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[...]

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[...]

The benefit of using sustainable landscaping solutions

The benefit of using sustainable landscaping solutions These days environmental concerns really matter to clients, not just in your own company, but also all the way back down the supply chain to where you get your materials. Sometimes it can be difficult to be sure where your timber is coming from, but by using a[…]

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[…]

How durable are WoodBlocX?

How durable are WoodBlocX? When building a project for a client, it’s good to be able to guarantee it for a number of years, and that’s where using a project from a specific supplier is useful. Whereas it might be difficult to calculate the lifespan of a raised bed or other construction made from timber[…]

Retaining Wall Durability

Retaining Wall Durability When it comes to retaining walls and terracing, safety and durability are the main concerns. Stone may be the obvious choice, but it is expensive, and many budgets simply cannot afford it. The cheapest option is timber boards, but these will warp and distort over time, are often impregnated with nasty preservatives[…]

Modular Vs Railway Sleepers

Modular Vs Railway Sleepers When considering the options for building raised beds, planters, benches and more, timber is often top of the list. Boards and planking can warp and bow over time, and cannot be guaranteed as strong or durable enough, so railway sleepers are often put forward as the only timber option. However, a[…]

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[...]