Self-build, managed or contracted. Small green roof are a fun and accessible gardening project growing in popularity. As the scale increase so to does the costs of getting it wrong.
Making more land is relative to how much outdoor space you have. A small back yard can have room for football, as well as a hobby workshop and still have room for a peaceful wildflower sunbathing meadow.
A facilitated project allows self-builders to learn from experienced installers whilst keeping the cost to a minimum. Make light work of your project, host a workshop garden party, invite friend and neighbours then learn, share and engage in the process.
Small is beautiful and affordable. Small roofs can be built on a bench and lifted into place. Small structures are often strong enough or can be easily strengthened. Substrate keeps your bin store or workshop cool and the results can be enjoyed at eye level or over looked.
Managing the complete installation process for you with a costed project begins with a consultation to discuss what sort of roof would suit you and your building.
Consultation, supervision and coordination. Working in an adviser role to a main build contractor can reduce costs with economies of scale and the problems associated with sequencing and schedule.
Treble the size of your urban garden adding a bicycle workshop and home office.
Some shelter and privacy for the hot tub.
Giving over space to wildlife in a small back yard need not lose space. Bin store, bike store, wood store and garden sheds all need roofs. And Wildflower meadows needs to see a bit of sky so get it up high, its a natural combination.
Bin stores and burial mounds
Economics of scale.
Sheds and workshops
Self-build or contracted.
Extensions and new builds
Responsibilities and liabilities.
Green Roof process
Membrane, deck-drain, substrate and habitats.
Talks and workshops
Green Roof training
Principles, processes, design and installation for retrofit and new build construction. Successful self-build or managing contractors.
Advice and consultancy
Green Roof preliminaries
Building principles, design critique, project planning, and team building.
Green Roof products
Ethylene propylene diene monomer, deck-drain, substrate, planting.
Green Roof partners
Schools, hospitals, retail, and commercial warehousing. Prefabricated and bespoke new build. Conservation and renovation.
Bristol Green Roofs
Flat roofs are a waste of space, they’re seldom insulated, leak, overheat and look awful. With so many altruistic reasons to install, it’s no wonder most motivations are self-serving.