Landscaping Materials Specialist Helping Make 2015 the Year of the Roof Garden


Hastings, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2015 -- As the UK's public spaces diminish, landscape architects and designers turned their attention more and more to developing interesting, innovative roof garden, terrace and balcony designs. Having developed a range of products especially geared towards roof garden and balcony installation, Hastings-based Kinley Systems targets the forefront of 2015's booming year of roof garden developments.

Throughout the last year more and more outstanding roof garden designs gained exposure across landscaping press and media, with a number of very high profile roof garden designs capturing the attention of professionals and the public alike. Noteworthy projects included London's Sky Garden; a modern roof garden design within the Walkie Talkie skyscraper. The University of Greenwich developed 14 new roof garden designs that provide inspiring outdoor spaces for students and academics, and iconic London landmark, Battersea Power Station, showcased a roof garden design centred around a 355 metre long landscaped space designed by the architectural company behind New York's High Line.

With reports from the BBC and statistics from the Landscape Institute confirming that roof garden, terrace and balcony designs are on the increase, particularly throughout the UK's major cities, some landscape architects have suggested that they see roof garden designs jumping from the current 20% of their workload to around 60% of business within the next five years alone.

Enabling this trend, thanks to its development and marketing of innovative landscaping products and systems specifically designed with roof garden designs in mind is Kinley Systems. Their Raaft Terrafina system is an easy to install wood-polymer, non-slip composite decking that requires minimal maintenance and proves itself to be far safer and longer lasting than timber. The company's range of paving and decking support pedestals mean that decking and paving can be easily installed on any hard surface without the need for traditional aggregate footings.

Kinley Systems' other products include ExcelEdge RoofEdge, an aluminium edging system that allows designers to implement sharp landscape edging whilst providing adequate drainage in sedum roof garden designs. Its Perimeta line of planter systems brings boundless applications of greenery within Corten, stainless and powder coated steel planters that can be designed to suit individual project requirements.

To see examples of the company's landscaping materials for roof garden designs and to find out more about making the best use of roof top space, visit

Kinley Systems
Haywood Way
East Sussex
TN35 4PL

Tel: +44 (0)1424 201 111
Fax: +44 (0)1424 533 004