What Are 4 Of The Most Important Benefits Offered By The M-Tray®?

Although green roofs have been in existence for many years, their use in both modern and existing architecture has experienced a significant surge of interest and installation. Many countries have now introduced new legislation designed to add green roofing technology to open roof spaces and as such, the increased popularity is almost certain to continue.There has been a definitive move in modern architecture from grey to green. With many architectural designs now being focused upon increasing energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of the building ‘green roofs’ are becoming an increasingly popular element.

Popular in both commercial and residential properties (companies as large as Facebook now have a green roof on their Menlo Park headquarters), their installation is no longer dependant on the size of the building.

Introducing the M-Tray®

M-Tray® is the user-friendly way to install green roofs. Sedum and wildflower plants have been pre-installed into these easy to handle, specially designed trays to provide an instant garden for flat roofs, terraces and structural decks.

Instead of overlooking an ugly felt single storey extension, they provide the opportunity to create a natural setting filled with flowering plants.

The 4 Main Benefits of the M-Tray® Green Roofing System

Amongst some of the many benefits offered by the installation of a green roof, perhaps the most important is the isolating effect. A new installation can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.

Below we have identified 4 other important benefits offered by green roofing modules and the M-Tray® in particular.

Benefit No. 1

The plants are fully established and mature, so once in place an instant greening effect is achieved. The plastic trays contain all the necessary sustenance, filtration and drainage components so the plants will survive long-term

Benefit No. 2

The M-Tray® modules are clean and easy to handle. Green roof construction is often a very messy affair, but with everything contained within the tray, nothing spills out, meaning the least disruption possible. A module can be carried by hand easily and can even be walked through buildings for retro-fit projects. The membrane beneath the green roof is also protected from loose particles.

Benefit No. 3

The green roof is future-proofed. If the structure beneath the vegetation ever needs to be inspected, one or more trays can be taken up without major issue; in contrast to roll-out roofs where many tonnes of loose substrate have to be dug out. If any of the plants die back or if the planting scheme is changed, the trays can be lifted and replaced quickly and easily.

Benefit No. 4

M-Tray® brings nature and wildlife to urban environments. The plants are designed to attract insects and birds, help to absorb rainwater run-off and pollution and soften hard surfaces.

For more information relating to the M-Tray® please visit Wallbarn at stand B460 during Grand Designs UK.

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Choosing The Right Decking System Can Dramatically Improve Safety

When it comes to design your own outdoor area, both in a private house or in other types of property including bars, hotels and restaurants, it’s very common to place a high level of importance to the look of things.

The installation of a decking area can play a key role in improving the aesthetics of the area but there is always a note of caution, a wet floor can really turn into a beautiful but dangerous place, especially where decking is concerned and we really don’t want to turn the satisfaction of our great project into the cause of a serious injury!

No Slip/Anti Slip Decking

Finding a decking system which is truly anti/no slip can be a tricky task. Or should we say, used to be a trick task. Thankfully the iDecking team have invested in creating a formula of an innovative material whose performance when wet are absolutely exceptional!

As for the look created after installation??? Well, you can judge yourself via the images below.

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The name of this decking product is DURO and it is the most innovative floor / decking board around! It gives the look and feel of real wood but MOST OF ALL the laboratory Slippery Tests certified a grip like never seen before, making of DURO the best no slippery material around!

Naturally resistant to both sweet and sea water, one of its principal components is HUSKS (skin of the rice grain) whose natural characteristics are to make DURO the best solution in terms of look/anti-slip floor. We’re proud to share with you a short video of the test:

But there’s much more than that! This innovative decking hides underneath the most revolutionary installation systems around, where NO SCREW is required to fix the boards to the understructure! Let’s have a look.

EasyClick System


EasyClick is the innovative system which allows you to install iDecking Revolution boards simply using your feet. No need to use any nails, screws, drills, spacers or “obsolete” clips.

The EasyClick system helps ensure a quick and simple trouble free installation. EasyClick is essentially comprised of an understructure “rail system” which comes with pre-installed and pre-spaced patented EasyClick nylon clips.

Our patented grooved decking boards are then simply pressed and locked in place. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO and ETHERNO (Carbonised Bamboo).

What are the highlights of EasyClick system?

  • Decking installation up to 5 times faster than traditional deck building
  • Boards require Zero screws, nails or other fasteners
  • Drastic reduction of installation errors
  • “Effortless” installation
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength
  • Self aligning system

EasyChange System


EasyChange is the only system in the world which allows you the ability to remove and replace every single board of your deck using a special iDecking key.

No need to utilise any drills, screws, spacers or “obsolete” clips to install the decking. iDecking EasyChange system helps ensure a quick and simple trouble free installation.

EasyChange is comprised of an understructure which comes with pre-spaced special rotating nylon cams.

Decking boards are then locked in place with a simple turn of the EasyKey. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO and ETHERNO (Carbonized Bamboo).

Wallbarn Launches our Brand New Application on iOS and Android

It’s a huge week for Wallbarn! Not only are we exhibiting at the world renowned Grand Designs Live, we are also delighted to announce the launch of our brand new FREE application!!

With the launch of our new iOS & Android applications, browsing our range of products & services has never been quicker & easier. You can even take a look whilst you are on the go!!

To download our new free iOS app, simply click on the link below & follow the instructions.


Our brand new app is also available in #Android format through the Google Play store.


Contact Us

We’d love to hear your views on our new applications, please contact us today on Tel. No. 020 8916 2222 for more information.

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Wallbarn At Grand Designs Live

It’s been a fantastic start to Grand Designs Live and the best news is that there is still plenty of time to go!

Six Home Shows – Under One Roof

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.

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Andrew Castle to the Wallbarn stage over the weekend and are very much looking forward to seeing who else makes an appearance over the coming week!

We will be exhibiting on Stand: B460 until the 9th May 2017, we’d love to see you!

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