GrufeKit pre-grown, low maintenance biodiverse green roofs

Why use GrufeKit?

Pre-grown, low maintenance biodiverse green roofs. Everything you need for an easy-to-install green roof, in one kit.

General Benefits

Efficient Installation

The simple install process means nearly anyone can install which can save sub-contracting costs.

Fully Established

The GrufeTiles arrive to site pre-grown and fully acclimatised. With no roll out of carpet or planting of sedum plugs required like traditional green roof systems, the GrufeKit provides instant impact.

Low maintenance

Sedum is a hardy low-growing evergreen plant that require little to no maintenance and is the foundation of our green roof system.

Aesthetics

Rather than having a view of grey waterproofing which can be an eyesore, installing a living green roof will bring the garden closer with low maintenance.

Easy Self-install

Gone are the days of green roof installation being a specialist trade. Using the simple ANS GrufeKit system, any roofer or DIY self-builder can add a green roof to their project without the need for a costly installation team. Roofers that know how to install any flat roofing system can now add green roofs to their portfolio of skills.

Fast Delivery

When you need a green roof quickly you can rely on our fast delivery service. Our green roof kit can be on site in 2-3 days for any order but we can often achieve a next day service.

Environmental Benefits

Air Quality

Lack of plants in urban areas leads to a concentration in polluted air. Due to high property values limited space is available for plants and nature to take a foothold.

Roofs are normally wasted spaces, however seldom accessed and often ignored, they offer an ideal space to incorporate plants into the built environment helping to purify the air and absorb polluting particulates.

Changing one roof to a green roof in a city may have limited impact, however if green roofs became an accepted part of building practice the impact on air quality in cities could be huge.

Biodiversity

With the prevalence of concrete, steel and glass in cities, nature is confined to small pockets of green space. Vast areas of roof space are left bare.

By adding green roofs and wildflower roofs in cities we can massively increase the habitats available to birds, bees, butterflies and insects.

Specific plant mixes can be planted to bring local plants back to the environment and other features such as log piles, rocks, bird baths, insect hotels and bee hives can be included to boost the ecological impact of the green roof.

Structural Benefits

No Irrigation

Structural Protection

Sound Insulation

Temperature Regulation

Rainwater Retention

GrufeKit pre-grown, low maintenance biodiverse green roofs

How we do it

Established at the nursery

The GrufeTiles are grown and acclimatised at the nursery before they are delivered.

Protection fleece

Once the kit is delivered, the protection fleece is laid down on top of the waterproof roof structure.

Clip together

The modules are then clipped together on top of the fleece and can be cut to fit.

Finishing touches

Once the fleece and modules are laid, the chosen accessories can be fitted to create a clean finish: the GrufeGuard and the Scottish Pebbles.

See how it's done

The Team

Leading the team, Richard works on developing new ideas and managing the running of the business.
Richard Silcock
Managing Director
Leading the team, Richard works on developing new ideas and managing the running of the business.
Scott ensures the sales are kept up to date and that each GrufeKit order is completed to a high standard.
Scott Anderson
Sales Director
Scott ensures the sales are kept up to date and that each GrufeKit order is completed to a high standard.
Steve is our resident horticulturalist, passionate about greening, and the original developer of the GrufeKit having experimented with many other systems.
Steve McIntyre
Horticulturalist
Steve is our resident horticulturalist, passionate about greening, and the original developer of the GrufeKit having experimented with many other systems.
Working hard to ensure the green roofs are kept healthy whilst establishing at the nursery, Mindaugas works with the operations team in the office to ensure your GrufeKit is out for delivery in time.
Mindaugas Ladyga
Nursery Manager
Working hard to ensure the green roofs are kept healthy whilst establishing at the nursery, Mindaugas works with the operations team in the office to ensure your GrufeKit is out for delivery in time.
Rorke ensures your GrufeKit order is kept on track and delivered on time. He is your go-to contact for any questions about your GrufeKit, or if you need reassurance that you are ordering all you need.
Rorke Silcock
GrufeKit Manager
Rorke ensures your GrufeKit order is kept on track and delivered on time. He is your go-to contact for any questions about your GrufeKit, or if you need reassurance that you are ordering all you need.
Keziah ensures we are spreading the word about the GrufeKit, and sharing your success stories as case studies and on social media.
Keziah Biggs
Marketing Manager
Keziah ensures we are spreading the word about the GrufeKit, and sharing your success stories as case studies and on social media.
Andrew ensures everything runs smoothly at the nursery where the GrufeKit is grown.
Andrew Wands
Operations Manager
Andrew ensures everything runs smoothly at the nursery where the GrufeKit is grown.
Helena might have red gloves, but her fingers are definitely green! She has worked for years on our nursery and is an invaluable team member.
Helena Steina
Nursery Assistant
Helena might have red gloves, but her fingers are definitely green! She has worked for years on our nursery and is an invaluable team member.
Working with the nursery team, Aldona ensures things run smoothly and the plants in the GrufeKit modules are in good health.
Aldona Matuliokiene
Nursery Assistant
Working with the nursery team, Aldona ensures things run smoothly and the plants in the GrufeKit modules are in good health.
Erika is another member of our green-fingered team working at the nursery! She works with the team to prepare the green roofs for delivery.
Erika Kristapatiene
Nursery Assistant
Erika is another member of our green-fingered team working at the nursery! She works with the team to prepare the green roofs for delivery.
Uros works with Mindaugas to keep the operations at the nursery in order, handling orders and ensuring the green roofs are healthy and kept in order as they establish before being delivered to you.
Uros Premrov
Nursery Assistant
Uros works with Mindaugas to keep the operations at the nursery in order, handling orders and ensuring the green roofs are healthy and kept in order as they establish before being delivered to you.
Playing an important role within the finance department, Dani ensures we have our bookkeeping in order.
Dani Turner
Accounts
Playing an important role within the finance department, Dani ensures we have our bookkeeping in order.

Customer reviews

We wanted to cover a flat roof and also wanted to do something to support the environment – a green roof seemed the right choice. Having researched online, I found the amount of detail in the product descriptions and that it was no more expensive than others, the GrufeKit was the obvious choice!
Derek Y