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Glossy Black Barrier | Fibreglass Planter
- Lightweight fibreglass is easy to install and reposition
- Resilient and Durable
- Weather and UV resistant
- Variety of Finishes
- Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Use
- Holes Drilled on Request
In terms of colour, black is design neutral and will fit seamlessly with most design features and fittings. although these planters are ideally suited to use in contemporary projects, they are almost as completely at home in more traditional or rustic locales – unlike their white counterparts. The glossy black fibreglass that they are finished in will look equally as aesthetically pleasing when set against wood, steel or stone.
In addition to all of the above, what really makes this planter a specialist item is the shape that it has been made in. We call these planters ‘barrier’ or ‘divider’ planters, because that is exactly what they have been designed for. Trough planters in general are ideal for creating natural walls or barriers, when planted with tall plants like bamboo. The barrier planter has been specifically designed to be more suited to this purpose. It is much taller than the standard trough, allowing you to obtain the height you need far more easily. While privacy might well be obtained by building a fence or a wall – creating a natural barrier this way has a number of advantages. First and foremost – it is far less intrusive than building a wall. That is to say, when good relationships or permission for a permanent fixture does not allow, there is no stigma or prohibition to planting bamboo in your garden. Secondly, they are movable. That is to say that while a wall, once built, is not easy to remove or relocate, a garden planter certainly is. Though it worth noting that some of our divider planters have a considerable volume – and when filled with soil, they will be extremely heavy and difficult to move without first emptying them.
We have chosen to make these planters out of fibreglass for a number of reasons. Fibreglass has proven itself time and time again when compared to more traditional building materials like metal (particularly lead) or stone. A great deal of planters have in the past been manufactured from lead, which is not suitable for modern manufacture. Not only is it impractically heavy (even without being filled with soil) but it is toxic. Weight is similarly a problem with stone, and stone (and terracotta for that matter) is far more likely to crack at the first sign of frost. In the past, the downside of fibreglass was that it was hard to replicate the aesthetic appearance of these traditional materials without the result looking like a fixture of a tacky theme park. However, developments in fibreglass manufacturing now allow us to manufacture imitation items that are in all ways indistinguishable from the items they are imitating – without lifting or otherwise subjecting them to a rigorous physical examination. In addition to being lightweight, they are also resistant to ultraviolet light (preventing bleaching) and far less likely to suffer the adverse effects of tempestuous weather than their counterparts. It is for this reason, that it is in many ways a smart material, that the majority of our products by some margin are made from fibreglass.
100 x 45 x 100cm, 60 x 25 x 60cm, 80 x 35 x 80cm