Eco-Friendly Decking From iDecking

iDecking UK from Wallbarn Ltd presents EasyClick, the fastest and easiest way to fit top quality composite and tropical hardwood decking.

EasyClick requires no screws, no hidden fixings, no clips and no timber joists are required. The decking boards are manufactured with grooves on the underside, which click into special mounting clips secured onto aluminium battens. Installation is simply a matter of stamping down on the boards. Every element is pre-measured and fits exactly, it is almost impossible to fix this decking incorrectly. EasyClick is up to 5 times faster than traditional methods.

EasyClick Decking System

EasyClick has the additional advantage of being low height. The whole system including the boards and the aluminium rails is only 52mm high. Treated softwood joists are not required.

EasyClick uses the eco-friendly DURO EXCELLENCE composite. The boards are manufactured from recycled rice husks and virgin PVC. Rice husks are a waste material. CO2 emissions and pollution are therefore reduced.

The material is hard-wearing, resistant to moisture and insect damage and is extremely luxurious and beautiful. DURO EXCELLENCE has superior slip resistance. It is designed to provide a long-term, luxurious finish.

EasyChance Decking System

EasyChange is the alternative “liftable” design. The boards are installed onto similar aluminium rails but the clips are mobile so installers can lift the boards at any point using the special EasyKey. This is particularly useful for areas where installers will need to access the deck beneath, such as drains or above pipework. Once closed, the clips will keep the boards securely in place and only special equipment can be used to unlock the clips, so the system is tamper-proof.

Both EasyClick and EasyChange can be used for cladding as well as decking and have been used successfully in fabricating structures such as seating and tables. They are both extremely adaptable.

EasyClick and EasyChange can be constructed using tropical hardwood as well as composite. We can mill a number of different species to accommodate the fixings and we follow the highest standards in sustainable forestry.

Wallbarn has CAD images for all the products mentioned above and BIM Objects are also available from our website – www.wallbarn.com

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Worried About Your Decking Splintering? iDecking Removes That Risk

One of the primary concerns relating to the installation of a new outdoor decking system, relates to safety, especially when the completed deck is located near to a swimming pool, jacuzzi or near the beach and therefore likely to come into regular contact with water.

Creating a Slip Resistant Finish

iDecking have spent many years perfecting an innovative, environmentally friendly, non-splinter timber decking solution offering all the good looks ofDURO_Excellent_-_Colour_Chart the real thing but without the flaw of other products.

Unlike many other traditional decking materials, the systems which have been developed by iDecking, completely waterproof your deck or roof deck
area with an aesthetically pleasing, and durable, slip resistant finish.

Offering Further Evidence

To help offer further evidence relating to the slip resistance of the iDecking boards we have carried out some slip tests on our decking products recently. The tests are carried out according to BS7976 -2 Pendulum Slip Test.

The test is carried out via a pendulum testing machine in at least 2 directions, both in a dry state and in a wet state. The results are as follows:

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Selecting The Correct Products

It really is not possible to over emphasize the importance of choosing a decking product which offers the longest lasting and safest solution for the particular project. Designers should always be aware of the uses on schemes where they are specifying, and therefore select the correct decking products accordingly.

With a number of cheaper, inferior products on the market it is essential that designers and installers choose products which are specially designed and selected to fit the purpose of the project. Thankfully, the range of iDecking products tick all of the right boxes.

For more information relating to decking, please visit the following link –https://www.wallbarn.com/products/idecking/

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Visualise Your New Decking With Our Online Planning Tool

Visualise how the iDecking system can transform your outdoor space with the help of our online planning tool. 

New software available from Wallbarn allows clients to create an image of how the DURO EXCELLENCE decking will look on their own project. The exact colour swatch of EasyClick or EasyChange decking boards can be visualised on the deck space.

Our gallery has a selection of images to choose. Alternatively, users can send Wallbarn a photograph of their own deck area.

Click the ‘Floor’ icon and choose the preferred ‘DURO EXCELLENCE’ colour. The deck will change colour, giving the user an accurate account of how their project will appear when decked out in DURO EXCELLENCE.

MEGAPRO SOFTWARE:
MegaPro is an estimating software which will calculate and place the correct number and correct size of pedestals required for the paving or decking project.

Users should send a PDF or drawing to Wallbarn of the deck space.

Certain details are required:

  • All changes in fall at each point across the roof
  • Steps or specific details on the roof
  • Position of drainage outlets
  • Slab size and thickness along with the spacing
  • In the case of decking, the centres of the joist frame
  • The height off the deck at each corner point/change of direction

The software then calculates the distances and area (which can be edited if needed).

