Our sustainable landscaping ethos is to design and build spaces that stand the test of time, this minimises the ecological footprint of each project over time.
Our design team aims to create functional spaces with a subtle aesthetic which appeals to a broad range of tastes, allowing our projects to stay current for the long-term and so reducing the need for future renovation.
We specify quality materials which are durable and long-lasting such as concrete, hardwoods and stainless steel.
We are conscious of the production process of materials we use and select socially and environmentally responsible products wherever possible. For example, we use sustainably harvested hardwood such as Vitex over other timber such as Kwila.
We also place a strong emphasis on retaining as much of the existing mature planting as possible at any site, while new plantings are structured to allow easy maintenance.
Mace also encourages the use of dripline irrigation systems and rain sensors to minimise water wastage and maximise plant health.
We source materials locally to reduce transport costs and support local business. Plus, we stay organised and plan ahead to reduce our carbon footprint by bulk ordering materials to be delivered directly to site and growing the majority of our plant material at our nursery in Drury.
At Mace, we also track waste volumes across the company and have targets to reduce waste overall while maximising the amount we recycle.
In addition, we maintain clear communication between teams to make sure product being removed from one site (such as fill, natural rock or plant material) has the opportunity to be repurposed at another project before being sent to a transfer station.