Hard Landscaping Show

The first ever Hard Landscaping Show, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry was a success. Over 800 visitors came to see exhibitors from all over the UK. The Landscaper thoroughly enjoyed an extended stay at the event, and yet again met many familiar and new faces at our stand. David Curtis and Ray Ibrahim took to the show floor to talk with a selection of exhibitors…

Avant Tecno (UK) Ltd
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“We exhibited our new, diesel powered 400 Series articulated mini loader which has the power to tackle many applications using a choice of over 100 different attachments. Weighing just 980 kg and with a speed range from 0 – 12 km/h, the 420 It’s the perfect choice whenever a lightweight, easy-to-transport machine is required”, says Jukka Vaattovaara.

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“We were exhibiting our revolutionary drainage system made from 100% mixed recycled plastics. Its designed for land drainage systems, SUDS, general landscaping, golf courses and all sports pitches. The drainage capacity is twenty times that of gravel and has a percolation rate ten times greater than sand and it will not clog” says James Arrowsmith.

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Mark Channen told The Landscaper, “We offer a comprehensive range of Grass & Ground Reinforcement, for grass that is prone to rutting, damage and smearing.
We also offer temporary ground and grass protection, tree root protection and Safety Rubber Matting for playground safety surfaces and access routes.
We were a little disappointed with the attendance numbers but felt that the quality of visitors was excellent. It was the show’s first year so it was not a bad effort at all – we are considering taking a stand next year as we think it will grow into much bigger show.”

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“We supply top quality paving equipment, ranging from the VM block laying machine to the SZ paving block extractor. Based in the Midlands we are ideally located to cover the length and breadth of the country. We are still in the business of analysing the contacts we made at the show so to a degree the jury is out but the attendance was lower than we expected, ” says Nigel Hughs.

Grounds Care Products
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“We exhibited the Turf Teq range of landscape maintenance machines The Power Harrow Edger/Trencher Power S weeper and Rough Cut Mower
“The Power Harrow quickly prepares a fine, level tilth ready for seeding or turfing. It will rake stones and small rocks from the soil surface, level and prepare
soil and produce a rough-raked finish in a fraction of the time taken using traditional methods.
Our customers are landscapers, sports venues and the hire industry.

Leica Geosystems
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“We make world leading measuring equipment of optical and laser instruments for construction levelling and positioning. Our product range includes Automatic and Electronic Levels, Interior, Exterior, Single Grade and Dual Grade Lasers, Total Stations and GPS.

NCC Streetscape
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NCC exhibited their range of paving jointing mortars for all types of natural stone and concrete paving. This included products designed specifically for use on different paving areas such as garden patios and pathways, driveways, car parks, street works, pavements, highways, paving around commercial developments and paving in historic town centres and market squares.
These GftK jointing materials are easily applied standing up as slurries: they are designed to be non-staining, self compacting and many can be applied and cure without difficulty in the rain.
NCC Streetscape used their dedicated demonstration area to show the application of these mortars, to which many of the visiting Landscape Contractors responded positively and showed a great deal of interest – with orders actually being received during the show and further enquiries coming in every day since.
“The potential for the organisers to attract even more interest and attendance from a wider hard landscaping audience, including more Local Authorities, Highways Engineers, Commercial Developers and others to the mutual benefit of everybody was clear, so after a good effort for an inaugural show, this looks set to be an even more successful event next year”, said David MacKay, Managing Director of NCC Streetscape Ltd.
NCC Streetscape also have a full range of highly cost effective and efficient Paving Cleaners and Paving Sealers.

Optimas Gmbh

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Kerbs, slabs and wall stones were magically laid by using an Optimas Vacuum-Pallet-Mobil at the show.
“We produce Optimas Paver Laying machine, Screed Systems, Spreader shovel, Paver joints-filling devices, Sweeper, Kerb Lifter,
Vacuum-Units, Tools & Training,” said Manfred Preuth Export Manager “Optimas GmbH was the first producer to introduce a functioning machine for
the laying of concrete block pavers. We are currently looking for distributors in the UK, and we had
some very useful meetings at this show. In fact, we have already booked for 2011”

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Sarah Rose, Marketing Manager says “Instarmac was more than pleased to see the emergence of an exhibition devoted to paving, and in particular for our ULTRASCAPE mortar paving system, to hard landscaping. The show proved the perfect vehicle for the launch of our new ready to use jointing compound, PAVEJOINT, where we gathered a number of quality leads and enquiries, and even took some orders. Exhibitions feature heavily in our marketing strategy, as they provide the ultimate direct route to launch new products, network with our customer base and promote our brand – which the Hard Landscaping Show more than helped us achieve. Let’s hope that we can attract more exhibitors to the next World of Paving instalment and build a truly niche paving exhibition for the hard landscaping sector.”


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“Diamond Products have a comprehensive range of diamond tools and machinery for the Construction, Stone and Glass industries. We are a company with passion. We want to inspire our customers for our products and services – through technology, perfection and service” says director Justine Watkins. “We thought the show was well worthwhile and have already booked a stand for 2011.”

The Show Awards
Another successful aspect of the show was the fascinating award scheme. The quality of the entries was extremely high, which made for a difficult task for the three judges:

David Curtis, editor, The Landscaper
Claudia De Yong, designer
David Burton, technical director of Steintec

The Award winners were:
Best Landscaping Project – The Garden Makers
Prize : £1500 of Probst equipment

Best Paving Project (Stone & Pre-Cast) –
Masterlay Groundworks
Prize : £1500 of CED Natural Stone

Best Cast-On Site Paving Project – Stenciltech
www.stencil-tech.co.uk – £ 1000 of Artevia (Lafarge Readymix) Products and £500 0f Belle products

Highly commended were:
Best Landscaping Project – Jacksons Landscape Design – www.jacksonslandscapedesign.com
Prize: £500 of Belle products

Best Cast-On Site Paving Project – Scott Patterned Concrete – www.scottpatternedconcrete.co.uk
Prize: £500 of Artevia (Lafarge Readymix) Products

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