Transform Your Decking With The iDecking Revolution

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

All iDecking products are guaranteed to be:

  • Low maintenance
  • Wear resistant 
  • Available in a variety of colours
  • Weather resistant

The Advantages Of iDecking Include

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

The advantages include:

  • Install decking without any visible screws using just your feet
  • Avoid discolouration and splinters
  • Install decking and cladding faster than traditional methods
  • Create heavy load bearing deck systems without constructing a softwood joist
  • Choose from a range of stunning finishes in composite material
  • Choose from a range of superior hardwoods including 100% FSC® certified timber

Easy Installation Techniques

The ‘EasyClick’ and ‘EasyChange’ products offer two different types of hidden decking fixings which enable the quick and easy fittings of your decking boards without having to drill holes in order to ensure that they are well fitted.

The following videos may help you to choose which system will offer the ideal solution for your individual circumstances.

The ‘EasyClick’ System

The ‘EasyChange’ System

Why Is the Installation Time Reduced?

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.

What are the highlights of EasyClick system?

  • Boards require no screws, nails or other fasteners
  • Drastic reduction of installation errors
  • “Effortless” installation
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength
  • Self-blocking and Self aligning system

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.

What are the highlights of the EasyChange system?

  • Remove and replace any decking board from anywhere in the floor
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength

For more information about these innovative new products, along with technical specifications, please click here

Ensuring A Trouble Free Installation

Clients wanted a solution for paving or decking at extremely low heights. We spent over 12 months designing a fully adjustable, telescopic pedestal suitable to hold both paving slabs and timber joists. We developed the MINIPAD 10-20mm & MINIPAD 10-25mm. This pedestal is fully adjustable so split-millimetre differences in height are achievable. At these very tight height levels adjustment is a problem, so we designed the pad with a series of spokes around the circumference and a handle on one side to allow “fat fingered” contractors to twist the units whilst the slab is in place.

Please Note – Two alternatively designed pedestals, the Minipad 22-30mm and Minipad 28-37mm, are available for slightly higher clearances.

Why has Wallbarn developed such a low height pedestal?

Mainly due to the increasing levels of retrofitting in paving and decking systems. Obviously, it is far easier and cheaper to overlay, rather than take up and replace old terrace surfaces.

Also new are the BALANCE adjustable paving pedestals. Consider roof decks laid on built-up felt membranes, where a sizeable overlap across the rolls exists. This leads to ridges being present across the roof and sometimes the pedestal “pivoting” across these ridges.

The BALANCE headpiece auto-levels up to a maximum change of 5%, so it can arrest a fall up to 5% – or approx. 2 degrees. This headpiece is different from other self-levelling heads on the market. The pedestals will remain stable and the centre of gravity will pass through the centre of the pedestal, eliminating the risk of the pedestal slipping on the ridge areas. For further falls or slopes, Wallbarn’s slope correctors can be added to the baseplate, up to a maximum slope of 10%. For roofs with greater than a 10% fall, pedestals are not the recommended solution.

Wallbarn is also launching a simple but very effective product for use when paving up to walls and parapets. The metal plate for paving is a simple stainless steel plate which is placed on top of the headpiece on pedestals laid up to the wall. As Wallbarn’s standard baseplates are 200mm in diameter and the headpieces are 150mm in diameter, the end slab can overhang the headpiece slightly, risking that slab tipping if a person was to stand on the very lip. By adding the metal plate for paving, that edge slab is supported completely, creating a safer area on balcony edges.

Click Here To View Our Range of Balance Pedestals For Decking & Paving

RCI: one week to go!

 

 

RCI 2019 is nearly upon us…

 

RCI Show

 
This year we will be featuring:

 

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It’s Springtime – Time For a Little Green Roof Maintenance

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Whether you are looking to install a new green roof for your property or maintain your existing one, now is the time for action.

Springtime offers the optimum time to install your system just in time for growing season along with the perfect time for a little spring cleaning to ensure that your existing green roof is well maintained.

Providing A Little TLC

Because green roofs are living structures, they will still need some attention throughout their lifespan. Some vegetation types such as sedum (which is used in the M-Tray®) are utilised in part because they require much less maintenance than grass roofs for example.

