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Sensitively designed to keep a low profile in its exceptional surroundings, the new Conwy Culture Centre has recently opened its doors to the public. A Blackdown extensive sedum green roof completes the low-lying, single storey centre, helping it to become … More >>

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East London’s Whitechapel Station, which will eventually become one of the stations on Crossrail’s brand new Elizabeth Line, has taken advantage of its canopy roof area and transformed it into a valuable environmental asset. An extensive sedum NatureMat® green roof … More >>

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A place that seeks to find the perfect balance between work and play, The Old Vinyl Factory is home to a large, young community and provides them with commercial and leisure facilities, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. But this isn’t … More >>

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New legislation from the Welsh government, which came into effect on 7 January 2019, stipulates that all new developments of more than one dwelling or where the construction area is 100m2 or more should have Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in … More >>

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How often do you look up, beyond the ground floor office lobbies, shopfronts, or restaurants that line the high street? There is an entire other world that exists above us, away from the buzz and bustle of the busy city; … More >>

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Redcliff Quarter is a bustling new neighbourhood for Bristol, bringing together restaurants, a 4-star hotel, offices and apartments. The 600,000 sq ft development has an urban artisan design reflecting the area’s industrial heritage. The architecture includes wider pavements, rooftop and … More >>

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Material Store will provide 189 buy to rent apartments with residents’ parking and a communal garden. The Old Vinyl Factory is a compelling project and was one of the largest regeneration projects in West London, home to a new community of more … More >>

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One of the most common causes of green roofs underperforming is insufficient application of irrigation immediately after the plants have been installed. With the UK’s variable weather conditions we can experience long periods of unseasonably dry weather when normal levels … More >>

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Irrigation of Intensive Green Roof Systems

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The total absence of or the provision of inadequate irrigation systems is one of the commonest reasons for planting failures on green roofs, or within planters. Here we take a quick look at some of the pressures and solutions for … More >>

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A new version of The London Plan has recently been published. Here, Henry Bareham – Director of New Build for Alumasc Roofing Systems – outlines how Alumasc’s roofing solutions provide designers with the tools to comply with key requirements of … More >>

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