Category: Ecology

  • Making your home cosier and more efficient with Ecoalex

    Making your home cosier and more efficient with Ecoalex

    Alex spoke at the Green Conversations event held by the St John’s Society in Deptford and brought along the retrofit dollhouse to demonstrate how external and internal wall insulation may be used to maximize heat conservation while preserving historical featuresin a solid wall property. The retrofit dollhouse serves as an educational tool, showcasing the possibility…

  • Building a green roof in South London

    Building a green roof in South London

    New green roof in South London with gabion cages for the sides, insulation and biodiverse planting.

  • New green roof in Dulwich

    New green roof in Dulwich

    I put together another roof in Dulwich recently and thought I would share a few pictures and details. This one started out with a visit to the clients to have a look at the roof. They had initially asked about a sedum roof and possibly even a cartridge system so I hadn’t been that keen.…

  • Thriving green roof in Welwyn Garden City

    This green roof on an extension in Welwyn Garden City is nearly 10 years old and has been thriving. This was the first green roof I made so I was a little cautious about the loading, the middle are is sedum on a foam drainage mat with very little soil. The edges have more soil…

  • Bike shed green roof in Dulwich

    I like making green roofs but one problem with them is that I nearly always build on extensions and garden buildings at the back of houses so no one but the home owner gets to see it. Bike sheds are usually at the front of the house so they are on show to the world.…

  • Marlow roof update

    Some gorgeous pictures from the roof I built in Marlow last year including some priapic sedums!

  • ‘Spectacular’ green roof in Dulwich

    ‘Spectacular’ green roof in Dulwich

    I built this one last week on a garden office in Dulwich. I don’t do so many sedum roofs but this did come up looking really nice and is instantly green. The roof build up was using the Optigreen lightweight roof system. A protection fleece over the waterproofing, drainage layer, lightweight substrate and pregrown sedum…

  • Lockdown green roof

    Lockdown green roof

    This is one that’s growing right now. I built it with the kids using leftover materials from other jobs and an old pallet to stand in for the roof. The rocks in gabion cages look great and it is super green but lacking in the wildflowers that we seeded it with.

  • Muswell hill roof

    Muswell hill roof

    Another one on a new extension this one was specified with a sedum mat. Ever keen to increase biodiversity I also sowed it with wildflower seeds. I quite like it as a way to put the roof together, very simple and also quick, if a bit heavy getting the mat up to the roof. The…

  • SYdenham hill green roof

    This is a small green roof on a modern house in Sydenham Hill. It uses white painted railway sleepers for a frame to match the fascia boards on the house and I think fits in very well.