The Rhino

Pendlewood are pleased to support the campaign for Rhino preservation.

 One of Pendlewoods long standing street furniture ranges is named after this amazing endangered creature – The rhino.  So we as a street furniture manufacturer will be doing our bit to try and save this amazing creature.   A donation of a percentage of the profits from the Rhino range of street furniture will be donated to avaaz.org  

Please help save the Rhino by signing this powerful petition.  http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/?vl

The rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Shocking new statistics show 440 rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone — a massive increase on five years ago when just 13 had their horns hacked off.

European nations could lead the world to a new plan to save these amazing creatures but they need to hear from us first! Fuelling this devastation is a huge spike in demand for rhino horns, used for bogus cancer cures, hangover remedies and good luck charms in China and Vietnam. Protests from South Africa have so far been ignored by the authorities, but Europe has the power to change this by calling for a ban on all rhino trade — from anywhere, to anywhere — when countries meet at the next crucial international wildlife trade summit in July.

Let’s raise a giant outcry and urge Europe to push for new protections to save rhinos from extinction. When we reach 100,000 signers, our call will be delivered in Brussels, the decision-making heart of Europe, with a crash of cardboard rhinos. Every 50,000 signatures will add a rhino to the crash — bringing the size of our movement right to the door of EU delegates as they decide their position.

Sign the petition below then forward the link widely: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/?vl So far this year one rhino has been killed every day in South Africa, home to at least 80% of the world’s remaining wild rhinos. Horns now have a street value of over $65,000 a kilo — more expensive than gold or platinum. The South African Environment Minister has pledged to take action by putting 150 extra wardens and even an electric fence along the Mozambique border to try and stem the attacks – but the scale of the threat is so severe that global action is required.

Unless we act today we may lose this magnificent and ancient animal species permanently. Some Chinese are loudly lobbying for the trade in horn to be relaxed, but banning the trade in all rhinos will silence them. With the EU’s leadership, we can bring these international gangsters to justice, put the poachers in prison, and push for public awareness programmes in key Asian countries — and end this horn horror show for good.

New Indoor Range !

Press Release  - New Indoor Range

Alan Pendlewood pays homage to the tiger and its habitat!

Alan, founder and owner of Pendlewood, has created and designed a limited edition bench collection called “Resting Tiger” as part of a new indoor furniture range.

Since 1900, the endangered tiger habitats and numbers have been reduced by up to 95 per cent. Despite 20 years of international conservation efforts, we are losing ground to save the tiger as it is now on the endangered species list and all numbers of sub-species of tigers are considered critical. The number of tigers in the wild is rapidly declining as they are killed by poachers for their skins and bones and body parts for traditional Chinese medicine. Their prey is also being poached. The biggest threat of all is human

population growth due to the cutting down of trees, destroying not only the balance of the eco system but their homes and habitats.

The environment is my passion and has led me to my latest venture.

At Pendlewood we only us sustainably sourced timber. With the Resting Tiger collection, we have used reclaimed from our on-going projects to create a handsome unique bench.
Like the tiger, whose camouflage blends seamlessly with the forest , this collection blends with our own urban  jungle to create a peaceful resting place for the busy metropolitan environment.The result of which, is smiling back at us and rewarding our effort. The Resting Tiger can relax for just a moment and hope our message is heard . Nothing is wasted , everything is recycled .

I, Alan Pendlewood, pledge to make a monthly donation and make a real difference by donating every month and adopting a tiger.  Please join me by visiting the world’s leading conservation body WWF and support their valuable work. From steamy tropical rainforests to dreamy English chalk streams, they are working on every continent to halt and

wherever possible reverse dramatic declines in wildlife species and the destruction of the places where they live.

http://support.wwf.org.uk/?page=shop&pid=5&pc=AJB004001     follow this link and let’s help save a tiger together!

Christmas Charity Donation

 

Pendlewood would like to thank all the staff for their personal contributions.

Pendlewood is very pleased to say that not only did the company make a generous donation,

but every single member of staff also made a personal contribution.

