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Intensive Green Roof

The Wardian Apartment

Intensive paving, planters, and irrigation systems to residential balconies. Two 50 & 55 floor residential tower blocks in East London on the Isle of Dogs. Blackdown worked closely with Ballymore Eco World and the landscape architects. Blackdown supplied and installed the hard and soft landscaping to the balcony upgrades.  Each upgrade consisted of Dolomitic limestone…
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The Material Store, West London

Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping 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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The new urban jungle: a re-introduction to Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping

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 – a Mixture of Blackdown and Alumasc Roofing Solutions

A 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. Use of Alumasc’s BluRoof within the soft and hard landscaped podium areas provides an ideal ecological solution to…
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Blackdown Greenroofs The Hydro (SNA), Glasgow

The SSE Hydro’s Green Roof Challenges are Solved by Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping

Blackdown Roof & Podium Landscaping, part of Alumasc 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…
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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 NatureMat. NatureMat is a vegetated mat consisting of a biodegradable base layer, a specially formulated substrate layer…
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Blackdown Greenroofs Material Store

Blackdown 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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