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Get Back To Nature with a Living Roof

If you'd like your building to blend with your garden landscape, you may wish to consider adding a green living sedum roof. Our sedum roofs are grown, harvested and delivered by the very best UK based company.

Why add a sedum roof to your garden building?

  • It looks fantastic. A green roof is infinitely more attractive than an expanse of EPDM rubber; it can make a garden building into a feature, or it can blend into its surroundings.
  • Help for Wildlife. Sedum roofs create a great habitat for mini beasts such as beetles and spiders, they provide food for butterflies, bees and seed-eating birds and the spent flower stalks supply nesting material for our feathered friends.
  • Insulates against heat and cold. Research has found that in summer time, the temperature under the membrane of a green roof is 150C below the temperature of a standard roof. In winter, it is 4.50 warmer under a green roof than under a standard roof which can help save on fuel bills.
  • Rainwater management. A green roof absorbs up to 75% of rainfall and releases it slowly, reducing pressure on drainage systems. A green roof also filters pollutants from rain water.
  • Noise reduction. Research by the International Green Roof Institute concludes that a sedum roof can halve noise inside a building - ideal if you want peace and quiet in your garden office.
  • Air quality is improved. CO2 is absorbed by the plants, while dust and pollutants are filtered out.
  • Carbon sequestration. A sedum roof stores up to 239 grams of carbon per square metre depending on the species present.
  • Work and wellbeing. It has been well documented that looking out on to greenery is good for the soul and aids concentration. It can help people work more productively and has been shown to help hospital patients recover more quickly.

A few things to remember when thinking about a sedum roof;

The roof structure will have to be reinforced to take additional weight, allowing for full water saturation, maintenance and snow. This needs to be 120 Kg/m2.

Sedums cannot tolerate shade, so be wary of the position of your garden building and potential tree growth close to the garden building.

The sedum requires little care but will need feeding once a year, in spring, with a low nitrogen granular feeder.