Transform Your Garden With Our Timber Decking Tiles!

Transform Your Garden With Our Timber Decking Tiles!

Is the winter weather getting you down? Turn your thoughts to the long summer evenings and spending time entertaining friends in your garden.

If you would like to transform your garden area into something truly special, offering the perfect venue for entertaining friends or relaxing by yourself, the installation of decking can go a long way towards this.

Creating a Stunning Finish

Stunning finishes can be achieved. The tiles can be laid in a straight line pattern or in a “chess board” style, depending on the client’s wishes. We have a range of different timber available sourced from South America, chosen for their beauty and durability including Ipe, Cumaru, Sucupira and Massaranduba. We can also supply FSC® certified timber as we have FSC® Chain of Custody.

See our gallery for more pictures of Hardwood Timber Decking Tiles.

Wallbarn Timber Paving Tiles

Give your garden area, patio or balcony the affordable makeover that it deserves with our range of decking. By using our suspended timber decking East Cambridgeshire-20140330-00091tiles, installers combine the natural, attractive finish of timber decking with the speed and ease of laying paving slabs.

Traditionally laying timber decking directly onto these deck surfaces led to additional costs of employing specialist carpenters. Laying timber joists directly onto the waterproofing membrane also risked damage over time. Our timber decking tiles offer the perfect solution. The weight of the tile will hold the system in place.

Safe and Practical Surface

With our timber decking tiles, you will receive a long lasting surface on which you will be able to set up your barbecue, relax on your reclining chair and admire the results of your hardwork!

Laying decking is a great way to add style to your outdoor area – and it’s fast and easy to do.

This suspended system avoids having to fix anything onto the deck and lifts all the timber away from any standing water, avoiding the dangers of a slippery surface.

As everything is free standing, the tiles can be taken up and replaced without disrupting the whole area, should the deck need to be inspected. Unsightly items such as drainage outlets, cables and pipes can be hidden beneath the tiles and accessed easily.

Making Landscapes More Flood Resilient

A wonderful exhibition has put forward a persuasive argument that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development, via innovative water management, could offer an effective solution designed to make our cities more resilient to flooding.

For more on this story please click on the following link – http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2015/jan/09/six-ways-city-landscapes-more-flood-resilient-in-pictures

The Importance of Flood Defences

It is likely to be many years before the UK begins to forget the devastating damage caused to homes, businesses and infrastructure caused by widespread flooding in Making Landscapes More Flood Resilientearly 2014.

Whilst people were quick to point fingers at a number of different organisations for dropping the ball in regards to dredging rivers and for building properties on floodplains, the truth is that with so many water-resistant surfaces currently in place, this was a disaster waiting to happen.

Why Is This a Problem?

It may sound fairly obvious in hindsight but if water cannot soak into a surface, it will either sit on top of it or spill off into drains and waterways which are highly likely to be overloaded.

When this happens, too much water arriving over a short period of time will overwhelm both natural and man-made drainage systems, resulting in homes and businesses in the area being put at severe risk.

What Can Be Done?

There are a number of steps which can be taken to reduce the threat of flooding posed in particular areas with one of the most effective coming from the addition of an absorbent layer to the roofs of buildings to slow the rate of rainwater runoff from roofs.

By doing this, the excess rainwater water can be retained for enough time to allow a slower release into SUDS or waterways.

The most eco-friendly absorbent layer there ever could be – is known as a living green roof and you can find all you need to know about Wallbarn’s green roofing solutions by clicking here.

Visit The Exhibition

If you would like to visit the exhibition detailed above, please click on the following link for further details –  Rethinking the Urban Landscape is at the Building Centre, London WC1, until 10 February and is co-curated by the Landscape Institute

 

Why Protecto Drain is Revolutionising Vertical Plane Drainage

Why Protecto Drain is Revolutionising Vertical Plane Drainage

Protecto Drain G8 is ideal for use in conjunction with subterranean applications and foundation walls where a greater degree of drainage and protection is required on the vertical plane.

Geotextile Properties

Protecto-drain G8 is made from the same HDPE (high density polyethylene) material, but has a geotextile fabric bonded to one side. It is designed to protect vertical c1surfaces from damage with the laminated non-woven geotextile layer separating the soil from the membrane, giving greater protection to the subterranean waterproofed surface. It is also lightweight and simple to install.

It creates an air gap between the structure and the earthworks, ensuring complete protection to the waterproofing membrane on the structural wall after backfill.

Special Design

Protecto-drain G8 is installed with the geotextile fabric facing towards the soil backfill. Water will pass through the geotextile but the HDPE cupped membrane prevents further ingress. The water will fall down the face of the HDPE membrane with the force of gravity. The specially designed profile and the high compression strength of the cupped HDPE means that a constant air gap is maintained, preventing clogging of the drainage channel.

Easy to Handle

The HDPE is very lightweight and easy to handle. This makes it ideal for fixing to the vertical plane.

The area immediately behind the Protecto-drain G8 should be filled with free-draining material such as shingle to improve drainage. Since effective drainage occurs but the soil remains in place, the earth will not become eroded or saturated near the drainage areas. Therefore, common problems such as subsidence, waterlogging and rising damp are avoided.

Case Study Available

To view an example of Protecto-Drain G8 in action please check out the following Case Study: Protecto-drain – Imperial Wharf, London – by clicking here.

 

 

Preventing Future Landslips

As many areas of Britain continues to be ravaged by the appalling weather, the implementation of geotextile fabrics could help to significantly reduce some of the ramifications of excess rainfall and storm water such as landslides.

Geotextiles are proven to be effective at preventing landslides by strengthening soil and reducing the chances of erosion. The range of geotextiles fabrics available from Wallbarn, which are essentially permeable fabric, are less expensive and a more sustainable alternative than retention walls.

Proven Results

Used for separating, reinforcing, filtering, and drainage, geotextiles offer proven results when it comes to protecting plant cover, and erosion and landslide prevention.

How Do They Work?

The installation of these geotextiles allows the grass roots to integrate with the fabric over time “knitting together” the whole bank to help prevent future landslips. When contrasted to the “questionable” logic of cutting down trees (which led to a landslip in Oxted), the proven results are highly effective.

Below are just a few images of embankments being constructed using geotextile fabrics as permeable soil stabilisation membranes.

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Further Information

For more information regarding Wallbarn’s range of geotextile fabrics, please call Tel. No. 0208 916 2222.

Warrington Gardens – Balcony Project

A recently completed project offers another ideal example of the versatility and high quality of the hardwood timber decking tiles in action, mounted onto ASP adjustable pedestals.

What Makes Wallbarn Decking Tiles Different?

Traditionally laying timber decking directly onto these deck surfaces led to additional costs of employing specialist carpenters. Laying timber joists directly onto the waterproofing membrane also risked damage over time. Wallbarn Timber Paving Tiles offer the ideal solution. The weight of the tile will hold the system in place.

This suspended system avoids having to fix anything onto the deck and lifts all the timber away from any standing water, avoiding the dangers of a slippery surface.

Creating a Stunning Finish

Stunning finishes can be achieved. The tiles can be laid in a straight line pattern or in a “chess board” style, depending on the client’s wishes. We have a range of different timber available sourced from South America, chosen for their beauty and durability including Ipe, Cumaru, Sucupira and Massaranduba. We can also supply FSC® certified timber as we have FSC® Chain of Custody.

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See our gallery for more pictures of Hardwood Timber Decking Tiles.