Greening the Built Environment Vertical Gardens . Roof Gardens Green Facades . Planter Boxes
â€œ Green roofs and vertical gardens help our world re-invest in its natural beauty. We grow gardens to please the eye, soothe the soul, challenge the elements & enhance our spirit. We share the magic of watching gardens grow on buildings within our cities, for the joy of our whole community. â€?
1 Bligh St, Sydney CBD
Inspired roof gardens, vertical gardens and green facades Fytogreen assist Australian and International developers, architects and landscape architects design beautiful, environmentally sustainable gardens integrated into the architectural form. We are Australiaâ€™s leading specialist in extensive roof gardens, light-weight intensive roof gardens, vertical gardens and green facades. Fytogreen is the largest supporter of green roof systems in Australia, be it component supply only, or a complete design and customer service.
FLOURISHING GARDENS THAT OFFER SUBSTANTIAL COST SAVINGS Fytogreen uses a proprietary technology, with 28 years of international research and growing experience, that has been perfected to suit various climatic conditions around the world. Fytogreens unique Hydroponic growing media, coupled with our ecologically sustainable focus during the design and construction stages, ensure delivery of vertical gardens that thrive. Thus ensuring that a Fytogreen green wall will flourish, not only at installation, but it will continue to thrive for the natural life span of the plants.
COVER IMAGES: Main Pic - Illura Apartments West Melbourne, Left to Right - Medibank Building Docklands; Victorian Desalination Plant Wonthaggi; Botanica Apartments Sth Brisbane. REAR COVER IMAGES: Main Pic - Crown Casino Mahonogy Room Melbourne CBD Left to Right - Private Residence Windsor; Freshwater Place Melbourne; Telstra Office Perth
Sandown Racetrack, Springvale, VIC.
More than 200 successful green wall projects have been completed by the Fytogreen Australia team, since 2002, in Australia and in international locations including New Zealand, California, Singapore and Dubai. Our established expertise created over many years of collaboration with horticultural experts allows Fytogreen a rapid interchange of experience, problem solving, commercial and technical know-how, which continues to enhance our effectiveness and ability to service our clientsâ€™ needs. Fytogreen Australia has supplied proprietary roof garden media components to approximately 360,000m2 of roof gardens throughout Australia. Fytogreen works with the majority of Tier 1 and Tier 2 construction companies, either directly or indirectly in the capacity as a sub-contractor.
...a track record of success Fytogreen supplies the latest technology and systems for greening the built environment, including design, construct and maintenance services for: • Green roofs • Vertical gardens • Green facades • Planter boxes • Displays for trade shows, events or property sales We also supply horticultural products for new garden establishment and tree root anchors to the landscape industry.
Wonthaggi Desalination Plant, VIC.
Sustainable living roofs for healthy, ecologically responsible buildings. A roof garden or “green roof” is a flat or pitched roof surface that is planted using a growing medium over a waterproof membrane. Not only does a flourishing roof garden enhance the overall aesthetic, green roofs also improve a building’s environmental performance, thermal insulation and climate responsiveness. ABOVE: Private Residence - Dover Heights, Sydney and Curl Curl, Sydney
Environmental extensive roof gardens (green roofs) SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY FYTOGREEN
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Extensive and semi-extensive roof gardens have a thin growing medium <200mm deep, planted with predominantly native vegetation. Although Fytogreen installs sub-surface irrigation, typically our extensive roof gardens require minimal maintenance. Extensive roofs are light enough to be retrofitted to existing buildings where minimal upgrade to structural capabilities are required. 8 8
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From the new residential home to greening a garage roof or home extension – all the way to an extensive roof on a large commercial building – extensive roof gardens are the latest in the sustainability tool kit for acoustic and temperature insulation, water management and aesthetic beauty. We do not supply the waterproof membranes, however we have experience and connections to introduce the most suitable membrane systems.