The ‘calculate’ button is pressed and the software lists the exact number and height/product code of each pedestal required. It will separate them by height/code and create a drawing of the exact layout. This drawing will colour code each pedestal type, creating a user-friendly drawing to give the reader a visual layout of where each pedestal is located.

It will total up the number of each pedestal height and create a chart and schedule of each product so that the client can cost the project accurately.

The visual simulation of the pedestal layout can be used by surveyors and installers, the Bill of Quantities by estimators and purchasers.

For more on this deck planner, please visit the dedicated area on our website via the following link – https://www.wallbarn.com/deck-planner-2/

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Reaching The Parts Other Green Roofs Cannot Reach

With dimensions of 500mm x 500mm x 100mm (4 per square metre), the new M-TRAY® modular green roofing system has been designed to significantly improve the ease of installation. 

Exactly 4 units per m² makes estimating and installing much easier. M-Tray® modules are extremely easy to transport and deliver. They can also be used in areas where standard roll-out is not possible.

Modular systems are much more convenient and are faster and future proof compared to roll-out green roof systems.

The Key Advantages of the M-Tray® Modular Green Roofing System

  • Deeper cavaties for extra root growth
  • Optimum drainage leading to stronger plant growth
  • More established vegetation at point of installation
  • More efficient transport and packaging
  • Exactly 4 units per m²
  • Easier to carry trays with smooth handles
  • Closer connection between trays ensures more seamless plant growth
  • No sharp edges ensures reduced risk to the membrane
  • Nothing spills out, less mess
  • Made from recycled plastic with recycled substrate
  • Less packaging means less waste
  • UK designed and manufactured

A Previous Installation

During a previous installation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Heathrow, London, access was a major issue to this hotel project and a roll-out green roof system was impossible due to the fact that much of the materials had to be moved through the building, a working hotel.

Our M-TRAY® modular green roof system modules were really the only current viable solution as the planted units could be walked through the lobby where required and hand-balled onto the roof structure.

The easy to fit modules were connected together using the specially designed fittings and the whole green roof was constructed within one day.

The hotel guests, who had previously been overlooking a flat roof with a black bitumen surface, now had a live, growing, green roof to view from their rooms.

A Huge Success

Such was the success of this installation, the Radisson Blu is now considering expanding the system to include another area. 

If you would like more information relating to our M-TRAY® modular green roof system, please contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222 today. To download the brochure, please click here.

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Wallbarn Products Are Listed In The National BIM Library

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our products confirmed as listed in the National BIM library.

What is the National BIM Library?

BIM is the Building Information Modelling software that creates intelligent product listings on drawings and specifications. The product contains all the design features like a CAD drawing did, but contains much more information on the product and almost simulates the product installed in the building, flagging up any obvious clashes (e.g. if a pedestal is the wrong height).

BIM is without doubt the latest and most innovative method of selecting products for architectural drawings and specifications and will avoid a lot of mistakes in drafting and construction, saving time and money. The objects are offered multi-platform (the most common type of drawing software is called Revit) so can be used on a number of different software packages.

To view our listings, please click on the following link – https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com/Wallbarn

Our BIM Profile

Wallbarn Ltd manufactures materials for landscaping and rooftop living. Products include: PEDESTALS for suspended paving and timber decking; GREEN ROOFING systems including M-Tray® modular instant green roofs; DECKING & CLADDING including the unique EASYCLICK & EASYCHANGE systems and tropical hardwood timber tiles; DRAINAGE membranes, outlets, sleeves and channels; PROTECTION membranes; FIXINGS & ANCHORS; GEOTEXTILES and other landscaping materials. Products offer flat roofing, terracing, walkway, landscaping and building envelope solutions.

Contact Us

For more information about our listing or any of our products or services, please contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222 and we will be happy to help.

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What Are Wildflower Green Roofs?

What Are Wildflower Green Roofs?

There is a lot of chatter about “wildflower” green roofs and to be honest, often people do not really know what they are talking about and use it as a catch-all term. Wildflower Green Roofs UK

Wildflower or biodiverse green roofs are supposed to contain a mixture of native flower species to attract native insects and birds. However, if you were to prepare a green roof substrate of bare earth and introduce a few native flowers after a period of time the roof will become overrun with grass and very invasive weeds such as goat willow, bindweed and nettles. The result after time will be unsightly and potentially dangerous for the membrane beneath.

Choosing The Correct Sedum

Many “wildflowers” are either annual or biennial; or have such large root structures that they are unsuitable for green roofs.

What to do? Wallbarn is offering a solution by using the standard sedum M-Tray® green roofs as a basis for our green roof and adding wildflower seeds. Our sedum mix, which is based on the Jellito “Northern European and English Mix” seed mix which that company supplies, contains native sedum species and those deemed suitable for the English climate. Many of these sedums are flowering, have different leaf structures and textures, and grow and retreat throughout the year.

