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Case Study

Barratt London Rooftop Terrace, West Hendon, London

Green-tech Specifier advise on substrate specification for Barratt London roof top project

Project Details


Barratt London Rooftop Terrace


West Hendon, London, England


February 2018

About The Project

Kingston Landscape Group specialise in commercial landscape installations and grounds maintenance across London. They are well known and respected for their stunning roof top gardens within some of the London’s most admired developments. They were awarded the contract to manage the landscaping element of a prestigious development in West Hendon London by Barratt Homes. The company contacted Green-tech Specifier regarding advice and help sourcing appropriate substrate for a roof top terrace garden.

What we did

After consultation, Green-tree Roof Garden intensive substrate was recommended and supplied for the roof top planted areas and a significant containerised planting scheme.

The substrate is a blend of lightweight aggregate and award-winning Green-tree topsoil. It was ideal for this project due to its lightweight texture and good water-holding capacity which ensures healthy plant establishment in harsh rooftop environments.

Green-tree Green Roof Substrates have been successfully used in roof garden and containerised planting projects because of their lightweight nature, good levels of fertility and excellent aeration properties. They are known to offer a consistent, all-year round supply and it can be found in numerous high-profile projects across the country.

“We have worked with Green-tech for a number of years, and particularly liked using the Green-tree Roof Garden Intensive topsoil. It is lightweight and its properties are ideal for growing in rooftop planters. The production process and haulage services are very professional and well organised. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and their advice and product on any job.”

Tom Beck – Commercial Manager – Kingston Landscape Group