PLANT SPECIES REFER TO SPECIFICATION PLANT SPECIES REFER TO SPECIFICATION MULCH LAYER: 20mm RECYCLED BRICK MULCH LAYER: 20mm RECYCLED BRICK HYDROCELL 40 EXTENSIVE HYDROCELL 40 EXTENSIVE GEOTEXTILE FILTER: BIDIM A19 GEOFABRIC GEOTEXTILE FILTER: BIDIM A19 GEOFABRIC DRAINAGE CELL: ATLANTIS FLO-CELL 20 DRAINAGE CELL: ATLANTIS FLO-CELL 20 PROTECTION LAYER: COREFLUTE OR LDPE PROTECTION LAYER: COREFLUTE OR LDPE 2 LAYER BITUMINOUS WATERPROOFING PVC WATERPROOF MEMBRANE SYSTEMSYSTEM 2 LAYER BITUMINOUS WATERPROOFING SYSTEM PROTECTION LAYER: ARDEX WPM 002 -WITH SIKAROOT SARNAFIL WITH ROOT PROTECTION LAYER: ARDEX WPM 002 SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION NETAFILM TECHLINE AS @ 400mm CENTERS NETAFILM TECHLINE AS @ 400mm CENTERS SS L-PROFILE EDGE SS L-PROFILE EDGE ROOF CONSTRUCTION REFER TO SECTION ROOF CONSTRUCTION REFER TO SECTION
Intensive roof gardens
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FYTOGREEN SUPPLIES COMPONENTS AND PRODUCTS TO LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS
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Intensive roof gardens are typically heavier than extensive gardens, with a garden profile depth of 200-1500mm+ supporting substantial vegetation, shrubs and trees – a landscaped space for people to use for recreation, gardens or a natural habitat. Intensive roof gardens need to be irrigated and maintained and because people use the garden, the roof needs to be structurally load bearing. Fytogreen assists landscape architects and garden designers and supplies components to landscape contractors for intensive roof gardens.
Freshwater Place, Melbourne CBD
The vertical garden MEETING A TECHNICAL CHALLENGE TO ENHANCE NATURE’S EXPRESSION Walls can become botanical gardens. Fytogreen’s vertical garden panel system, which uses our proprietary growing medium to deliver water and nutrients to specially selected plants, makes the living vertical environment a success. The complex process of species selection and placement has been honed by Fytogreen over many years to ensure the installed green walls are both successful and sustainable. The important considerations of testing sunshine hours through sun/shade modeling, light intensity, wind and the implication of the fractal factor on outdoor design. For indoor green walls, the importance of supplementary lighting and air exchange in the spaces are paramount. DESIGN & CONSTRUCT For a large commercial project, design should ideally be considered approximately 18 months prior to construction. Fytogreen offers both a design consultancy service and a full design and construct service for vertical gardens. CONSTRUCT ONLY Fytogreen does undertake “construct only” projects. In instances where a garden has been designed or specified by the client’s Landscape Architect and Fytogreen has won the tender via the traditional tendering process, Fytogreen offers advice as to whether specific species specified are suitable for integration into Fytogreen’s proprietary growing medium. When species specified have not previously been trialled by Fytogreen, we offer similar alternative species.
75 Dorcas St, Sth Melbourne.
Vertical Gardens can transform residential courtyards into a gorgeous tapestry of colour, turn a fence into a work of art, or create amazing entry statements. Over the years Fytogreen have developed innovative garden installations in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Fytogreen are known for their unique solutions to generate sustainable vertical gardens for any built environment, creating excitement and an amazing wow factor.
PHOTO: Ebony Apartments, VIC
FYTOWALL VERTICAL GARDENS Fytogeen are at the cutting-edge in our field. We are passionate horticulturists, always learning with new plant species in all sorts of climatic conditions. Fytogreen supply the latest technology and systems for design and construction as well as offering a maintenance service for all our green walls, ensuring maximum plant life.
