Trials but no Tribulations
Don’t be put off by the challenges of the building. Green roofs and living walls can go anywhere, at any height, with any aspect or level of exposure – after selection the right Landscaping Contractor, it’s all about selecting the right plant species and ensuring that they are fully developed and rooted before going into any harsh environment.
The Peacehaven project (Water Treatment Works near Brighton) is a prime example where we carried out trials on seven different substrates (at 15 degrees) in order to know which would be the most suitable for the scheme. The project had been in the planning for some 16 years and the green roof (16,200m2) was a major factor for this scheme getting approval, so getting a product which was sensitive to the local area and chosen specifically for the gradient of the roof was an important part of our tender process.
The use of project collaboration tools is important for document management and aids communication throughout the lifecycle of the project. Our Project Management team are trained in products such as BIW, Business Collaborator, ICOS Net, Asite, Humming Bird, DOME (O&M), and SHE Online.