Leicester City Council installs 30 ‘living’ roofs on bus stops

Leicester City Council has installed 30 new ‘green’ bus stops with ‘living’ roofs in the city centre as part of its ambitions to be carbon neutral and climate-adapted by 2030.

Specification considerations for blue roof SuDS attenuation systems

As the weather is forecasted to be more erratic over the coming decades, due to temperature rises, Andrew Keer, southern sales manager at ABG, provides an in-depth guide into SuDS drainage systems, which could be the best option as drainage systems that discharge water as quickly as possible become less desirable.

New solar support systems for green roofs from Optigrün

New from Optigrün is the Solar FKD and Solar WRB, which are both load-supported solar mounting frames for penetration-free roof mounting of PV modules in combination with an extensive green roof system.

How to mitigate hazards on green roofs

Barry Eagle, managing director at GripClad, discusses some of the common hazards found on green roofs, and the best ways to mitigate the risks they pose.

Wallbarn advises careful planning to avoid Brexit supply issues

Green roof manufacturer Wallbarn is urging construction managers who oversee domestic and commercial projects, which incorporate green roofs, to plan carefully over the coming months to best manage supply chain issues created by Brexit. 

Industry call for greener Green Homes Grant

Julian Thurbin, a director at Wallbarn, is calling on the government to ‘green up’ the Green Homes Grant by extending it to include environment-friendly roof garden projects.

Green Roof Organisation officially launched on World Green Roof Day

To coincide with the inaugural World Green Roof Day on Saturday 6 June, 2020, the Green Roof Organisation officially launched as a not for profit trade association.

World Green Roof Day’s window of opportunity for urban greening

Green roof manufacturer Wallbarn has joined forces with World Green Roof Day or-ganisers in calling for people to look out of their windows and identify flat roofs that would be perfect for transforming into insect and bird friendly green roofs.

Small is beautiful on World Green Roof Day

World Green Roof Day, the brainchild of Chris Bridgman from Bridgman & Bridgman, is being delivered by green roof expert Dusty Gedge. The occasion will also see the launch of the Green Roof Organisation, which is a UK trade body responsible for the green roof code of practice.

Blackdown Greenroofs provides exclusive roof gardens for The Old Vinyl Factory

The gardens replace most of the green space that may have otherwise occupied the space where The Old Vinyl Factory buildings sit, encouraging local natural wildlife and aiding biodiversity