The BioCube is a unique patented product that has been developed to create species-rich ecosystems, and directly address the need for biodiversity net gain. This is achieved through the creation of integrated habitats capable of supporting small mammals, amphibians, microorganisms, and invertebrates. It is the biggest unit in our range, suited to large residential, community or commercial settings.
In trials, when compared to an adjacent short grass area, a single BioScape habitat unit delivered a 10-fold increase in invertebrates and a 3-fold increase in amphibian species.
The BioCube includes:
To complete the installation of your BioCube we have the following topsoil, dead wood and clay materials available to purchase:
The design is a layered system of interconnected habitats which bring together a broad spectrum of species in a mutually supportive ecosystem. The combination of wet and dry habitats, with integrated nesting areas and refuges, provide homes for rare and endangered species from hoverflies to hedgehogs.
Each habitat within the BioCube has been carefully located to provide protection and insultation from external influences such as predators, extreme temperatures, and noise.
Each BioCube is made from recycled or recyclable materials.
BioCube uses durable and robust construction materials. The unit itself requires minimal maintenance, if any at all, and is weather resistant. Any maintenance would be dependent on your planting scheme and how you choose to use the three multipurpose units.
Suitable for hard surfaces
To maximise the potential biodiversity gains of the BioCube, the units should ideally be installed in contact with a natural surface, such as grassed areas or bare soil, however the benefits are still vast when installed on hard surfaces.
Irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems can be added separately to the BioCube, such as drip irrigation, to help keep plants watered and the pond area topped up.
Adaptable to suit your site and your requirements
Constructed using a modular approach, the BioCube has flexibility to meet the needs of any site. Talk to us about your site design and your objectives and we can work with you on a configuration, installation and delivery plan to suit your needs.
Core unit specifications:
Length (front to back): 150cm
Width (front face): 150cm
Multi purpose unit specifications:
Length (front to back): 120cm
Width (front face): 120cm
Installation instructions are included.
Patents granted: GB 2588793 & GB 2577671