Makita – Powering the outdoors

With over 100 years’ experience, Makita’s products are renowned worldwide for their ease of use, consistent performance and high quality – and are trusted by professionals in every sector. Driven by continuous investment into research and product development, Makita delivers the power, performance and durability that professional users demand with products that are more compact, have less vibration, need less maintenance and have zero emissions. Makita’s growing portfolio of battery powered garden machinery offers professionals a complete system of outdoor power equipment with more solutions for trimming, cutting and clean-ups to revolutionise the way professionals work, whatever the task. Its cordless machines currently span over 300 LXT 18V and Twin 18V models that can be powered by the same battery platform, and over 100 products within its powerful XGT 40VMax system driven by the XGT battery platform, meaning professionals can complete both soft and hard landscaping tasks safely and efficiently, without the noise, emissions or challenges of storing, transporting and handling fuel. The company’s XGT platform is Makita’s most powerful cordless offering to date with products that can easily match the performance of the equivalent petrol models to provide users with the high levels of performance needed for professional use, without compromising on battery run time or charge time.  The growing Makita XGT range now comprises over 100 products including more than 30 garden and grounds maintenance models. The collection includes XGT blowers, pole saws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, linetrimmers, split shaft multi-function tools and lawnmowers, as well as lighting, dust extraction, job site apparel, and more. The range also includes 40VMax and 80VMax tools for hard landscaping tasks including circular and mitre saws, impact drivers, brad nailers and earth augers. Makita’s XGT tools are also built to last. XGT batteries have been built for rugged and tough environments with a secure connection mechanism that prevents accidental detachment and a heavy duty, shock absorbing outer casing and cell holder that protects from accidental heavy impacts. The battery is also IPX4 rated with a triple layer waterproofing – which is ideal for groundskeepers working outdoors in unpredictable weather. The high power, durability and long run times offered also mean work can be completed efficiently.  Makita takes a technology driven approach to each of its products, designing every tool within its impressive portfolio with improved user experience in mind. From brushless motors to Anti-Vibration Technology and lithium-ion batteries, Makita’s innovative technologies ensure its products meet the demands of today and tomorrow.  With Makita’s extensive range of garden machinery products, landscaping and groundscare professionals can find the tool that suits them and their requirements. To find out more about Makita’s range of garden machinery products visit: 

Addagrip Terraco: Elevating Landscapes with Sustainable Resin Surfaces

In an age where sustainability takes centre stage in all aspects of life, Addagrip Terraco stands as a beacon of innovation in the world of resin surfacing. With over four decades of experience and a commitment to transforming outdoor spaces, they have become a trusted name in the industry. Paving the Way to Sustainability Established in 1980, Addagrip Terraco has evolved over the years to become a leading manufacturer, formulator, and supplier of resin systems. Their journey, spanning more than 40 years, reflects a dedication to providing high-quality, sustainable, and decorative surfacing solutions. Addagrip Terraco’s portfolio spans a wide range of projects, from domestic paths and driveways to expansive commercial schemes. They specialize in creating surfaces that not only look beautiful but also contribute to a sustainable future. A Resin Range for Every Vision Addagrip Terraco takes pride in offering a diverse range of resin-bound and resin-bonded surfacing systems, ensuring that there’s a perfect solution for every project. Among their notable product lines are Addaset, Addabound, and Terrabound. Addaset: If you’re aiming for a premium, decorative finish, Addaset is an ideal choice. It combines natural aggregate with a clear resin binder to create a durable, porous, and SuDS-compliant surface. Addaset is an excellent option for both pedestrian and vehicular areas. Addabound: A great blend of aesthetics and functionality, Addabound offers a decorative finish with the added advantage of being porous. This means it allows water to drain through, making it perfect for areas where sustainable drainage is a must. Plus, it meets the stringent requirements of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) regulations. Terrabound: For a rustic and natural look, Terrabound is the answer. It’s available in a wide range of natural aggregates, and its permeable properties align perfectly with modern sustainability goals.  Sustainable Surfaces: A Priority As global concerns about environmental impact continue to rise, Addagrip Terraco remains committed to providing surfacing solutions that align with sustainable principles. Their porous resin systems contribute significantly to sustainable urban development. The porous nature of these surfaces allows rainwater to permeate through, reducing the risk of flooding and minimizing surface water runoff. This functionality ensures that water is effectively managed, reducing strain on drainage systems and preventing pollution of natural water sources. From Concept to Reality: Real-Life Projects Addagrip Terraco’s impact can be seen in a multitude of real-life projects. Whether it’s creating a charming residential driveway, enhancing public spaces, or contributing to large-scale commercial schemes, their commitment to excellence shines through. Conclusion: A Sustainable Future with Addagrip Terraco In a world where sustainable practices are non-negotiable, Addagrip Terraco leads the way with their innovative resin systems. Their commitment to sustainable drainage, porous surfaces, and adherence to environmental regulations makes them the go-to choice for architects, landscape designers, and homeowners alike. Incorporating their products into your projects isn’t just a choice for superior aesthetics; it’s a pledge towards a more sustainable future. As they say at Addagrip Terraco, “Whatever your surfacing requirement, we’ve got it covered.” It’s a promise they deliver on, every time. If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards sustainable, beautiful outdoor spaces, Addagrip Terraco is your trusted partner. Join hands with them and be a part of the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future.

A fond farewell 

A fond farewell was made to Debbie Jarmey, the well-known and respected founder and managing director of Mayfield at the Great Holiday Home Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate this week. Debbie, 61, originally from Leeds, bows out after a highly distinguished 35-year career and her achievements were celebrated with colleagues in the industry on her final day at the helm of Mayfield, on Wednesday (13th September).  Having founded Mayfield in Poole, Dorset in 1989 during a period of economic recession, Debbie’s company started out as pioneers in a niche market, by specialising in manufacturing steps for caravans. Since then, Debbie and her team have innovated, establishing the company as a nationwide supplier of decking and sundeck accessories for static caravans and other holiday homes, with a £10m turnover and 23 staff. Manufactured using the latest in green uPVC technology, Mayfield’s decking products are 100 per cent recyclable.  Reflecting on her career, Debbie said: “This is the third recession Mayfield has operated in, but the beauty of this industry is that if the economy is buoyant, people buy holiday homes to own, and if the economy isn’t so good, people rent caravans to go on family holidays, so it’s a lucky industry to be in.” Debbie paid tribute to the support she enjoyed at the start of Mayfield’s journey from the former bosses of caravan manufacturers Atlas, Willerby and Tudor, Terry Ansell, Alan Hughes and the late Chris Nixon, saying: “They made sure I was invited to events, and they were really nice and helpful. I was a woman in a very male dominated industry: women are more respected now.” In 1990, Mayfield was one of the first non-caravan manufacturers to feature at The Lawns (now known as the Great Holiday Home Show). Congratulating Debbie on her retirement, David Ritchie, who has run The Lawns Show for 20 years, said: “Debbie, you have done a great job, building a very successful business. You’ve had a great career and I’d like to congratulate you on everything you have achieved.” Debbie is succeeded by Martin Emery as managing director of Mayfield, which is under new ownership having been bought by Epwin Group in December 2022. For the first time in its 40-year history, the Great Holiday Home Show is being held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The Show is open to the trade until Thursday 14th September 2023.  The Great Holiday Home Show is the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home event, bringing industry leaders together for the first time in four years where 21 of the major holiday home, motorhome and caravan manufacturers, including household names, ABI, Carnaby, Swift and Willerby, have launched their latest models.