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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...

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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...

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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...

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Last Hosepipe Bans Lifted

Anglian, Southern and Thames End Their Hosepipe Ban

Anglian, Southern and Thames Water are to end thier hosepipe bans from midnight on 13th June, following the wet weather. The four other water companies: South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central and Veolia Water Southeast...

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Anglian, Southern and Thames End Their Hosepipe Ban

Thames Water Now Allowing Watering of New Planting

“Embattled landscaping, turf and gardening businesses were made exempt from the ‘hosepipe ban’ today after it was confirmed that record rainfall had reduced the severity of the ongoing water shortage in the South and East of England. The adjustment to...

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Thames Water Now Allowing Watering of New Planting

Pozilock Fittings – More Secure Than Barbed Fittings

Barbed fittings are a neat and low cost method of putting fittings into low pressure irrigation systems such as border drip lines. Provided the components are of a good quality and the pipe has been warmed prior to being pushed...

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Pozilock Fittings – More Secure Than Barbed Fittings

Sports Pitches Now Covered Under Water Restrictions

Under previous ‘hosepipe bans’ only the washing of cars and the watering of domestic gardens was restricted. The 2012 restrictions however use new legislation that has been passed since the last drought. This widens the scope of the restrictions and now...

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Sports Pitches Now Covered Under Water Restrictions

Battery Controllers Come of Age

Only a few years ago, if you needed professional level reliability in an irrigation controller, then it was necessary to invest in a mains powered controller. Battery controllers were generally seen as being less reliable, only able to handle single...

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Battery Controllers Come of Age