Author: gavh

15-09-2021

How to bring colour to your garden with a living...

Living walls are one of the hottest gardening trends around the world right now. Not only do they offer a wide range of benefits, but they also help to bring your garden to life, adding colour to dull, plain spaces. As well as being deployed by commercial buildings, both inside and out, there is now a growing trend for people

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06-08-2021

How to maintain living walls

Living walls are a great addition to any building, commercial or residential. They come packed with a host of benefits including purifying the air, reducing ambient noise inside and out, increasing productivity and reducing sick days to name just a few. Living walls come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be constructed to fit a wide range

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20-07-2021

CO2 removal by living walls – some key facts

We have talked a lot about the many benefits provided by living walls. From providing insulation to increasing productivity, a living wall, or green wall as they are sometimes referred to, can provide an office or home with a number of benefits which is great for you as a homeowner or a business owner, however, perhaps the greatest benefit of

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25-05-2021

Use of marine-grade materials in architectural projects

Here in New Zealand, we are extremely lucky to have around 15,000 km of coastline. Even at its widest part, that means you are never more than 225 kms from the coast, no matter where you find yourself in the country. For most of us, this is a huge plus point. Being so close to the ocean, especially during the

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17-05-2021

Types of metal fabrication processes

Metal fabrication is a broad term referring to any process that cuts, shapes, or moulds metal material into a final product. From appliances and light fixtures to desk tools, chairs, and utensils, metal is the stabilising element that makes all of today’s conveniences possible. There are many different metal fabrication processes and the process used depends on both the beginning

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10-05-2021

Which metals do we use in our custom metal fabrication...

SRS is one of New Zealand’s leading high-end custom metal fabricators and we use a variety of metals to create both practical and beautiful custom metal works. We are one of the only companies in New Zealand to offer a bespoke end-to-end service when it comes to metal fabrication and we work with a range of metals to meet the

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19-04-2021

Stainless steel grades for architectural projects

Stainless Steel, as its name implies, is best known for its corrosion resistance properties. But the many benefits and revolutionary uses of stainless steel extend far beyond any single attribute, as attested by its presence in applications in nearly every industry. One of the most visually stunning and transformative implementations of stainless steel has been within the field of architecture,

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16-04-2021

Different types of welding and what they are used for

Welding is a trade that has been around for thousands of years in one form or another and is essentially the joining together of two metals. The welding process involves a welding power source to generate an electric arc to melt the parent material being welded as well as any consumable being used.  This then bonds separate individual metals together.

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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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