Biodiversity features were added to 8 existing blocks of green roofs by The Urban Greening Company.
Log piles, sand piles and rope coils acting as biodiversity features.
Our work will help to bring more wildlife and invertebrates into the city.
Working with kingston landscapes on this project we had the use of a crane. This made the access of materials much more accessible.
Recent green roof restorations carried out by TUGC.
The two seperate case studies below highlight two examples of how green roofs might fail.
There can be numerous factors resulting in failing green roofs.
Many clients write off their green roof if there are issues but we can highlight the issue and provide solutions.
Case Study 1:
A small green roof on a residential property in Islington.
We replaced the sedum which was failing due to limited light exposure. We stripped the sedum, created a higher depth of compost and soil blend and replanted a mixture of shade tolerant ferns, grasses and ivy’s.
Case Study 2:
The first picture below shows a green roof just after installation last summer at Beckenham Methodist Church. The roof light and glass were fitted after the green roof and the second picture shows the roof completely trashed from traffic back and forth. Third picture is after our return to add extra substrate and sedum to the roof. We see too many roofs trashed from other workmen and trades, It’s not a nice sight and hopefully fewer incidents like this occur. Having said this they are always salvageable and we are more than willing to help on any green roof restorations.
The Urban Greening Company provide integrated green infrastructure planning, design, installation and maintenance services. These include Green Roofs, Blue Roofs, Living Walls and Rain Gardens.
Unit 10 Shottery Brook Office Park
Stratford upon Avon