We are GROing…

Our team is growing, our production area is expanding, and we are also now members of GRO, the Green Roof Organisation!

GRO is an independent not-for-profit Trade Association representing the UK Green, Blue and BioSolar Roofing industries. The organisation develops guidance documents as well as promoting the adoption of Green/Blue/BioSolar roofing technologies within the built environment.

Leeds Skelton Lake Services

Members come in all shapes and sizes, and include manufacturers of waterproofing systems, suppliers of Green/Blue/BioSolar systems and components, specialist contractors from the roofing and landscape sectors, and associates including other trade associations, NGO’s, insurance companies, academia, ecologists, designers and architects.

There is a wealth of information on the GRO website, including a number of short, instructional videos which can be viewed here.

GRO also have a part-time Technical Officer who can assist with any green roof technical question you may have. (E-mail
[email protected] for assistance.)

Significantly, GRO produce a Green Roof Code of Best Practice for the UK, which has gained widespread acceptance in the construction market, being used as a reference document by standards bodies, specifiers, manufacturers and contractors alike. The new 2021 Anniversary edition of the code is available here and the cover features our very own Wildflower Turf® adorning the roof of Leeds Skelton Lakes Services.

An aerial view of the green roof at Leeds Skelton Lakes Services.

In other news, we have recently joined forces with Living Roofs Academy (Bridgman & Bridgman) and Irrigation Engineers Ltd to deliver face-to-face Green Roof training. We have two dates available in November (Wednesday 23rd November & Thursday 24th November ) and this training is a great way to upskill and try your hand at installation on our new simulated green roof ‘rigs’ using sedum and Wildflower Turf®.

Our new course has proven very popular, with 100% of previous attendees stating they would recommend the training to other landscaping professionals.

To learn more about our Green Roof training opportunity, please email Stephanie: [email protected]