Green, brown or biodiverse roofing is environmentally friendly, cost-efficient, improves quality of life for building users and looks amazing too. Suitable for commercial or domestic applications, going green is fast becoming the roof of choice for the contemporary designer.
Green roofs are vegetated layers that sit on top of a building’s conventional surfaces. Created in several layers, they include a waterproof membrane, insulation, drainage, filter cloth, growing sedum and plants.
A popular choice in towns and cities, the advantages of a green roofing system include:
- A significant reduction in cooling/ heating costs and energy consumption – the plants insulate the building during winter, while the growing medium helps to keep it cool in the summer
- Creates a natural filter which reduces the amount of rain drainage and helps to prevent river pollution
- A reduction of the ‘heat island effect’ of urban areas as plants absorb air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, leading to lower overall temperatures. This temperature regulation can also increase the efficiency of solar panels
- Provides a ‘back to nature’ space which looks great and encourages biodiversity, attracting birds and insects that are rarely seen in urban areas
- Can be installed as part of a useful, recreational space for roof gardens or terraces
- A versatile option that offers a range of planting options and is suitable for lightweight roof decks, inaccessible roofs, flat or sloping roofs
- Brown roofs utilise the substrate and plant species that occur on brown field sites when they have been reclaimed for new construction
- Easy to install and requires no irrigation (only minimal routine maintenance)
- Full warranties are available
Our roofing team is highly skilled and trained to fit a range of seamless green, brown and biodiverse systems. If you’re unsure of the technical specifications, we’re always happy to talk you through the options available for your project.