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Why planting a ‘green wall’ could improve your wealth!

Why planting a ‘green wall’ could improve your wealth!

What are the benefits of vertical planting? Vegetation provides a multitude of environmental and social benefits including improving air quality, reducing pollutants in run-off, reducing noise, creating a habitat for wildlife and reducing flood risk (e.g. by retaining rainfall within soils and canopy). There are also well documented physical and psychological health benefits. Vegetation can cool the air within and surrounding masonry by providing shade, evapo-transpiration (leaf respiration of...

Jakob Live on Saturday Kitchen at Hampton Court

Jakob Live on Saturday Kitchen at Hampton Court

With the Wimbledon Championships and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show now in full swing, summer is definitely here. And when we were asked to contribute some of our Jakob stainless steel wire ropes for the RHS Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court, we were delighted to say yes. Particularly when we heard that the garden was being designed to champion edible growing and to promote different ways of growing fresh food at home. Created by award-winning designer, Juliet Sargent, the Kitchen Ga...

We Love 'Love Your Garden'

We Love 'Love Your Garden'

It’s not every day that we get a call from a TV producer, but that’s exactly what happened back in April when one of the team from Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love Your Garden’ show rang to talk about a project they were undertaking in Plymouth. We were asked to get involved in the first programme of the new series (which was broadcast last night, 21 June, on ITV1) and when we heard the inspirational story of the recipient, we were absolutely delighted to help and to supply and install a...

Greening Grey Britain Garden at Chelsea 2017

Greening Grey Britain Garden at Chelsea 2017

When the Royal Horticultural Society asked us to get involved in its ‘Greening Grey Britain’ initiative at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we answered immediately with a resounding ‘yes’! We believe passionately that flora and fauna have a crucial part to play in urban and suburban areas, with their role potentially becoming even more important as the climate changes and urbanisation continues to impinge on our green spaces. With more pollution and flooding in towns and citie...

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

Green Wall growth rates, what can you expect?

When a new green wall is being designed, we are often asked: “How long will it take to grow and mature?” The answer depends on a range of factors, not least, which species of plant are being grown and the specific conditions of the particular site. The variables which need to be considered include: Orientation – how much light and/or shade the plants will receive? Irrigation – how will the plants be watered? Will it be manually, by an automatic irrigation system or by rainfa...

Jakob Living Wall Helps Green Saracens New Stadium

Jakob Living Wall Helps Green Saracens New Stadium

A combination of Jakob stainless steel ropes and rods has been used at Allianz Park, the new home of Saracens Rugby Club, to provide the structure for a green wall to adorn the stadium's timber-clad façade. The renovated stadium was officially opened in February 2013 and was designed to blend seamlessly into its environment. It is the only stadium in the UK to have achieved the coveted BREEAM 'Excellent' standard. The Jakob green wall was installed by Scotscape Ltd and consists of a com...

Ecobuild Reflections

Ecobuild Reflections

With Ecobuild 2013 just finished – and thoughts already turning to the 2014 show – we were delighted to meet so many old and new customers at London’s ExCeL arena. Providing a great platform to showcase our range of Jakob systems, we were also delighted once again to be invited to contribute to the Ecobuild Arena which was the centrepiece of the main hall. Using combinations of Jakob Webnet and stainless steel wire ropes, the Arena feature showcased the benefits of green walls, demonstr...

The many benefits of Green Walls

The many benefits of Green Walls

Green Walls (often called living walls) have been a feature of buildings for many centuries and while the traditional ‘ivy-covered’ façades of Victorian homes have now been replaced by modern, purpose-built systems, they deliver a wide range of benefits to buildings of all type, shape and size: Improved aesthetics Well designed and maintained Green Walls significantly enhance a building’s appearance - whether it’s to add a new aesthetic dimension, disguise a car park, refresh a tire...

Green Walls – delivering aesthetic, ecological and economical benefits

Green Walls – delivering aesthetic, ecological and economical benefits

For many years, façade greening was primarily seen as an aesthetic tool. However, whilst green walls still undoubtedly meet that requirement, modern systems deliver a great deal more. Over recent years, as part of a broadly based academic research project in Berlin, scientists have been able to demonstrate that professionally designed green walls also deliver considerable ecological and economic benefits. Large-area greening has been shown to significantly and measurably contribute to passiv...

Walls on Film

Walls on Film

We were delighted to welcome a wide range of visitors to our stand during Ecobuild , which provided a great platform for us to showcase our range of stainless steel systems and solutions. Not only did we have systems on display on our own stand, but we were also thrilled to play a major part in the design and construction of The Cube which provided the huge, living-wall centrepiece for the show. Interest came from many quarters, with architects, developers, designers, contractors and stude...

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