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The versatile Capricorn Shelter for all urban spaces

Shade plays an important role in planning an urban space and environment. It offers protection from harsh UV rays, sun, rain and also gives a sense of security. From parks and public precincts to bus stops, shelters are becoming increasingly popular as shade...

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Why and when to customise a product

Bespoke products or customization of the products already on offer is the new customer expectation. Clients expect companies to tailor their products or services specifically for everyone. Companies today are very aware that customisation creates value for the...

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Choosing the right public toilet building floor

The materials used for a publicly used restroom needs to have specific set of properties. Flooring materials must be able to handle huge amounts of traffic in a safe space, while also be visually appealing and stylish. To offer an efficient and optimal solution when...

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The essentials in planning Toilet buildings

Mostly everyone has had the need to use a public toilet at some point. And the anxiety of using a restroom in an overcrowded or uncomfortable area can be very high. A number of urban planners, architects and councils have experimented with designs that address these...

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Skillion Shelter at Flagstaff Hill School

Shelters are an important part of any outdoor urban environment. Its not just parks and reserves that need shelters, schools also have a requirement for them. We recently installed our Skillion Shelter at the kiss and drop zone of the Flagstaff Hill Primary School in...

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Leg fixtures and how to choose the right fit

Urban furniture in outdoor spaces always beckon when the weather is good. These areas hold the promise of relaxation, entertaining, and overall enjoyment. Considering the outdoor environment will be subject to all weather conditions, the choice of furniture is...

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Urban planner Fiona De Rosa on designing dog parks

An urban planner and a qualified dog behaviour trainer, Fiona De Rosa runs Balancing Act Adelaide consultancy. Specialising in integrating companion animals into urban environments, Fiona has more than 20 years of experience in pet-friendly planning for public spaces,...

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Benches or Seats – which one to go for and why?

Urban spaces are always full of benches or bench seats. The bench has evolved in many ways; it now comes in many different shapes, sizes, with armrests and backrests. Be it a park, reserve, a retirement village or an urban precinct, no urban environment is complete...

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Landscape architect Peter Semple on creating play areas

Landscape architect Peter Semple is passionate about creating happy and healthy communities by integrating nature into everyday experiences. He also works enthusiastically as a nature play consultant looking to increase the developmental and educational benefits...

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Karoonda uses custom Terrain shelter to project Silo art

Being part of communities and some really phenomenal projects is something we absolutely love. One such project was the Colour Up Karoonda. Karoonda raised the bar for silo art, with an Australian first combining a stunning daytime mural and evening illuminated...

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Bringing shelter & seating to Toowoomba Sports Complex

Toowoomba’s Highfields fitness and recreation centre boasts a huge range of outdoor sporting fields, indoor courts, pools and fitness centres, catering for the 135,000 strong population of the historic town.  A need for greater shelter and seating options saw the...

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15 years at Terrain Group

A 15-year Terrain Group veteran, Josh Gould started at the company when he was just 20. Now, at 35, he is usually on-site everyday putting up a shelter, digging up the ground for a water project or constructing a public amenities’ building. We asked him about his...

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How to make urban furniture more accessible

Enjoying the outdoors is as important to the elderly and people living with a disability as it is to everyone else in society.  Be it aged care, special needs schools, retirement villages or parts and reserves; outdoor furniture like seats, table settings and pathways...

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Difference between Aluminium & Timber outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture is made of different materials, be it timber, stainless steel, aluminium, and/or synthetic wicker. Home-use outdoor furniture is quite different as compared to furniture used in parks, pavements, CBD precincts or an urban setting. Here we are talking...

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Top 5 most important tips for irrigation design

Irrigation or water-based projects can be quite tricky and need careful planning, designing and implementation. Having more than 40 years of experience in water related projects across Australia, we know what it takes to achieve a successful irrigation project. There...

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One Year Work Anniversary At Terrain Group

Jarryd Kelly, has been a part of Terrain Group for a year now and doing a Certification III from Tafe SA in landscape construction simultaneously. The 23 year old, was a Bakery Manager at Woolworths for about 5 years before he changed direction. On his first year...

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