Living walls
 

Living walls

 

Add that wow factor to your vertical spaces with an Inleaf living wall

Living walls (also called vertical gardens) are internal or external walls which are made up from plants, a supporting structure, growing material and an irrigation system to allow plants to thrive.

At Inleaf, our team specialise in designing, installing and maintaining living green walls to the highest standard.

With in-house landscape architecture, landscaping and engineering expertise we’re ideally placed to help with your living wall project.

  • Bespoke living wall
  • Six Live Picture displays
  • Living wall for university
  • Outdoor living wall
  • Hotel living wall
  • Live Pictures in restaurant
  • Internal living wall
  • External living wall
  • Live Pictures in office
  • Living wall at Inleaf showroom

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Benefits of living wall

When living walls are discussed, the main objective is often to create a stunning design effect. Whilst it’s certainly true that a well-designed living wall can create a wow factor within premium space, however there are many more benefits of living walls.

The benefits of living plants in the indoor environment are well understood, however a challenge in modern buildings is that the floor-space they occupy is often at a premium. Living walls solve this problem by allowing greenery to be incorporated into the vertical spaces.

There are lots of benefits for external vertical gardens too. They help increase biodiversity, provide additional insulation properties to buildings and reduce the urban heat island effect.

Adding greenery to new and renovated buildings can provide extra BREEAM credits too.

We work direct, with architects and interior designers

We often work with clients manage all aspects of their living wall design, installation and maintenance from start to finish.

We also commonly work with architects, interior designers and main-contractors to deliver effective living wall projects, often as part of a larger body of works.

Our team are happy to work in the way that suits you and your project.

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How much does a living wall cost?

A common question we are asked is "How much does a living wall cost?". Although the area of a proposed living wall (the square-meterage) is a good place to start, there are several other aspects that will affect the living wall costs, for example:

  • Whether it’s internal or external living wall
  • The requirements and location of the irrigation system
  • Detailing of the living wall – a simple square area will be lower cost than a complex design
  • Other site considerations, such as any access equipment requirements

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.

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Living wall maintenance

Once installed, regular maintenance is essential to ensure the long-term success of your living green wall and its supporting system.

As we both install and maintain living wall projects we can advise on the projected maintenance costs and work with you to create the effect you’re looking for, value-engineered to make the maintenance as cost-effective as possible.

Other considerations

There are a number of other living wall considerations you should keep in mind when thinking about your living wall project. These include:

  • Lighting requirements
  • Plumbing requirements and water regulations
  • Weight loading on supporting wall structure
  • Access to install and maintain the wall

We can advise on all of these areas as appropriate to your living wall project.

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Where we cover

Our design and technical studio provides central technical excellence, supported by our local branches to provide coverage throughout the UK.

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