FLORAFELT VERTICAL GARDEN PLANTERS Florafelt is perfect for smaller installations, they come pre-grown or packaged for DIY. The panels come in standard sizes that can be trimmed to exact specifications to closely fit any width or custom size.
PHOTO: Goodlife Gym, Docklands
An ultra lightweight, suspended garden, ideal for Arbours & Pergolaâ€™s. The advantage of this system is not having plants growing up from the base of the structure, as with traditional arbours and pergolas, which normally takes up valuable floor space.
GREEN FACADES AND PLANTER BOXES Green faĂ§ades differ from vertical gardens by using climbing vines & creepers, planted in a lightweight and automated planter systems with climbing trellis. Fytogreen also provide pre-grown planter boxes ready for inserting to the buildings facade. The planter box is designed to be lifted from its upper lip making placement easy and safe! PHOTO: 350 Williams St, Melbourne CBD
FYTOWALL CYLINDERS AND POLE PLANTERS A great way to incorporate green foliage without compromising space, perfect for sidewalks and food courts. We also offer Fytowall Cylinders which attach to overhead catenary wires that are fully engineered to site specific conditions.
PHOTO: Star City, New Zealand
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vertical gardens Botanica Apartments LOCATION 2 Edmondstone Street, Sth Brisbane CLIENT Aria Property Group ARCHITECT Rothe Lowman White Architects PROJECT BUILDER PBS Building Pty Ltd DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION September 2015 318m2 Fytogreen Australia has recently completed three stunning vertical gardens at The Botanica Apartments in South Brisbane. Fytogreen installed 2 outdoor walls on the street frontage of the apartments. The first screens the car park façade, starting at 4m above the driveway entrance, ascending to 20m above the street level. The 2nd outdoor greenwall is located on the west end of the south facing street front. The third vertical garden is indoors. Located in the main entrance, at street level, complimenting the interior design of the entrance foyer. Created with a sub tropical plant palette, 54 species have been used with 9650 plants.
Medibank Building, Docklands LOCATION Melbourne, Victoria CLIENT Dexas Property Group ARCHITECT Hassell PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR Brookfield Multiplex DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION June 2014 400m2 Medibank are the primary tenant for the new 720 Bourke Street development in Melbourne, Docklands. Medibank’s senior manager asked for a building with significant foliage adorning the facades of the building. The Architect, Hassell, developed the concept of 2 x 200m2 vertical gardens flanking the 720 Bourke Street entrance on the south east of the building. Fytogreen’s botanist used 72 species and 11,600 plants to create this design. Fytogreen pre-grew this vertical garden in 5 months in shade houses prior to installation. This south east facing wall only gets a small amount of early morning sun and the rest of the day it’s in shade. Fytogreen also provided 520 pre-grown green facade planters and 16 roof gardens, spread over 10 levels.
vertical gardens Architizer jury & popular choice WINNER 2014 Residential Mid Rise projects. Awarded for the super green, eight star ENERGY EFFICIENCY rated, development.
The Block, Sky High LOCATION South Melbourne, Victoria CLIENT The Block Sky High, TV series for Channel 9 ARCHITECT Julian Brenchley Architects DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION 2013 117 m2 Fytogreen designed and installed for the Channel 9 TV Series, The Block-Sky High. As an outdoor series of vertical gardens ranging in sizes these are installed on all 4 aspects of the 5 level apartment block. The vertical gardens are in 25 sections spread over levels 1 to 5. Contrasting with a Black steel surround the green foliage will develop over time to be a sustainable evergreen look with some flowering species creating seasonal highlights. Internally, Fytogreen’s Florafelt DIY system was also supplied to create fabulous eye-catching patio vertical garden features.
“ A 377m2 wall designed by Fytogreen will be a centerpiece to this next generation 6 star Green building.”
