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Green Roof Companies in the UK

Aiming High for a Green Solution

Whether you call them green roofs, living roofs or biodiverse roofs, there are many benefits in having vegetation on the top of a building. It’s fairly easy to see how they are good for the environment – providing habitat for wildlife and removing carbon emissions being just two features – but the financial and building performance benefits might not be as well known.GreenRoof.jpg

A green roof is a positive contribution to sustainability. Having a living surface that reduces solar gain, slows down stormwater run-off and offsets carbon emissions is recognised as very desirable, particularly in high-density towns and cities with few soft landscaped areas. Because of this, planning authorities often look favourably on developments incorporating these systems.

Financial benefits for a building owner can come through lower energy bills, protection from UV rays leading to longer life for roofing membranes and the ability to construct a flat roof without costly screeds. The acoustic and SUDS benefits means spending on other ways of meeting these aims can be cut or avoided altogether.

Featured Company – Blackdown Greenroofs

Blackdownlogo.jpgSedumRoof.jpg As one of the most experienced UK suppliers and installers of green and biodiverse roof systems, Blackdown Greenroofs has a portfolio of small and large projects across the country demonstrating the success of its complete solutions. The company offers the full service from design right through to after-care and is proud that all plants supplied are grown at Blackdown’s own nurseries in Somerset.

Blackdown Greenroofs takes care to tailor each sustainable green roof solution to a project’s specific requirements, so that customers do not have to compromise. The design will take into account factors such as the building’s location, the roof’s part in a biodiversity plan or BREEAM ratings, water attenuation, aesthetics and the budget available. Staff are horticulturalists and understand how to combine different types of plants for the desired effect.

Extensive, biodiverse and intensive roof systems are supplied. Each uses a drainage layer, filter fleece, engineered substrate and planted surface. Installation is by Blackdown Greenroofs’ own contract division or by expert partners who will work carefully while keeping to deadlines. To ensure the long-term success of a living roof installation, Blackdown Greenroofs will devise a maintenance programme.

To find out more about Blackdown Greenroofs, visit the website.

  • Ash & Lacy Building Systems are leading manufacturers & distributors of metal building envelope systems and ancillary products, providing specifiers...

  • Kemper System manufacture & supply a liquid applied waterproofing system. Kemperol is a complete, liquid resin based waterproofing and surfacing system,...

  • Alumasc is a specialist provider of world class waterproofing and green roof systems.

  • Our roofing products & solutions include roof felts, mastic asphalt, single ply membranes, slating & tiling, liquid/GRP systems, lead work, tanking...

  • We are specialists in the field of designing, supplying and fitting a range of cellular grassed paving systems in concrete or plastic and a variety of...

  • Blackdown are specialists in lightweight planting systems for green and biodiverse roofs. We offer a complete design, cultivation, supply,...

  • Beton Construction Services specialises in surface protection. The company has grown to become one of the leading waterproofing and surface protection...

  • Offer a range of flat roof reinforced bituminous membranes, fully adhered structural waterproofing, green roofs, rooflights, smoke & fire ventilation...

  • Whether your green roof is focused on water or environmental management, biodiversity, amenity or a combination of these, getting the right combination...

  • Roofline provision of waterproofing solutions, incorporating associated sectors.

  • Producers of synthetic single ply waterproofing membranes for roofing.

  • Eco Green Roofs specialise in the design, supply and installation of bespoke green roof systems.


Where to buy green roofs

  • Ash & Lacy Building Systems Ltd - Bromford Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7JJ, 0121 525 1444
  • Kemper System - Kemper House, 30 Kingsland, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 4RW, 01925 445532
  • Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd - White House Works, Bold Road, Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4JG, 01744 648400
  • DFR Roofing Ltd - Douglas House, Weston Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4NU, 01752 255616
  • Grass Concrete Limited - Duncan House, 142 Thornes Lane, Thornes, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7RE, 01924 379443
  • Blackdown Greenroofs - 3 The Waggon Shed, Flax Drayton, nr South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR, 01460 234582
  • Beton Construction Services - Heron Court, Market Quay, Bandon, County Cork, RG24 8FA, +353 23 88 542 30
  • AXTER Ltd - West Road, Ransoms Europark, Ipswich, Norfolk, IP3 9SX, 01473 724056
  • Boningale GreenSky - Holyhead Road, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3AT, 01902 376500
  • Roofline South Ltd - Euro House, Aston Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, P07 7XE, 023 9223 2032
  • Renolit - Station Road, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 8AQ, 01670 718283
  • Eco Green Roofs Ltd - The Mews, 18 Gresham Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4HN, 01992 410 024
  • Greenhill & Brinkcroft School, Nottingham
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