Ecoalex

Sustainable living for a sustainable planet

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Vauxhall Grove, England, SW8 1TB 02081330190

I build green roofs for extensions, garages, garden offices, bike sheds and any other place you want to have plants instead of looking at waterproofing. My green roofs offer improved biodiversity, insulation and cooling as well as improving the look of your project and extend the life of the waterproofing. I can work with your architect, builder or roofer to get you the perfect green roof for your project. I offer planting design created by Tania B. Duarte garden designer Dip Capel Manor College. Planting plans available.

Our products/services

We design and build green roofs

Story and ethos

I install green roofs and living walls throughout London and the South East. We can make the roof of your new extension a biodiversity net gain and an attractive feature instead of a dull mass of grey. I work with your architect or builder to ensure the roof is built to the right standard and then design and install the roof to your specification. I can also install a green roof on an existing roof dependent on its structural strength.

As part of the Retrofitworks cooperative we can offer you the UKs first fully certified retrofit service. Our qualified retrofit co-ordinators can develop a whole house plan for you and PAS 2030 qualified installers can carry out the works when you need them.

We have been experimenting with a wide range of planting to create interesting and biodiverse roofs that look good and add biodiversity. All our roofs even the simple sedum mats will be sown with wildflowers to provide something interesting for the bees and other insects. For the biodiverse roofs we then add a selection of plants and flowers in consultation with the customer. The planting includes a mixture of plants from New Covent garden flower market.

Most of our work is small scale biodiverse roofs on extensions and out buildings. We have built up considerable expertise in these roofs and have built up an excellent supply chain. We have also been working to reduce the amount of plastic in our roofs and produced roofs that are almost entirely natural products with just a filter fleece/root barrier made from geotextile. We are using aerated clay balls for the drainage layer and creating the edges using large cobbles for the edge trim.

Reviews

Wildlife on the Roof

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15 July 2021

Alex created a fantastic garden on our extension roof, we love it. So do the pollinators.

DS

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