1 Bligh Street, Sydney LOCATION Sydney, NSW BUILDING OWNER Dexus Property Group ARCHITECT Ingenhoven Architekten and Architectus PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR Grocon DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION 2011 377m2 “Beautiful, bold and brilliantly green” is the way this next generation sustainable office building is described. This 27-level tower at 1 Bligh Street is Sydney’s first 6-Star Green Star Office Design V2 Certified building which promises to provide a new benchmark in sustainable design. Fytogreen created a 377 square meter green wall which calls for shade and wind tolerant plant species specified by the architect to be “uniform green”, with “simplicity rather than celebration” as its theme. The 40 meter long green wall presents its own site challenges due to its solar orientation. A research & development program will support the on-going sustainability of this special project, to nurture and investigate suitable plant species for the on-going maintenance of the green wall.
vertical gardens Fytogreen continues to innovate!
Collins Place, Melbourne LOCATION 35 Collins Street, Melbourne CLIENT AMP Captial / Thinc ARCHITECT SJB Interiors PROJECT BUILDER Buildcorp Interiors DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION February 2015 60m2 Providing a solution for the re-developemnt of the ANZ Collins Place food court - Fytogreen successfully brought stunning greenery into the food court space without compromising on seating capacity. 8 spearate totems poles varying in height from 3m to 5m, all pre-grown off site in Somerville & then installed over a 2 night installation period. A total of 1320 plants, with 18 different species used on the project, the thriving result was achieved in collaboration with SJB Interiors and Thinc. BEFORE INSTALLATION
Private Residence LOCATION Kew, Victoria CLIENT Private Residence DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION September 2014 12m2 This project is an exterior greenwall, set in an outdoor courtyard on the side of a recently renovated home in Kew. The exposed block-work with racking top edge frames the array of plants. Approximately 120 plants were used, with about 27 different species to cover the 12m2 area. The host wall is located in a full shaded area in a sheltered outdoor courtyard that has a barbeque and pizza oven. It can be seen from the kitchen on ground level and the first level hallway to the bedrooms. The owners use Fytogreen to maintain the greenwall with regular visits. The entire system is fed and watered by an automated controller and maintenance is done by the client with Fytogreens assistance.
roof gardens Freshwater Place residential tower â€“ conceived as a vertical neighborhood featuring a garden with a view.
Freshwater Place, Southbank LOCATION Melbourne, Victoria ARCHITECT Bates Smart PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR Australand LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Laurence Blyton COMPLETION 2004 2400m2 Freshwater Place on Southbank, Melbourne is a stunning high rise development located in the heart of Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River between Crown Casino and Southgate. Designed by Bates Smart and developed by Australand. Freshwater Place was conceived as a vertical neighborhood where residents enjoy a range of recreational facilities and nearby amenities, while being at the center of one of the most livable cities in the world. Podium and High Rise residents have access to the Level 10 facilities which include a fully-equipped gym, pool, spa and sauna. The jewel in the crown is the Level 10 rooftop Half Acre Garden. Lush grass with the BBQ areas that boast stunning views out across the Yarra River and CBD make this secret garden perfect for entertaining.
Ryman Health Care LOCATION Weary Dunlop Retirement Village 218-242 Jells Road, Wheelers HIll LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Suzanne Sullivan Landscaping DESIGN & CONSTRUCT Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION April 2014 Roof Garden - 115m2 Green Facade - 286m2 Ryman Health Care are New Zealandâ€™s leading age care facility provider, the project in Wheelers Hill, is their first Australian establishment. Fytogreen was commissioned to design and construct two roof gardens on a profile depth 540mm, situated above the car park. The initial garden is 66m2 and the second 49m2 was designed with raised garden beds to compliment the gardens of the Weary Dunlop Retirement Village Fytogreen also created a green facade system to mask the large retaining walls from the site cut. and green facade
roof gardens Private Residence St Kilda East
LOCATION 38 Westbury Street, St Kilda East CLIENT Bedlam Pictures DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION August 2015 646m2 Fytogreen was contracted for the retrofitting of a green roof on a 1950’s apartment block in St Kilda East. The residents of the apartment block applied for a council grant to redesign their apartment complex roof top into a functional and enjoyable garden space. The design incorporated 50m2 grassed area & a lillydale topping pathway of 52m2. Details of the full journey can be read at www.38westburystreet.com. au
“ Life is good on the roof and the community is coming together to look after this gift. We now have tables and seats and plants that wave to us in the wind. ” - Residents of Westbury St.
