Urban development over the last 50 years has led to the paving over of large areas of countryside with cities and supporting infrastructure. Even the traditional areas of parkland and green spaces within our cities have come under increasing pressure. High rise development in major cities reduces the natural airflow, adding to dirt and pollution, higher temperatures and lower humidity levels.

Many specifiers and building owners are therefore turning to green roof systems, and the numerous environmental benefits that they offer.

What is a Green Roof?

The term ’green roof’ typically refers to a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. This does not include roofs which are merely coloured green, as with green shingles. Green roofs often include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Features and Benefits
  • Improved aesthetic appearance
  • Reduced storm water run-off
  • Better acoustic performance
  • Improved thermal performance
  • Improved ambient air quality
  • Increased life expectancy of waterproofing

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For any help or advice required in connection with green roof design or installation, please contact us.

Click on the logos below to find out more about the Green Roof Organisation and Living Roofs.org

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