Links and resources

DIY Green Roofs

Brighton & Hove Building Green’s guide to DIY Green Roofs

Green Roof Centre’s guide to DIY Green Roofs’s DIY Guide to Green and Living Roofs

Hertelan’s roof cross-sections: Chain Drain section Flat / Chain Drain section Pitched

Natural England Living Roofs guidance note

Tumbleweed Traveller’s Make your own living wall

Wild About Manchester’s DIY green roof guide


Guidance on green roofs and walls

Building Green The London Ecology Unit’s landmark but now out of print book on green roofs, green walls and permeable paving, downloadable PDF Johnstone and Newton – Building Green

Building Greener CIRIA’s technical guide to green walls and roofs

English Heritage Ivy on walls report

Green Roof Guide and the GRO Code

Living The UK’s independent advice website for everyone interested in green roofs and walls

RHS Climbers and wall shrubs



Emilio Ambasz Some of the world’s most ambitious green architecture projects

Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens Engineered green walls (indoor and out!) from the French scientist

Building Green Pinterest Images of inspirational green architecture

City of London Green Roof Case Studies

London Green roof map


Local groups

Brighton & Hove Biosphere The first urban biosphere reserve

Brighton Permaculture Trust Runs a range of events and courses, including green architecture

Low Carbon Trust A not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 2001 to set up, manage and promote environmental projects



Baker-Brown McKay Architects

Robin Hillier, Forever Green Projects Ltd.

Miller Bourne Architects

Dave Richards, RISC Landscape Design


Bourne Amenity. Light-weight green roof substrates

Hertlan waterproofing –

Lindum Turf – Pre-grown sedum/wildflower rolls

Shire Minerals, substrate
RIBA Green Roofs Product Selector


Some green roof specialist installers

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