Lindum focuses on biodiverse green roofs at Ecobuild
Leading green roof and turf specialist, Lindum, will be focussing on pollinators and biodiversity at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition which takes place on March 4-6 at ExCel, London. At the forefront of green roof technology relevant to UK climate conditions, Lindum has developed pre-grown vegetation mats containing mixtures of wildflowers, herbs, perennials and sedums can provide a wonderful flowering display and encourage biodiversity.
Lindum managing director Stephen Fell says: “Green space is increasingly seen as an important part of helping our cities to adapt and mitigate against the effects of climate change. Green roofs play a significant role in this. Our green roof mats have been specifically developed to provide a habitat for conserving biodiversity in urban environments. Pollinating insects, such as common butterflies, moths, hoverflies and bees, have been declining over the last 50 years, so the big potential to change this is with urban areas on roofs.’’
Lindum’s range of green roof mats provides biodiverse green planting to attract wildlife and create colour. Developed with green roofs expert Professor Nigel Dunnett of the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, the mats contain a range of drought tolerant plants that will flower from April to September, attract pollinators and flourish in the conditions created on a green roof.
Sustainably grown in Yorkshire, Lindum’s green roof mats are lightweight and easy to install, with plants ready established and growing in a strong felt mat made from recycled British textiles. The range includes: Lindum Biodiverse Green Roof Mat, which provides a biodiverse, colourful and drought tolerant range of wildflowers, herbs, flowering perennials and sedums that will flourish in the conditions created on many types of green roofs; Lindum SedumPlus Mat, which is sown with a blend of 16 stunning varieties of sedum to combine drought tolerance with extended interest and colour throughout the growing season; and Lindum Wildflower Meadow Mat, a taller growing mix of native wildflowers and grasses growing in a moisture retentive biodegradable felt mat to provide the appearance of a true wildflower meadow on a roof.
Lindum’s green roof mats can be applied to flat, sloping or curved roofs and advice can be given on build-up profiles and appropriate substrate depths. Lightweight substrate, drainage layer and edging trims can be supplied as a green roof package.
Visit the Lindum stand S1700 at Ecobuild 2014 for advice and more information or visit www.lindumgreenroofs.co.uk