Green Roofs

All our flat roof garden buildings are offered with the option of a beautiful, sustainable living green sedum roof.  A green sedum roof will give great pleasure to watch as it grows and develops and is very long-lasting when properly cared for. For garden offices or garden studios, to be used throughout the year, a green roof offers excellent insulation properties, reducing the power required for heating and air-conditioning. A green roof also absorbs rainwater and, importantly, attracts beneficial garden wildlife such as butterflies, ladybirds & bees.

Mr T, from London: "I am delighted with my green roof.  As a professional artist, it is important that my studio has a stable temperature all year round to prevent damage to my work.  The insulation properties have been far better than I imagined".


Benefits of a Green Sedum Roof:

  • Can help to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere
  • A haven for wildlife
  • Suitable for sun or partial shade
  • Improved temperature regulation and thermal insulation (cool in summer - warm in winter) thus reducing the power required for heating an air-conditioning
  • Designed to outlast traditional roofing materials
  • Provides some sound insulation
  • Frost hardy

Specifications

  • Weight per sq m: 42kg
  • Extensive Green Sedum Roof System
  • Sedum varieties include album, acre, reflexum, sexangulare, spurium
  • Specially developed sedum roof mats for strength & moisture regulation
  • All year round colour

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Design & installation of your green roof

A green roof will need to be specified at the design stage of your garden building to enable us to add any additional strengthening if required.  

Our installation team will install a waterproof membrane (EPDM) with a drainage outlet (ideal for rainwater harvesting). On top of the waterproof membrane, a drainage board with a moisture retentive fleece & weed suppressant is fitted to ensure a steady supply of water to the roots and prevent water runoff.  Next, a layer of growing medium is installed, followed by a pre-grown sedum blanket.  

Self-assembly of green sedum roofs

If you would like to self assemble your building, then we can supply & deliver your green roof anywhere in the UK.  

Pricing

All pricing is inclusive of VAT and is based upon the standard floor area. Contact us for a quote.

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Green Sedum Roof care and maintenance

Your Green Roof will provide an attractive, low maintenance feature for years to come! But it is important to note that a sedum roof thrives in full sun or partial shade. They are not suitable for areas in full shade or under tree canopies.

Watering will be required, especially during periods of dry weather.
A slow-release granular fertiliser applied in Spring is all that is required.
From time to time weeds will sow themselves within the sedum, these are easily removed throughout the year when our team install we aim for a 95% coverage, bare patches will soon be covered as the sedum grows and establishes itself.

For more information

Contact us on 01225 774566 or fill in our enquiry form.

What our customers say...

“Firstly, I wanted to comment to you about your installation team. What a fantastic and lovely set of guys! The amazing Garden Affairs experience has continued to completion of a magnificent building. My wife is a little daunted by the size but I could not be happier! Many thanks again for your and the teams efforts on my behalf. If you ever need a testimonial or reference, I would be delighted to rave on alarmingly to anyone about your excellence!”

Mr Watson - Lambourn, Berkshire

“ An excellent team who worked very hard and tidied up fully on departure.”

Ms. Rushford - Bath

“Thank you for such a friendly, helpful and accommodating service and a cabin I'm very pleased with.... I've recommended you to quite a few people already and will continue to do so.”

Ms Webb, Stroud, Gloucestershire

“THANK YOU....... IT’S GREAT... i’ll thoroughly enjoy getting it sorted. dogs love it too!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all for all the thought that went into helping me with the design and planning, and the hard work and expertise in the construction. love the cedar shingles.(son approves too, not just the shingles!!! - the whole build - one of the best he’s seen, and that’s something with the London clients he gets to deal with)”

Mrs Holmes - Reigate

“Just to say we are absolutely thrilled with the studio it looks fantastic ! We were amazed at how quickly it went up. Can I also compliment your team who were extremely professional , knowledgeable and hard working - even up on the roof in the pouring rain. It was pleasure to have them around. Again, many thanks for such a fabulous service from beginning to end - we're really looking forward to moving into our new garden retreat !”

Mr & Mrs Grace, Bristol

“ We are delighted with our new Mini office, installed by your South East installation partners Frost & Wade. The quality of the build is excellent and the design is stylish. The windows and doors are manufactured to a high standard. I enjoy escaping to my new office knowing that I can get on with my work without distraction in a quiet , comfortable and secure space all of my own!”

Lawrence Wilson - Business Doctors Bromley