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The Benefits of Living Green Walls

Living green walls are a surefire way to enhance a building’s visuals, improve air quality as well as employee alertness and energy levels. Over the past half century, a notable increase of urban-living seekers has led to a considerable uptick in air pollution and loss of green spaces. Living green walls (also commonly referred to as vertical gardens or living walls) are a wonderful solution for any property interested in improving their space with intrinsic benefits of nature.

Living green walls infuse the dull expanse of interiors with life-renewing greenery. They offer an inspirational and aesthetically intriguing natural boost to employee morale. Whether they are installed on the exterior or interior of a building, the structures of living, breathing plant life create the “wow factor” so many interior designers seek while championing sustainability.

Visual Benefits of Living Green Walls

Living green walls make a breathtaking statement by creating alluring and inviting environments. They are as equally impressive in appearance as they are purveyors of good health; the plants in the walls work as a natural air-filtration system that building occupants can enjoy. Employees are greeted by a green lush environment while savoring the soothing effects of being around an abundance of foliage.

An emerging trend in green design, these vertically sprawling gardens of green are springing to life across the world on the exteriors of skyscrapers, in hotel lobbies, office reception areas and more.

Improved Air Quality

Living green walls are natural air-filters, creating a cleaner, more invigorating work environment that will lead to better overall employee health and production. Officer workers are often exposed to air toxins in their work environment such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, VOCs and benzene. Living green walls metabolize harmful toxins while releasing oxygen into the workplace air, much like office plants but on a much larger scale.

Energy Cost Reduction

The interior and exterior living green walls function to cool the air in the warmer summer months by a process known as “evapotranspiration.” The winter months see the added advantage of building insulation thus reducing energy costs for heating the building.

Exterior living green walls can reduce wall surface temperatures by as much as20 degrees celcius, resulting in significant energy savings and air conditioning costs.

Noise Level Reduction

One of the lesser known benefits of living green walls, the structures can reduce noise levels in buildings. Plants have been used, throughout the world, to reduce noise along roads and highways. Living green walls expand on this concept as vegetation ‘naturally’ blocks high frequency sounds while the supporting structure can help to diminish low frequency noise.

Living green walls act as extra insulation with a layer of air between the plants and the wall. They also reduce noise levels by reflecting, refracting as well as absorbing acoustic energy.

 

Our  Green Screens are constructed from solid aluminium, twice folded for structural integrity with a 10+ year Dulux powder coat warranty. Available in 8 standard sizes, pot configurations and fully customisable to suit your space, our Green Screens are perfect addition to any residential or commercial application.

We specialize in custom work, so if you want a screen made completely to your specifications visit our website, Request a Quote and describe your ideas to us!

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Secure Your Home in Four Easy Steps

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Most home burglaries are opportunistic, meaning if your home appears to be safe and secure, you are less likely to be burgled. There are a number of ways to ensure that you protect your home and minimise the risk of being broken into. Here we discuss our top tips to make your property safer.

1. Secure the area.

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Installing fences and gates around your property is an instant deterrent for any burglar. It makes your property harder to get into and ensures that your belongings are not on show. Seeing as most home burglaries are by opportunists, fences will instantly discourage burglars. With our range of fencing and gate options, you don’t have to compromise on design – we can create custom work for your specific project. With our new range of ‘Ezi-Ali’ gates and fencing, you can also install them yourselves, contact us for more information.

2. Lighting

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Lighting is a brilliant way to add security to your home. Simply having lights on in a home, will put off burglars, by making them believe someone is in the house. Obviously you don’t want lights on all the time, it would be quite costly and not to mention not very energy efficient; however there is a range of technology that allows you to set your lighting to turn on at specific times, through a timer. With home technology you can even turn your lights on, from afar, with your smart phone. Motion sensor lighting is also a great way to put off unwanted visitors.

3.  Appearances

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The easiest way to deter burglars, is to simply make it look like someone is there. Keep up appearances by leaving a pair of shoes outside the home. If you are going on holiday, why not leave your car in the driveway and catch a ride to the airport. Ask your neighbours to pop round and open/close your curtains, or even take your trash can out on garbage day – making your home look lived in.

4. Alarm System

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Probably the most obvious solution, install an alarm system. Even just making it look like you have an alarm system will make your property look more secure and deter burglars. Don’t however put the brand of alarm system on your windows, it will make it easier for burglars to know what alarm system you use and disable the alarm. Choose an alarm system that uses motion sensors as well as protecting doors and windows, for added security.

Protecting your home is easier than you think. Visit our website or contact us, to find out how we can protect your home with fencing and gate solutions.

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