Scotscape Landscaping Ltd. are the Living Wall specialists. We have installed living walls all over the British Isles for Architects, Designers, Private individuals and Commercial clients such as Marks and Spencer and the Rubens Hotel. Some of our walls exceed 700m2 and others are small and compact and fit into small residential spaces.
The Scotscape Living Wall System
The Scotscape Living Wall is a light-weight semi hydroponic modular panel system constructed from a patented advanced geotextile fabric. Each square metre holds 49 plants in individual pockets. Each panel incorporates a dripline to irrigate the plants through the fabric. Panels can be fitted to flat or curved surfaces and are planted on site. The system is designed for rapid installation by a small specialist team, minimizing on-site disruption and downtime.
- Full design service available
- For use in commercial or residential projects
- Available in 5 panel sizes or bespoke to suit individual projects
- Suitable for exterior or interior use
- Available if required with integrated insulation to increase building U values
- Maintenance contracts available
- Can be installed by professional contractors or landscapers
- 10 year product warranty
Including living walls in any space attracts a range of benefits which go way beyond aesthetics. Here we outline the benefits of living walls and why they are a wise choice for exterior or interior specification.
The Benefits of Living Walls
Living walls create a WOW factor unrivalled by other interior or exterior finishes. They are not only beautiful but also help companies communicate green credentials to their customers. Championed by well-known retailers, hoteliers and commercial businesses – green walls demonstrate a company’s sustainability targets and corporate social responsibility.
– Improved Air Quality both indoors and out. Living walls breathe air into cities and purify air in interiors – leading to improved working and living environments , reduced stress and improved health for staff and residents.
– Reduction of the urban heat island effect :
Heat islands occur on the surface and in the atmosphere. On a hot, sunny summer day, the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F (27–50°C) hotter than the air,2 while shaded or moist surfaces—often in more rural surroundings—remain close to air temperatures. Adding living walls and green roofs to urban structures mimics the conditions presented in rural surroundings, mitigating the urban heat island effect and making cities more temperate in the summer months.
– Living walls provide great insulation – keeping buildings cool in the summer and warmer in the winter – creating proven energy efficiencies. Our research and development programme includes research into the thermal benefits of living walls, undertaken at the University of Sheffield and sponsored by Scotscape, this year-long study exposed irrefutable evidence of the effectiveness of living walls to cool buildings in the summer and insulate buildings in the winter.
– Improved urban biodiversity.
Living walls can ‘mimic’ biodiversity in areas where green has been stripped away and replaced with the built environment, supporting insects and birdlife. Scotscape offers a bug habitat to all of our living wall clients to further promote the message of the benefits that living walls bring to urban environments.
– Flood mitigation
Living walls are absorbent, along-with green roofs and rain gardens – absorption helps to slow down rain water run-off, making urban areas less prone to flash flooding.
– Reduction of noise pollution
Living wall structures can reduce noise levels in buildings. Plants are regularly used to reduce noise on motorways and within urban environments. Living walls reduce noise levels by reflecting, refracting as well as absorbing acoustic energy. This further assists with reducing stress in working environments leading to happier healthier staff and improved staff retention.
For more information about our work please take a look at our website www.scotscapelivingwalls.net
Or call 0208 254 5000 – we are happy to help.