Medibank Building, Docklands LOCATION Melbourne, Victoria ARCHITECT AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Hassell PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR Brookfield Multiplex DESIGN & CONSTRUCT Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION 2014 640m2 A series of 16 roof garden areas on the west, north and east facing facades of the 18 level building at 720 Bourke Street, Docklands. Starting on level 2 these roof gardens are scattered over most levels up to level 16 of the building. Ranging in size from 9m2 up to 400m2 with a profile of 600mm depth profile to accommodate ground covers and advanced trees. All these gardens will need to tolerate high winds and challenging temperatures.
roof gardens South East Water LOCATION Frankston, VIC CLIENT South East Water PROJECT BUILDER ProBuild LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Aspect Studios COMPLETION September 2015 800m2 Completing works on the new South East Water headquarter building, Fytogreen installed the green roof on Level W1, the full shade eastern garden on the ground floor, and the tiered entrance garden which follows the buildingâ€™s escalator up 4 levels which contains trees up to 5m high at planting time. Due to all areas being in a complete rain shadow, Fytogreen refined a suitable species list for the roof gardens. This rain shadow aspect meant that the irrigation design had to be very robust and supported by a flow rate monitored alarm system. With the gardens all under the roof line, standard cranes could not be used for moving material easily to the respective areas. This required material to be placed where possible by Franna crane horizontally and the bulk of the material was blown in by We-Blow.
Private Residence Semi-Extensive Roof Garden LOCATION Wentworth Street, Dover Heights ARCHITECT Farnan Findlay Architects PROJECT BUILDER Yancken Constructions DESIGN Jane Irwin Landscape Architects CONSTRUCTION Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION 2012 43m2 A beautiful, unique living space was created on the roof of this private residence enhancing magnificent views over Bondi Beach. The array of hardy succulents are complemented by a natural sandstone crazy pave pathway. The semi extensive roof garden is 43m2, varying in depth from 140mm to 540mm through the length of the narrow garden.
roof gardens Museum of Old & New Art (mona) LOCATION Hobart, Tasmania PROJECT BUILDER Hansen Yuncken ARCHITECT Fender Katsalidis LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Oculus COMPLETION 2011 2000m2 As our 12th extensive roof garden installation, the roof garden on the MONA building is simply spectacular, and now the architecture matches the amazing scenery. The banks of the Derwent could not be more beautiful and the stunning steel clad building sets a powerful statement prior to descending into what is Australia’s most remarkable museums. The owner’s home and the museums ground level roof is clad with an extensive roof garden. This spectacular extensive roof garden was designed by Oculus Landscape Architect’s and it nestles onto the main building merging natural structure with built structure. Using many coastal species and a range of succulents and strappy foliage the garden has minimal maintenance. Also flanking the arrival staircase from the pier where the catamaran arrives from Hobart is a series of planter boxes with 4-5m high conifers and trailing over the sides are mesembryanthemum.
Victorian Desalination Plant LOCATION Wonthaggi, Victoria ARCHITECT ARM / Peckvonhartel LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Aspect Studio CLIENT Aquasure DESIGN & INSTALL Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION 2012 27,000m2 This project was commenced in 2011 and finished early 2012. The size of this roof garden makes it the largest green roof in the southern hemisphere. Around 110,000 tube stocks of indigenous ground covers, sedges, lilies, succulents and nonwood shrubs were used. All species selected were native and indigenous to the area. The design brief was to replicate what would have been growing there prior to human habitation. Being a coastal ecologically sensitive area the brief from the client was to minimize the visual impact of Australia’s largest municipal water treatment plant.
green facades Covered with green facades, green roofs and vertical gardens. The Medibank building sets a new benchmark on building green.
