Raised beds with adjustable plug-in systems
In order to create a harmonious whole when planning and designing garden and terrace areas, the materials used have to fit the given space as best as possible and work well together. Sometimes just a few centimetres will decide whether individual elements can be used or not. When choosing from standard finishes, building contractors have little freedom and have to make compromises. With its made-to-measure raised beds, however, the company Richard Brink provides a brilliant solution, offering its customers planting systems that can be manufactured flexibly to the client's specification. Thanks to a plug-in system, raised beds can be created in no time that meet both functional and aesthetic requirements. Used in various construction projects, raised beds from the metal products manufacturer have already proven their worth in terms of high-quality processing and stability.
Creating little havens
In the Düsseldorf apartment complex “Living Circle”, raised beds from Richard Brink form attractive boundaries between individual private gardens and surrounding public green spaces. Sometimes taking a radial shape, they pick up on the curves that dominate the layout of the building complex. Planted with hornbeam, the hedges create natural enclosures and ensure a pleasant climate during the warmer months. A total of 2,300rm of custom-designed raised-bed walls made from 3mm-thick aluminium was used here, stabilised with additional tie rods. At 500mm tall and 600mm wide, the beds offer enough space for the tall-growing plants to flourish. Moreover, the individually selected plastic coating in dark grey matches both the façade and the flooring, rounding off the project's coherent look.
In the garden of a detached family house in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, four made-to-measure raised beds are home to a colourful selection of lettuce, vegetables and herbs. The modular construction of the plant systems with their cleverly devised plug-in system allows the segments to be joined together quickly and easily. Covering a rectangular area and standing 1.20m apart, the raised beds are accessible from every side, even with a wheelbarrow. Filled to the top with soil, the 3.5m-long and 1.5m-wide raised beds have to be able to withstand high loads. Metal struts on the inside ensure sufficient stability and prevent the 3mm-thick stainless steel shell from buckling. The keen gardeners can therefore enjoy their vegetable plot for many years to come.
When faced with the challenge of designing a model garden for the North Rhine-Westphalia state horticulture show in Bad Lippspringe, the landscape gardeners also relied on the custom-made raised beds manufactured by the company Richard Brink. The planting systems divide the outdoor area into several, more manageable sections and draw attention to the vertical dimension thanks to their heightened structure. Larger and smaller raised beds with heights of 500mm and 275mm direct the eye across different levels and frame the various sections of the urban garden. In the RAL colour pastel violet, the raised beds adopt the beautiful colours of the plants and are a great eye-catcher no matter what time of year.
Made to customer specification
The metal products manufacturer offers its customers a great many options when it comes to planning and designing bespoke raised beds. The planting systems are made of stainless steel, aluminium or COR-TEN steel in thicknesses of 3, 4 and 5mm; single-piece lengths of up to 3.00m are possible. Stainless steel and aluminium models can be coated in all RAL colours at Richard Brink, turning the beds into a real garden feature.
The raised beds can be seen in the special exhibition “Garten(T)räume”.