Category Archives: Urban

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Resin Driveway

  Your driveway is an important part of your house. It is often the first thing a visitor notices when he/she comes to your house. It also needs to stand the weight of heavy cars and offer better grip in … Continue reading

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The Changing World of Playgrounds

The world of playgrounds is long and varied. With time came a different ethos of play for children. Here’s a quick history on how things changed. The first playgrounds, as we know them today, took form between 1900-1920. These playgrounds … Continue reading

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3 Ways Urban Regeneration Helps Built Up Areas

Urban regeneration can help urban areas in a number of ways, not least through bringing increased economic activity to a place. As regeneration takes place it can draw greater levels of private investment into an area, as well as drawing … Continue reading

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Why Make The Switch to a Resin Bonded Driveway This Summer

  Resin bonded surfaces, originally developed for motorway construction, are becoming increasingly popular for driveways. The process consists of spreading the surface with a high-strength polyurea resin, then adding a layer of gravel. A wide range of colours are available, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Resin Bonded Surfaces

Resin bonded surfaces use modern improved polymer and epoxy resin technology to provide a hardwearing surface covering. Bonded to concrete or tarmac and highly durable, the new surface also has a pleasing natural appearance similar to small stones. Resin bonded … Continue reading

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When is The Best Time to Get Your Driveway Done?

You’re tired of manoeuvring your car through muddy puddles or icy ruts to reach the street, and have decided to have your driveway finished properly. But when is the best time of year to have the work done? Much depends … Continue reading

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How Thorprint Can Keep Schools Safer

 Slipping and sliding on poorly-surfaced paths and outdoor spaces can cause serious injuries. This is of particular concern to schools and colleges, where large numbers of children and young people may be moving around quite rapidly. Even a surface that’s … Continue reading

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The Benefits or Urban Regeneration

As buildings age and decay, populations shift, and industries decline, there is a tendency for some inner-city areas to become run-down and depressed. This can lead to a vicious cycle; those who can afford it choose to move away, and … Continue reading

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Move House or Extend?

So, you are outgrowing your current home and could really do with the space an extra room or two could provide. Should you simply move to a larger house or stay put and extend? Both options can be relied upon … Continue reading

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Tips to Maintaining your Drive this Winter

Worried your drive may find it difficult to live another winter? Here are some top tips to keep your drive in tip top shape Edge the sides of your drive. This should involve removing the top two to three inches … Continue reading

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