Medibank Building, Docklands LOCATION Melbourne, Victoria ARCHITECT Hassell PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR Brookfield Multiplex DESIGN & CONSTRUCT Fytogreen COMPLETION 2014 1326m2 Rising 18 levels next to Southern Cross train station the Medibank building is the first of its type in Victoria. Fytogreen was contracted to provide research, develop the design and construct the green facades, green roofs and vertical gardens. The green facades are made up of 520 planter boxes each pre built and pre grown at Fytogreenâ€™s facility in Somerville then transported and craned into position. 6 species of climbing vines were selected from our research plots, these were planted and pre grown for 3-6 months prior to installation. The green facades adorn 3 aspects of the Medibank Building and will need to survive a wide range of challenging conditions from level 1 up to level 16.
Platinum Apartments, Melbourne LOCATION City Road, Southbank, Melbourne CBD CLIENT Salvo Property Group ARCHITECT Squillace LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Aspect Studios PROJECT BUILDER Brookfield Multiplex DESIGN & CONSTRUCT Fytogreen Australia COMPLETION April 2016 1,700m2 203 planter boxes were pre-grown at Fytogreenâ€™s nursery facility in Somerville for 9 months. The planting pallet comprised of 5 species with the aspect facing west and north. A specially designed planter utilizing LLDPE Material for long term sustainability to act as both a crash and fall protection barrier was designed with forklift lifting points. A pre-growth period of 12 months or more would of been ideal to deliver the planters with their starter mesh panel at full coverage for all species. This will be an iconic green facade for Melbourne and be spectacular in early summer when in full flower.
products Supplying our landscape, horticultural and civic infrastructure industry Australia-wide people are saving water and money by improving plant growth and establishment rates with Fytogreenâ€™s products.
HYDROCELL FLAKES For fast establishment of new gardens, landscapers Australia wide and commercial gardeners are using Hydrocell as their soil amendment to achieve twice the growth with half the water.
FYTOCELL Ideal for commercial and home-grown hydroponics, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, capsicum, herbs, strawberries and eggplant, softwood propagation and some types of flower growing. Fytocell is a new hydroponic soil-less growing media. This product was developed in Holland over the last 28 years and is also being used commercially in UK, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
FLOATING GARDENS Pre-grown offsite to improve establishment; A clever solution capable of reducing polution (including heavy metals) by filtering and stripping pollutants from water columns, dams, quarries, lakes, ponds and ex-mining sites. Or use purely for Aesthetics, as beautiful island gardens.
CUTTING SEED PROPAGATOR
Fytoclone is an aminoplast resin foam, light but very stable, PH neutralized substrate. Excellent for microgreens (sprouts), where uniform germination, water distribution & water retention are vital for commercial performance.
TREE ANCHORS Fytogreen offer a range of installation products to provide above & below ground anchoring for semi mature tree transplants up to 25m high. Councils, golf courses and communities love street trees established without stakes. Tree Anchors are made specifically for Australiaâ€™s harsh conditions, built extra tough to stringent Australian standards, thereby guaranteeing safe products and consistent quality.
Talented experienced people committed to client service Fytogreen employs highly skilled professionals with national project experience in green facade, green roof and green wall garden design and installation across a broad spectrum of building typology. From the initial project award through to completion, the Fytogreen’s project manager provides a continuous point of contact with the client. We seek to establish an informal yet professional working relationship with the client’s team, striving for a cost-effective and beautiful project solution. Fytogreen has the horticultural, managerial and practical expertise to assist with all aspects of the project and to ensure timely and accurate delivery within project restraints. Fytogreen is dedicated to the ongoing training and professional development of team members in appreciation of our most valuable resource – our people.
