The ‘British Horse Society’ install took place during a very hot and dry June 2010. A ‘doughnut’ shaped building with an ancient oak tree taking centre stage. Set in the beautiful countryside south of Birmingham, the BHS offices provide space for employees to offer guidance on everything you need to know about riding, horse welfare and safety, bridleway access, horse ownership and working within the industry.
Built in conjunction with Hodge Single ply and Kier Moss the installation of the 2200m2 roof took approximately 3 weeks and was installed on a IKO spectraplan membrane. With a standard sedum blanket finish above our water retention and drainage layer and 50mm growing medium. Laid as you do turf, sedum is butted tightly together. As the blankets settle, and the sedum creeps as it grows to fill the natural ‘gaps’ that may appear following installation.
The British Horse Society is a building that is truly fitting to have a green roof, and an installation we are extremely proud of.