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The Urban Heat Island Effect in London

The Urban Heat Island Effect in London

15th July 2015

During the summer, especially during a heat wave like we had a couple of weeks ago, the temperatures in cities like London are considerably higher than those in surrounding rural areas. This is known as the Urban Heat Island Effect. Why does this happen? Is there anything that can prevent this issue... read more

What is the GRO Code and why do we use it?

What is the GRO Green Roof Code and why do we use it?

29th June 2015

The GRO Green Roof Code was devised by the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) to ensure that all green roofs constructed in the UK are installed to an acceptable standard.... read more

Are We Doing Enough To Replace Wildlife Lost Through Development?

Are We Doing Enough To Replace Wildlife Lost Through Development?

21st April 2015

As cities such as London grow, houses, offices and new developments take the place of green space because the land is more profitable after it has been developed. This does, however, pose a number of problems. By removing vegetation, air quality can reduce and pollution can become worse; water runof... read more

Spring Green Roofs

Spring Green Roofs

7th April 2015

Green roofs spring to life at this time of year. The weather is picking up and the plants begin to flower.... read more

Ask Our Grower About Your Green Roof

Ask Our Grower

24th March 2015

Sky Garden's expert grower and green roof installer Vince Wheller has been busy answering a few questions we often get from past and current customers.... read more

Benefits of a Green Roof

Benefits of a Green Roof

4th March 2015

There are many benefits of a green roof. These include insulation, reduced surface run off, increased biodiversity and an aesthetically pleasing finish, to name a few.... read more

Sky Garden Green Roof Page on Pinterest

Sky Garden Green Roof Page on Pinterest

24th February 2015

Check out Sky Garden's page on Pinterest to see and learn more about Green Roofs.... read more

Green Roof by Sky Garden Featured on BBC's Countryfile

Green Roof by Sky Garden at Gloucester Services Features on BBC's Countryfile

16th February 2015

Sky Garden's green roof at Gloucester was featured on BBC's long-running television show Countryfile last night.... read more

Types of Green Roofs

Types of Green Roofs

5th February 2015

Green roofs generally fall into two categories: intensive and extensive. Intensive roofs are very heavy with deep substrate levels, allowing for a wide variety of plants to be used.... read more

The History of Green Roofs

The History of Green Roofs

30th January 2015

Using vegetation on roofs dates back to the earliest known structures where plants such as moss, grass and bark gave a primitive form of insulation to keep the house cool in the summer months and warm in the winter.... read more