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Purpose-built structures

Living walls don’t always have to be fixed to an existing structure.  We’ve worked on several projects where we’ve installed onto a free-standing purpose built structure.  These can be in both indoor and outdoor environments (as shown below).

Key considerations

Vertical Steels

The vertical steels of the structure need to be set to 600mm apart.

Structural Survey

Carry out a structural survey to confirm steel sizes, however it’s usually a 100mm box section.

The Foundation

Find out whether it will be concreted in or bolted onto a steel plate.


After a certain height it will require bracing, so make sure you know the height of the finished structure.


internal living wall as a office divider

For interior applications a timber frame can be used, but the considerations above still apply. We offer technical support for the creation of the structure.


free standing balustrade covered in greenery

We've worked on several projects that have required a purpose-built structure for the living wall rather than fixing to an existing facade. For this we usually use a steel structure.

Save this information

Download our bitesize information card covering everything we've discussed above to have as a PDF for future reference.

striped green wall at retail centre providing a site barrier
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