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Installation

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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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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Blackdown Greenroofs Herbaceous Perennial

Substrate Installation

The choice of lifting substrate up to the roof level and subsequent dispersion of it across the roof has significant budgetary and scheduling implications. Blackdown assesses each project’s specific conditions (i.e. roof area, slope, structure, access, plant equipment availability etc) to determine the most time- and cost-efficient installation method, selecting from: Bags: 1.25 m3 bulk…
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Blackdown Greenroofs Sedum Acre

Plant Installation

The choice of vegetation is a function of cost, time and the requirement for instant greening. The plant layer can be installed using the following methods: NatureMat: A high quality carpet of sedum species is grown to maturity in our fields. Rolled out directly on to the substrate, NatureMat provides an instant green roof with…
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