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Passivhaus development in Colchester

Green roof plugs planted and watering to help them thrive

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.

 

Preparing roofs for green roof installation

Preparing the green roofs for green roofs for  installation. 

We installed 800 sq.m. of green space running across the three buildings. Including an 80-120 mm build-up of substrate and 10,000 plug plants to offer broad biodiversity, as well as helping to provide sustainable drainage (SuDs).

 

Start laying base for green roof

Green roof base layers are being set out. 

The Jerram Falkus construction includes the refurbishment of a listed Mill. This will become a shared space for social, domestic activities, and community events. The design team is led by Anne Thorne, an award winning eco-architect.

 

Substrate installed and ready for planting

Substrate installed and the roof is ready for planting. 

The buildings are designed and built to Passivhaus standards to achieve exceptionally low running costs, sustainable comfort and health.

 

Colchester green roof plugs await planting

Some of the 10,000 plug plants sitting waiting to be planted to complete the job.

 

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.

Barons Court redevelopment greenroof

 

                        

Green roof adds instant improvement

TUGC: green roof specialists working together with waterproofers

Mike Barrett, MD of Manorfield UK roofing is the latest customer to benefit from our efficient and professional service. The installation of a sedum roof on a luxury apartment block refurbishment in west London. 

“We had short notice on this job but the TUGC lads came up trumps, completing the installation in a day leaving me with a very happy client who is already talking about more projects as a result of the quality of the work done,” said Mike. 

Clean roof with edge installed

The greenroof helps finish off the refurb

The next phase is to be completed in the near future.