History

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.