Over the last 2 years The Association of Professional Landscapers have been working on setting up a series of Guidelines for the industry.

Their ambition was not to teach landscapers how to "suck eggs", but were more about knowledge transfer, de mystifying some of the British Standards, giving consistency and availability to the industry, providing information that could be shared with the client and ultimately ensuring that standards remained high.

It was The Association of Professional Landscapers aim to make these as widely available as possible. They are able to be downloaded by simply filling in the details below. We would ask that you encourage others to download, rather than simply emailing them to others. This is so we can monitor the uptake. We would also ask that you do not alter the content.

This first set of Construction Guidelines focus on Paving, Decking & Artificial Grass.


We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved so far with the support and creation of these.

David Strows          Artform Landscapes and  APL Vice Chair

Karl Harrison         Karl Harrison Landscapes

Alan Sargent FCIHort MPGCA     Landscape Library

Contributors to Paving Guidance

Bradstone              London Stone           CED               Marshalls            Kebur            Global Stone        Talasey           Steintec                

Contributors to Decking Guidance

Trex                           Ecodek                        Saige            Composite Prime        Decking Network        

Contributors to Artificial Grass Guidance

Easigrass                Trulawn        Premium Artificial Grass (PAG)       Landscape Academy      

Arbour Landscape Solutions  Gareth Wilson Consultancy   Paul Greenyer Consultancy

T.A.S.K (Training Academy for Skills & Knowledge)

Without all this support, none of this would have been possible.

Now launched, there will be updates as deemed necessary and also there will additional guidelines created.

I hope you find these useful.