 

“Buy Cheap, Buy Twice”

As a child from the sixties, I remember the days of poor quality goods from China or South Korea, and as soon as you get them home – They Break!  Unfortunately this quality issue still remain, as many project managers and parents will find out over the festivities. But this issue is not just confined to the every day person trying to make their budgets stretch further,  as a major Brazilian mining giant found with a project involving a 400,000 ton iron ore carrier . Not quite a small toy!

The ship is part of the company’s35 ship order being built at Asian yards – a wildly ambitious multi-billion dollar plan by the (ousted) former chief executive, to cut freight costs.

On its maiden voyage, two of the ship’s ballast tanks cracked during the loading process and the grandly-named ‘Vale Beijing’ was taking on water in the balmy waters of northern Brazil. Engineers have concluded that both vessels needs major repairs. I wonder who will be paying for the repair bill. I am sure lawyers on both sides will be rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of a major international law suit.      To read more:   http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2011/12/09/steering-vales-megaships-away-from-china/#axzz1gQcgqGp7

My Gran’s old saying “Buy cheap, buy twice” comes to mind.

The same can be said with street furniture and school playground equipment. Unfortunately there are many cheap imports flooding the European, UK and American markets.  Mainly copies of original works that were designed to a quality standard and made by quality companies that have been making products for the street furniture markets for years.

The only way to ensure quality and sustainability is to purchase off reputable companies based in travelling distance from you. You can then go and see the goods being designed and handcrafted, especially worthwhile on big budget schemes for school playgrounds or  street furniture projects.  Look for manufacturers who have a passion for what they do as they will usually offer better guarantees and back up services if any thing does go wrong. They are also within easy reach of your site, so can be with you within hours.

At Pendlewood street furniture and school playgrounds, we offer that level of service to all of our customers. They can visit our 18000 square foot workshops and see, feel and smell our handcrafted street furniture being designed and made.

We also offer a bespoke service where your design ideas can become reality. Bespoke street furniture and bespoke school playgrounds.

For School projects,  we are more than happy for pupils to visit.  We supply all the bob the builder hats and safety equipment. We even let them get “hands on” and put their own stamp on the project   – A truly personal touch,  from a truly personal company

Bespoke Wall Mounted Bench for Cambridge University

Pendlewood Street Furniture based in Lancashire,  won an highly fought after place on a campus at Cambridge university .

There were many high calibre contenders for this project, but quality and bespoke street furniture and British manufacturer Pendlewood, delivered the goods on time and on budget.

Cambridge University and architects Grontmij wanted a bespoke campus furniture option that accommodated their needs and aspirations.

Slim line metal framing and curved shaped hardwood timbers, all brought together with a quality of build that was hard to find.

But as you can see from the pictures, Pendlewood achieved the clients dreams perfectly.

Managing Director Alan Pendlewood quoted  “ With all the doom and gloom that is reported on a daily basis, it’s good to announce that British design and quality manufacturing is still out there and winning UK contracts, creating sustainable jobs in sunny Lancashire ”

Bespoke Planters at Blackfriars Junction

Bespoke street planters for London’s Blackfriars Bridge.

Quality and sustainability are a major buying point for the Transport for London team.

After scouring the market place, they chose Pendlewood street planters to fulfil all of their exacting standards.

The flexibility of Pendlewoods bespoke planters fitted their needs perfectly.

The planters were needed in a short lead time, which the team in our planter department managed to deliver on time and on budget,
allowing the project to be completed and in place before Christmas – giving the commuters of London an amazing view

Greening Blackfriars junction with amazing bespoke planters and inspiring plants, all in place ready for the London Olympics Games in 2012.

 

Designed and Hand crafted in the UK from sustainably sourced timbers. Our Tanalith E treated wooden planter range is designed for professional use.
All of our street planters are designed and hand crafted for quality and long life, low maintenance service life. As a commercial supplier of wooden street
planters, we understand the rigours and needs of a planter. Hidden strength built into every Pendlewood planter, Hand crafted using invisible fixing technology.

