Standard Mat Roof System

Standard Sedum Mats

The standard sedum mats are the more cost effective range and have 2-4 varieties of sedum, at 98kgs per m2 with the 3 layers (drainage, substrate,  vegetation) makes it the heaviest of the two products.

Roofing Requirements for Sedum Mats

Our mats can be used for roof coverage on any kind of structure from a hen house or garden shed to a vast hospital roof in the centre of a city.  A green roof provides a habitat for micro ecosystems, which, in turn, provide habitat for all types of wildlife. They can be placed on all forms of roofs from flat, to those with a considerable pitch.  For Green Roof Consultancy just contact Sedum Green Roof and speak to one of our team who will offer full advice and even come and visit your site.

Sedum Green Roof can offer you a step-by-step guide to installation, providing all the necessary components. We can also offer a complete installation service.

Sedum Green Roof

It doesn’t have to be on just on flat roofs. Sedum can be installed on difficult areas in the garden such as shaded areas to give a beautiful and colourful expanse of vegetation, or, on roundabouts and barren areas around office buildings providing all year round interest. Being drought tolerant and easy maintenance these plants will grow practically everywhere. Many are used in public gardens, on slopes, embankments etc.

On a roof, once the water proof membrane is down the drainage layer is laid which incorporates an integrated root barrier.  It is important to ensure there is enough rainwater outlets as the Sedum does not like to be waterlogged.  The drainage layer is there to irrigate the plants during dry spells and also retains up to 80% of rainfall releasing it slowly and thus reducing the effects of flash flooding or heavy rainfall by reducing the pressure on the drainage systems. The Sedum mat will also filter pollutants from the rainwater.

Sedum Mats & Modular Sedum Green Tray Systems

Sedum Green Roof grows many different varieties of Sedum on our farm together fora current list please contact us.  If you require a certain colour scheme or would like a logo incorporated then we can grow the mats to order with the varieties and colours required.  This can take up to eight months for the mat to become mature enough to roll so make sure you think in advance.

We also grow our premium Modular Tray System which arrives fully grown in a special tray which has the substrate and drainage layer included.  These are all grown on our farm in Wiltshire.

The core species/varieties in our most popular mat and module Sedum Tray consist of -
Species Grown

Sedum Album

A very tough little plant, with a think mat of stems and leaves. The flowers appear in white clusters shaped like stars with long stamens and red anthers.

Sedum Spurium

A low mat forming evergreen with fleshy, scalloped purple leaves with flushed edges. Low clusters of deep pink star shaped flowers which bloom from late summer into autumn.

Sedum Reflexum

A fast growing dense mat of succulent conifer blue foliage with brilliant yellow flowers.

Sedum Acre

A low growing creeping succulent evergreen with leaves of different shades of green. In spring it bears yellow star shaped flowers.

Sedum Anglicum

A small succulent with oval leaves swollen with water. The plant itself is often pink or red and the flowers white or pale pink.

Sedum Kamtschaticum

A very tough drought tolerant species which has wonderful dark green leaves and half inch golden yellow flowers that open from pink buds usually during early summer.

Sedum Hispanicum

A very low mat evergreen Sedum with tiny silver blue leaves.  Starry pink or white flowers which bloom in June.

These small but tolerant plants are well suited to the often harsh growing conditions they are often placed in. As well as roofs they are highly suited to areas needing low growing plants with little maintenance and are often used instead of grass. They can survive with very little water but we advise that in the first year they may need some extra watering during a dry period.  They will also tolerate snow and ice.

Sedum Green Roof supplies the Sedum Mat in rolls which we can deliver nationwide (with exception to postcodes starting with IV, KW, PA, PH, AB & DD.  See our prices and contact us with any questions.