Gourmet 950 brick oven and green roof, Beckenham, Kent
Green roof and gourmet 950 wood-fired oven
This project from 2014 is in the garden of a large Victorian rectory in Beckenham, Kent. We were asked to come up with a scheme that could fit into an under-utilised space next to the house and adjacent indoor swimming pool building.
We designed a scheme set under an oak-framed green sedum roof and took advantage of the space being on two levels so the cooking area on the lower level being under cover and the upper level giving easy access for maintenance of the roof planting.
By adding some drought resistant herbs into the mix like thyme, it not only added the benefit of biodiversity into what could have been a lifeless flat roof but also provided nectar plants for local bees.
The neat scheme included our largest domestic brick oven, the 950 ‘ Gourmet’ set on a cropped york stone base with smooth sawn york stone shelf and worktop from our supplier of choice Bingley Stone. The aged ‘Newbold’ stone we chose matched almost exactly the original in the existing raised beds, enabling the stone to flow seamlessly to the new height required for the worktop.
It is this attention to detail that makes us stand out from a lot of our competitors- getting the correct materials and knowing when and how to use them.
A note on Green roofs
We’ve had extensive experience on installing green roofs, working with architects to deliver green credentials to eco new builds. Our first green roof project was way back in the 90’s, when we installed 5 grass roofs with wild flower plugs on a development in Brighton for a self-build group.
The flat roof on this project required a good drainage system and a specialist low nutrient soil substrate that is essential for both sedum and wild flower mixes to stop more aggressive plants dominating the mix.
They are difficult and sometimes harsh environments so please ask about the details before we start the design process.
Green roof and gourmet 950 wood-fired oven This project from 2014 is in the garden of a large Victorian rectory in Beckenham, Kent. We were asked to come up with a scheme that could fit into an under-utilised space next to the house and adjacent indoor swimming pool building. We designed a scheme set under […]