Scotscape to build a national network of green-wall landscapers

Scotscape is looking to expand its living wall sales by building a network of accredited landscapers trained to install its proprietary system.

Living wall project. Image: Scotscape
Living wall project. Image: Scotscape

The south-West London-based landscape company developed the Scotscape Living Wall Fabric System  in 2013 following a period of installing other companies’ living wall products and research in collaboration with Sheffield University.

Now living walls represents 50% of its turnover and it is expecting that to grow. It plans to continue to install and maintain living walls itself but also to train and accredit a network of landscapers in the UK and elsewhere to install its products on its behalf.

Scotscape business development and marketing manager Anna Roochove said: "Because of the design credentials of the Scotscape living wall system it lends itself perfectly as a living wall product for the landscaping industry.  We’re running a really good training and accreditation service, offering supporting plant lists, advice on irrigation, installation and maintenance."

Companies can arrange individual training courses for a flat fee of £295 plus VAT for up to five landscapers from one company. The sessions are in addition to one-day training courses that Scotscape has been running for landscapers and garden designers for the past 18 months.

Roochoove said the difference between being accredited and buying and installing Scotscape products after attending a training course was more support, marketing material, marketing updates and useful news, such as telling people about relevant reports on urban greening. Contractors will also be listed as accredited on a page of the Scotscape website currently being built.

The systems retail at £200 per square metre without plant material, with a lower trade price.


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