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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.

Blackdown ensures green roof success with single source approach

Combination of features and care around value engineering achieves high quality systems such as Blackdown's green roof at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow

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.

London 2019 green roof report

London’s Deputy Mayor has launched a new report that reveals London’s inexorable rise up the green roof league table.

Discovery Centre green roof thrives

Grass was planted on top of 1,900m² of Sundolitt XPS insulation

Green is the new black

In response to demand for more environmentally friendly and sustainable building practices, the market for green roofs is booming, growing by 15% annually. With 54% of the world’s population now living in urban areas, and boasting impressive eco credentials, green roofs are said to be playing an important part in ensuring a sustainable future, while also turning city skylines into living, breathing spaces.

The Flower Bowl wins again for Sika Liquid Plastics

Sika Liquid Plastics is celebrating the continuing success of one of its stand-out projects of 2018 after The Flower Bowl won the Green Roof category in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Awards