How we work

Rooftop amenity spaces can be a complicated and daunting project to manage. They often have various systems that have to be installed in a certain order, meet a certain height and meet a certain budget. It can be costly to hire a number of companies to complete these various systems, but that is where Sky Garden can help you.

We have a team of experienced, highly-trained staff that are comfortable and confident with a wealth of podium systems. We will supply the materials and install the systems, saving you time, money and hassle.

Artificial Turf

Artificial turf has boomed in recent years and it is easy to see why. Perfect looking lawns with little to no maintenance makes a space come to life. Sky Garden offers an array of turfs to suit any application.

Artificial Turf

Carpentry

Whether it is a bespoke solution you are after, or something a little more standard, we at Sky Garden have a team of chippies dedicated to a very high standard of workmanship, making a wide range of fencing, decking, frameworks and planter skins.

Carpentry

Concrete

Concrete works can be daunting, but our installation team boasts a high level of skill when it comes to handling and utilising this discipline. Concrete planters and reinforced concrete walls provide a contemporary style to a space that will withstand harsh rooftop conditions for many years.

Decking

Hardwood seems to be the most common, but we recommend spending some time exploring the range of composite decking options.

There are many high quality and good value decking systems which are more beneficial to the environment and cost less to maintain.

Decking

Green Walls

Sky Garden can offer clients a complete urban greening package. This includes green roofs, planters and green walls. Living walls create an incredible centerpiece to an urban space. The contrast of green against grey walls can be stunning. There are several different living wall systems out there and we are capable of installing and maintaining every one.

Irrigation

We have a team of irrigation specialists at Sky Garden who design and develop systems to cater for every situation.

Each scheme poses its own challenges, but with the weather becoming more uncertain and extreme, a decent, fit-for-purpose irrigation system gives the main contractor and the client peace of mind when it comes to planted areas.

Irrigation

Metalwork

We have developed strong relationships with suppliers to offer quality metalwork for a host of differing systems. Edging can separate two system interfaces and create a clean and professional finish to the overall podium space, whereas steel planters transform an area into a sleek, contemporary space.

Paving

Explore a wide variety of paving systems, from planks to setts and beyond. Whether you need a bound or unbound sub system, or just laying on pedestals, we can show you a boundless range of styles, colours and finishes for a heavily or relatively low trafficked area.

Paving

Planters

There is an exhaustive choice of planter skin, from GRP and poly-resin through to concrete and corten. We have a network of suppliers and manufacturers who will help you create a solution for almost every environment, catering for all types of plant, shrub and tree.

Planters

Play Equipment

A play area on a podium roof brings a sense of fun and imagination to the space. It also creates an invaluable place for kids to release some energy in an exciting yet safe environment. The children’s safety is paramount to us. All equipment we install has passed stringent safety testing, and is installed on floor systems with critical fall height taken into account.

Resin Bound Surfacing

A broad range of colours and finishes all abound Sky Garden’s relatively unique system that does not require tarmac on your roof.

Resin Bound Surfacing

Vegetation

Plants are our speciality. With our own specialist nursery, over 20 years experience and strong relationships within the UK growing industry, Sky Garden can source any species required.

Vegetation

Water Attenuation

Water management is a big requirement for many new build legislations. Podium roofs can be developed to assist in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Blue roofs offer controlled water drainage solutions during times of heavy rain and storms. The system retains the rainwater for a prolonged period of time which decreases the strain on drainage in urban areas. Water attenuation systems are hidden from view under other podium systems, so the roof can look fantastic whilst managing the issues of urban drainage.

Why Work With Us?

For some time now, Sky Garden have been the UK’s leading living roof company. Originally a civils company specialising in soil stabilisation and erosion control, Sky has been dedicated to providing the best ‘greening’ solutions for over fifteen years. We specialise in assisting with all aspects, including design, manufacturing, supplying, installing, aftercare and maintenance.

The Sky Garden way is based around the client and designers’ aspirations. With a number of key drivers often pulling in different directions it is sometimes difficult to see how a solution can be found.

We have a broad skill base to turn to, with experience in roofing; soft landscaping and plants; hard landscaping; paving; decking; bespoke carpentry; resin-bound surfacing; lighting; irrigation and decorative concrete to name but a few.

Why Work With Us?

We offer a complete package management service when it comes to amenity spaces. This means main contractors can benefit from Sky Garden leading the package of works which reduces overall risk, reduces project costs and reduces installation time on site. One company covering all aspects of the podium space means far fewer headaches!

Working at development stage of projects with architects and designers allows us to help develop the scope and provide cost effective solutions to achieve the client’s overall aspirations. Our knowledge on a range of products and their suitability for podium works allows us to do this.

We cut our teeth working at roof level. This is where we feel at home. Our business developers, logistics managers and installation teams all have the knowledge of working on roofs and the skills needed to deliver the project from start to finish. Not many landscapers can offer this.

We pride ourselves in having relationships with a wide network of other suppliers, from paving and aggregates to safe-play surfaces, planters and artificial boulders. This gives you the confidence that whatever you are looking for we can provide the solution in terms of quality, aesthetics, durability and cost efficiency.

Realising the dream is what we are good at. Understanding, appreciating and being able to interpret a scheme is a unique skill in itself, but bringing this off the draughtsman’s easel through the tough, uncompromising world of construction and out into the open for all to enjoy is quite another.

We have been working at height for nearly two decades now. We have been working in confined spaces and to tight deadlines. This practiced and honed management of various disciplines has made our transition into amenity roofing that much easier.

We are used to it. It is what we do best.

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