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Blackdown Greenroofs The Hydro (SNA), Glasgow

The SSE Hydro’s Green Roof Challenges are Solved by Blackdown Greenroofs

Blackdown Greenroofs, part of Alumasc Exterior Building Products has boosted the green credentials and provided an attractive feature, at Glasgow’s newest landmark venue. The SSE Hydro is a £125million entertainment and sporting venue, which, since its opening in late 2013, has already achieved “Most stylish Entertainment Venue” at the 2013 Scottish Style Awards and the…
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Blackdown Greenroofs green roof at Chester Bus Station

Alumasc’s Blackdown Green Roof System Provides Chester Bus Station with the Required Eco-Friendly Solution

Blackdown are proud to have completed the green roof at the Chester Bus Interchange site which is a £10 million ‘key enabling’ project and part of the wider £300m Chester Northgate Redevelopment. The bus interchange is capable of handling 156 bus movements per hour & is due to open early in 2017. Blackdown worked alongside…
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Green Roof Maintenance Hints and Tips

Blackdown Greenroofs appreciate that right now, in the depths of winter, maintaining your green roof is probably the last thing that you’re thinking of, but it won’t be long before spring will be pushing ahead and making us think of those important tasks. By their nature, extensive green roofs are low maintenance, (that’s low maintenance,…
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Blackdown Greenroofs pets at home roof

New Pets at Home in Hedge End Sheltered by Blackdown Greenroof’s NatureMat

The newly opened Pets at Home store at Hedge End Retail Park, Southampton, provides a striking feature with its clearly visible barrel vaulted green roof installed by Blackdown. As well as softening the visual impact of the building, the green roof helped to satisfy stipulations by BREEAM enhancing the ecological aspects lost through the construction…
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Blackdown Greenroofs brown roof at Hornsey Depot

Smithfield Square (Hornsey Depot) Comes to Life with Blackdown’s Green Roof Systems

Smithfield Square is one of St James Homes’ latest developments offering luxury suites, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The two live work units give residents the opportunity to relax in luxury and comfort, whilst being able to work with convenience. The project included brown roofs designed in accordance with planning constraints and London Plan guidelines,…
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Blackdown Greenroofs irrigation

Maintaining your Green Roof Using Temporary Irrigation

One of the most common causes of green roofs underperforming is insufficient application of irrigation immediately after the plants have been installed. With the UK’s variable weather conditions we can experience long periods of unseasonably dry weather when normal levels of rainfall cannot be relied upon to provide sufficient moisture for the plants to establish…
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Blackdown Greenroofs intenive green roof in Scotland

Blackdown NatureMat Provides a Sustainable Roofing Solution for the New, £4.5m UWC Atlantic Sports College Hall in South Glamorgan

The £4.5 million Moondance Sports Hall will provide a new space for the students of the college to work together to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing. This project utilised 1,500m2 of Hydrotech Hot Melt Waterproofing and Blackdown Green Roof NatureMat. NatureMat is a vegetated mat consisting of a biodegradable base layer, a specially formulated…
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Blackdown Greenroofs irrigation

Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems on a Hot Planet

Intense Heat Equals Necessary Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems. In July of this year the UK Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) continued to report temperatures that were into the mid-30s (Celsius). Temperatures are touching these figures with frequency; for example, 33.3°C was recorded at Santon Downham on the 23rd July, 34.5°C at Heathrow…
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Blackdown Greenroofs Material Store

Blackdown Greenroofs Landscapes the Green Roof for the Contemporary Communal Area at Material Store, West London

Material Store will provide 189 buy to rent apartments with residents’ parking and a communal garden. The Old Vinyl Factory is a compelling project and was one of the largest regeneration projects in West London, home to a new community of more than 630 apartments with commercial and leisure facilities including restaurants, shops, cafes and…
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