Please Note – Regular attention to soil moisture and feed levels, as well as the removal of weeds, is essential to maintain optimum performance. 

4 Key Areas of Maintenance

Below we have identified 4 of the key areas that should receive some attention this spring.

1) Removal of undesirable weeds – Windblown seeds and weeds can find their way into all sorts of areas which they are not required. As such, efforts should be made to remove all unrequired vegetation which could prove to be detrimental to the sedum and structure of the green roof. These weeds can be removed simply by hand pulling.

2) Irrigation – It’s essential to check that the irrigation system (if applicable) is still working correctly to ensure the green roof is receiving enough moisture and replace the timer batteries if necessary. If your green roof has any particular rain sheltered areas, the deeper M-Tray® substrate level will hold more moisture, and therefore give the plants more chance during hotter, drier periods. However, as demonstrated in the extremely hot, dry summer in 2018, all plants including green roofs will require artificial irrigation to prevent the plants dying. Check irrigation pipes for damage from mice and other pests.

3) Fertilisers – Apply a suitable slow-release granular fertiliser at a rate of 50gsm at the start of the spring growing period. All plants require fertilizing in the longer term to ensure sufficient nutrient levels for your green roof. The application of fertiliser should always be kept to a minimum but is required to help maintain the health of certain plant species. Granular fertilizers suitable for sedum are available from many garden centres.

Please Note – Where rainwater is harvested from a green roof, fertiliser should not be applied.

4) Drain Heads and Outlets – It is important to clear all debris from drainage outlets to help ensure the optimum performance. It is essential to ensure that excess water is able to leave the roof, to avoid ponding and overloading of your green roof.

What makes the M-Tray® unique?

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. 

Our M-Tray® has been specifically designed to make sedum roof installation quick and easy – with minimum disruption to the plants and the structure they are going onto – and to provide a seamless, verdant finish – an instant and sustainable green roof.

  • deep cavities for healthy roots
  • optimum drainage means stronger plants
  • established vegetation at the point of installation
  • 100mm deep substrate for the longevity of plant life
  • no sharp edges or mess, less risk to the membrane
  • click-together trays create a seamless connection
  • easy to transport and install

Click Here To Find Out More About The M-Tray® Modular Green Roofing System

RCI: two weeks before Showtime!

 

 

RCI 2019: the countdown is on…

 

RCI Show

 
This year we will be featuring:

  • our range of adjustable paving and decking pedestals
  • our unique modular green roof solution, the M-Tray®
 

Register here for tickets

 

If you have an upcoming project you’d like to discuss, get in touch to fix a time to talk to one of the team or message us at the show and we will come and find you.

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RCI Show – The clock is ticking

 

 

RCI 2019: the countdown is on…

 

RCI Show

 

Register here for tickets

 

If you have an upcoming project you’d like to discuss, get in touch to fix a time to talk to one of the team or message us at the show and we will come and find you.

This year we will be featuring:

  • our range of adjustable paving and decking pedestals
  • our unique modular green roof solution, the M-Tray®

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The M-Tray® Is Coming To The RCI Show 2019

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Roofing, Cladding & Insulation Show

27th – 28th March 2019

RCI is the largest UK event where the entire roofing, cladding and insulation supply chain come together under one roof.  This vibrant two-day event allows visitors to compare and source new products, learn from the experts and hear about the important issues currently impacting the market.

NEW FOR 2019 will be a high-level conference stream compiled by the editorial team behind the market-leading Roofing, Cladding & Insulation journal.  The conference will run in addition to the popular RIBA-accredited CPD seminar streams.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new RCI Show experience.

What does your FREE visitor badge entitle you to?

  • Free access to first-class exhibitors covering the whole roofing, cladding and insulation sector
  • Free attendance to keynote conference sessions from industry experts delivering powerful content and debate
  • Free entry to the RIBA-accredited CPD seminars
  • Free parking and free wifi at this centrally-located venue

Click Here To Book Your Free Tickets

Creating Environmentally Friendly Spaces

Green roofs are used to provide visual aesthetics to the construction project, to introduce nature back into cities and to mitigate the impact of densely populated urban areas.

