Organic Roofs opened for business in March 2011, after founder Lee Evans returned from a period working in Switzerland for a major roofing and cladding company based near Luzern.

From the start, we’ve collaborated with academics and the best commercial practitioners of our craft – and our ongoing EU-funded research into lightweight meadow roofs builds on and deepens these links, especially with ZHAW in Switzerland and University of Brighton.

Lee’s journey really got underway when he attended John Little and Dusty Gedge’s weekend green roof training course (a course Lee now teaches in Brighton with colleagues from the Environment Agency and Brighton Permculture Trust). This first encounter with green roof pioneers helped spark Lee’s excitement him about the role green roofs could play in adapting our built environment.

From the start Organic Roofs have embraced engineering and architectural challenges, and have become specialists in pitched green roofs – we won the national award for green roof design in our 4th year, and our next target is to be involved with a Stirling Prize project.

We encourage clients to specify green roofs which prioritise longevity and biodiversity: good design to ensure maximum benefits over the long term, with minimum wasted project spend on failed installations. And wherever possible, we aim to cultivate a long term relationship with your roof, its flora and the pollinators it attracts – we’re in it for the long-term

We create rooftop habitats with locally appropriate planting that provides food sources and shelter for birds, bees and butterflies which are under threat in that area. We adhere to simple principles: apply state of the art research in design, and craftsmen’s attention to detail in installation. Our customers include homeowners, contractors, suppliers and architects and estates/facilities managers.