LDA Design specified WoodBlocX Landscaping to provide the raised planters and seating for the courtyard areas of its Westpoint Homes project; One Hyndland Avenue, a development comprising of 63 luxury apartments with beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces in Glasgow’s West End.
The design LDA created for the development featured a series of open paved spaces, ample seating and pergolas to add height, with large angular raised planters with integrated seating bordering the perimeters of the site to plant trees, shrubs and plants.
Following a consultation with LDA on potential solutions, the WoodBlocX Design Team took the initial plans and recreated the original footprint using CAD designs of the modular timber blocks. Thanks to the versatility of the system WoodBlocX were able to match the design almost identically, incorporating the shapes and angles of the original outline.
WoodBlocX supplied all materials directly to the Westpoint Homes’ site and the structures were assembled by their own teams. The space for materials on site was tight and the size of the planters meant that a large quantity of materials were delivered. WoodBlocX components arrive on site neatly palletised and the individual lightweight pieces are easy to access and manoeuvre when needed.
All WoodBlocX structures are built in the same way using a series of light weight blocks which have been pre-drilled and then treated to provide superior strength. Everything is cut to size and hello together using strong dowel, so there is no waste and or cutting/drilling needed; teams can assemble the structures immediately following the step-by-step instructions provided.
With all projects challenges can arise during the build, in this case some onsite changes were required due to manholes and water access getting in the way of original design intent. Our team swiftly redesigned instructions and supplied suitable components to match the updated layouts.
Speaking about this project, WoodBlocX director Henry Blake said: “Working with the original design our team was able to use our modular system to match it almost identically, saving the landscape architect time adapting the original layout. Using WoodBlocX also provided an extremely cost effective solution for this project, our material sourcing and manufacturing takes place in Scotland which means there’s substantial export costs to add to our products, plus our raised planters and seats are quick and easy to install cutting labour costs to provide a long-lasting solution backed up by our 15 year guarantee.”