Vertical Gardens & Plant Walls: Emerging New Building Materials
Many building materials suppliers or contractors are interested in selling our fake garden walls. As an emerging new building material, the plant wall is actually a decorative curtain wall, mainly used to beautify the space and create an atmosphere. Similarly, the vertical garden wall is undeniably an artistic curtain wall form. The ingenious combination of high-quality greenwalls and architecture continues to drive technological innovation and the development of the entire market.
What is building material?
Building materials refer to the general term for various materials used in construction engineering. In a narrow sense, building materials are used in civil construction projects, such as steel, sand, glass, cement, paint, etc. Cement, steel and sand are the three significant materials for general construction projects. While in a broad sense, building materials include materials used for construction equipment, such as wires, water pipes, etc.
How many types of building materials are on the market?
According to the chemical composition of materials
It can be divided into organic, inorganic, and composite materials of these two categories.
According to the source of materials
There are natural materials and artificial materials.
According to the use or function of materials
We can divide it into building structural materials, decorative materials, building functional materials, and building equipment.
– The structural building materials mainly include metal, wood, stone, cement, concrete, masonry, ceramics, glass, engineering plastics, composite materials, etc.;
– Decorative materials mainly include paints, coatings, plates, tiles, glass, etc.;
– Composite materials as building decoration materials As an emerging composite material, it has been more and more widely used in building interiors and furniture. The AIREX sandwich panel with PET foam as the core material, the BANOVA composite panel with balsa wood as the material, and the composite material for construction represented by the aluminum-plastic panel have strong designability (easy to process), low density but low density. It has the advantages of good strength, good corrosion resistance, good light transmission, good heat insulation, and good sound insulation performance. In addition, applying composite materials to buildings can also help reduce the overall weight of the building, which can effectively improve the building’s earthquake resistance level.
There are many classifications according to different physical properties, such as rigid and plastic materials, waterproof and non-waterproof materials, transparent and opaque materials, compressive and tensile materials, and so on.
What is a live or fake plant wall?
The plant wall is a wall made of green plants. It uses the super adaptive ability of the plant’s root system to the growth environment so that the plants inhabiting the flat ground in nature grow permanently on the vertical building wall, which is used for architectural design. And building decoration provides a new type of organic, ecological material.
The artificial plant wall is a wall arranged with high-simulation plants. It uses the similarity between high-simulation plants and real plants to achieve the effect similar to the living plant wall or the effect natural plants cannot reach to satisfy people’s concern for nature.
- The simulated plant wall does not need maintenance
- Long-lasting effect
- There are no geographical and seasonal restrictions, and construction can be carried out in the north and south.
- No space restrictions, basically any space can be constructed
- The cost is lower than living plant walls
- Anti-moth, no insects.
Why vertical gardens and plant walls are emerging building materials?
Using plants instead of masonry or reinforced concrete to build a green plant wall not only saves materials and money but also has apparent effects on beautifying the city’s appearance, improving the environment, purifying the air, and adjusting the temperature.
Plant Wall – Garden on Concrete Wall
The plant wall enables people to build a living environment closer to nature. Since it is freed from the constraints of soil, this plant-supporting system is very light, so it can be easily installed on walls of any material and shape without damaging the original wall structure. With artificial light sources, plant walls can even be laid in fully enclosed spaces without natural light sources, such as underground parking lots.
Green Wall – Urban Cleaning System
Plant walls have a significant effect on improving air quality. Not only leaves but also plant roots and all plant-dependent microorganisms have the effect of purifying the air; on the surface of the substrate, pollutant particles are separated from the air and slowly decomposed and mineralized, eventually becoming Fertilizer for plants. Therefore, on any building surface, a plant wall is an effective tool to improve air quality, increase air moisture and reduce urban pollution.
Vertical Gardens – Natural Air Conditioning for Buildings
The plant wall can block a lot of light and heat radiation, which can reduce the internal temperature of the building by 7-15 ℃ in summer and maintain a constant temperature indoors in winter. In addition, plants and substrates have a vital absorption function for sound, consume a large amount of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and absorb thousands of air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, sulfur dioxide, etc., effectively curbing the urban heat island effect.
