Viking Plastics fabricate and supply plastic planter boxes and liners for residential and commercial landscaping and design.
Viking’s planter boxes are fabricated using Paneltim®, an innovative 50mm thick plastic sandwich construction panel. Liners for planter boxes and ponds are fabricated using 6mm thick polyethylene.
Viking’s plastic planter boxes are custom made for each project and can be finished in a range of cladding including (but not limited to):
- decorative contact adhesive, or
Case Study 1: Caribbean Park
The exterior of the 16,000 square metre Jacobs Architects designed office complex at Caribbean Park incorporated 16 long planter boxes. The planters were supported by metal frames and fabricated using Paneltim® beige polypropylene, UV stabilised sandwich panels. Each planter box was 8300mm long x 620mm wide x 540mm high. The fully welded five-sided boxes each had three internal cross braces plus two pipe braces that doubled as sling lifting tubes. The braces ensure the walls remain true when loaded with soil. The estimated the weight of each planter box was 190kg. In addition, each planter box was fitted with five (5) welded penetrations for uses such as drain, irrigation conduit and architectural feature wire. The planter boxes were fabricated and delivered to site as complete individual boxes.
A new multi level car park will also be constructed at Caribbean Park. Viking Plastics has been contracted to supply further planter boxes to create a garden wall on the car park’s facade.
Case Study 2: Hudson Apartments
For Hudson apartments, Hawthorn, Viking Plastics fabricated a range of different sized planter boxes. The builders, Crema Group, clad the Panetim® plastic planter boxes with 50mm thick styrene, recessed light fittings into the styrene and finished the outer surface with grey render.
Case Study 3: Cobuild, Walpole Street, Kew
Paneltim planter boxes were coated with rubberised render for their installation at Cobuild’s residential apartment building in Walpole Street, Kew. The Cobuild project required 35 planter boxes 2400mm (length) x600mm (wide) x1000mm (high). The boxes were installed with spacers between each planter to allow for thermal expansion and contraction.