Where you get the components of your green roof installation from will depend on the size and complexity of what you want to build. If you have done your research then you will have a list of what you need and this should include:
- The waterproof membrane.
- An insulation layer.
- Drainage and water retention layers.
- The growing medium.
- The right plants.
If you ae putting together a DIY green roof, perhaps on your garage or garden shed, then the main components of the installation are readily available from most DIY stores. Some specialist suppliers also produce full green roof kits that have everything you need from one source.
Enviromat provides a ‘living carpet’ of sedum plants that are suitable for small builds but can also be installed by the company if you are not sure what to do.
Grey2Green provides a wide range of green roofing products including substrates, waterproofing and matting.
Sedum Supply are an online store that offer a wide range of different green roofs for the DIY enthusiast including meadow, wildflower and bio-diverse packs.
Green Roof Direct produce several packs for the DIY enthusiast or for installers and architects who are looking for a specific solution for their clients. (Recently featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs)
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Bigger Green Roof Projects
The bigger the product, the more likely you are going to need a professional installation with people who know what they are doing. This is a growth industry for the UK and there are some major green roofing players who are outlined below.
Bauder has been installing green roofs in the UK and around Europe for some while now, dealing in quick installations as well as more complex ones that need a good deal of design element included.
Sky Garden have their own modular system that clicks together to make up the whole of a green roof and is great for small projects as well as larger, commercial ones.
Landmark Living Roofs supply and install green roofs of all types and are accredited with the the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.
The Green Roofing Company are a nationwide operation that installs green, brown and sedum roofs for both domestic and commercial concerns.
Frosts Landscapes specialise in green roofs and walls and has taken part in installing some major projects for the likes of Network Rail and South West Water.
Organic Roofs are committed to making our world a greener place and can either design and install your green roof project or provide off the shelf solutions.
Pocket Habitat present a slightly quirkier system of modules that can be used on small and grand scales, all made from recycled PP fibres.
OptiGreen specialise in green roofs of all shapes and sizes and have been around for over 40 years, providing innovations in green living.
Nimrod Environmental Ltd have a wide range of experience designing and installing green roofs as wells as being specialists in removing Japanese knotweed.
Oxford Green Roofs is a family concern with over 30 years’ experience of installing green roofs for homes and businesses.
Green Roof Architects
If you are considering a large scale green roof installation then you are going to need to find a designer/architect who can plan the project for you. Below is a representative sample of companies around the UK who provide a specific green roofing service.
David Long Architects
Finding the Right Manufacturers and Suppliers of Green Roofs
Whether you are an installer or an ardent DIY enthusiast, getting the right quality ingredients to make up that new green roof can make all the difference. You can search manufacturers and suppliers on our database and find someone in your area who can deliver the things you need.
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