Green Roofs

The benefits of installing a green roof are numerous and wide ranging. Social, economic and environmental benefits can contribute positively to issues surrounding climate change, flooding, biodiversity and declining green space in urban areas. The introduction of a green roof improves not only the building space in which you live but benefits those around you as well.

Sedum Green Roofs

Sedum systems are the most popular of all green roofing systems providing attractive coverage that changes seasonally. Sedum blanket green roof system is the perfect way to create a lush and healthy instant green roof for your building.

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Wild Flower Green Roofs

Our wildflower roofs contain a large diversity of species native to the UK, including herbs, grasses and wildflower. Wildflower roofs require more maintenance than sedum but creates a beautiful coverage that is perfect if aesthetics is a key concern.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many benefits to installing a green roof. They reduce storm-water runoff to reduce the risk of flooding in drainage basins; they reduce energy use of heating and air-conditioning by insulating the roofs and keeping the building warmer in winter and cooler in summer; a roof’s lifespan is increased by reducing heat fluctuations and UV exposure which degrades roof membranes; they help to mitigate the effects of global warming; the urban heat island effect is lessened in large cities; air and water quality is improved; they act as noise insulation and can reduce noise transfer by 8 decibels; they increase biodiversity and reclaim land lost by development and urban sprawl; and of course, they look beautiful!

In most cases where green roofs are installed on existing buildings, planning permission is not required. However, it is always advisable when making any kind of alteration to a building to contact your local planning department.

Green roofs can be created on flat or pitched roofs. Ideally, a green roof will go on a slope up to 10° but if it's on a slope over 20°, make sure you have a frame to stop the green roof from slipping. First, a layer of waterproofing needs to be added to your shed or garage.

Green roofs last 40 years or more and attract wildlife such as birds, bees and spiders.

In addition to thermal insulation, a green roof also has a sound-insulating effect. The combination of substrate, plants and the embedded air in the green roof system provide good sound insulation. Sound waves are absorbed and reflected.

Yes. Green Roofs are 'Low-Maintenance' not 'No-Maintenance'. Green roof maintenance is generally a very simple process. They are designed so that they will not require endless hours keeping them looking at their best.

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Complete our enquiry form for a free, no obligation quote. Or Simply call us on 023 8251 2832 to discuss your requirements.

Please note, we cannot quote for any green roof projects under 15m2.