GEOFFRY HEARD MANAGING DIRECTOR Leading the Fytogreen Team is Geoff, with a B. Ag in Commerce from Lincoln University and has extensive experience in all aspects of living roof systems and has over 30 years of horticultural experience. Geoff established Fytogreen Australia in 2002 and has conducted a rigorous research program to adapt and modify Fytogreen’s resin products to Australian climatic conditions and implement a wide range of successful projects in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc. Geoff is responsible for the successful delivery of Fytogreen’s projects & the ongoing research and development.
DAVID MOLONEY GENERAL MANAGER David commenced with Fytogreen in 2010, has a Bachelor of Business / Accounting and manages all facets of Fytogreen head office and the in-house accounting functions. David has extensive experience in financial and business management and provides internal support to the sale and manufacturing departments.
MICHAEL HEARD QLD SALES MANAGER Mike joined Fytogreen in 2003, to develop and manage the Queensland region. Mike has significant experience in green walls and green roof installation and maintenance. Mike is well respected for his customer service and project delivery.
STUART TYLER NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
ERIK VAN ZUILEKOM DESIGN & QUALITY MANAGER
Stuart graduated from Massey University (New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Science in 1984. Stuart commenced with Fytogreen in 2004. Stuart manages the sales team, supporting clients on the journey from initial vision, through the concept design development phases until handover to the Operations Team.
Erik has a BA in Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science in Botany & a Diploma in Landscape Design. Erik is responsible for the design concept development, plant selection, maintenance of all installations, nursery supervision, & species research. Erik manages the prototype implementation & Quality Management.
“ We believe in engaging the best talent to satisfy our clients’ diverse requirements.” Geoff Heard, Managing Director
DHIRESHEN SINGH NSW SALES MANAGER Dhireshen joined Fytogreen in 2010 to develop and manage the NSW region. He graduated from Ryde Tafe in 2005 with a Landscape Design Diploma. Dhireshen has significant experience in landscaping and is responsible for installation and maintenance of all projects in NSW and ACT.
...Our goal is to create possibilities not to limit options
SAM WILLIAMS ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER
GRANT RADBOURNE ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER
Sam manages internal operations and project delivery of Fytogreen’s vertical garden projects. He also liaises with the clients, estimators and contracts administrators to ensure the best and most cost-effective solution is being presented, while, at the same time, ensuring the quality and aesthetic integrity of the green wall project is maintained.
Recently joining the team at Fytogreen, Grant has been project managing and installing green roofs, living walls and irrigation projects across Ireland and the UK for the past 6 years. Grants primary role is estimating & project management of Fytogreens roofs & facades projects. Liaising with Architects, designers & site managers to ensure projects are delivered on time & to budget.
Collaboration and knowledge sharing Fytogreen thrives by working collaboratively with our clients, Architects, Landscape Architects and consultant project teams. The best results are achieved by: • Developing a thorough understanding of the project vision, site constraints, and local ecology • Gathering information prior to and during the project period, and ensuring all details are communicated to each team member • Drawing upon a wealth of in-house and international experience Fytogreen provides a comprehensive and client focused solution to all projects continuing beyond the traditional scope of the project. The completion of a project does not mean the end of our working relationship. We are actively engaged in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the gardens, through our commitment to Project Maintenance.
Before & After Curved Vertical Gardens
Pre-Grown Facades in Bloom
Fytogreen pre-grow all Green Walls prior to installation to minimize loss and to maximize sustainability
Roof Garden Test beds at Fytogreen
Fytogreen Floating Gardens
Fytogreen’s research and development program ...our commitment to innovation We are passionate horticulturists, always learning and experimenting with new types of plants in all sorts of climatic conditions. Some test beds for Green Roofs are planted and left untouched. We establish test beds at varying degrees of pitch, so that we can speak from experience when an architect asks us how a plant might perform on a pitched roof. From herbs and vegetables to flowering plants, the vertical garden poses on-going research and development challenges, whether it is for indoor or outdoor situations.
we plant, we learn, we listen, we evaluate WATER WISE FOR ALL CLIMATES Fytogreen’s Hydrocell growing medium is tested in a variety of climatic and planting conditions. Typically Australian towns and cities are seeking ways to conserve water, and we are proud to have tested and proven our gardens as the most efficient water-saving systems available today. AWARD WINNING
That’s why we were a finalist in the Save Water Awards in 2004.
