Maintenance is Key to Keeping your Green Roof Healthy

A green roof is a real asset to a building and for it to continue to deliver the environmental and aesthetic benefits for which it was originally designed it is important to carry out maintenance on a regular basis.

General maintenance

All roofs require a minimum of two inspections a year to ensure that the outlets etc are maintained, regardless of the type of green roof. An intensive green roof will require the regular maintenance associated with the planting scheme and landscape design, whereas an extensive green roof will need only minimal maintenance to ensure that any unwanted species do not become established. For details of general maintenance on the different types of our green roofs, please download our general maintenance brochures below.

Maintenance service

Green roof maintence is carried out by Bauder’s preferred maintenance providers. These experienced green roof maintenance companies have worked closely with Bauder carrying out maintenance services throughout mainland Britain for several years.

 A typical maintenance programme includes:

■□ Roof Evaluation - One of the team experts will perform a comprehensive review of your green roof to determine what 
remedial work, if any, needs to be done.
■□ Removal of Unwanted Items - Over time a green roof can become congested with leaves, debris and other unwanted vegetation, which can be removed as part of the service.
■□ Inspection - of roof outlets and removal of any encroaching vegetation to enable water to flow freely through rainwater pipes.
■□ Application of fertiliser - To help restore your green roof to its best, an organic slow release granular fertiliser will encourage growth.
■□ Testing - After all remedial work has been performed the irrigation system will be examined and tested, ensuring it is working as expected.

These companies (details below) directly manage the maintenance of green roofs. This will cover all aspects of the service from quotations through to invoicing. Bauder and our preferred suppliers are wholly committed to the arrangement and look forward to ensuring a high standard of expert care and advice for our customers.
Green Maintenance in England and Wales:  Based in Buckinghamshire and Dorset
Company: The Urban Greening Company
Name of Contact: Mike Cottage
Tel No: 07515 887868
Email: or
Green Maintenance in Scotland: Based in Edinburgh
Company: Urban Utopia
Name of Contact: Gavin Gall
Tel no: 0800 061 4353
If you would like Bauder to forward your details to one of the preferred maintenance companies, please email giving details of the green roof and contact information with explicit permission for your detail to be shared with the preferred supplier.

Before and after green roof maintenance

Contact us today about your project

Each project is unique in its requirements, but we have case studies and examples of our work available for you to look at. If you are looking for a green roof system, then get in touch with our team to discuss your project’s individual needs.