A Great Example of a Green Roof Installation

Introducing the New and Improved M-TRAY®

To help with the movement towards the increased popularity for effective green roof installations, Wallbarn has developed a new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2017. This pre-grown sedum green roof product is supplied in easy-to-handle plastic tray units.

In an area of already outstanding natural beauty, the images below highlight just how a green roof can meld seamlessly into the background. This was very important to the planners who were very keen to ensure that the structure blended into countryside. We believe that these images show that this has been achieved very well.

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Benefits of a Green Roof

The installation of  a green roof goes far beyond a new wave of contemporary architecture and provides new value to the role of buildings within urban planning.

Green roofs are designed not only to bring back the natural element in the urban environment, but also to provide solutions for important issues such as urban heat island effect and storm water management.

The Time To Install is Now

The time to install a green roof is now! Contact Wallbarn today to see how you can take the steps needed to convert your open spaces into this hugely beneficial new system.

Ease of Installation

One of the primary benefits of our new modular green roof system is the ease that it can be installed.

The fuss, time and skill required to install the correct amount of substrate and the correct drainage layers one-by-one, to the correct level and in the correct order is removed as M-TRAY® comes as a complete kit.

You can find out more about our range innovative new green roof system, the M-TRAY® , by visiting the dedicated area on our website by clicking here.

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The ‘Easy’ Way To Ensure Your Deck is Eco Friendly

With a definitive shift towards introducing environmentally friendly timber decking systems to the UK market, we are delighted to announce the addition of the iDecking Revolution to the wide range of choices available from Wallbarn highlighted by DUROExcellence .

The DUROExcellence line brings our signature composite material to the next level. It provides the most natural looking and durable coloured decking boards available. The Virgin PVC and Rice Husk compound is coloured before extrusion, this helps to guarantee colour uniformity and grain consistency all the way through each board. This makes the decking boards colour much more resistant in case of scratches and fading if compared to stained ones.

DUROExcellence is available from Wallbarn in four colours.

Six of them are finished with a wood grain effect making each board look unique! As it is for regular DURO, DUROExcellence is an Eco-Friendly and Natural feeling material. DUROExcellence even maintains the awesome effect of real wood grain and patina with time. DUROExcellence is available for both EasyClick and Easy Change iDecking installation systems.

Which are the highlights of DUROExcellence material?

  • Colored before extrusion
  • Wood grain effect on six colors
  • Eco-Friendly – 100% Recyclable
  • Low maintenance
  • Extremely stable and durable
  • No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
  • Weatherproof & Waterproof
  • Insect and termite proof
  • B1 Class fire resistant
  • Available for both EasyClick and EasyChange installation system

DURO is not the only addition to the iDecking arsenal, there are also 2 other high quality materials which are helping to revolutionise the UK decking market.

For more details, please click on the links below:

Please Note – Wallbarn has FSC certification, so we are confident that even when providing tropical hardwoods, we are working to the highest standards of sustainability.

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3 Benefits of a Modular Green Roof

With the introduction of the new and improved M-TRAY® last year, we believe that now is a great time to highlight some of the most important benefits offered by the installation of a quality modular green roofing system onto a property.

Below we have identified 3 of the primary benefits available:

Benefit No. 1 – Environmental Impact

These roofs have a positive impact on the environment in that; they help reduce carbon dioxide concentration as grass and other vegetation aid in air purification. Air around most urban centres is mostly toxic because very few trees or grass are present. However, having some vegetation on every apartment’s rooftop can help deal with the toxic air.

Another key benefit of using a green roof is that, it helps conserve heat by reducing heat loss during winter, and reducing heat absorption into the house during hot weather and summer. These roofs have also shown the ability to reduce storm water runoff.  Storm water is often destructive as it carries away anything in its way, as well as damage waterways. These roofs however retain water reducing its speed and impact on these waterways.

