DIY green roof workshop a success!

This weekend’s DIY Green Roof workshop was a real success!

Happy green roofers with their green roofed bird boxes

Happy green roofers with their green roofed bird boxes

We had participants from Brighton & Hove and further afield across the country…and a keen Spanish green roofer who travelled over from Córdoba!

We discussed the fine points of projects on sheds, house extensions and even a Dutch barge.

Everyone put their learning into practice by building their own green roofs and installing them on a bird box they also put together.

The second day was a tour of some green roofs and green walls.

Lee Evans, course tutor, talking participants through the benefits and technical aspects of green roofing at Organic Roofs HQ

Lee Evans, course tutor, talking participants through the benefits and technical aspects of green roofing at Organic Roofs HQ

Lee Evans, course tutor, demonstrating how to build the bird box to the course participants.

Lee Evans, course tutor, demonstrating how to build the bird box to the course participants.

Course participants DIY-ing their bird boxes

Course participants DIY-ing their bird boxes

James Farrell, course tutor, talking participants through a container green roof at Organic Roofs HQ

James Farrell, course tutor, talking participants through a container green roof at Organic Roofs HQ

James Farrell, course tutor, talking participants through a container green roof at Organic Roofs HQ

James Farrell, course tutor, talking participants through a container green roof at Organic Roofs HQ

Finished bird box with a green roof

Finished bird box with a green roof

Happy course participant with their green roofed bird box

Happy course participant with their green roofed bird box

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Autumn green roof course announced

Brighton Permaculture Trust announce a two-day course run in partnership with Brighton & Hove Building Green and Green Roof Training and in association with RESET.

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 October 2011

Find out more here.

Building Green ran the first ever UK DIY green roof course with the Permaculture Trust. It was a real success, and has spawned courses across the country.

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Don’t forget! Green Roof course in November

Building Green Course 2008Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 November 2009

10.30-4.30 Saturday
10.30-3.30 Sunday

Learn about green roofs and how to build them. Includes hands-on experience and site visits.
Brighton Permaculture Trust in partnership with Brighton & Hove Building Green.

Find out more here: http://www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk/courses_events/greenroofs09.html

Free Green Roof Event

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Find out everything you need to know about green roofs from leading expert Dusty Gedge and BioRegional.

Held at Eversheds’ London headquarters, close to St Paul’s Cathedral, these free seminars are aimed at all those thinking about installing or specifying a green roof.

The seminars include a tour of Eversheds’ cutting-edge green roof – the largest in London, a one hour introduction to green roofs from Dusty Gedge, the results of an exciting new green roof trial from BioRegional, along with a question and answer session.

Aimed at local authorities, developers, housing associations, architects and specifiers, you will find out about:

  • the benefits of green roofs
  • composts and substrates
  • types of green roofs
  • suitability for different applications.

Dates and times

There are three seminars to choose from, but don’t delay as places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis:

  • Thursday 12th November: 9-11.30 am
  • Thursday 12th November: 2.30-5 pm
  • Friday 13th November: 9-11.30 am

To book your place or to find our more email jude.hassall@bioregional.com or call her on 020 8404 4895, stating your preferred date.

Green roof course announced

Dusty Gedge at the Brighton & Hove Building Green workshop in 2008A two day course in Brighton, Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June 2009.

Learn about green roofs and how to build them. Includes hands-on experience and site visits guided by experts.

Book the workshop via our partners the Brighton Permaculture Trust.

Last year’s DIY Green Roof workshop was the first in the UK and a great success – we hope you can join us in June.