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Why Your Indoor Space Needs Vistafolia

When people talk about return on investment the question that inevitably gets asked is, “how much am I spending, how soon can I get it back, and what will I be making?” Arguably this covers almost everything that occurs throughout our daily life. It is so often the reason why you may choose to employ a maintenance company to mow your lawn. In this case you’re investing money but saving yourself money in the long run, but also, more importantly, time. Yes, you won’t have to purchase, store or maintain equipment, and you won’t need to deal with any waste. You will save yourself the hassle of pushing a lawnmower around your property. But the biggest return on your investment will be the time it gives you to live your life. Modern society is fraught with distractions and time is the most valuable asset available to anyone.

A large proportion of the global population live in high rise and apartment blocks and, as the urbanisation of our world continues, the crowded busy city lifestyle grows. For those lucky enough to have balconies or terraces where you could grow plants and vegetables it’s great. The only downside is the time and expense one takes on when maintaining plants. For some that is a good thing as getting your hands dirty is a great way to connect with nature. Others may not have time or the green fingers to keep those plants alive. The vast majority of plants require some sort of growing medium and a vessel to hold that and allow for the introduction of essential water and in a lot of cases fertilisers and pesticides. And while indoor plants can offer a lot of pro’s, one must weigh up some of the negatives, just as ongoing maintenance costs, and the very real possibility that the plants may simply die.

A simple, cost-effective way to bring the benefits of nature into the home or office where living plants may struggle or the upkeep and/or maintenance is costly or impractical is to use Vistafolia’s range of green walls and foliage. You can use this to create lush green environments bringing nature indoors 12 months a year regardless of the climate or situation. You do not need to concern yourself with a costly maintenance contract, or ever run the risk of forgetting to water your plants.

The same can be said of office environments. Adding greenery can benefit productivity, improve acoustic clarity and bring a sense of wellbeing. But choosing the right fit for your business is imperative. Living indoor green walls can be amazing, but a number of elements need to fall into place and you will never stop the requirement for maintenance. If your watering system fails or a water tank leaks, replacing plants is relatively straight forward if it is all at low level. Consider the cost and disruption if access equipment is required. Access equipment will require a lot of space to erect or manoeuvre. Plus, the mess and disruption this type of maintenance can cause in the office environment is high.

When looking at monetary costs associated in maintaining a living wall over a year a high-end figure could be upwards of £50 per square metre, not including access equipment or replacement plants. Spread that over 5 years and if you have a 40 SQM wall you have just spent £10000. Conversely, the Vistafolia artificial green wall requires virtually no maintenance, with only a light dusting from time to time needed to keep them looking their best.

Another big factor is that Vistafolia’s artificial green walls are generally very quick to install, and usually don’t require any costly frames or structural additions to a wall as they any weigh approximately 11 kg per sqm. When installed using our Vistafolia fixing the back of the finished wall will be offset by 10mm to the existing surface ensuring that any water that penetrates the green wall will shed off the face of the existing wall eliminating the possibility of damp issues. On the other hand, living walls require damp proof membranes and quite often large and substantial sub frames to ensure the weight of the structure is supported (upwards of 65kg per sqm when saturated).

The flexibility of the Vistafolia green wall system means that the transition from outdoor to indoor living means you can bring the best bits of nature into the house without any potential of mess or on-going cost. The biophilic benefits of nature in the workplace are well studied and documented. By feeling a connection to nature people will feel better and generally be more productive. By creating areas that mimic nature in your breakout and reception areas your staff and your guests will gain these benefits. It is a well-known that surrounding yourself with nature provides mental wellbeing benefits.

Biophilic design practices are long researched and proven to reduce stress and bring calm to a space. This occur when walking in the woods, lying in the grass or even just being in a room with natural elements in it. I like to think its like when you enter a room from the cold, and you see a fire roaring in the corner. You may not feel an immediate warmth but the sight of the fire tells your brain there is warmth and so you immediately feel the benefit. The same goes with our artificial green wall systems and foliage. When entering a room or coming into a space that surrounds you with greenery your mind automatically makes a connection with nature which brings on a sense of calm and wellbeing.

Inspired to find out more? Get in touch with us today and find out how our panels can brighten up your home or office, without any ongoing costs.

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The Vistafolia panels and colour boxes have created a beautiful garden feature from what was previously a brick wall 'eye-sore' (see before photo). Excellent delivery times and brilliant customer service, so pleased we have just ordered some more!

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Brilliant service. Flexible, friendly and creative. And fabulous product. Transformed our terrace completely. The hedge looks stunning, the colour boxes being a beautiful feature.

To say I’m happy is an understatement! I found the perfect look I needed for my outside shower. I can’t recommend Vistafolia enough. The service I received was impeccable. A special shout out to Tim who explained the product so well, Ric who came out to the property to show me the product and measure up the area, and last but not least the installation team Dan and Nick who were excellent . They explained each step and also made sure I was happy with the end result. A smooth, stress free installation and any questions asked along the way was happily answered and explained. No hassle! What more can one ask for! I almost bought elsewhere until I came across this company who thankfully advised me that they could install this type of artificial living wall with a metal back frame to the size I required unlike the advice I got elsewhere. I’m so thankful that I didn’t buy a cheaper option out there as I really wouldn’t have achieved this look! Thank you!

