The task here was to transform a newly laid single ply roof into a usable recreation roof garden area for the office staff at Elsevier PLC.

single ply before we started working

We installed man made decking as well as a slabbed area for barbecues.

We also installed planted beds for the pollinators.

planters being lifted into place

We created these Picnic tables and even bespoke planters for the staff to enjoy a spot of gardening.


We also carried out the electrical works – namely LED feature lighting to further enhance the terrace area.

Installed planters

Finally we installed colourful patio furniture for the staff to sit out and enjoy coffee and lunch in a relaxing environment.

patio area

We call this type of scheme an intensive roof garden. These can be the most interesting green roof schemes but are considerably heavier than standard build ups. The roof loadings need to be calculated by a qualified structural engineer.

finished job