The Making of a 3D InstaPlant® Display
Bespoke 3D InstaPlant framework is produced in steel by our local steel fabricator TMA Engineering. The main structure of the display is a steel skeleton of BSB, steel bar and steel rods. This is covered in a skin of 50mm weldmesh. Lifting eyes are optional extras. Galvanising of the framework is possible as an optional extra. The finished display usually weighs over 400kg so comes with a forklift baseframe for easy transport and mobility on the ground. The display is finished in a coating of black paint to prolong the life of the steel framework. If the display is too big for transporting to site it is produced in sections that are put together with lifting equipment (forklift/telehandler) on site.
The framework is fitted with an irrigation system (trickle pressure) which is tested before the framework is moved into one of our glasshouses and packed with compost and planted up with our 3cm carpet bedding plugs. This transforms the steel framework into a living sculpture. The display is grown on in the nursery for 6 weeks, usually in May. The established display is then given a final trim and delivered to site, usually in June, for the customer to off load and install. So the display is instant as we provide a pre-established finished display.