What are trendy artificial plants for walls?
People have designed wall shapes with different shapes, scattered heights, and harmonious environments according to various environmental requirements. After careful design, the effect of fake and real can be achieved. The simulated plant wall does not need maintenance, the result is long-lasting, it is easy to express the apparent design effect, the cost is low, and the effect is varied.
Artificial vertical garden panel
Faux vertical gardens are often referred to as artificial green walls, arranged with artificial hedge panels and some foliage branches. Artificial green walls have many different shapes and sizes. At Sunwing, our artificial plants use separate panels. Of course, you can mix and match them to create your own unique appearance. We can also help you design customized artificial vertical gardens indoors and outdoors!
Perhaps you are looking for a more traditional hedge wall, ivy leaf, or sweet flower appearance. Or maybe you want to add interest with more exotic jungle ferns and tropical plants. You can also choose to add a variety of colorful plants. Or is their combination the best for you? Choices are endless!
Artificial plant wall
We differentiate the plant wall from the vertical garden due to their creation method. Our plant walls come in three iron mesh panels with various single foliage branches without hedge leaves. Overall, faux plants wall costs higher than faux vertical walls.
The 3-panel solution ensures a truly natural green plant wall. Unlike many other artificial walls that use the same plant panels, our artificial leaves are specially arranged for each individual panel to ensure that there are no cross lines or repeated patterns. This means that you will get a super realistic and seamless wall of life. Besides, the green panel is composed of artificial leaves that are UV stabilized and fireproof, making you feel more at ease.
Artificial moss wall
Cost-effective and alternative to preserved / living mosses, non-fading, non-disintegrating and sustainable. Our moss products are designed to have visual effects and be as realistic as possible. For example, artificial moss is made of molds crafted from live moss. Unlike fresh-keeping / living moss, our products are stable to ultraviolet light and will not fade prematurely. They have a long service life and will not decompose.
Whether you want to introduce an indoor fake moss wall or an external moss wall into commercial space, our team will work closely with you to understand your space and requirements and provide customized moss wall solutions. These solutions are guaranteed to make your space feel more pleasant and closer to nature.
How to apply wall plants to construction projects?
It starts by explaining how to apply green plants to architectural projects, from living and artificial walls.
Living wall plants construction
The utility model relates to a decorative material suitable for plants to climb on the exterior walls of buildings, in particular to a kind of decorative materials ideal for various climbing plants to climb on the exterior walls of facilities such as residences, office buildings, viaducts, high-level pools and other structures. The utility model relates to a decorative material suitable for plant climbing on the outer wall, which plays a protective role on the exterior wall and outer surface. In recent years, the utilization rate of plant walls has been relatively high in the green decoration of balconies and roof gardens
Fake wall plants construction
The simulated plant wall is suitable for places with low light intensity and poor ventilation, which are not suitable for plant growth, such as places such as speakeasies. High-simulation plants are used, and different fixing methods are flexibly adopted according to the site conditions to fix the plants in the required positions. Due to the high simulation degree of plants and not restricted by their growth environment, they can be freely created and created anywhere. Make your beloved hanging garden.
Currently, the most commonly used vertical greening method for simulated plant walls is a relatively new garden application technology. The advantage is to maximize the use of limited space and create a local natural ecological atmosphere. It is also widely used in real life, such as indoor entrance halls, front desk areas, and conference rooms. There are also exterior wall decorations, door headers, guardrails, etc.
There are hundreds of ideas, especially when creating custom combinations and making your own designs. Unleash your creativity or seek ideas from our experts. As a leading artificial vertical garden manufacturer, Sunwing offers ODM & OEM services to increase your brand value. As an emerging decorative building material, the faux living wall is not only in line with the green pursuit of modern people but also a new measure. The artificial wall panel is cost-effective and does not require time and energy to take care of it. The effect can be seen immediately after installation. It is the best choice for green building construction.
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