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Flame Red Bills at Paris Montparnasse

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on May 16 2014 04:17 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Just four out of 12 Bill 04 Tree planters, 1m in diameter for French Railways, SNCF.

 


Finished in textured Flame Red. These beautiful pots have been made using fire retardant resins and gels to achieve the M1 French fire retardant standard, similar to UK Class 0. All our planters can be similarly specified to be made in these materials giving specifiers unlimited design options for public areas where flame retardant products are essential. Despite having to make this more complex laminate, Livingreen managed to meet a tight deadline for customer Ambius France, delivering the completed job to France 13 working days after the order was placed.

 


 

The planters are now installed at the Paris station Montparnasse. Clearly they are taking no chances in ordering them in flame retardant materials as this is very same station made famous by the 1895 steam train crash. The Granville-Paris Express overran the platform within the station as it was trying to make up for lost time. It was travelling at such a high speed that it careered through a 60cm (2ft) thick wall, shot across a terrace, smashed out the station’s window and plummeted 10m (33ft) below onto the Place de Rennes; and killing an innocent woman below. Due to the negligence of the engine driver, the railway company paid for the woman’s funeral and provided a pension to look after her children. The picture though world famous with a reproduction in ‘real life’ as the frontspiece of a museum chain in Brazil – something for the football supporters perhaps!

 


Curvy S Barriers - Yellow to Red

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on October 21 2013 05:31 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture
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Great range of colours being used for the Curvy S Barriers

 

A sinuous curvaceous screen or stand alone highlight.