Benefit No. 2 – Enhanced Durability

Green roofs last many times longer than roofing shingles exposed to UV rays. The grass and soil covering the waterproofing membrane protects the roof from harmful UV rays that cause faster degradation especially on conventional roofs. If installed correctly, these roofs can last two times longer than the most durable roofing materials in the market today. Little to no maintenance is required for these roofs thus making them cost efficient and value for your money.

Please Note – With new advances in green roofing technology, the plants are more far more likely to survive and not die back as they are more mature and established

Benefit No.  3 – Noise and Heat Reduction

Conventional roofs generate more heat especially when the house or a substance is on fire as compared to green roofs. The reason is that a living roof can withstand intense heat thus making it possible to contain house fires. In addition to this, some studies have shown that the installation of a green roofing system can reduce sound from the outside by as much as a whopping 40 decibels. This makes your home or the office quieter especially in noisy neighbourhoods and near airports.

Living roofs are considerably the best type of roofs you might want in your home. Consider having one installed to enjoy these and many other green roof benefits.

For more information regarding the M-TRAY® modular green roofing system, please click here.

For more about the new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2017 please check out the video below:

Introducing Non Woven Geotextile Fabrics

Wallbarn distributes a wide variety of top quality non-woven geotextile fabrics in different densities, roll sizes and type to suit any application.

These top quality high strength fabrics are manufactured from virgin fibre polypropylene, designed to give the highest mechanical properties for heavy duty construction projects.

Largest Range Available in the UK

Wallbarn has the largest range of geotextile thickness, weight and roll size of any UK supplier.How Much Do You Know About Geotextile Fabrics

Geotextile fabrics are permeable, water can pass through the fibres but the particles remain in place. The soil and other particles will remain in place, avoiding waterlogging, erosion and subsidence; giving a dryer, stronger and more stable ground base for construction.

Our non-woven, high tensile fabrics are made from the best quality raw materials and manufactured to the highest standards, which provide uniform and consistent strength throughout the roll, so no weak spots will appear.

The fabrics are manufactured in a large amount of different thicknesses. This allows water flow at different speeds, depending on the density of the fleece.

Easy Installation

Wallbarn can supply geotextile fabrics in a large variety of roll sizes, from 1 metre wide for small or restricted access areas (particularly roofs); up to 6 metre wide Jumbo rolls for very large projects.

These large rolls make installation faster and easier, since less individual rolls mean fewer joints to seal and less overlap at the joints is required, leading to less material wastage. Fewer joints also lead to a stronger overall system.

Wallbarn geotextile fabrics have been used successfully in the following applications:-

  • Filtration and separation for landfills and reservoirs
  • Protection layers beneath pond liner membranes

  • Soil stabilisation beneath building construction
  • Separation and stabilisation in road and rail construction
  • Separation and stabilisation in airport runway construction
  • Erosion control for embankments and cuttings
  • Soil stabilisation and separation in watercourses
  • Filtration and protection for tunnels and bridges
  • Roof gardens and green roofs
  • Protection layers in inverted waterproofing systems

Contact Us

For more information regarding Wallbarn’s range of effective foundation waterproofing please don’t hesitate to contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222

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The Importance of Effective Membrane Protection

Leaking foundations can potentially be catastrophic and can endanger the entire structure of a property. To help ensure that this never happens to you, Wallbarn supply a range of highly effective waterproofing membrane solutions.

Protecto-Board Bituminous Membranes

This semi flexible board is a convenient way to ensure adequate protection to waterproofing membranes against damage caused by site traffic, mechanical damage and ground settlement.

Made from a mixture of fibres saturated with at least 75% bitumen, Wallbarn Bituminous Protecto-board is completely waterproof and provides superior impact and abrasion resistance.

It is covered both sides by a polythene film, meaning it can be used on surfaces not normally compatible with bitumen. The film avoids the bitumen bleeding onto other surfaces or the boards sticking together during storage.

