Client: Cardiff County Council
Project: Cardiff Castle
Date: February 2009
Size: 270m² Wildflower Roof Turf
We were first approached by Paul Slawson of Evergreen roofing in early 2009, and asked to quote for a wildflower roof for the Interpretation centre at Cardiff Castle. We were quite surprised as the centre already had a green roof albeit one of sedum. However, the sedum had failed and they wanted something hardy and self-sustaining.
The project involved a mix of sloped and flat roofs which took 270m² Wildflower Roof Turf. However, before that 600 bags of substrate had to be laid, over which came 120m² of irrigation piping. On top of this was laid loose substrate and then finally the Wildflower Roof Turf.
By April 2009 the project was complete and continues to impress Paul's clients, Cardiff County Council and the thousands of visitors to the castle!.
"Paul Slawson, of Evergreen Roof Gardens wrote, 'Dear James, as you know I was nervous of using wildflower roof turf but my client needed to replace the failed Sedum. As you were aware the client was very particular - but we are pleased to report that they are delighted with the results. Moreover, we also found installation requirements very simple.'"
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