Amazing product, pre-sales and installation services. Very courteous team who were respectful of our home throughout. Meticulous and careful installation. Could not be happier with outcome, service and product.

Vista Folia have been extremely helpful throughout and provided us with an excellent product. We throughly enjoyed bringing the wall to life with these amazingly convincing boxes full of foliage and the final outcome was stunning! Very happy client!

My Vistafolia green wall looks fantastic. I have to remind myself it's not real! It has transformed a boring brick wall which I look out onto while I'm washing up into something lovely. Very good customer service too - well-informed and helpful.

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The team was fantastic. They arrived on time. It was raining, but they worked through the rain and did a fabulous job. Had some trouble with my neighbour and they went above and beyond to sort that out and make her side look pretty too. Would recommend them any day.

Extremely happy with the final product and service provided by Vistafolia in particular a big thank you to Ric and Tim. The project was delayed but throughout the whole process the team were great and supportive- answering my many questions will very sensible options. The final result is impressive and we have added our personal touch with a Ganesh statue that looks sublime.

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We found Vistafolia's Lush Green green wall product to be of the highest quality. It was naturalistic and easy to install. Customer service was excellent and the end result is very impacting. It was key that the product had a good fire rating and clear supporting documentation. We would use Vistafolia and their products again.

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I am so thrilled that I picked Vistafolia. Our roof terrace looks amazing with the combination of the foliage panels and cedar panelling. The whole process could not have been simpler and the team worked hard and paid such attention to detail during the installation. I would thoroughly recommend them.

My experience with Vistafolia has been positive as they provided me with great service and the people we dealt with were very friendly and professional. I am happy with the outcome from Vistafolia as the packaging and the delivery was efficient and quick. I would definitely recommend this company for all your green wall needs.

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Incredibly simple, efficient and professional team from start to finish. And what a beautiful result - no video or brochure does these green walls any justice.

Although our project was quite small in scope, the team at Vistafolia were very friendly and professional to deal with. Any questions we had were quickly dealt with and we are really pleased with the results of our green wall and garden boxes. The plants and colours look great!

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I have recently worked with the Vistafolia team on a couple of projects, including a contemporary domestic garden and a large central London commercial site. In both cases, the team were extremely professional, knowledgeable and reliable and I was confident that the projects were in safe hands from start to finish. With the latter commercial project, the team had to work under extremely difficult circumstances on a busy site with numerous other contractors, but remained patient, polite and focussed, even as the deadline loomed. Vistafolia is a great product, which lends itself to numerous applications and clients are always excited by the results. Big thanks to Ric and the team!

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We had panels fitted onto walls at a commercial property. Vistafolia gave great customer service from the day we walked in to the showroom to after we had the foliage installed. Friendly, helpful and informed. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. The final finish looks excellent. We are very happy.

Vistafolia transformed our garden and we have been so pleased with the results. The team are very professional, accommodating and happy to assist with maintenance where needed. A pesky fox had caused some damage so Vistafolia despatched Ric to resolve the issue and he was incredibly obliging and got the job done efficiently and effectively! We would highly recommend them to anyone.

The team at Vistafolia were fantastic from start to finish. They came and did a site visit and explained all of my options, the sales team were friendly and didn’t try to give me the hard sell, and the installation team left me with an amazing green wall. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

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I spent a lot of time researching for a Vertical Garden, and finally decided on using Vista Green. Before I proceeded, I went to their Offices/Store Warehouse to double check the quality etc. I dealt with Tim, who was so helpful, knowledgeable and patient, and offered an on-site Survey, which I accepted. The Surveyor, Rik, was professional and he was able to sort out a quote very quickly. The Vertical Garden was installed last week, and it looks amazing. The guys fitting were an absolute pleasure to have working at your home, and we are so happy to have had chosen Vista Green. I have absolutely no problem in recommending this Company to anyone - Thank you to all the Team!

Great product. Great result. Looks fab.

Quite honestly, it took me FOREVER to track down a company who could build a feature plant wall in my home. Once I emailed and spoke to VistaGreen, I knew that regardless of my budget, whatever they quoted for my feature wall, I would do whatever I could to make it work. This was down to not only the quality and variety of foliage offered, but because both Tim and Ric from the sales team took their time with me, worked with me budget wise, and using the image of the space I had previously sent to them, gave me digital images of what the wall would look like!! Additionally, VistaGreen accommodated an early installation, meaning that within days, my vision had come to life! I really appreciated their willingness and flexibility. From inception to completion I enjoyed my journey with VistaGreen and I’m almost sad that there is nothing left to do (for now! Lol) I can whole heartedly recommend them to anyone thinking of having such a special luxury feature in (or out) of their home!

Really happy with our new green wall, it has transformed our basement completely. The work took place over 3 days, the workmen were polite, professional and we would highly recommend the company

I've recently installed VistaGeen green wall panels in a garden design scheme set within a timber frame and they look great - very realistic and none of the hassles of irrigation and plant failure associated with real living wall. Most importantly, the client loves it too! Great product

Great and professional service once again. Very accommodating given the changing weather and site conditions.