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Green Roof

The Material Store, West London

Blackdown Greenroofs provides exclusive roof gardens for the residents of The Old Vinyl Factory, West London.

A place that seeks to find the perfect balance between work and play, The Old Vinyl Factory is home to a large, young community and provides them with commercial and leisure facilities, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. But this isn’t all. Far above the ground, a series of roof gardens and patios have also been…
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Blackdown Greenroofs provide unique space at Greenwich University

A Blackdown Greenroofs landscaping solution provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich. Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project also included a new library, and…
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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) on Welsh new developments are now mandatory

New legislation from the Welsh government, which came into effect on 7 January 2019, stipulates that all new developments of more than one dwelling or where the construction area is 100m2 or more should have Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in place. From this date onwards, SuDS on a new development must be designed and built…
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Substrate vs Substrate Free

Extensive Roof Planting. Substrate and Substrate Free Based Options. Extensive type planting should be characterised by the following: Sustainable. Components should have minimal impact on the environment. Once installed the planted element should provide significant environmental benefit particularly with regards mediation of storm water runoff and improvement in building performance. Biodiverse. The roof covering should…
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The new urban jungle: a re-introduction to Blackdown Greenroofs

How often do you look up, beyond the ground floor office lobbies, shopfronts, or restaurants that line the high street? There is an entire other world that exists above us, away from the buzz and bustle of the busy city; a new kind of urban jungle is being cultivated on our rooftops. Across the world,…
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Blackdown Greenroofs Kew Bridge

Kew Bridge Phase 2, West London Provided with a Mixture of Alumasc Green and Blue Roof Solutions

The latest St James project, Kew Bridge is a celebration of all that makes riverside living rewarding. Close to the heart of fashionable, historic Kew, it combines an idyllic location with stunning architecture and a wealth of facilities. The use of the Alumasc Blue Roof Stormwater Management Systems within the two soft and hard landscaped…
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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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Blackdown Greenroofs sedum spurium coccineum flower

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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