Trade Associations, Publications and Academic Institutes

Trade associations connected to the paving, surfacing and hard-landscaping trades, along with a few of the relevant academic institutions and some of the more readable magazines and online publications.

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Unless stated otherwise, all telephone and fax numbers are for Britain and NI - RoI numbers are shown with a +353 international dialling prefix.

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Association of Professional Landscapers

Horticulture House 19 High Street Theale Readin Berkshire RG7 5AH


The British Association of Landscape Industries

Landscape House, Stoneleigh Park, National Agricultural Centre, Warwickshire , CV8 2LG

BRE Bookshop

The UK's largest online bookshop for construction professionals

online orders only

Brick Development Association

Promotion of clay and Calcium Silicate bricks and pavers in UK and Eire

Woodside House, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2DX

British Cement Association

Cement Industry Umbrella Organisation


British Stone

Trade body promoting stone from British quarries

77 Compton Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 9QH


British In-situ Concrete Paving Association

Century House, Telford Avenue, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6YS

Building Research Establishment

The UK's leading research-based construction consultancy

Bucknalls Lane Garston Watford WD25 9XX


Research and innovation for the construction industry

Classic House 174-180 Old Street London EC1V 9BP

Concrete Pipeline Systems Association

Trade body for precast concrete pipeline systems

The Old Rectory Main Street Glenfield Leicester LE3 8DG

Concrete Society

Promoters of all things concrete

4 Meadows Business Park Station Approach Blackwater Camberley Surrey GU17 9AB

Construction Industry Publications

Supplier of construction books, contracts, H&S notes etc.

60, New Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3BR

Contract Flooring Association

Flooring Contractors

4d, St. Mary's Place, The Lace Market Nottingham, NG1 1PH

Dry Stone Walling Association

Charity committed to preserving dry stone walls and to training

DSWA, PO Box 8615, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 7HQ

Federation of Master Builders

Largest trade association in the UK building industry

14/15 Great James St., London, WC1 3DP

Guild ofMaster Craftsmen

Crafts Promoter

166 High St., Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XU

HR Wallingford

World leaders in water engineering

Howbery Park Wallingford Oxfordshire OX10 8BA


Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers

20, Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DR


Institution of Highways and Transportation

6, Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0D2

Institute of Asphalt Technology

Trade body for Asphalt Technologists and Engineers

Paper Mews Place, 290, High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH14 1QT

Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute

US-based promoter of concrete block paving

1444, Eye Street, NW-Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-6542USA


Concrete Paving Producers Association

The Old Rectory Main Street Glenfield Leicester LE3 8DG

Irish Concrete Society

Irish body for all things concrete

Platin, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Irish SuDS

Website from HR Wallingford offering advice on SuDS in Ireland


Landscape Juice

Popular and entertaining British landscaping blog



An online database of landscaping product news, features, events and more.

Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW

Mortar Industry Association

Trade Body for Mortar Producers

156, Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TR

New Civil Engineer

Leading magazine for the Civil Engineering Industry

Nottingham University

Nottingham Centre for Pavement Engineering - School of Civil Engineering,

University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Quarry Products Association

Trade body for the quarrying and aggregates industry

156, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TR

Self Build Self Help

Online guide to self-build, conversion, renovation, DIY etc.

75 Plymouth Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3DE

SEPT Small Element Pavement Technologists

Expert group for pavement technology



Database of over 25,000 building products

Techcube 3.81 Summerhall Place Edinburgh EH9 1PL

Sports and Play Construction Association

Trade Association for the sports facility construction industry

Federation House Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2RF

Stone Federation of Great Britain

Trade Association for the UK Stone industry

Stone Federation Great Britain Channel Business Centre Ingles Manor Castle Hill Avenue Folkestone Kent CT20 2RD

Stone Selector

Stone products search engine and directory

: Halifax House 30 George Street Hull HU1 3AJ

The Construction Centre

Online information resource for the construction industry

1, Alpha House Farmer Ward Road Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 2ED

The Landscape Institute

The Chartered Institute for UK Landscape Architects

33 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QG

Discussion forum for the web-savvy Civ and Struct Eng's

USA - but don't let that put you off, there's a worldwide membership

Transport Research Laboratory

World leading research institute

Old Wokingham Road Crowthorne Berks RG45 6AU

Virtual Engineer

Online reference and links portal for civil and structural engineers


Water & Environment Bookshop

Online source of drainage and water management publications

c/o WRc Frankland Road Blagrove Swindon Wiltshire SN5 8YF

WRc(Water Research Centre)

Research centre for water management and drainage issues

Frankland Road Blagrove Swindon Wiltshire SN5 8YF