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

What our customers say...

“Efficient personable service - Fantastic job and speedy from delivery of building to finished structure - many thanks!”

Mr & Mrs Bamford, Bath

“ 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

“Very happy with the end result-thanks! Also please pass on a well done to the team that built it-they were a pleasure to have around and obviously take a pride in their work. If you want any more photographs or want us to sing your praises with potential clients let us know.”

Mr & Mrs Hunt, Bath

“ "Thank you to all involved for patience with me and for the end result which is amazing ! The guys here have been a delight to have around, from their arrival when they shook hands and introduced themselves, to their team work and happy spirits as they put the house up."”

Mrs Horner - Bath

“Thank you again for everything. We really are thrilled From the first visit to the office for tentative discussions to the moment the construction team left our garden, Garden Affairs could not have been more professional, friendly, knowledgeable, agreeable and flexible to deal with, and the result is a studio with separate 'garden/bike shed' space that somehow fitted into our tiny garden and raises the spirits every time we look at it, let alone spend time in it. We are so grateful to the whole team…”

Mrs Gahlin, Bath

“I was so very pleased with all my dealings with you and the professional but friendly help received and the level of excellence from the building itself to the erecting of it From one very satisfied customer - with very best wishes and thanks for a job well done”

Mrs B, Ipswich