We also supply a range of accessories to complete your metal planter.
Insulation and membrane for your planter
Metal planters conduct cold and heat very effectively and in extreme conditions this can lead to the plant roots overheating or freezing. To combat this we supply an Insulation and Membrane Kit, comprising pre-cut sheets of 25mm insulation board for each planter, along with 2 pre-cut sheets of separation membrane (optional extra on order form).
Our insulation boards line the internal walls of the planter, whilst our separation membrane is used in the base to filter the draining water so the dirt stays inside. A second layer is then used between the drainage aggregate and soil to keep them separate. We recommend these are used in every metal planter.
Powder coated feet to match your planter
We also supply feet for your metal planter which allow air to escape and keep your planter dry underneath. Placing feet under your planter will raise it off the ground by 30mm thus supplying good airflow and allowing water to escape through drainage holes in the base, prolonging the life of your planter. This also allows your planter to stay clean for longer as dirt will not collect against the sides as much. Available in a galvanised or powder-coated finish to match your planter.
Planter feet and insulation can be added as optional extras on all our planters through our shop.
LECA® Lightweight drainage aggregate
Water is essential to keep your plants healthy, but too much water can cause them to rot and die. Our planters come with drainage holes as standard, but they work best when you use a layer of aggregate below your soil, creating an easy route for water to escape and avoiding the roots of your plants sitting in water.
There are many aggregates that you can use for drainage and for this purpose we supply LECA® expanded clay balls. LECA is lightweight, around 5 times lighter than gravel, so is perfect for reducing the overall weight of your planter - particularly useful when planting on roof terraces and balconies.
We supply LECA® aggregates in 50L bags, full pallets and per volume to suit the size of your particular planters. We are gradually adding the custom volume option to every planter listing on our website, but if you are buying a planter and you don't see the option yet, just let us know and we'll calculate the amount you need.
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Custom-made window box brackets
If you're buying window box sized planters that you want to fix to a wall or hang on a railing, we can make various sizes and styles of brackets to match your planters in the same RAL colour.
Let us know the size of the planters you need and where you're planning to fix them and we'll work out which style of bracket will work best.
Castors and lockable wheels
Sometimes you may want to move the planters around, for instance if you run a shop or restaurant and need to store the planters inside overnight for security reasons. We have a range of wheels and castors that we can install on to the base of the planter to make moving them very easy.
Some of our wheels rotate 360 degrees and can individually be quickly locked in place to prevent the planter rolling away, whilst other are fixed in one direction. The choice of wheels depends on the length, width and height of the planter.
Our wheels are available in several sizes and we install the most suitable option based on the size of the planter. The smallest option, a castor, raises the planter 75mm off the ground. Our midsize wheel lifts the planter 130mm and our largest wheel raises the planter 240mm off the ground. If you have a particular overall planter height requirement including wheels, just let us know and we'll make sure the planter / wheel combination meets required height.
Logos and branding
If you run a restaurant, cafe, pub or any other business and want to make the most of your outside space, we can now supply planters with your logo or branding on the side.
All we need is a copy of your artwork in a vector format EPS or PDF file and we'll send you a mock up of how the planter will look.
Branding adds a few extra days to our usual 4 weeks lead time.