Living walls (also called green walls) are interior or exterior walls made up of plants, a supporting structure, growing materials and an irrigation system to all plants to thrive. At Inleaf, we specialise designing, installing and maintaining living wall projects for commercial and high-end residential projects throughout the UK.
As a living wall specialist, our expertise in landscape architecture, landscaping and engineering means we’re ideally placed to design, install and maintain your living wall project.
We specialise in providing ‘Living walls’, but we also have other options which can help bring vertical greening to your feature spaces.
Although the main objective of a living wall is often to create a stunning design effect, a well-designed living wall brings many more benefits beyond its aesthetic effect.
When used indoors, living walls bring the The benefits of living plants in to the built environment without taking up the limited floor-space. Living walls allow greenery to be added to indoor spaces, creating a feature in a space-effective way.
Adding greenery to new and renovated buildings can provide extra BREEAM credits too.
Whilst we can work with clients on living wall projects, we commonly work with architects, interior designers and main-contractors too. Whether as part of a larger body of works or a stand-alone project. Our team are happy to work in the way that suits you and your project.
A common question we are asked is "How much does a living wall cost?". Although the area of a proposed living wall (in m2) is a good place to start, there are several other aspects that will affect the living wall costs, for example:
We’re happy to discuss your requirements in more detail to estimate the living wall costs for your proposed project based on any drawings and/or initial discussions that you may have.
We also provide and maintain self-contained living wall systems and Live Pictures which come in standard sizes. These can be a cost-effective alternative to a bespoke-installed living wall if they suit your requirements.
Once installed, regular maintenance is essential to maintain your living wall’s appearance and the functions of its supporting system.
Because we maintain (as well as install) living wall projects we’re well placed to advise on the projected maintenance costs. We can mitigate any potential matenance problems at design stage and help ‘value-engineer’ your project to make the maintenance as cost-effective as possible.
A key part of a living wall project is the irrigation system, which is required to automatically feed and water the plants and ensure the scheme continues to thrive.
We design and build irrigation systems and controllers to ensure that our living wall installations function correctly, use water judiciously and meet all water regulations.
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