Client Referees PROJECT: CLIENT: CONTACT:
Platinum Towers, Melbourne CBD Green Facade Project Brookfield Multiplex Andrew Walter (03) 9553 3500
otanica Apartments, Sth Brisbane B Vertical Garden Project CLIENT: Aria Property Group CONTACT: Michael Hurley (07) 3226 0106 PROJECT: Envirodome Roof Garden CLIENT: Adelaide Zoo CONTACT: Geoff Lugg (08) 8230 1219 PROJECT:
ANZ Headquarters, Docklands, Roof Garden components for 1300m2 and 189m2 vertical garden CLIENT: Lend Lease CONTACT: Nicki Patton (03) 9643 0000 PROJECT:
Mona Vale residential home Roof Garden CLIENT: EDAW AECOM CONTACT: James Rosenwax (02) 8934 0000 PROJECT:
7 20 Bourke Street, Medibank Building Roof Gardens, Vertical Gardens and Green Facades CLIENT: Brookfield Multiplex CONTACT: Tim Trimble (03) 9353 3500 PROJECT: 1 Bligh Street CLIENT: Grocon CONTACT: Daniel Simicevic (02) 8249 7000 PROJECT: CLIENT: CONTACT:
Victorian Desalination Plant Roof Garden Thiess - Degremont Simon Ballard (02) 9332 9444
Telstra Office, Canberra
Fytogreen procedures and systems Fytogreen is dedicated to implementing professional and procedural systems covering production, design, development, installation and post completion maintenance during all stages of the project cycle.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Works are carried out in strict accordance with Fytogreen’s fully documented Management Procedures System. We create a Quality Plan for each project supported by a series of matrix-type checklists, Work Method Statements and Inspection Test Plans (ITP’s). Our documents are continually upgraded based on an ISO 9001:2000 compliant model.
Fytogreen’s Environmental Management System is integrated into the Fytogreen Management System Procedures. Fytogreen has a documented Environmental Policy. We undertake environmental site assessments to identify risks and include them in the Site Specific Environmental Management Plan.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OHSMS) Fytogreen’s OHSMS covers the provision of project services involved in the supply and installation of roof gardens, green facades and vertical gardens. Fytogreen has documented its policies outlining its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety. Fytogreen’s OHSMS field based operations have been analyzed and generic Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) templates generated for repetitive site based operations. Prior to commencing works on site the Fytogreen Site Supervisor undertakes a review of the site conditions and discusses any risks with the team using the Daily Prestart Tool Box Talk Forms prior to commencing work.
There has been no evidence, the use of Fytogreen material has caused any detrimental impact on the environment due to decomposition or degradation since its first use 28 years ago. Fytogreen offers clients a service that will meet their ESD requirements. Through training and work experience, we continue to develop the necessary skills to provide best practice in ESD. Environmental performance is an important consideration when choosing our products and externally procured materials and components. Fytogreen chooses to actively support suppliers and vendors that demonstrably participate in environmental initiatives. We minimize water wastage and use energy efficiently and, where possible, recycle materials.
Fytogreen acknowledges photography sources from Morilla Gallery, Stuart Tyler & Erik Van Zuilekom Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate, Fytogreen makes no representation about the content and suitability of this information for any purpose. Roof gardens, vertical gardens and green facades are delicate ecosystems subject to a range of growing environments. They can only thrive with the correct garden establishment and maintenance programs. People seeking to establish a Fytogreen garden and Architects wishing to specify a particular design or plant array should contact us for technical advice and assistance.
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