Sedum is not just a green carpet. It has many different varieties and if it is planted up in the right manner, can produce and extremely complicated and attractive garden.Wildflower Green Roofs UK

The Correct Way To Introduce The Wildflower Seed Mix

In order to get more wildflowers into the system, Wallbarn is broadcasting the sedum trays with a wildflower seed mix at the point of harvesting and packing.

If we planted up wildflower trays on the farm, the flowers would be crushed upon packing and would be dead by the time they were delivered. Therefore, the tray units will look like regular sedum trays when they are delivered. The seeds will start to germinate immediately and will start to appear as flowers within 3 weeks of delivery and watering (we recommend that the trays are watered once installed).

This seed mix is designed to attract bees and butterflies, so will increase the amount of nature on the roof.

“Wildflower” Green Roofs Need To Be Maintained

There are certain things to consider: these flowers are chiefly annuals, so will die off at the end of the growing season.Wildflower Green Roofs UK

Therefore, in order to have flowers the next year, the roof will need to be reseeded. Either users can harvest the seeds in this season’s crop to sow the next year, or purchase another seed mix (available from Wallbarn) the next spring. Also, these wildflowers can grow very high, up to 80cm and will have much more fibrous structures than sedum (which is succulent) so the dead stalks and other vegetation will turn not rot but remain on the roof after the flowers have died off.

This makes the roof look unsightly and is also a potential fire risk, so these dead stalks should be removed every autumn. Clients should bare this additional maintenance in mind when choosing wildflower – if the roof is inaccessible this can prove a major problem. The additional costs of more maintenance should also be factored.

Need More Information?

More information on Green Roofs, can be found on our website.

If you would like to talk to us to discuss our wildflower green roofs UK solutions, please contact us today on 0208 916 2222 or email sales@wallbarn.com.

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We’re Here To Help You

Wallbarn has a well-earned reputation for going the extra mile for our customers. We are dedicated to:

  • advising on best choice of product 
  • helping scope your projects accurately
  • ensuring timely supply and delivery to site
  • coming to site to ensure correct installation

How can you reach us?

Our team is ready and waiting to answer your questions:

  Online chat – during office hours you can ask us questions via the live chat service on Wallbarn.com. Try it!

Enquiries submitted outside office hours will be answered the next working day.

  Phone – call us on 020 8916 2222 and we will route you to the most appropriate person.
  Email – you can always drop us a line at sales@wallbarn.com

 

   More Happy Customers

 


“Fantastic service as always!”
Andy Behan, Construction Director, Bartholomew
 
“I can’t stress enough what a brilliant company this lot are!”
Chris Jew, Managing Director, The Dedicated Building Company
 
“Just a quick note to highlight the excellent service Wallbarn have given me.”
Pete Field, Sales Co-ordinator, Chandlers Roofing Supplies

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Wallbarn: Pedestals for Paving and Decking

Wallbarn offer a range of products to assist with Roof and Terrace Finishes

Most roofs are built-to-falls for drainage purposes. Where the level between the door threshold and the drainage outlet is significant, where the roof falls in more than one direction, where large drops or channels are present, or where there are multiple and complicated changes in the fall and levels across the roof – then the ASP range of Adjustable Support Pedestals are the perfect tools.

To view the full range of pedestals available, please visit the dedicated area of the site by clicking here.

All about iDecking from Wallbarn

Would you believe that you are able to install your decking using just your feet?

With iDecking Systems from Wallbarn, you can mount composite or wood decking and wall claddings extremely quick using just your feet! Zero Screws, 100% eco-friendly, low maintenance and custom colours available. 

The iDecking Revolution is the best available choice for decking, pool decking, composite and wood decking. With the available systems you are able to remove one or more decking profiles in any point without using a screwdriver. You can discover that the most innovative, resistant and eco-friendly composite decking is made of Rice Husk.

For more information, please visit the dedicated area of our website by clicking here.

M-Tray® Instant Green Roof Installation

Wallbarn is at the forefront of developments in the green roofing sector and has always provided products that combine top quality ingredients with user friendly, hassle-free maintenance. The purpose of M-Tray® is to enhance rooftop living.

Modular Green Roofing System

Our bespoke design allows us to supply the best quality vegetation to site. The fully established, mature sedum or wildflower plants, are contained within easy-to-carry trays which click together to form an almost invisible join.

M-Tray® has been designed and developed by Wallbarn in the UK and is the subject of Community Registered Design (No. 002953943-0001) and US Design (Application No. 29/553,129).

For more information, please visit the dedicated area of the site by clicking here.

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