They are a useful and increasingly cost-effective way to provide attractive, useful, environmentally friendly open spaces on otherwise ‘lost’ flat roofs and podium decks.

Wallbarn has many years of experience in landscaping and green roofing technologies. We are constantly innovating and developing new products and techniques to improve and enhance rooftop living.

Taking A Closer Look At The M-Tray®

The M-Tray from Wallbarn is the latest generation of modular green roof system. Developed over 4 years, we manufactured, sewed and grew these sedum green roof modules in the spring of 2018 and they are ready to be installed on roofs now.

The M-Tray® is highly adaptable and can be designed for large or small areas on most structural decks. However, truly understanding the horticultural requirements of introducing vegetation onto artificial surfaces is a discipline which requires specialist skills and knowledge.

The advances made in the design of the new M-Tray® model include:

  • Deeper cavities 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 for more seamless plant
    growth
  • No sharp edges, less risk to the membrane
  • Nothing spills out, less mess
  • Made from recycled plastic with recycled substrate
  • Less packaging, less waste
  • UK designed and manufactured in UK

Not only do these systems offer design solutions for awkward urban spaces, they add beautiful flora and fauna, colour and biodiversity to buildings and city centres.

Click Here To Find Out More About The M-Tray® Modular Green Roof

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Ask our customers what sets us apart and they will most likely tell you two things:

– the quality of our products
– the standard of service they receive

 

“Proud of our reputation for going the extra mile”

 
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Delivery

Remember, we hold stock so you don’t have to and do next day delivery if you order before 2pm

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Our service team can help:

  • Advise on best choice of product to fit the job
  • Help scope projects accurately and cost-effectively
  • Ensure timely supply of materials to site
  • Come onto site to advise on correct installation
 
Customer Feedback

“Just to say thank you for your customer service ethic which completely surpassed our expectations…we’re a firm who puts huge value on customer service to our own customers, and your service to us was utterly impressive.”

Pierre Wilter, Urban Roof Gardens, London
 
“From first contact…to delivery the next day, as promised, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with an efficient, knowledgeable and friendly company who delivered what and when they promised.”
Chris Jew, MD, The Dedicated Building Company, Worcestershire

Pierre Wilter, Urban Roof Gardens, London

“From first contact…to delivery the next day, as promised, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with an efficient, knowledgeable and friendly company who delivered what and when they promised.”
Chris Jew, MD, The Dedicated Building Company, Worcestershire

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You can reach us by phone, email or via the live chat on our website:

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If your customers need products in the following areas:

  • Paving
  • Decking
  • Protection
  • Drainage
  • Green roofs

Then Wallbarn can help you!

 

 
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Green roofing homes made easy

 

 

Installing residential green roofs has never been easier…

 
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…providing you have the right product.

Whether retrofitting an existing property or specifying a new build, choosing the right solution is critical to the success of your green roof.

Roll-out ‘blanket’ varies in quality and is easily damaged during transit and installation. They are awkward to move around and up ladders and can cause a terrible mess if carried through homes and onto rooftops.

Inferior modular units lack the depth of substrate and proper drainage to keep plants healthy.

Wallbarn’s painstakingly designed M-Tray® modules overcome all of these challenges, providing a seamless and enduring finish.

 

Click here to see a recent project in Sydenham featuring our modular M-Tray® green roof system.

 
Wallbarn M-Tray® modules:

  • Nurtured from seed at our UK nurseries
  • 13 species of sedum ensures colour all year-round
  • Quick and easy to transport and install
  • Modular trays simply click together
  • No landscaping expertise required
  • Established vegetation provides
  • An instant, future-proofed green roof from day one

Watch a short film about the M-Tray® here

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If you are looking to install a green roof, talk to our knowledgeable service team by phone, email or via the live chat facility on our website:

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020 8916 2222

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Online chat

 

If your customers need products in the following areas:

  • Green roof
  • Paving
  • Decking
  • Protection
  • Drainage

Then Wallbarn can help you!

 
Adjustable Pedestals
M-Tray
Protection & Drainage
Decking