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GREEN ROOFS

GREEN ROOFS

The introduction of green roofs are an excellent way to improve the environment we live in, extend the living space we use and can be a wonderful thing to look at.

Green roofs can be designed and installed on a new building or as part of a building refurbishment. The planning, and maintenance of all green roofs is covered by the UK Green roof Code of Practice (GRO), (source www.livingroofs.org) and is derived from the German FLL standard.

Types of Green Roof

Intensive

Typically designed as urban architecture for outdoor living space. An intensive roof is the least common application, heavier and often the more expensive.

Semi-intensive

Very similar to the common garden with both extensive and intensive areas.

Extensive

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 Roof

Your green roof can act as a secure vault for Green House Gases and help improve the environment

Cooler Buildings

Help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect and keep urban temperatures down.

Insulation

Provides additional thermal performance to the building.

Water Management

Can retain up to 99% of rainwater and be recycled.

Recycled Material

Biodiversity Roofs can be designed with almost anything in mind to enhance the ecological landscape and habitats for numerous species.

Planning

Can aid planning and BREAM applications.

Energy Savings

By reducing the requirement to heat and cool the building thus saving as much as 15% on your energy consumption

Positive Environmental Impact

Parks in the Sky

See below for a selection of our previous projects

Proteus Waterproofing.

We work extensively with Proteus Waterproofing – please click on the image below to read a recent article featured on page 52 of Roofing Today Magazine.

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