Boningale GreenSky, which is part of Boningale Nurseries, is focusing its efforts on raising industry standards across the sector and plans to introduce a series of high-quality practical training sessions to complement companies' continued professional development programmes.
Maggie Fennell, who heads up Boningale GreenSky, is co-ordinating its outreach training and is encouraging installers involved in green roof projects to answer a mini survey so that it can draw up appropriate virtual and face-to-face training programmes that meet the practical and time demands of installers.
"We have presented many talks to architects as part of their CPD programmes on green roofs but we now want to turn our attention to the professional installers," said Fennell, who provided guidance for University of Sheffield's academic research into green roofs.
"We are very keen to give installers the confidence and knowledge they need to create a high-performance green roof, which means giving them access to the latest best practice advice from experienced experts.
"The survey asks only two questions, so it is very quick to complete. The more people who answer the survey, the clearer idea we will have about how best to implement the training for installers across the UK."