Month: July 2012

Installing Barbed Fittings

Barbed fittings are designed for use with low pressure pipe, such as drip watering systems. The barbed fittings are low cost and can neatly be installed inside the pipe using hot water. Before fitting barbed connections ensure that the pressures used in the system will be below 4.0 bar (drip systems usually operate at around...
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Installing Barbed Fittings

Green Walls Improve Air Quality by up to 60%

According to a study by Lancaster University, the addition of green walls in city environments could reduce the amount of particulate matter (PM) by 60% and the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) by 40%. Previous studies, the report states, had not taken into account the enhanced residence time of air in street canyons, giving much...
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Green Walls Improve Air Quality by up to 60%

Last Hosepipe Bans Lifted

The last remaining hosepipe bans have now been lifted, allowing unrestricted irrigation once again. One lesson from these restrictions has been the importance of planning ahead. Those clients who had efficient drip irrigation systems installed were able to continue to water, despite the bans. For sports clubs, the watering restrictions under the new legislation came...
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Last Hosepipe Bans Lifted