ZinCo Roof Greening Is a Mature Competence
|1957||A master craftsman shop is founded by Walter Zink in Unterensingen, Germany.|
|1960||Specialization in two areas: building systems and flat roof work – with in-house production.|
|1972||Innovation phase for the climate roof: From flat roof to roof garden. Public relations work on a broad front, integrating colleges and universities.|
|1978–1983||Market launch of Floradrain® FD 60 and FD 40 drainage elements.|
|1980||Focus on ZinCo's core competence: Roof greening systems.|
|1990||Setup of a soil supply network and marketing of the roof substrate Zincolit® that is made from recycled clay brick. ZinCo starts marketing activities in the UK market offering consultancy and support for the development of green roofs.|
|1992||To serve the increasing demand in the UK green roof market, ZinCo start their long-lasting partnership with EUROROOF representing ZinCo in the UK market henceforth. Continuous project developments, examples of which are named in the following.|
|1994||Installation of a ZinCo green roof on “No. 1 Poultry”, a famous office and retail building in the City of London designed by the Architect James Stirling. The green roof design was developed by landscape architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd.|
|1997||Residential development “Jacob's Island” in the centre of London using a ZinCo system to create a lake with a small island amidst the residential buildings providing an extraordinary garden for the residents. This special design – all installed on top of the underground garage roof deck – was developed by landscape architect Steve Scrivens.|
|1998||Development and market launch of ZinCo Fallnet® fall protection system.|
|2000||Installation of two grass roof projects: Walkable barrel roof on University of Cambridge Math’s Faculty and internationally known Eden Project where the restaurant was fitted with a green roof.
EUROROOF is incorporated into ALUMASC Exterior Building Products Ltd. ALUMASC takes over the long-standing partnership as ZinCo representation in the UK.
|2002||Development of “Jubilee Park” within the dense urban centre of Canary Wharf and the London docklands. The park was built on top of an underground station, a shopping mall and a public car park using a ZinCo system build-up.
Installation of one of the largest green roofs in the UK at the new Rolls Royce location in Chichester. A total of approximately 40,000 sqm roof area of the factory buildings and offices were greened with an extensive ZinCo system build-up.
|2003||Development and market launch of the ZinCo Solar Base SB 200.|
|2004||Installation of two spectacular ZinCo green roofs in the UK. One on Gallie Craig Coffee House on the Scottish peninsula “Rhins of Galloway” perfectly embedded in the surrounding area of a nature reserve.
The second “New Providence Wharf” in London boldly standing out with its cascading roof terraces.
|2010||Market launch of ZinCo “Summer Plains” system build-up, the first worldwide system for easy-care intensive green roofs using capillary irrigation.|
|2013||ZinCo Green Roof Systems Ltd. situated in Cambridge is founded to better serve and meet the requirements of a rapidly growing green roof market in the UK.
Launch of “natureline”, the world's first green roof system build-up made of renewable resources.
|2015||Refurbishment project at the Barbican Estate in the City of London: 2,000 sqm of landscaped roofs at Beech Gardens were refurbished and replanted with a naturalistic meadow-like flower-rich vegetation.|
|2016||Development and market launch of ZinCo system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof” to counteract the consequences of climate change.|