15-03-2021

What materials are used to make floating gardens?

Floating gardens are fast becoming a popular solution for adding to a city’s green space. First developed back in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Aztecs, floating gardens have come a long way since those early days. A brief history of floating gardens The floating gardens we see today are very different, yet they take all the same principles

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03-03-2021

What are the benefits of a rooftop garden?

A roof garden is any roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation. Apart from the decorative benefit, a roof garden serves the purpose of providing architectural enhancement, temperature control, recreational opportunities, habitats for wildlife and food. There are 2 types of roof gardens: Extensive roof gardens These have a very thin soil profile of between 140mm – 200mm

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29-01-2021

Are vertical gardens hard to maintain?

Whether you are thinking about a vertical garden at home or in the workplace, it’s important to understand the time and effort needed to maintain a vertical garden and the tasks you will need to carry out on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis in order to maintain a healthy and vibrant vertical garden. The first thing to consider is

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14-01-2021

Living Wall Trends for 2021

As we head into 2021, we wanted to take a look at some of the key trends we see emerging in the living wall space in the New Year. Here at SRS, we offer a wide range of green wall solutions to suit all commercial spaces including indoor and outdoor living wall solutions. Whether you are looking for an exterior

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26-11-2020

The importance of ecological sustainability in green infrastructures

The Triptych Apartments in Melbourne's South Bank. This vertical garden used about 30 species from grasses, ground covers, succulents and dwarf shrubs. This green wall was installed nearly 10 years ago and is still flourishing today. Photo: Fytogreen. Green infrastructure is a term that incorporates all manner of foliage on a built structure. Sometimes it is simply referred to as

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12-03-2020

Does Catenary Lighting save you money in the long run?

Catenary lighting is a growing choice for Architects when it comes to creating ambience within a space. SRS Group NZ works with lighting designers to help create beautiful spaces.  When presented with an array of design options it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. We have decided to focus on the cost of Catenary Lighting and

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05-03-2020

The Importance of Playground Safety

Playgrounds play an important role in a child’s physical and social development. It gives them the chance to let loose in a fun and unstructured way with other kids that very few environments can match. When kids are so absorbed in this way it’s easy for them to be oblivious to the potential dangers around them. Playgrounds are, of course,

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27-02-2020

3 Tips to Consider Before Starting a Bespoke Fabrication Project

Bespoke metal fabrication is a service that many companies and designers turn to when they are working on custom projects. Originality comes at a price, where quality can not be ignored. High end fabrication projects require adequate planning, experience and skills. Commonly we can get caught up in the end product rather than the process, which is why we have

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12-02-2020

What is a Green Facadé?

Photography. Jodie Gallagher. Wondering what a Green Facadé is? Or just wanting to know more about this foliage system and why it could be the right choice for you? In this blog we aim to educate you more on Green Facadés.  Green Facades are vines growing up a supporting wire lattice. There are a range of wire lattice options tailored to

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05-02-2020

How Catenary Lighting Can Benefit Your Space

Catenary lighting systems have a number of benefits to the space they are installed in. Whether you are trying to create ambient lighting, maximise space, increase usage or simply add an element of design, Catenary lighting can recreate a space.  Lighting design is a large part of creating and setting the tone of a space. Whether you are trying to

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