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 butterfiles, 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 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 Roof System
Sedum varieties include album, acre, reflexum, sexangulare, spurium
Specially developed sedum roof mats for strength & mositure 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 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 run off.  Next a layer of growing medium is installed, followed by a pre-grown sedum blanket.  

Self assembly of green 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.  Just ask us for a quote.

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Green 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 green 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 yearWhen 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

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“Many thanks for supplying a beautiful addition to my garden. Your team, from start to finish, were very professional and helpful at all times. ”

Mr B, Isle of Wight

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What our customers say...

“I must say that your service has been excellent - a pleasure to do business with ”

Mr J, Devon

“Thank you for a super garden office. I especially want to say thank you to your installation team - I thought they did an excellent & professional job. I particular liked how they went about the task in a very methodical and efficient way - please pass on my thanks. A really good decision to go for a "turn key" purchase.”

Mr Stone - Stanmore, Harrow

“Thank you all for your help with the summerhouse. We love it! The boys were lovely to have around and we were so pleased to have them do the build. They are a credit to Garden Affairs. A bonus for me is that they don’t swear on site! It did get hilarious at one point with me doing yoga and them singing along to George Ezra!”

Ms Newell - Bath

“Just a note at the end of the summer to say how much pleasure the summerhouse has given this year ... Due to your careful considerations re size and position and the excellent crew who put it all together, the summerhouse has been much admired and the name "Garden Affairs" passed on to as many people as I could find! Thank you, we sincerely wish all of you success.”

Mr & Mrs Major, Gloucestershire

“ Amazing job. Great team. Quick, friendly, tidy. A pleasure to have them around. Building is way beyond expectations - brilliant - thanks.”

Rupert Miles - Bristol

“ Very happy with the quality of the product and workmanship. Polite, happy and confident installation team, a good job well done.”

Matthew Turner - Wiltshire County Council