- Collection (no charge) can be arranged from London NW5 2BJ - weekdays.
- Delivery £22 Inc. VAT: We normally dispatch within a week on a FedEx next day service.
At last, a satisfying place to keep your wheeliebins!
Combines tidy bin storage with the potential for a flourishing, wildlife friendly, growing space, that attracts butterflies, bees and other wildlife.
- Typically for 2 x 240 litre Wheeliebins
- Takes an hour (or less) to assemble.
- Also works for other combinations of bins & boxes.
- Designed and manufactured in the UK.
This is a robust, structural product. It supports a growing roof that can weigh 280kg when saturated after rainfall - so much richer for planting herbs, flowers, nectar-rich plants for wildlife…and more than a thin layer of sedums.
█ Spring Forest Green █ Chalky Blue █ Dark Mulberry Red
•Accommodates 2 Wheelie bins (up to 240 litres each). Structural aluminium roof frame and end frames (finished with a polyester powder top-coat); rigid aluminium braces; stainless steel cross braces; galvanised roof panel tray; polyethylene roof tray liner; brass rainwater outlets and aluminium rainchains.
All wheeliebins are much the same height, but their widths vary according to their capacity (in litres). 240 litre wheeliebins are the commonest household size provided by local councils, but increasingly narrower, smaller capacity 140 litre wheeliebins are being provided. There are also 360 litre wheeliebins, but these are not common in domestic usage
BinDock's generous roof tray allows a soil depth of 100-150mm. Planting can range from low maintenance, drought tolerant plants to species requiring regular watering and attention. We always recommend nectar rich flowers, both native and some non-native (to extend the food season) to support butterflies, solitary bees and other invertebrate wildlife. When a low nutrient substrate or soil is used (mimicking chalk meadow downland) it suits native plants that are often quite drought tolerant once established. Its's only a small roof area (but every little bit counts) that contributes to sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) - slowing the pace of rainfall into our drainage systems with plants and roofs that hold back rainwater.
• Assembly: Takes an hour (or less) to assemble. The BinDock box itself is a good clean surface to assemble your BinDock on. The simple tools to assemble your BinDock are enclosed, with the fixings. Entirely possible by one person; probably more fun with two. "The instructions were brilliant; clear, helpful and easy to follow. So thank you." Stella, Bedfordshire • Fixing down: BinDock supports a growing roof that can weigh 280kg when saturated after rainfall. Because of BinDock’s inherent weight, there is rarely any need to fix it down. But should you want to, there are 4 holes in the ‘feet’ that are suitable to take fixings such as ground anchors, rawlbolts etc. • What are bee posts for? Made from UK larch - a durable homegrown timber - our bee posts are drilled with a variety of sizes of full-depth holes, to provide nesting for the smaller solitary bee species. There are over 250 solitary bee species in the UK and these are responsible for the majority of pollination of farmed fruit & vegetables - as well as the general pollination lifecycle of most plants. Solitary bees are non-aggressive (unlike some hive bees and wasps) and lay an egg and a pack of pollen as ‘cells’ in the nesting holes. The following spring, juvenile solitary bees will emerge, to feed/pollinate (the flowers growing on your BinDock), mate and lay the next generation of eggs in the bee posts.
More planting advice is available from us here.
Come home to a front yard you're proud of.
BinDock can be used to simply smarten up your front yard, driveway or garden. It can additionally be part of making your home a wildlife friendly place by planting nectar rich plants.
As with most outdoor wooden furniture, treated softwood binstores can cost less but have a correspondingly shorter lifespan. And none will safely support a 280kg growing roof over time. Brick and concrete can support the load of a growing roof, but have a correspondingly higher cost.
Optional additions are:
Per Pair + £14 delivery
Solitary bee nesting posts. Made from UK grown Larch (a durable British timber), this provides nesting for small, nectar-loving, non-aggressive, solitary bees, close to the flower food sources growing on your BinDock. (Solitary bees are the most important pollinators in the UK). Posts can be orientated to the sunniest direction (which solitary bees prefer!). FSC certified timber.
Each (one end) + £14 delivery
Aluminium planters for growing plants at one or either BinDock end (comes with stainless steel cable for climbers to grow up). Each planter can hold 56litres of growing substrate,
Supplied to match your BinDock colour choice.
The Common Frog (Rana Temporaria) is twinned with BinDock.
Like the Front Yard Company's products for re-invigorating frontyards, and despite its unassuming name, the ‘Common’ Frog needs some special love and attention. A large part of the UK frog population has disappeared from the farmed countryside and moved to urban and suburban areas - our garden ponds, parks, woods and some industrial areas. Loss of habitat is probably the single biggest reason and threat. Garden ponds are important for frogs in urban areas, but so are garden areas left a bit wild with leaf piles, rocks, logs and garden debris providing areas to forage and hide.
Froglife, the wildlife charity concerned with the protection of Britain's amphibians and reptiles, has some pointers on making your garden or outdoor space frog-friendly.
The Front Yard Company seeks to create an environment that is enjoyable, accommodates change, and always benefits wildlife.
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