The popularity of green roofs means living roofs can be found everywhere from city tower blocks to countryside buildings, more and more people are realising the potential benefits of having a green roof, helping the environment, and also increasing the price of the property.

A green roof system involves installing a watertight membrane on the top and then planting various greenery and shrubbery on top, creating a ‘living roof’.

Green roofs comprise of multiple layers of Insulation, irrigation and soil before greenery is planted, this is to ensure the roof is safe from leaks and dampness but also to make sure all greenery and shrubs thrive. The cost of green roof construction can put people off this system as it is expensive, however, in the long run it will save you money on heating bills as the greenery causes the roof to be ultra-insulating.

Once installed the roof requires very little maintenance such as weeding a dew times a year as the plants look after themselves, it’s also a way to reduce CO2 levels and help the environment.

Benefits of Green Roofing

Green roofs last twice as long as conventional roofs, as a green roof covers the membrane of the roof and therefore prevents deterioration caused by UV rays. They help to control the temperature of the building keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer as the plants sweat keeping the roof cooler.

Green roofs are incredibly thermal efficient and help to decrease your heating bills. The greenery installed helps to reduce your carbon footprint as it takes in the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and release oxygen, helping the environment. Aesthetically pleasing, green roofs can be designed however you want, whether you want to blend in with your surroundings or just something beautiful to look over from above

Habitats lost at ground level because of a new build are re-created to encourage wildlife and biodiversity in an area to flourish. Our carefully selected vegetation and our techniques we use to lay green roofs can attract specific beetles, spiders and other insects. Green roofs systems help to reduce stormwater run-off as the system holds and slowly releases quantities of water during storms, reducing the flooding effect caused by excessive rainwater runoff.

A Green Roof System aids you in getting planning permission accepted due to all the benefits it can offer, it can also help to increase the value of the building. Depending on the thickness of the system, the layers of the green roof can help to absorb sound from leaving the building and deflect noise coming in, which is ideal for Urban areas. If you are interested in the installation of a Green roof our team can offer you the very best prices. Our team offer great services at reasonable prices, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


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