Protecto-mat Rubber Crumb Protection Membrane

This is a flexible and easy-to-install protection membrane for use on a large variety of surfaces, applications and membranes. It is durable and tough and has a density of 950 kg/m3.

It is ideal for horizontal and vertical surface protection for applications such as podium decks, green roofs, regularly trafficked roofs, inverted roofs, parking areas, walkways, on maintenance areas; in underground waterproofing such foundation walls, basements, drains, tunnels, and ditches.

Protecto-drain 8 is lightweight and durable, made from HDPE (high density polyethylene). When installed over waterproofing membranes, it protects the membrane from abrasion or puncture damage caused by backfilling, settlement and ground salts. It has high tearing and impact resistance and is completely rot –proof.

Contact Us

For more information regarding Wallbarn’s range of effective foundation waterproofing please don’t hesitate to contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222

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Come and See Us at Grand Designs Live

Come and See Us at Grand Designs Live - 29th April - 7th May 2017

We are exhibiting at the excellent and ever popular Grand Designs Live show at the London Excel.

We will be featuring the award winning iDecking Revolution decking system, the M-Tray® green roof system and our brand new range of Wallbarn pedestals for 2017 – including the ultra-low Mini Megapad 10-20mm and the BALANCE pedestals on the stand. We will be delighted to discuss all our products and services with you.

Get Tickets For Just £10 Plus Free Entry For Children Too!!

Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud and based on the hugely popular Channel 4 series, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home.

To get reduced price tickets, simply log on to www.granddesignslive.com and follow the link to book your tickets then enter the code EXHIB together with your details and save up to £10 per ticket*. Plus kids aged 15 and under go FREE!

We hope to see you there! 

* Saving based on the door rate weekend price, must be booked in advance, offer on standard tickets only, offer expires 28th April 2017, subject to £1.70 transaction fee, kids under 15 enter free when accompanied by an adult.

Need More Information?

Please contact us on 0208 916 2222 and ask for further details, or email sales@wallbarn.com

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Wallbarn is Exhibiting at Grand Designs Live!

It’s exciting times at Wallbarn as we prepare for Grand designs Live where we will be our range of Pedestals, M-Tray® green roof systems and iDecking!

What is Grand Designs Live?

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to London’s ExCeL from the 29th April – 7th May 2017. Running for 9 days, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event is packed with over 500 exhibitors, across seven different sections offering ideas and inspiration for your very own Grand Design, however big or small.

The video below gives a little further insight into what exactly can be expected at this highly anticipated show.

Stay tuned for more information………

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Wallbarn is the Exclusive Distributor of iDecking in the UK

Wallbarn is the exclusive distributor in UK for iDecking, the innovative new system for hardwood and composite decking and cladding. Wallbarn is iDecking UK.

iDecking patented systems EasyClick & EasyChange are the simplified, super-fast, super-accurate ways of constructing timber decking and cladding areas for luxurious, strong and hardwearing finishes.

The Advantages of iDecking Include

Advantages include:

  • Install decking without any visible screws using just your feet
  • Change or remove deck boards without cutting or using screwdrivers
  • Avoid discolouration and splinters
  • Install decking and cladding 3 times faster than traditional methods
  • Create heavy load bearing deck systems without constructing softwood joist
  • Choose from a range of stunning finishes in composite material
  • Choose from a range of superior hardwoods including 100% FSC® certified timber
  • Use the most innovative, Eco-Friendly composite decking made from Rice Husk

Easy Assembly

The deck boards are grooved on the underside, fixing onto the metal battens beneath. They click into the specially designed fixing clips. No measuring or constant re-positioning is required. Everything is pre-measured and manufactured in the factory. Once the system is delivered, it is impossible to go wrong and the boards always have identical spacing between them.

Decking and cladding is now assembled, not constructed. EasyClick & EasyChange from iDecking offer opportunities to alleviate all common issues and problems associated with traditional decking. A revolution is coming.

Contact Us

If you would like more information relating to iDecking products, please contact Wallbarn on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222.

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