Street furniture for greener spaces
Landscape architects specify our timber street furniture and planting solutions on a wide range of projects from roof gardens, residential developments and retail to hospitality and public spaces. The common theme running through everything is sustainability. From creating new green spaces within the built environment to regreening grey areas with trees and plants. Using a natural and renewable resource as a solution makes for a great partnership, a partnership that can only be successful if ethical and sustainable practices are fully traceable and transparent.
As a company that uses timber as a core material we have a responsibility to ensure that our supply chain, and the processes that we use to manufacture our products, are sustainable in order to protect the natural environment and biodiversity. We are continually working to improve our processes to reduce our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint further.
Off-site UK production
All of our timber is FSC certified, with 80% being sourced from sustainably managed forests within a 30 mile radius of our sawmill, which is based in the Highlands of Scotland. We provide total off-site production as all timber is cut, drilled and treated at the sawmill so there is no wood waste on site when building one of our structures. Waste products from our production, such as sawdust and bark chippings, are sold on to biomass fuel companies and bark suppliers.
The combination of natural materials, opportunities to increase biodiversity and flexibility of design has made WoodBlocX an attractive choice.
Helping landscape architects make sustainable choices
Interestingly, in the last two years we have experienced a significant uplift in landscape architects and specifiers requesting more information covering our environmental and sustainability practices as part of their procurement processes. This highlights that it is no longer down to the product alone to provide a sustainable solution, the business must demonstrate its wider dedication to these areas.
Our patented system of interlocking blocks provides landscape architects with a sustainable timber product that is long lasting, time saving and adaptable, delivering attractive planting solutions for spaces of all sizes and shapes, that create the right balance of form function.
Our structures are made up of a series of strong wooden blocks of varying sizes that are held together by strong dowels, using different sized blocks and the ability to pre-cut angles and incorporate curves means we can adapt designs to fit spaces perfectly, whether its a brand new installation or a retrofit.
Infinitely adaptable design innovation, smarter processes and problem solving are core elements within our business. Our street furniture options are unique in their field and help to create opportunities to enhance spaces with trees and plants to increase biodiversity and connect people with nature.
Whilst we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke service some clients need an off the shelf option, we have a range of 34 pre-designed options covering street furniture, planters and seating, providing convenience and an insight into how versatile our modular system is.