Case Studies

Sedum on a clients Green Roof

Green Roof Case Studies

January 2018

We are working at the present on a very large project which includes laying sedum on all the flat roofs in Carnaby St London.  Some of these are quite sensitive so will have to have the pictures passed before they can be shown on this page. The project is going very well.  Another very large project is Marks and Spencers where we are working to cover large areas of their buildings. There are many more projects both large and small so more pictures to follow!  Hopefully up to date pictures are coming soon. Now that the new website is up we can get back to updating you with the latest news. Please call us in the office for any information projects both large and small.  

Featured here are some of the projects that we have recently completed. Hopefully they’ll give you an idea of the process involved which is described in the photographs. Scroll down for latest installations. However we are presently setting up a Facebook site to cover all the new installations as we have so many its difficult to keep up with putting them on the site. Do ring if you need more information.

Below are a few of our latest instalments.  We have many on going and some we cannot take photos of due to privacy. If you need any information please don’t hesitate to ring the team on 01747 830716

Summer 2017

Great Picture of a roof done in Gloucestershire this summer

Summer 2017

So here we are…. the Sedum roof as viewed from the bathroom window. Exactly the right amount of pebbles and a lovely collection of colours in the Sedum. I am really looking forward to seeing this grow.
….. one very happy customer.

Milford Road, June 2016

Client very pleased with this. The matting is great.

Sedum between Tram Rails Manchester 2015

Click here for the article in the Manchester Evening News about the exciting project.

This was a very big job and still on going! The Sedum has been put in place between the rails through out the new tram way in Manchester.  We have used the S.Pod or modular Tray system provided by our green roof company in order for easy access. If there was any reason that maintenance should require accessing underneath certain areas then this becomes much easier as the module or S.Pod can be lifted out and replaced after inspection.  Sedum Green Roof have undertaken trials of this and it works very well indeed.

Green Roof in Gloucestershire UK 2015 

Hi Caroline
Sorry it has taken so long but we promised to send some photos of our green roof on top of the garage ​after it had matured for a few weeks. I’ve attached 3 taken a couple of weeks ago which is about 6 weeks after install. The combination of rain and sun at this time of year has proved ideal and we are delighted by the way it has grown and bloomed.  In the last two weeks it is even better. If we get round to putting any features on it, such as logs we’ll send you some more.”
best wishes, Chris and Jane
Below a blow up of the garage roof although a little blurred it shows how well the Sedum is doing.  This has only recently been laid. Hopefully we will have some pictures showing it as a mature roof.

New Roof for happy customer with another older one in the background 2015

This roof has only just been laid so colour will spread and become more lush as it establishes. Green Roofs are ideal for boring areas of roof which is overlooked.  A sedum green roof will change colour as the seasons change and do not need enormous amounts of maintenance.

Wessex Water Project 2015 

Huge project which went so well.  Looks amazing. Here the sedum mat or sedum blankets as they are also known are used.


London Casino Installation 2014

The site in London was quite large.  The soil was laid first and then the sedum mats or sedum blankets as they are also known, will knit together over time and bloom in Spring. Our sedum green roof company can advise on green roof systems and suggest either a sedum mat, or another method such as the sedum tray or S.Pod modular system will be the best option.

Somerset Installation April 2015

“Dear Caroline – just to say we are delighted with our sedum roof – it went up so quickly and looks amazing – many thanks to all!” Graham in Castle Cary Somerset


A very happy customer.  The sedum Green Roof has just been laid so needs time to settle in, but looking good.  The lovely spring weather we are having will help the green roof system grow and look fabulous for the summer.

Southampton Installation 2014 

This Sedum Green Roof installation will look great when it blossoms and grows into a fully fledged roof. We have many varieties of Sedum in our sedum mats or on our S.pods/sedum trays/ modules.  You can see all the different species on our species grown page. See also the different Green Roof systems.

Railway  2014/15 

Manchester_Tram_trail Sedum trays or modules ready for layingHere the first installations of our Sedum trays or modules.  This is a very big job!! The modular Tray is a very good green roof system.  Have a look at our S.Pods.

Manchester_Tram project Sedum S.Pods or modular trays ready to lay

South London 2014

Here the soil is being prepared and the sedum mat then laid. Now its time to grow and entwine together. This Green roof system is good for larger areas. Green Roofs can look so much softer and attractive than bare flat roofs.  Our Sedum Green Roof company can help you choose the right green roof system that suits your project.South_London Badgs of substrate ready to lay for a Green RoofSouth London Sedum Green Roof ready to lay


Essex 2014 

essex A Sedum Green Roof about to be laid essex3. S.Pods or modular trays, being laid ready for a Sedum Green Roof Essex.S.Pods or modular trays being laid for a Sedum Green Roof

As you can see the building had just been completed.  Here we have used the S.Pods a much simpler and easier Green roof system, very quick to install.

 Sutton 2014

Jim can be seen here laying the last of the Sedum S.Pods or Sedum trays/modules.  Here the Sedum is still with its winter colour.  This will go as the weather improves and turn lush shades of green with flowers in Spring.

Basingstoke Project 2011/12 

This green roof was installed in two separate sections due to the complex nature of the roof area.

A pebble boarder frames the Sedum, which acts as a filter system for rain water.  The up- stand is part of the roof and thus keeps the Sedum blanket covering in place.  A drainage layer was initially installed followed by a 50mm thick substrate.  The Sedum mat was then unrolled covering the substrate.  The mat is not affected by wind due to the nature of the sedum roots which eventually anchor themselves firmly to the substrate.

Farnham Project, 2011

Due to the fact there was no up-stand incorporated into the roof construction on this project an aluminium trim was placed around the perimeter of the roof.  It was powder coated black so that it blended well with the rest of the building. There was no need for a pebble rainwater drainage area as there was a gutter system already in place.  The drainage layer was then laid; this incorporated a thick fabric that was made from recycled materials.  Once the drainage layer was in situ the substrate was placed on top and the sedum unrolled and butted up to the aluminium strip.

Standard practice is to unroll the sedum mats initially around the perimeter and work towards the centre.

Sedum Green Roof can offer Installation Packages and Maintenance visits if required.


 Rich and Shoeburyness Beach Huts 2013/14

How stunning are these!  This is an on going project in 2014.







2012 Roof project in Portsmouth

“Very happy with it.  Since it was laid it has been rain and sun everyday so the sedum is taking nicely. Many thanks Danny”

Danny Large Senior Managing Director Construction Solutions


British Gas and Super Plants 2012

“I am sure you will agree a stunning project” David Hussey Superplants 




Salisbury Hospital Horatio Gardens Wiltshire Oct 2012 




Strood 2013


Twickenham 2013

Fareham 2013

Bus Stop 2013 Hemel Hempstead

Garden Shed Project

We don’t just specialise in large buildings- this is a perfect example of a small garden shed project that we undertook in 2011. The owner has found it great for attracting wildlife to his, now very attractive, small garden.

“…the green oak shed combined with the green sedum roof is a stunning combination.”

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