Green roofs, also known as eco-roofs, are more than just a way to stand out from the crowd and give your building a unique landscaped design. They are a critical step in reducing flooding and maintaining biodiversity in the UK. As a company that always tries to deliver a high-quality service to our customers and the environment, we have become leaders in green roof installation.
A green roof is a system of roofing that uses natural vegetation to finish the roof covering as opposed to other materials. This layer of vegetation sits on top of the conventional waterproofing layer of the building. This is not a new concept; however it is growing in popularity as people take steps towards mitigating the impacts of climate change. Many local authorities insist on green roof installation on new-build projects.
Sedum Blanket – This is a lightweight fully grown grass blanket installed on a filter layer, and is then laid directly over the waterproofing system without and secondary substrate. These are low maintenance.
Plug Planted Systems – Individually planted roof, incorporating different sedums, grasses, plants and wildflowers.
Recreational Gardens, Terraces and Spaces – These provide gardens and spaces at roof level, with ground level landscaping. It is not uncommon for car parks in city centres to have a green roof on the underground car park, to maximise the space.