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Garden roof terrace design London | Roof garden builder London

We create and build roof terrace gardens and rooftop gardens for some of the best properties in London. Call us on 020 8798 9250 and talk to us about how we can transform your roof terrace into a fantastic outdoor space. We provide free quotations in North and South London, South West London, Central London and West London. In fact, everywhere inside the M25.

Roof Terraces in London

Roof terraces are becoming increasingly popular as Londoners seek to make the most of any outside space they may have. As well as beautifying the surrounding area, roof gardens can also reduce energy consumption, cut noise pollution and increase wildlife activity. Great. But that's not really why you want one is it? It's for barbeques on the roof, parties with your friends and relaxing after work, watching the sun set over the city! Or at the very least, somewhere you can have a cigarette.

Key elements in garden roof terrace design

For most roof terraces the key elements in the design are seating areas, screens for privacy and plants to give a secluded, intimate, garden feel. Roof terrace gardens are often more private than ground level gardens - especially in London. There are usually several properties overlooking a garden in the Capital! Remember though, plants are exposed to winds and temperature drops at roof top level, where at ground level they have greater shielding from the elements. Therefore, hardy plants such as coastal varieties are recommended here.

Rooftop garden lighting and furniture

What really makes the space special is stylish furniture, fitted seating areas and waterfeatures. Perhaps the most significant transformation comes from the lighting. Different colours and up-lights can transform a roof terrace into a relaxing oasis or a vibrant entertainment space. Check out our Outdoor Garden Lighting section for more details.

Initial meeting

The first step is to visit you in your property, discuss your requirements and assess the viability of constructing a garden roof terrace. We'll give you some initial advice, listen to your ideas and discuss your budget. We'll investigate the practicalities of your proposed roof terrace. We need to consider whether you will require planning permission, whether the property is structurally sound enough to accomodate a roof terrace, and how it will be constructed.

Rooftop garden

Roof terrace designer

If it's feasible, we'll then suggest you speak to our garden designer and follow the design procedure from there. However, you may have already selected an architect or garden designer. No problem. We can offer a full service, from design and construction to planting - but we're just as happy to work on any one of those elements.

Roof terrace garden

Architects plans and material selection

Roof terraces can be complex and therefore may require a planning application. Once the applications have been submitted and approved, a final design and plan can be drawn up. Now the materials can be selected, furniture sourced, planting, lighting, sound, outdoor heating and irrigation can be chosen and added to the plan. At this stage, if we're in the design process, you will be given a full quotation for the construction of your roof garden.

Garden roof terrace

Building the roof terrace

Now the construction of the roof terrace can begin. Our landscapers are skilled and have many years experience building roof gardens. Have a look at our landscape construction guide for an outline of our procedures and what you can expect.

Modern roof top terrace garden

Completing the roof garden construction

We like to keep in continuous communication with our clients throughout the building process. This ensures that we are meeting your requirements and there are no surprises for either of us at the end of the project. When the roof terrace is finished we ensure that everything has been completed to your satisfaction. The job is signed off, the final payment is made and the keys handed back. Now it's time to start enjoying your new roof terrace!

Roof Garden terrace

How do I know if I my roof terrace will support a garden?

Well, you need to make sure that you have somewhere to put a door to get access to the roof garden and you'll need to have enough space inside for the terrace to be re-inforced to take the extra weight. But we can have a look at this for you. We'll be able to spot the potential for a roof garden within the first meeting.

I have a roof terrace but it isn't flat. What now?

Well, it will be more expensive because a flat roof is easy to work with. However, even if your roof is pitched - all is not lost. We can build an external wall to the correct height and create a flat surface from that.

How much will a roof terrace garden cost?

A basic roof garden will start at £6,000 fo a small terrace. There is no limit to how much you can spend if you have the space and budget! Remember, in the long term the garden will more than pay for itself. Properties with a garden roof terrace fetc..h between 10 and 25 percent more than those without in the same area.

Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing. Our gardening and landscaping quotations are free and fully specified with a full breakdown of the costs involved - including materials and labour. The daily rate is usually cheaper if the work is part of a project taking several days. If your job is smaller we can usually supply a professional tradesperson on a daily rate basis, as shown below:

Prices for landscaping & gardening services

Service Pricing model Rate
Waste removal & recyclingGarden Clearance per person per day £280.00
Waste removal & recyclingGarden Clearance per person / half day £150.00
FencingFencing per person per day £200.00
DeckingDecking per person per day £200.00
DeckingGarden Landscaper per person per day £200.00
DeckingDesign on application N/A
Waste removal & recyclingGarden Waste Removal per tonne £75.00
Waste removal & recyclingGeneral Waste Removal per tonne £125.00

Points to note:

  • All prices listed here exclude VAT
  • However your quotation will contain all the relevant information and prices
  • There is a minimum of 4 hours required for garden clearances

TestimonialI've just returned from holiday to see the garden on the roof terrace. I'm ecstatic. It's a brilliant job. I was confident when I left that you would do a good job. But it looks even better than I thought it would. Thank-you so much. I knew I was right to choose you. Brilliant!

Celia Rosen, London

TestimonialFrom start to finish, you've been professional. Although it's been a pleasure to have your team working on the roof, there has been some disruption over the last 2 weeks. But the end result has been well worth it and the garden looks great - just what we wanted.

Joanne Wicks, London

TestimonialI've been very impressed with your company from the first call. So, I'm happy to provide you with a recommendation for your services. Impressive from start to finish.

Ronald Pearson, London

TestimonialIn a world where service is the exception and not the norm, Multi-trade is a refreshing change. I've found all their staff polite and helpful both in the office and the people working on the roof garden. I can't recommend them highly enough.

William Self, London

TestimonialWhen we were selecting the company to landscape our roof terrace, Multi-trade stood out. They just seemed more organised and professional than the other companies and that's why we commissioned them. I'm happy to say that we made the right decision. The garden looks stunning.

Victoria Pace, London

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