WoodBlocX – innovating with Accoya™

WoodBlocX in Accoya™ WoodBlocX are excited to announce a new innovation that will extend the lifespan of all of our external structures. Accoya’s specially treated timber offers an unprecedented lifespan of 50 years. Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge[…]

Urban regeneration and inner city greening

https://youtu.be/gfeGSB7rCEs WoodBlocX BALI award winning designs are setting new standards in sustainable architecture and redevelopment. One of our most recent projects at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, London typifies our approach to urban regeneration and inner city greening. In our latest blog post, we ask: what are some the challenges that we face in[...]

Design flexibility

Design flexibility Are you struggling with a design for a difficult area? Or do you need something a little out of the ordinary? Have you considered using a modular timber system such as WoodBlocX? Other options in these situations – notably sleepers if the client has specified a wooden product – could struggle with the[…]

Restaurant Planters – The Sanchez Brothers, Bristol

In 1999 the Sanchez family made a life changing decision. They quit their day jobs, their home on the other side of Bristol and moved their two young boys to open the doors to Casamia; a trattoria serving pizza and pasta. In 2009, the self taught chefs gained a coveted Michelin star and 4AA rosettes[...]

The Cost of Modular Timber Designs

The Cost of Modular Timber Designs When budgets are tight, it’s good to be able to see all the costs of a project up front. Using a modular timber system for raised beds and other landscaping means that not only are the material costs easy to calculate, but the labour costs will be much more[…]

How the New Dundee Waterfront Gardens were Designed

The Slessor Gardens, in the main parkland of Dundee’s new central waterfront area, is 10,738sqm in size and designed to be a multi-functional space with the capacity to host large events. The team at Optimised Environments focused on developing an area which people could interact with and explore.  The design of the space began with the team looking[...]

Benches & Raised Beds – Unite Student Accommodation Aberdeen

Working with the team at East Midlands Landscaping our design team helped bring to life the outdoor spaces at the new Unite Student accommodation in Aberdeen. Creating a series of bespoke WoodBlocX Planter and Bench designs allowed them to develop the roof terrace areas into a relaxing breakout and study space. The team here at WoodBlocX designed[...]

Why Our Forests Matter

  In the UK we sometimes take our forests, woodland and green space for granted, but you may be surprised to learn that the UK is one of the least wooded areas in Europe.  Only 13% of our landmass is woodland, which is far less than the European average of 37%.  So why is this[…]