When we talk About Us or Riefa Green Roofing, actually I mean Me, it is all about Me!
About Me, I have spent the last 31 years (it is now 2013) working in the construction business.
I really wanted to practice accountancy or medicine, however, my pushy parents wouldn't hear of it! So off I went into 'the buildings'.
I eventually set up in business trying to specialise in sustainable and renewable construction and I did use these skills to come acclaim over the years with several projects (8 in fact) making the cover of Architectural review and Architects Journal as well as winning prestigious awards and accolades from the RIBA and City of Westminster.
There are some pictures on the website.
So what? I hear you cry, get to the point.
Well, it was during this time that I became increasingly aware of the interest we are now expressing about 'sustainability' and I began to bang on and on about my 'new ideas' to anyone that would listen.
One year, in about 2007 I think, some friends were walking in the Italian Alps where they met a German man that sold recycled and second life Bakery equipment, (Now That is Sustainable! I Ejaculated) but what has this to do with roofing?
'Well as it 'appens yeah' Thomas (the German) sold a deal of this equipment to Matthais (also a German) and Matt uses this kit to bake huge pieces of Biscuit. Matthais is using totally sustainable ingredients such as tree bark, a mix of flours and other nutrients (secret magical ones) glycerine and fairy dust to make what we now call Riefa roof boards.
I am now based in Northern England from where I hope to single handedly save the world, or gently convert the world to more sustainable construction through living Roofs. One roof at a time.
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Riefa® Board is a unique ultra light weight roof greening product. The first and only green roofing system suitable for both new build and legacy roof projects. Ideal for sedum roof or bespoke planting.