Types of Green Roof
Typically designed as urban architecture for outdoor living space. An intensive roof is the least common application, heavier and often the more expensive.
Very similar to the common garden with both extensive and intensive areas.
Approximately 75% of all green roofs installed within the UK and Europe are extensive. They are the lighter by design and require very little maintenance.
Advantages of Green Roofs
Your green roof can act as a secure vault for Green House Gases and help improve the environment
Help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect and keep urban temperatures down
Can reduce external noise as well as internal noise reaching out.
Provides additional thermal performance to the building
Can retain up to 99% of rainwater and be recycled
Biodiversity Roofs can be designed with almost anything in mind to enhance the ecological landscape and habitats for numerous species
Can aid planning and BREAM applications
By reducing the requirement to heat and cool the building thus saving as much as 15% on your energy consumption
Parks in the Sky
Typical Green Roof Build Up
Drainage and retention layer
Substrate/soil/growing medium with retention
Vegetation, seed or hard-landscaping surface finish