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Private Roof Garden in Victoria Embankment - Intensive Lightweight Roof Soil and Washed Sand

London's highest botanical gardens on the 35th floor of the "Walkie-Talkie" Building - bulk bags of BS3882 topsoil and BS8601 subsoil

2014 BALI award winning Roof top in Central London - Intensive Lightweight Roof soil

Olympic Park and Athletes Village - supply of 7 types of Topsoil and Subsoil

2014 BALI award winning domestic garden, conversion of an old Church yard - over 100 Bulk Bags of Ericaceous topsoil

Stunning rear garden conversion in Hampstead - over 500 tonne of TS6 topsoil grabbed into position

Post games conversion of Olympic Park into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - over 20,000 tonne of high permeability turf soil and structural tree sand

2014 Grounds Maintenance BALI award winner for the Twickenham Stoop - TS6 topsoil and washed sports sand

250 semi-mature trees planted to create a park feel in the heart of the city - TS6 topsoil and structural treesand


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Lightweight Roof Soils

Lightweight Roof Soils

Following suit from our German and Swiss counterparts, the rise and prominence of green roofs or living roofs in the UK urban landscape is hard to ignore.

The benefits of these ecosystems in relation to heat reduction/storage and rain water management has meant that it won’t be long until we follow the Swiss model and every new build with a flat roof must have a green/brown habitat as standard.

We are 100% behind these initiatives and have developed our own range of growing substrates to aid this burgeoning industry:

  • Extensive Roof – used predominantly as a low cost ecological landscape, and planted with moss, herbs, sedum for a low maintenance finish.
  • Semi-Intensive Roof – a mixture between extensive and intensive planting with low maintenance plants such as sedum mixed with shrubs.
  • Intensive Roof – similar planting to at ground level with shrubs, lawns, perennials – higher cost and higher maintenance.

Please see an example analysis in the technical data folder on the left for an intensive lightweight planting media for a project in Chelsea. 

The majority of our green roof substrates are delivered in either our bulk bags or 20kg small sacks, into dense urban areas. Having our own fleet of hiab offloading rigid and artic vehicles gives us an advantage when timings on site (crane hire etc.) are pivotal. Our haulage team can monitor the progress of our entire fleet to ensure you are fully informed of when the vehicle will arrive, to ensure an efficient and time saving offload

For information on our range of rootzone, top dressings and sports sands please visit the Bourne Amenity Sports website.


Having our own fleet of tippers, grabs and hiab offload facilities allows us the flexibility and reliability to deliver any quantity to you on time with minimal fuss. Plus our drivers have extensive experience of delivering into some very demanding areas, like central London (our entire fleet has been passed by TFL on their FORS scheme).
* For more details see Delivery

We operate two bagging sites in Kent where we have the capacity to bag the majority of our products in either bulk bags or smaller 25kg bags.

    • Up to 40m3
      (lightweight materials)
    • Up to 20 tonne
    • 4/6/8 wheel
    • Up to 40m3
      (lightweight materials)
    • Up to 16 tonne
    • 4/6/8 wheel

    • Up to 50m3
      (lightweight materials)
    • Up to 30 tonne

    • 1m3
      (bark, compost, lightweight soils, manure)
    • 850-950kg
"Bourne Amenity have always provided top class materials with a no fuss attitude to delivery. Their attentive team make our lives much easier on site and goes a long way to making sure the jobs run smoothly and the finish is of a high quality."
Laura Gardner, Trees for Cities
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