A landscape renovation – Manchester Royal infirmary
The original timber sleepers used for Manchester Royal Infirmary external areas had begun to rot away quite early in their lifespan. We were tasked with replicating the existing footprint of planters and replace them within the confines of the existing paving.
Using a typographical survey we created CAD outlines for each planter, a number of existing structures featured extremely tight angles, which meant we needed to modify our corner cuts to ensure a perfect match.
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.
Sleepers are widely used in landscape environments for raised planters and retaining walls as an alternative to brick and stone; however, this material doesn’t offer longevity and can begin to degrade very quickly. Our modular system is guaranteed for 15 years and because the structures are made up of a series of individual blocks, held together by strong dowels, they will not warp or distort, nor will they rot, thanks to the pressure treatment used. Find out more about these benefits here.
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.
Find out more with a free copy of our brochure here.