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 alternative to using bricks or stone when building a retaining wall or raised bed, but because of their incredible versatility, WoodBlocX are an even better alternative to railway sleepers.

After surveying the existing planters, our design team put together full drawings for client approval and our install teams got to work. All installation works were undertaken in a busy hospital with minimal impact on patients and workers. Our components were all pre-cut ready for installation so there was no need to use any heavy machinery on site.

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WoodBlocX components are manufactured in five different sizes and work in the same way as bricks, in addition, any capping and angled parts are pre-mitred, which saves installers significant build time and eliminates the need for sawing, drilling and disposing of waste, a huge plus point for large installations in confined spaces.

With WoodBlocX you receive a guaranteed standard of material. From the planting of the trees to harvesting of timber all the way through to cutting the WoodBlocX components, we keep on top of every aspect of each process – maintaining the highest standards of timber quality. Using WoodBlocX, specifiers and buyers can be safe in the knowledge that the supply chain of their timber products is sustainable and reliable. Guaranteeing our planters for 15 years means that we can offer a substantial contribution to the success of the Manchester Infirmary’s landscape areas.

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