Sedum Roofs

A Sedum roof, also known as a "Green roof" or "Living roof" is a type of roofing system that uses low-maintenance plants such as Sedum, installed on a layer of soil.

Its primary purpose is to reduce rainwater runoff, improve insulation and aesthetically enhance the appearance of an area.

Sold separately, Sedum roofs can be directly installed onto various cycle shelters, canopies and shelters whether they have a flat roof or are slightly sloped at a 45-degree angle.

The demand for Sedum roofs in urban areas is rapidly increasing due to their environmental benefits.

They have the ability to retain more rainwater than a standard roof, making them ideal for areas with impermeable surfaces.


Featured Case Studies 

Life and Mind Building, University of Oxford Life and Mind Building, University of Oxford

Life and Mind Building, University of Oxford

At the new Life and Mind Building (LaMB), Broxap has installed a Blox Cycle Compound complete with a sedum roof.

Gladstone Village, Cricklewood South

Broxap were asked to supply a series of cycle shelters that would suit the aesthetic look of the surrounding apartments/homes.

St. John's Innovation Park, Cambridge

Broxap provided initial solutions, however the architect’s criteria for a large scale cycle compound differed from the scope of any existing shelters.


Benefits of a Sedum Roof

  • The natural vegetation provides an extra layer of protection for the roof against any harsh weather conditions, giving it a longer lifespan.

  • They're also able to retain more rainwater than a traditional roof.

  • Having a green roof will also mean having improved air quality. This is because the plants will undergo photosynthesis and release oxygen into the atmosphere, improving the quality of air.

  • By improving insulation, sedum roofs can also be deemed energy efficient as they reduce the need for heating and cooling.

  • Sedum roofs can improve the visual appearance of a building, making the area more aesthetically pleasing.

  • They compensate for the loss of green areas in urban towns.

  • Sedum roofs can create a habitat for small animals such as birds, butterflies, and insects, promoting wildlife in urban and rural areas.

Testimonials

"Thank you so much for the great work"

"Thank you so much for the great work your company has done for us.  The bike shelters are full every day.  Please pass on our thanks to the installation team too."

Ninian Park Primary School

"Extremely impressed!"

"Just wanted to pass on my thanks following the receipt of our order. We've been extremely impressed with the professional and efficient service of your company and look forward to working with you again in the future."

Carlisle City Council

"Your team are to be congratulated on their professionalism"

"Just to let you know that the shelter installation is complete. Everything went without a hitch. Your installation team are to be congratulated on their professionalism and cooperation."

RAF Benson Community Primary School


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