SRS is New Zealand’s only end-to-end supplier of all Green Wall solutions. Our turnkey approach means that we can deliver every aspect of a green wall project – from designing, manufacturing all components right through to planting, irrigation, installation and maintaining. This turnkey approach means that you only have to deal with one supplier, making it much easier to project manage and helping to keep costs down.
We combine a passion for creating impactful spaces through the use of foliage, with an unwavering commitment to ecological sustainability.
Our passion and speciality is creating major statements using foliage for both commercial and residential structures. A green wall structure is a perfect pairing of design aesthetic with urban sustainability, and a driving force behind the creation of SRS Group. Whether internal or external, show us an under-utilised space and we will dramatically bring it to life, quite literally, with the use of foliage. Our enthusiasm for living foliage structures is two-pronged – it offers an edgy, on-trend yet soft design aesthetic, along with proven environmental benefits for both people and Mother Nature.
What are Green Walls?
Green Wall is a term that encompasses a wide range of indoor and outdoor green solutions on vertical structures and these include Vertical Gardens, Green Facades, Stacked Plant Walls, Arbours and Planter boxes with trailing or climbing plants.
Only when Green walls are designed and maintained to be ecologically sustainable will they provide a range of benefits to a building and owner.
Benefits of Green Walls
There are many benefits associated with the installation of green wall solutions and they are divided into 3 categories. 1.) Environmental. 2.) Community. 3.) Financial.
Purifies the air
The plants in any of our green wall solutions help to filter particulate matter from the air and convert CO2 to oxygen. Whether it’s an internal or external solution, green walls help tp contribute to the purification of the air and improve air quality.
Reduces ambient noise outside and inside
The insulating properties provided by green wall solutions also act as a sound barrier for your building or specific space within a building. Externally, a green wall can absorb up to 40% more sound than a bare facade, helping to reduce the noise both inside and outside of your building.
Plants have a positive effect on people and deploying a green wall solution can really help to boost productivity and employee satisfaction. A green space tends to be a happy place. Green walls can also help to reduce stress and improve overall staff well-being.
Creates a more social working environment
Green wall solutions such as roof gardens can really help to foster a sense of community within the workplace. Employees will often take an active interest in the plants and flowers growing and roof gardens also tend to become social spaces at lunch and break times.
Reduces the ambient temperature
Plants absorb sunlight and this helps in two ways – in the summer, it helps to create a cooler and more pleasant climate as 50% of sunlight is absorbed and 30% reflected. In the winter, a green wall acts as an extra layer of insulation for a building or specific room within a building, helping to retain the heat within the building. All of this leads to reduced energy bills and a reduction in air conditioning costs.
Reduces the number of sick days
Greenery promotes a healthy indoor climate and complaints such as headaches, irritated or dry eyes, sore throats and tiredness are reduced in spaces where a green wall solution is deployed. In turn, this can help to significantly reduce the number of staff absences through sick leave.
In cities and urban spaces where concrete and asphalt have taken over, a green wall can really help to bring back not only a sense of creating a greener environment, but also attract wildlife back to areas where previously they were unable to thrive. Green walls can attracts insect, butterflies, bees and birds, helping to improve the overall biodiversity of the area.
Here at SRS Group, part of our full turnkey solution includes the design of any green wall space – from small interior green screens to 10 storey-high living walls. Design of your green wall space includes not only the physical structure, the services required to sustain the plants and the selection of plants how they are arrayed so as to thrive all the time for the natural life span of the plants being used. SRS Group also provides full maintenance programmes on an annual contract basis to ensure the green walls are always thriving.
Design and Build
Where SRS differs from other green wall companies in the market is our ability to deliver every stage of the project including design and build. In addition to our speciality in the use of architectural solutions traditionally used as support systems for green walls – stainless steel tensile mesh and cables for vertical rigging – SRS also has a complimentary full fabrication workshop onsite. Our fabrication team expertly craft bespoke fixtures and fittings needed for green walls, their attachment systems, catch trays and planter boxes. Using a collaborative approach between both internal departments of the business, SRS Group is able to provide every element of a green wall system using our own team.
Choosing your plants
Our foliage team has over 15 years of experience and boasts the completion of over 200 thriving gardens on buildings here in New Zealand and in Australia. Our experience and expertise is vital in assisting from design development through to delivery.
With a focus on providing ecologically sustainable gardens on buildings, our preference is to use native plants where possible. Our botanist matches the best plant options to the known growing environment of every garden type on a building.
Our tertiary qualified team will work with you to match your expectation with your ecologically sustainable green wall solution to ensure all the benefits of having a garden on your building are provided at all times.
Our In-House Foliage Specialist
Green Infrastructure Manager
SRS Group is proud to have Stuart Tyler as our Green Infrastructure Manager. Stuart is your first point of contact for any green wall design project and with his many years in the industry, you can implicitly trust in his expertise and knowledge.
Stuart has over 15 years of experience in green wall design and boasts installation of over 200 thriving green walls across Australia and New Zealand. After gaining qualifications in Sciences and Microbiology, Stuart worked in senior management at Fytogreen in Australia where he worked alongside clients to assess their needs, present the most appropriate green infrastructure product, then manage the process of design, creation, installation and ongoing maintenance. We are incredibly lucky that he has now brought his extensive skill set permanently to New Zealand shores where he has formed a strategic partnership between SRS Group and Fytogreen.
Backed by a highly knowledgeable team, including a master botanist with a passion for native flora and fauna, Stuart and the team provide an ecologically sustainable bespoke green wall solution matched specifically to your requirements and vision.
Contact Stuart today to discuss your bespoke green wall creation.
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Here at SRS, we are one of the only companies here in New Zealand to offer a full turnkey service when it comes to green walls. From designing and manufacturing all components right through to planting, irrigation, installation and maintaining, we’ve got a green wall solution to meet your needs. Talk to the team today.