  • FSC or PEFC Upper-Gulf sourced Redwood timber (PAR)
  • Tanalised E Pressure Treated.
  • Buffalo® Board bases
  • PIFA Standard and BBA Certified DPM lining. The lining used is Visqueen® DPM
    (damp proof membrane) and is manufactured from 100% post-use waste.
  • Rust proof / treated fixings
  • Utilise Hidden Fixing Technology
  • Built in drain holes

 

Christmas Charity Donation

Pendlewood street furniture and school playgrounds have donated a considerable sum of money to the Shooting Star Hospice Charity as this years christmas charity Donation.

In light of the recent publicity with X Factor charity single ” Wishing On A Star ” and patron of The Shooting Star Childrens Hospice,  Simon Cowell raising awareness of this charity, we though it a suitable charity for this years donation.

Shooting Star CHASE is the children’s hospice service, supporting local families with a child or teenager not expected to reach their 19th birthday.

Please click here to donate this christmas and help a family and their children through the tough times ahead.

Shooting Star Donation

 

Urban Street furniture.By Pendlewood.

Urban Street furniture.By Pendlewood.

Contemporary Street Furniture – Street Furniture – Pendlewood Street Furniture

Yet another Mile stone for one of our successfull street furniture classics.

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Sexy ,curvaceous ,thought provoking are words that are not usually associated with Street furniture.

But for the serpent range of contemporey urban street furniture this is a true statement.

The  Serpent Range hits another big mile stone in its life. From its initial design launch in 1999, the sleek lines and curves really shook up the street furniture market.

An unusual and creative peice of urban street furniture, this urban classic is still turning heads as it struts its stuff on  the urban street walk.

The serpent range of street furniture can be found in many of Europe’s leading cities. Featured in modern Atriums to urban street scapes, contemporary developments to

exclusive marinas and even footballers gardens, in any settings they are striking and enhance any contemporary / urban setting.

 

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Street furniture Created in our Lancashire workshops by master craftsmen.

The quality and style go far beyond the norm of street furniture. With attention to detail our speciality.

Seen In London, Manchester, Paris, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Abu Dhabi and Southport to name but a few..

 

New Range is Here !!

Street furniture

Pendlewood street furniture, renowned for its quality and creativity, Launches its new Urban Metro Range of quality contemporary street furniture. The new range is focused on the urban terrain, giving our clients an option when it comes to resilient, creative yet sustainable street furniture.

The Urban Metro Range

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From Pendlewood street furniture.

 The original concept came from our founding ideals of Pendlewood – To produce world beating eco friendly quality street furniture handcrafted in Great Britain. Founded in 1995 Pendlewood were at the vanguard of the eco revolution.

The Pendlewood range of designs gives our clients the maximum choice of quality handcrafted street furniture whilst helping to save the planet at the same time.

The Urban Metro Range is focused on flexibility, durability and sustainability. Our choice of timber is Upper gulf redwood. A timber that is renowned for its quality and durability. We then impregnate the timber with Tanalith E preservative, making the timbers expected life span around 25 years. A life span that compares favourably with tropical hard woods, but without the environmental consequences.

Reducing the carbon footprint of timber is important to many of our clients. Our redwoods are harvested from Scandinavian managed forests. All of these forests have been accredited with either PEFC or FSC Sustainable forest accreditations.

A truly flexible range of contemporary street furniture that is specifically designed for the urban landscape.

Creating new jobs in Great Britain. From apprentices to designers, we choose to invest in the future of our generations to come.

Pendlewood are a leading eco friendly company that mixes very successfully the values of Business manufacturing and caring for the planet at the same time.

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launch new model

Pendlewood launch new models of Bespoke street furniture at a Local gallery.

Our new ideas and concepts were successfully launched at our Local academy.  Abraham Guest students were wowed with the new range that was launched in April.

Our new ideas and concepts were successfully launched at our Local academy.  Abraham Guest students were wowed with the new range that was launched in April.


All Handcrafted from sustainable timber.

The designers at Pendlewood had worked with the ideas of the students and staff to create street furniture that was unique and contemporary. but with tradititional Pendlewood trade mark of Quality and durability ,

Pendlewood are looking forward to working with Frank Barnes and his team in the future