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 Barons Court.
The project is a continuing development of our working relationship with Mike Barrett of Manorfield UK roofing. Underlining the benefit of independent, professional waterproofers working with like-minded professional green roofers.
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 and 10,000 plug plants to offer broad biodiversity, as well as helping to provide sustainable drainage (SuDs).
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.
The buildings are designed and built to Passivhaus standards to achieve exceptionally low running costs, sustainable comfort and health.
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 of organic fertiliser to give them a chance of recovery. We also installed an irrigation system on the Reigate church to help the sedum cope with the gradient of the roof.
Repairing Large green roof Anglesey
Access was an issue at both sites with no design consideration for roof maintenance, but use of scaffolding towers helped reduce the pain, although seagulls’ nesting at Anglesey created a challenge!
Both sites provide a clear example of the need for regular maintenance and show how much this helps green roofs fulfil the purpose of sustainable urban drainage (suds) and biodiversity and extra biodiverse habitats in urban environments as well as ensuring they provide a point of beauty for locals.
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