Six of the Best for World Green Roof Day – Project 6


Project Name – Domestic Roof, Surrey

Contractor – Polderland Landscapes

Designer – Maaike Van De Merwe

Project Information – A small but beautiful domestic project to remind us that green roofs can take all shapes and sizes. The green roof is an oak framed garage with a sloping roof, which the residents can see from the ground floor of their cottage. The clients were inspired by images of green roofs in magazines to improve their view. The cottage owner’s brief: colourful tapestry of plants to look like a natural sedum wildflower meadow. Maaike realised the client’s vision by laying sedum turf, which she interspersed with plug plants, to ensure the roof would look as natural as possible and have a lot of colour. Maaike hand-picked the turf and plugs and also transported these herself from the nursery to the site.

Bourne Amenity Involvement – Great to see domestic projects taking on green roof elements, on even something as small as a garden shed or flat roof extension. In this case we provided our BS8616:2019 extensive roof substrate, along with horticultural grit and lightweight clay to ensure a great lightweight finish to this domestic roof. All supplied in our small poly bags and installed with love.

Word from the designer“The sedum roof was put on with the highest variety of succulent plants and sempervivums added to give it a more naturalistic feel as to create a sedum wildflower meadow per client request. I was very happy with the substrate and grit that was delivered timely and per clients request in the correct place. I was happy with the client service you supplied in advising the right sort of substrate and the right quantities needed. For future sedum roofs I shall be in contact with Bourne Amenity again. Timely delivery of the products, good quality of the pallets and ease or ordering.”

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