Month: October 2019

Rooftop Gardens

Quatro Design Rooftop Gardens

Adding additional greenery has become a priority for urban planners but finding a balance between optimum residency and greenery is not without its challenges.

Landscaping of rooftops, balcony gardens, foyers and even the sides of buildings has therefore increased in popularity to facilitate the introduction of green spaces in all new developments.

Rooftop gardens in particular provide an outdoor living space for residents and allow for recreational activities and entertaining. Some developments even offer resort-style rooftop amenities for residents to promote physical activity and psychological well-being.

These rooftop gardens often include planters and plants, dining and lounging furniture, swimming pools and pergolas to provide a reprieve from the urban surrounds.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop bars and dining has also increased in popularity. The views and exposure to sunlight and other elements provide an escape from grey city living and the addition of plants soften the harsh concrete surrounds.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Garden Landscaping & Benefits:

Pots, planters, water features and plants can be stylised and themed to compliment the architectural style of the building to ensure that each rooftop garden has its own unique style and personality to suit the lifestyle being promoted by the developer.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Adding plants to rooftops not only adds to the aesthetic value of the property but improves the air quality and facilitates noise reduction. Plants also reduce the heat absorption of a building which in turn reduces energy consumption.

The views and vistas from the rooftop of buildings also give a sense of space and is a wonderful way to make use of the borrowed landscape.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Quatro Design in Rooftop Gardens:

Quatro Design has provided bowls, pots and planters for iconic rooftop garden landscape installations over the years and we’re very proud of the results.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

The use of our over-sized bowls, pots and planters lends a sense space and will make the rooftop and balcony feel bigger as groupings of small pots creates clutter and could make the space feel small and untidy. Large pots also have the added benefit of providing additional space for root growth which in turn results in healthier plants.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

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Complimentary Internal Waterproofing

Quatro Design Complimentary Waterproofing

Quatro Design’s commitment to quality has been our driving force since we started designing and manufacturing bowls, pots, planters and street furniture for the landscaping industry in 2004. Our Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) products will last for years and our Clients have the peace of mind that our product ranges are robust and structurally sound.

To ensure that our product surfaces are long-lasting and protected against efflorescence, cracks and surface discolouration, Xypex is added to our GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) mixture during manufacturing and the completed products sprayed with penetrating sealant before they are wrapped and packaged for dispatch.

As part of our commitment and ongoing drive towards excellence we’re excited to announce that complimentary internal waterproofing will now be added to all our products. Yes, our GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) bowls, pots, planter and seat-planter ranges now come with acrylic waterproofing at no extra cost!

Our strict manufacturing standards ensure the surface longevity of our landscape products:

  1. Xypex in the GRC mixture reduces porosity and hairline cracks.
  2. The penetrating sealer protects against oil and water-based stains.
  3. Acrylic waterproofing prevent excess soil moisture causing surface discoloration and discourages efflorescence.

Internal waterproofing also has the added benefit of preventing rapid moisture loss in the potting medium. Temperatures are expected to soar this Summer and with some areas in Australia experiencing drought and water restrictions this will be good news indeed.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture