Roof Gardens and Podiums

Roof Garden and Podium Services

Roof Gardens

Roof gardens are becoming more and more popular, providing an outdoor area to some of the most built up cities.  They also have many benefits including regulating building temperature, lowering bills and increasing building value, improving aesthetics and helping urban wildlife.

ESL has been creating roof gardens for almost three decades as part of their landscaping portfolio.  Works have included:

  • Lightweight subsoil and topsoil

  • Sedum matting

  • Trees and shrubs

  • Decorative aggregate


A podium landscape is a growing environment built above a solid base, a successful project is one where the end user will have no idea that the grass on which they walk is actually built on as little as 150mm of growing medium on top of a concrete slab.

ESL has carried out a full repertoire of podium works, from communal space above underground car parks to roof gardens for Central London penthouses.

We can supply and install expanded void formers, light weight growing mediums and membranes, and have the experience to manoeuvre and install large trees and shrubs onto roofs and into difficult courtyards.


Commercial Soft Landscaping

ESL has almost 30 years of commercial soft landscaping experience.  This includes the pricing and measuring of drawings, site visits to ensure we provide you with the most competitive q...

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Topsoil and Turfing

Here at ESL we can supply and spread topsoil with various ways of getting this to site, it can either be a lose load of soil, a grab load of soil or ton bags of soil, which ever is best suited for the...

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Artificial Turf

At ESL, our installation teams work hard and efficiently to install artificial turf to the highest standard. We are able to supply and install a wide range of artificial turf to suit indi...

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ESL can carry out a wide range of fencing requirements, supply and installing fencing to cater for all individual fencing needs.  Our services include: Closeboard Fencing Hit ...

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ESL offers a full range of tree services to both the public and private sectors. From tree pruning and felling to pollarding and crown lifting, reduction and thinning. We also undertake tree p...

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At ESL, we provide the highest quality of maintenance to our clients, using our own fully-trained staff who use their expert knowledge to keep the site healthy and looking its best. ESL can pr...

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Making Your Next Project Simple

Just a few of the reasons we're leaders in Soft Landscaping

Knowledgeable Sales Team

Knowledgeable Sales Team

Our Business Development Managers have many years of experience in commercial soft landscaping. This expert knowledge is teamed with a personal service, as every project has a face to face meet.

Almost 30 Years In The Business

Almost 30 Years In The Business

Starting with just one man, ESL grew to become a medium sized company. Now under new leadership we are continuing to expand the company to be bigger and better than ever.

Integrated Project Management

Integrated Project Management

We have teams of contract managers and in-house staff to oversee every project to ensure consistent high standards and a quality finish

Innovated Service

Innovated Service

Every project undertaken, we aim to complete within budget and on time, whilst providing a truly flexible service to deal with any challenges

Client Testimonials

The ESL team that visited Lawson House were efficient, hard working, polite and very good at liaising with both the residents and staff on site to ensure the gardens were looking great. Stuart Patterson and a colleague also attended this week Tuesday and Wednesday 11th/12th June and completed all of the work required to an excellent standard.

Rapport Housing & Care | Lawson House | Larkfield

I have found ESL provides a great service. The guys on site turn up on time and keep their areas clean and tidy. The supervisor is very knowledgeable and is always happy to help or assist. Overall my experience with ESL has been a good one and I would be happy to work with Joel and his team on future projects.

Balfour Beatty | Amersham Cross | Amersham

ESL was a competent subcontractor who delivered a quality soft landscaping package that our client was happy with. ESL had good communication with our site team and were responsive to meeting the dates required as we approached handover. When there were issues on site they were able to proactively find solutions and would leave their areas tidy and offered up an impressive finished product.
ESL performed well and I would recommend their services.

Mace Group | Newington Butts | London

Business Development Manager was very helpful. Site Contract Manager managed very well. All materials used were to a good standard. Operatives used were good.

Mi-Space UK Ltd

Overall excellent service. Very pleased.

RDP Construction | Former Ambulance Station | Cranbrook

Just Some Of Our Many Clients

Galliford Try Balfour Beatty Kier Willmott Dixon Crest Nicholson Volker Countryside Keepmoat / Engie Mace McLaren

We Are Fully Accredited

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