how our green roofs work

Sky Garden have supplied and installed green roofs up and down the country and never ceased to be amazed by the ingenuity we encounter; from the green fingered home owner, to the eco friendly factory developer. Living roof design is based on the concept of replicating natures blueprint. The drainage board (natures bed rock) is laid first, followed by a growing medium (or natures top soil) that is best suited to the vegetation that is planned for the desired aesthetic finish. From the 'grand design ' eco home to the school development we've supplied the material and know how for the past 20 years.

How it Works

Sedum Blanket System

Sedum Blanket living roof systems offer an
instant greening, low growing, low maintenance,
attractive, light weight option to green roofing.
trim options: aluminium stone X substrate options: sedum substrate soil cell retention
sedum roof fleece
drainage board
sedum substrate sedum substrate sedum blanket green roof stone trim aluminium trim
The protection fleece adds an extra layer of defense to the waterproofing layer.
Sky Garden's water retention and drainage boards are designed specifically for living roofs. The bonded filter fleece prevents any blockages, the retention cups store water for healthy growth and the perforations allow for drainage of excess water.
Sky Garden’s sedum substrate is a blend of organic, free draining, clean and screened granular aggregates, to provide a low nutrient and moisture retentive growing medium.
Sky Garden’s UK grown sedum blankets are specifically grown for extensive living roof systems, producing an attractive range of flowers and colours throughout the growing season.

Biodiverse & Plugplant Systems

Biodiverse and Plug Plant systems offer the
opportunity to be more creative with your living
roof finish. Through the use of habitat zones and
deeper substrates more variety and thus biodiversity
can be introduced to the roof top.
trim options: aluminium stone X top layer options: sedum plugs wildflower plugs seed mix
sedum roof fleece
drainage board
sedum plugs
stone trim aluminium trim
The protection fleece adds an extra layer of defense to the waterproofing layer.
Sky Garden's water retention and drainage boards are designed specifically for living roofs. The bonded filter fleece prevents any blockages, the retention cups store water for healthy growth and the perforations allow for drainage of excess water.
Sky Garden’s biodiverse substrate is a blend of recycled crushed brick and organic material, allowing for a free draining low nutrient and moisture retentive growing medium.
Sky Garden Sedum Plugs are UK grown and planted at 15 to 20 plugs per m2. Plug planting offers the customer the opportunity to be more plant specific in their approach, but can be used selectively in a biodiverse system.

Wildflower Blanket

Wildflower Blanket living roof systems offer an
instant biodiverse living roof, with a full range of
UK provenance wildflowers ideal for attracting a
full range of birds and insects.
trim options: aluminium stone X
sedum roof fleece
drainage board
biodiverse substrate wildflower green roof stone trim aluminium trim
The protection fleece adds an extra layer of defense to the waterproofing layer.
Sky Garden's water retention and drainage boards are designed specifically for living roofs. The bonded filter fleece prevents any blockages, the retention cups store water for healthy growth and the perforations allow for drainage of excess water.
Sky Garden’s Wildflower Blanket substrate is a blend of recycled crushed brick and organic material, allowing for a free draining low nutrient and moisture retentive growing medium.
Sky Garden's UK grown Wildflower Blankets have been developed specifically for extensive living roof systems, producing an attractive range of flora that in turn attracts a wide range of fauna on to the roof.