Rooftop Gardens

The rise of rooftop gardens – space to grow Roof tops not only provide a solution to the lack of green space at ground level in cities, residential developments are using them to create vertical communities, whist businesses are utilising them as an employee perk and to increase productivity. According to European Federation of Green[...]

Building Nature

  Building nature Biophilic design is proven to affect the way we feel from our mental health to our wellbeing by connecting us to nature into the built environment, it also provides a multitude of ecological benefits to cities and urban areas. The biophilia concept was coined in the 70s and later defined in the[...]

Solasta House – Inverness Campus

Solasta House - Inverness college - WoodBlocX retaining wall Solasta House, the new Life Science and Technology building at Inverness Campus is rapidly taking shape. Contractors, Robertsons Construction Northern Limited, have had a crane on site putting in place the steel frame for the new building. It is anticipated that this frame will be complete by[...]

Cleaner air in cities

Cleaner air in cities   Pollution levels in the UK are at an all time high and it is estimated that there are 30 areas in the UK that exceed the air pollution limits set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Towns and cities across the UK are already implementing strategies to make reductions[...]

UNITE Staniforth House – Student Accommodation

UNITE Staniforth House - Student Accommodation Staniforth House is Unite’s latest student development located in the heart of Birmingham. Previously a self-storage facility, the 15,2000sqm site provides modern student accommodation housing 586 bedrooms, plus a number of common rooms and meet and greet areas across 14 floors. The scheme utilises the panoramic views across the[...]

Englefield Garden, Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital

Englefield Garden, Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital WoodBlocX were approached by garden designer Jennifer Benyon in 2015 to come up with a solution for planting at the new Englefield courtyard garden at the Royal Berskhire NHS Hospital - a garden sanctuary for patients. The Englefield Charitable Trust funded the creation of the garden in partnership with[...]

Adding value to your landscape project

Adding value to your landscaping projectPrefabrication is trending in the construction industry and with good reason. Providing specialist manufacturing for a busy worksite can improve efficiency as well as health and safety performance.WoodBlocX components are all pre-drilled and cut so that onsite installation is swift and hassle free. Below are our top ways to add[...]

Top 5 Reasons to use Raised beds

Our urban spaces are constantly improving and raised beds are a great solution for urban regreening.Planting spaces can be installed into otherwise barren areas and a great variety of greenery can be planted. Whether you are looking to provide a community growing space, a tree planter or a rooftop kitchen garden, raised beds are a[...]

Marine House Luxury Apartments

The village of Rosemarkie is located approximately 14 miles north east of the city of Inverness on the Black Isle. The area is famed for its scenic beauty and is an excellent base from which to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as golfing, sailing, hillwalking, fishing and more. The property fronts a picturesque bay, with views[...]

Planter replacement for Manchester Infirmary

Planter replacement for Manchester Infirmary WoodBlocX were recently tasked with replacing a number of failing planters at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. The original construction of the planters used timber sleepers but due to an inneffective wood treatment they began to rot away quite early in their lifespan. Railway sleepers in the landscape environment are an accepted[…]