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How does a living wall work?

An introduction to natural soil modular living walls

In this video Gary Grant, an independent ecologist give an introduction to the living wall systems that are available.  He discusses how climbing plants can be used to make a green façade and how modern modular or ‘intensive’ living wall systems can be used make an instant and more diverse impact.  He goes into more detail on the difference between hydroponic living walls (which use Rockwool insulation instead of soil) and natural soil living walls and why if you want more than just a system that keeps plants alive you really must consider soil.  Soil is an ecosystem in itself, it brings biodiversity and gives a cooling buffer by storing water.

Documentation, 3D CAD and SketchUp Downloads

Download our SketchUp and CAD drawings for our living wall module, substructure options and design details such as corner modules. Everything you need to add into your 3D modelling software to put a living wall into the design.

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Living Wall SketchUp Models

Download our three most popular SketchUp modules.  These include an empty ANS Living Wall Module™, plus one with interior plants and the other with planting commonly used in exterior planting. These models are fully customisable and the full range are available on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

ANS School Education Pack

Arming children with the facts, figures and potential solutions to make a positive impact, this pack has been created to inspire the next generation of green ambassadors by demonstrating how they can live, interact and protect the natural world and the health of those who live in it by harnessing the power of nature.  There's also a chance to win their very own piece of nature!

ANS Living Wall Product Guide

This guide covers everything from the build up of the ANS Living Wall system to the advantages of various living wall systems, design considerations and plant choices.

ANS Living Wall CAD DWG Files

Included in this package is a range of DWG files providing CAD users with the ANS Living Wall™ details for use in drawings.  Included within are various methods of fixing the system to substructures. For advice on use please get in touch.

ANS Living Wall Architects Specification

Architects can quickly and easily specify the ANS Living Wall System with this document.  Full technical details of the entire system included.

ANS Global Brochure 2020

We have compiled our favourite case studies with detail of the client’s background and the scope of works.  With each living wall project we have specified the number of plant species and the size of the living wall, coupled with beautiful shots of the finished wall.  You can view this brochure online.