Projects and case studies featuring green roof systems on BUILDING DESIGN. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Harrowden Turf: Living green roof for historic windmill home
    Living green roof for historic windmill home
    Harrowden Turf
    Harrowden supplied its premium grade turf for the green roof on an extension to a 300-year-old windmill as part of a home renovation. A grass mound was excavated to make room for this semi-submerged extension with grass...
  • GreenBlue Urban Ltd: Root welfare accessories for Crossrail roof garden
    Root welfare accessories for Crossrail roof garden
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Canary Wharf Crossrail station opened in 2018 and is the largest, and probably busiest intersection point on the fast east / west Crossrail line. GreenBlue Urban provided various root welfare products for the station's...
  • Lindum Turf: School roof transformed with wildflower matting
    School roof transformed with wildflower matting
    Lindum Turf
    Cranbourne School had a felt roof with air-conditioning units on top in an area of their building. This was visible from school windows and deemed to be unattractive. The school decided to disguise their air conditioning...
  • Lindum Turf: Wildflower and Meadow Grass green roof mats, Landhouse
    Wildflower and Meadow Grass green roof mats, Landhouse
    Lindum Turf
    The Landhouse concept was designed by Mark Merer following a Land Art project in Seattle to develop a housing scheme in a rural area that blends into the landscape. A prototype of the concept has been constructed in...
  • Lindum Turf: Wildflower green roof for nursery school eco-building
    Wildflower green roof for nursery school eco-building
    Lindum Turf
    Having won eco-awards at local and national levels, Arden Grove Infant School in Hellesdon, commissioned an eco-building for its grounds. The cob roundhouse is used as an art studio and as a base for outside learning and...
  • Lindum Turf: Wildflower green roof for oak garden house
    Wildflower green roof for oak garden house
    Lindum Turf
    A private client in Stirlingshire, Scotland commissioned an oak garden house for his property. Craftsman James O’Keefe wanted to naturalise the roof so that it would blend in with the surrounding garden. Lindum’s Wildflower...
  • Harrowden Turf: Enviromat sedum roof for shepherd hut
    Enviromat sedum roof for shepherd hut
    Harrowden Turf
    Enviromat sedum matting from Harrowden Turf was installed by a private client on the roof of their shepherd hut to create a living green roof
  • Harrowden Turf: Green roof creates interest for nursery children
    Green roof creates interest for nursery children
    Harrowden Turf
    Little Jungle Nursery in SE London has strong environmental and ecological ideals and wished to bring plants, pollinators and other wildlife into its environment. A green roof was installed on a small storage shed at the...
  • Cambridge Direct Tree Seeding: Hydroseeding green roof for Royal Marines training HQ
    Hydroseeding green roof for Royal Marines training HQ
    Cambridge Direct Tree Seeding
    CDTS is often approached with unusual requests from clients. One such project came from a specialist green roof company who had been commissioned to establish a green roof onto the new Royal Marines training headquarters at...
  • Bailey: Waterproofing and green roof systems, Isle of Dogs
    Waterproofing and green roof systems, Isle of Dogs
    Bailey
    This project at the Millennium Quarter, Indescon Court, Isle of Dogs, London aimed to optimise the development value and provide flexibility in its disposal and development options for this purpose. The development was...
  • ABG Geosynthetics: Extensive green roof - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
    Extensive green roof - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
    ABG Geosynthetics
    Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool is Europe’s and the UK's only hospital in a park, and its undulating profile makes it instantly recognisable. The building engenders a feeling of well-being by providing a pleasant...
  • gt Specifier: Roof garden materials for Four Pancras Square
    Roof garden materials for Four Pancras Square
    gt Specifier
    Green-tree intensive roof garden substrate and gtRoofdrain have been installed at the prestigious Four Pancras Square development in London. The Grade A office building is located to the north of the existing King's Cross...
  • ABG Geosynthetics: Biodiverse green roof at Bradford university
    Biodiverse green roof at Bradford university
    ABG Geosynthetics
    ABG worked closely with the landscape architect to create a bio-diverse green roof system to meet the stringent sustainability criteria for a development at Bradford University. The green roof installation comprised a...
  • ABG Geosynthetics: Roofdrain intensive green roof - UAE
    Roofdrain intensive green roof - UAE
    ABG Geosynthetics
    ABG's Roofdrain geocomposite system was used for the intensive green roof areas of the Education City complex on the outskirts of Doha in the United Arab Emirates. Roofdrain combines three previously separate components into...
  • ABG Geosynthetics: blueroof green extensive solution for Rathbone Market
    blueroof green extensive solution for Rathbone Market
    ABG Geosynthetics
    ABG’s versatile blueroof system was used to deliver a cost-effective solution for stormwater attenuation at the mixed-use community development at Rathbone Market. Blueroof can be installed directly on top of hot-melt...