About usWe are a green roofing company based in Sussex. We specialise in all aspects ofgreen roofing, brown or biodiverse roofing as well as wildflower and meadow roofs.We have the experience and expertise to ensure a successful end result to all youreco roofing requirements.We have a commitment to the environment and endeavour wherever possible to usethe most ecologically friendly materials and practices to protect and encourage anywildlife that may come into contact with our products.We can help you with every aspect of green roofing, from information and enquiries tosupplying and fitting the roofs ourselves, anywhere in the country and abroad.We cater for all sizes of green roofs, from commercial projects to private homes. Wealso offer maintenance contracts to ensure the long term success of your roof.
Green Roofs and Climate ChangeClimate change is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges to face humanity andgreen roofs can help lessen it’s impact.Benefits of a Green RoofGreen roofs absorb carbon dioxide as well releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.Green roofs increase the insulation of the building, so the building uses less energy toheat and also cool it.Green roofs dramatically reduce stormwater runoff, with some studies suggesting byup to 70%, helping to alleviate flooding in problem areas.Green roofs help to increase biodiversity, by encouraging a large variety of smallanimals and insects in a protected environment.Having a green roof also opens the roof up as an area that can be used forrecreation, with pathways and patios installed, a rooftop can become an extra livingspace for entertainment or relaxation.
Sedum RoofsUsing sedum is a great way to provide a natural finish to a roof. The plantsthemselves are very hardy, and can withstand great ranges of temperature andweather. During the spring and summer they will flower and attract many insectsespecially bees and butterflies. Normally the plants are grown in a mat to provide aninstant ‘green’ finish to the roof, but plug planting or seeding can be used where amore bespoke finish is required or where cost is a consideration.Having a sedum roof has many benefits for the building it is installed on as wellas the environment. These include increased thermal and sound insulation overa standard roof, vastly reduced stormwater runoff and a greatly decreased carbonfootprint.Sedum roofs can also be installed for their aesthetic qualities. Throughout the year,the plants change colour from green to purple and red, as well as producing an arrayof flowers in spring and summer, which add another splash of colour to otherwise dullrooftops.
Brown and Biodiverse RoofsBrown roofs and Biodiverse roofs are a more cost effective way of bringing life to anotherwise barren roof. They should reflect the plantlife of the area and use as muchrecycled material as possible. Brown roofs are usually left to self-colonise so a localecosystem can develop. A biodiverse roof may be seeded or planted to helpestablish these species.The benefits of these roofs are much the same as green roofs whilst being more costeffective, although brown and biodiverse roofs take a little more time and a littlemore maintenance before they are completely established.Biodiverse roofs can be particularly useful in re-establishing species lost toconstruction as the roofs can be tailored specifically to the area, with local plants andwildlife being encouraged.Evergreen Roof Gardens are able to provide seeding and planting plans tailored foranywhere in the UK.
Wildflower and Meadow RoofsWildflower and Meadow roofs are a great way to make an impact and bring lotsof life to a roof. Wildflower roofs provide a long lasting array of colour and shapesthrough the year and Meadow roofs provide a perfect habitat for many smallcreatures and invertebrates.Both types of roof offer the same benefits of green and brown roofs, althoughbecause they use a greater depth of soil the insulation benefits are actuallyincreased.Wildflower and meadow roofs also attract lots of insects such as bees, butterflies andladybirds, and can be installed to replace the habitat lost from building, increasingthe biodiversity.Evergreen Roof Gardens can provide planting and seeding plans tailored foranywhere in the UK.
Previous ClientsBalfour Beatty Miller ConstructionLaing O’Rourke Thomas ValeKier Construction Charles Le QuesneCarrillion Scanlon ConstructionInterserve KeycladBarratts BovisVinci Stride TreglownWillmot Dixon Quinn ConstructionBowmer and Kirkland Lumsden & CoSir Robert McAlpine McLaren
ContactIf you require any further information please get in touch with uswww.evergreenroofgardens.co.ukwww.brownroofs.co.ukFollow usSales Office01724 855565John@evergreenroofgardens.co.ukHead OfficeHartlands, Nutley Drive, Goring by Sea, West Sussex BN12 4JPPhone 01903 600122Fax - 08704 583055