Everyone wants to save money and do things as cheaply as possible when it comes to our houses, and green roofs are no exception.
Unfortunately, corners are often cut during the design and build and that roof which looks lovely and healthy on the day of installation can quickly deteriorate. In fact, the vast majority of green roofs we see are in poor condition, and won’t be delivering the kind of benefits that the owners would like… whether that is a great place for nature, energy bill savings, managing floodwater, or just looking healthy and green.
Green Roof Revival is a company set up to bring roofs like this into top condition. This week Building Green accompanied Lee Evans, director of Green Roof Revival, on a site visit to 2 roofs in Chichester. This is what we saw.
Central Brighton gets a new piece of green real estate as part of the new Hanningtons development in the Lanes.
A new living wall features on the side of Flint House, the new restaurant by the Gingerman Group which opens this month.
More to come on this we expect.
Green Architecture Day is on. Hope to see you there.
Great news! All the old Japanese spindle that Building Green and the council moved from Concorde 2 to their new home on Madeira Drive green wall are showing signs of growth!
Later this spring volunteers from Building Green will be planting even more as part of the long term project to restore the longest, oldest green wall in the country.
Year of Green Action is well underway. YOGA is part of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, which contains many actions and policies relevant to Building Green e.g. Connecting people to nature, and supporting green infrastucture in towns and cities.
Building Green will be flagging its activity this year as part of YOGA.
Green Architecture Day comes to Brighton again this year on 30 March.
Some great speakers lined up including Duncan Baker Brown, Kate Scanlon and Oliver Heath.
Building Green will be there, come say hi.
Great to see the green wall featuring alongside the precious Madeira Terrace in the artwork on the new community container.
The container contains an office and other facilities for local community groups to use. Building Green will be!
Artwork features Japanese Spindle – the main feature of the Madeira Drive Green Wall, these plants are now almost 150 years old. It also features hoary stock – one of the rarest native plants that has been found along the green wall. Hoary stock has another name…’Hopes’. Seems apt!
Unfortunately we couldn’t raise the funds to green the container itself…a green roof, or some living walls would have been even better. To see what’s possible with a shipping container, go here and here.