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Blackdown Greenroofs

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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Blackdown Greenroofs Dianthus Deltoides Red

General Design Issues

Structural design criteria: Wind: The green roof build‐up must have sufficient weight to resist uplift due to wind. Erosion control measures may be required to protect the main roof area, however at the building’s perimeters where the highest loads occur, ballasting aggregates or paving slabs are installed. Dead loads: The saturated weight of the green…
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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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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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