Entries by Andrew W

Paddington Bear to be proud of living wall

An Edwardian Terrace on the famous street where paddington bear resides in primrose hill has been turned into a budding oasis by the team at TUGC with nearly 3000 plants, all supported by an integrated irrigation system to keep the wall thriving. The garden is part of a multi-million pound development of a beautiful four story […]

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Re-greening by congested A4 in London

The re-greening of a 1940s, West London, luxury apartment block refurbishment continued with two more garage roofs completed in quick time by The Urban Greening Company.  The 25 sq.m of sedum roof, added to a 30 sq.m. installation earlier in the year. They will help improve the water attenuation within the heavily populated and traffic congested area of […]

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Passivhaus development in Colchester

TUGC has just completed the installation of plug planted green roofs across three blocks of quality passivhaus dwellings in Colchester, Essex. Providing 23 new homes, a mixture of one and two bed flats and 17 houses.   We installed 800 sq.m. of green space running across the three buildings. Including an 80-120 mm build-up of substrate […]

Balham gains benefits of green roof

The TUGC boys have been working through all weathers to complete a 180 sq.m. green roof in Balham, South West London this summer. The sedum roof is situated on a new social housing block. This will help attenuate water in an area of constant development in London. The green roof sits on a Bauder roof which […]

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Avoid green roof remedial work

Part of our summer work has been spent carrying out green roof remedial works on two large unmaintained roofs. One a 2,000 sq.m. roof on a school in Anglesey. The other being a lovely, 300 sq.m. sloping roof on a church in Reigate. Both needed replacement sedum across areas of the roof and a heavy dose […]

Happy clients = more profit for roofers 

The late spring sunshine has seen a surge in green roof enquiries and a demand for quick turn round installations resulting in happy clients. The Urban Greening Company have been able to deliver in order to keep our growing list of waterproofing customers and their clients happy.                     […]

City flooding reduced by green roofs

(Article courtesy of www.theconversation.com) Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America. And the world is watching Houston this week, where the remains of Hurricane Harvey have caused devastating flooding. Rainfall amounts in the spring broke records in places like Toronto, where 44.6 millimetres of rain fell in […]