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Category Archives: Materials Knowledge Blog

Logic’s knowledge blog is facts gathered around architecture and street furniture, answering some basic questions as well as showing you new informative information.

Timber & How The Moisture Content Effects It?

  Whether you’re using wood for a small scale woodworking project or as a heavy duty construction material – the moisture content of your timber can have a profound affect on its performance.   Before, during and after it’s in place – your timber will continue to absorb or lose moisture until it reaches the same level as the surrounding … Continue reading

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Iroko Hardwood Vs Opepe Hardwood Comparison

  Brief What is Opepe and how does it compare against Iroko? Let’s find out…     The Facts Opepe Opepe is a very durable Marine Hardwood, which is used for Sea Defences.  It can be used untreated in contact with the soil and is often used for long lasting durable decking, it is initially a bright orange colour which … Continue reading

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Oak Tanning & Discolouration

Oak hardwood is widely used in street furniture seating and benches as well as building cladding and other surfaces. This is because of its durability and life span of 15-25 years, but mainly because we enjoy the look of the grain detail and colour. So, what is the hang-up on using oak hardwood? Tanning Runs Out of The Timber Patchy … Continue reading

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Spire Hospital, Tollerton, Nottingham

  Logic are currently working in partnership with Morgan Sindall & TPM Landscape to create a suite of external furniture manufactured from Iroko hardwood.   Spire Nottingham will be a modern and technically advanced hospital set in seven acres of landscaped garden and will include: Four ultra clean-air theatres (including one equipped for cardiology) An endoscopy suite Six-bed HDU/ITU 56 … Continue reading

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Grades of Stainless Steel Including Their Properties

  Is Stainless Steel Even Graded?   It’s graded accordance to its chemical makeup, and hence its differing properties. As one steel will probably be more appropriate than another for a particular goal, it is necessary to understand the kinds available. Generally, while stainless steel can withstand many types of corrosion, all grade types will probably be corroded by chlorides, … Continue reading

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What is Corten Steel and how is it made?

Not sure what Corten Steel is? Then let us share with you everything we know about this durable building material. What is Corten Steel? Corten Steel (or weathered steel as it is sometimes known) is a group of steel alloys that are often used in outdoor building works. They were designed to eliminate the need for painting and if left … Continue reading

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What is EUTR Timber And Is It Sustainable?

    In the modern world of timber, and for that matter all global resources, the question of sustainability and the responsible stewardship of nature is paramount. The EUTR or EU Timber Regulation was designed to set a standard of best practices in timber harvesting. Still, for many in the industry what that actually means, in terms of real-world applications … Continue reading

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What Is Durable Hardwood ?

  Ok so lets get the basics out the way first,     Durable:  adjective long-lasting; enduring   Hardwood:  noun the hard, compact wood or timber of various trees, as the oak, cherry, maple, or mahogany.     External street furniture is a funny thing as not everyone seems to know what type of timber to specify on a scheme. … Continue reading

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How to Stop / Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

The main aim of this aritcal is to be informative & pool all the information into one artical, laws change & update so please contact your local police website or direct.gov website after reading for a more upto date information.     Anti-Social behaviour is a major problem within all our communities, from hanging around on street corners, gathering in … Continue reading

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