy Build Issue 27 2017 - Page 57

Landscaping & External Works Forest Gardens New Pocket Commercial Landscaping Directory from Charcon Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has published its 2017 trade directory in a new, handy 49-page pocket-sized, spiral- bound format for complete ease of use. Mike Davies, Sector Manager for Charcon, comments: “The Charcon product range provides all the necessary materials to furnish a hard landscaping scheme, from large public realm projects to educational and health facilities. It is therefore vital that we pr ovide our customers and stockists with clear and concise product literature. “We trust that our new pocket directory will guide customers to the best products for the application in question, as well as any complementary products, such as stepped units or bespoke items, that will enhance the project.” While acoustic fence panels have been around for some time they have tended to be very much functionally focussed products with poor aesthetics, aimed at noise control on highways. The new Decibel Noise Reduction Panel from Forest Garden changes that. The panel successfully combines a high level of aesthetic appeal with impressive acoustic performance. Tested by 3rd party laboratory Exova BM Trada to British Standard BS 1793-2 (Road Traffic Noise Reducing Devices) the Decibel To request a copy of the 2017 Charcon commercial landscaping directory or portfolio, please contact 01335 372 222 or To browse the Charcon range of products online, visit Panel achieved a category B3 rating with noise reduction of 25 Decibels. The substantial panel features smooth- planed boards with extended interlocking tongue and grooves to ensure there are no gaps for noise to pass through. Each board is moulded to give it a triangular profile giving the panel multiple angles across its face which helps to further diffuse noise. This combination of acoustic performance and good looks makes the panel ideal for both domestic and civil projects. Working with nature Sioo:x are leaders in wood protection using silicate technology. We provide a highly effective proven system to protect wood of all types. It gives long life and a beautiful natural surface with even colouration and is friendly to people and the environment. An example of a Sioo:x project is the larch house Lentran project in Scotland. Made in Sweden Sioo Wood Protection AB | Tel: +44(0)7788 542859 | E: | 57 Environmentally friendly