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    How To Use Green Roofs To Create Environmentally Friendly Spaces

    March 23rd, 2020
    A close-up of completed M-Tray green roof installation|An overhead shot of a green roof

    With the constant progression of urban growth and increased levels of density in cities across the world have created, and continue to create, “urban jungles”. Such a concentration of structures and people can often lead to a sense of oppression, stark, noisy, unnatural blocks of concrete and glass.

    Wide-Ranging Benefits

    In addition to the obvious economic advantages an attractive, natural-looking, differentiated property with lots of green space will have in the local environment, which can bring higher rental yields and real estate values, the running costs of those buildings can be reduced to such a degree that green roofs pay for themselves and bring about a “green dividend” to the owners.

    Green roofs and living walls are a great way of providing an attractive, useful, environmentally friendly open space on otherwise ‘lost’ flat roofs and podium decks.  They offer considerable benefits, some not always considered by developers.

    A Full Service

    Wallbarn provides a full service including design, planting, installation and maintenance.

    This includes:

    • Initial development
    • Site visits
    • Detailed design
    • Planting of modules
    • Installation
    • Maintenance

    All construction and maintenance are carried out under strict Health & Safety and COSHH regulations. Installation is carried out according to the requirements of the manufacturer. Power and water should be supplied before installation.

    M-Tray® – An instant modular Green Roof

    • Our M-Tray® green roof system consists of specially-designed modular trays containing superior, engineered substrate and fully established flowering sedum
    • Easy-to-carry trays which click together to form a seamless green roof
    • Fully established sedum plants nurtured from seed at our own UK nurseries

    Watch our short documentary-style film about how the M-Tray® was designed, how it is produced and installed on rooftops (7 mins).