Deadwood habitat material 600L (approx)

Deadwood material is supplied in a 600 litre bag and is used to create a habitat within the protected core area of the BioCube that is in contact with the ground. This can provide nutrients and a cool, damp shelter attractive to amphibians, invertebrates, arthropods, and reptiles, as well as promoting fungi growth.

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How it works

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.

BioCube at Office Location
Base unit / deadwood area
- approx. 600 litres (deadwood material)
  • Designed with open access to the ground beneath for direct integration with the site, encouraging the exchange of microorganisms and providing drainage.
  • Can be filled with deadwood material to attract a variety of species. The base of this area includes dry habitats for small mammals such as hedgehogs as well as wet habitats for amphibians such as frogs and newts.
Core reservoir and additional wet habitat area
- approx. 100 litres (stone / gravel / water)
  • Positioned above the base unit, the core reservoir can be filled with stone and holds water for irrigating the planting area above.
  • Recesses allow water to overflow, replenishing the wet chambers in the deadwood area below, attracting microorganisms and species which prefer a wet or damp habitat.
  • The base of the reservoir also acts as shelter to the centre of the dead wood zone below, keeping this part of the BioCube slightly drier.
Amphibian refuge (wet habitat)
Hedgehog hideaway (dry habitat)
Main planting area
- approx. 650 litres (topsoil / growing media)
  • Sits above the core reservoir.
  • Can be filled with topsoil or other growing media to grow a variety of plants dependent upon the requirements of the site – for example plants that support pollinating insects or herbs and edibles.
  • In our recommended planting list, we have collated a list of plants that are suited to attracting pollinators.
- approx. 250 litres (topsoil / growing media)
  • A second planting space that surrounds the main planting area to maximise growing capacity.
  • Creates added visual appeal.
Wooden habitats to attract bees, butterflies, and other insects
  • Located on the outer edge of the main planting area and above the ‘V-planters’.
  • Bee hotels with pre-drilled holes – designed to attract solitary bees such as mason or leaf cutter bees.
  • Central butterfly house with long, thin slits.
  • Invertebrate hotel can be filled with pinecones or other natural material such as straw or leaf litter.
Three additional multi-purpose units
- approx. 300 litres (topsoil / growing media)
  • Can be used in variety of ways to suit your requirements.
  • Suitable for use as raised planters for flowers, shrubs, herbs, or other edible produce.
  • A wildlife pond can be created by digging a section into the ground. Cover it with a waterproof membrane and fill with water. This will create another aquatic habitat to attract frogs, toads, and other amphibians.

Useful product information

Eco-friendly manufacture

Each BioCube is made from recycled or recyclable materials.

Minimal maintenance

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 options

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