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Aiming High for a Green Solution

Whether you call them green roofs, living roofs or biodiverse roofs, there are many benefits in having vegetation on the top of a building. It’s fairly easy to see how they are good for the environment – providing habitat for wildlife and removing carbon emissions being just two features – but the financial and building performance benefits might not be as well known.GreenRoof.jpg

A green roof is a positive contribution to sustainability. Having a living surface that reduces solar gain, slows down stormwater run-off and offsets carbon emissions is recognised as very desirable, particularly in high-density towns and cities with few soft landscaped areas. Because of this, planning authorities often look favourably on developments incorporating these systems.

Financial benefits for a building owner can come through lower energy bills, protection from UV rays leading to longer life for roofing membranes and the ability to construct a flat roof without costly screeds. The acoustic and SUDS benefits means spending on other ways of meeting these aims can be cut or avoided altogether.

Featured Company – Blackdown Greenroofs

Blackdownlogo.jpgSedumRoof.jpg As one of the most experienced UK suppliers and installers of green and biodiverse roof systems, Blackdown Greenroofs has a portfolio of small and large projects across the country demonstrating the success of its complete solutions. The company offers the full service from design right through to after-care and is proud that all plants supplied are grown at Blackdown’s own nurseries in Somerset.

Blackdown Greenroofs takes care to tailor each sustainable green roof solution to a project’s specific requirements, so that customers do not have to compromise. The design will take into account factors such as the building’s location, the roof’s part in a biodiversity plan or BREEAM ratings, water attenuation, aesthetics and the budget available. Staff are horticulturalists and understand how to combine different types of plants for the desired effect.

Extensive, biodiverse and intensive roof systems are supplied. Each uses a drainage layer, filter fleece, engineered substrate and planted surface. Installation is by Blackdown Greenroofs’ own contract division or by expert partners who will work carefully while keeping to deadlines. To ensure the long-term success of a living roof installation, Blackdown Greenroofs will devise a maintenance programme.

To find out more about Blackdown Greenroofs, visit the website.

 
  • Kemper System manufacture & supply a liquid applied waterproofing system. Kemperol is a complete, liquid resin based waterproofing and surfacing system,...

  • Green roofs and living walls are a great way of providing an attractive, useful, environmentally friendly open space.

  • Ash & Lacy Building Systems are leading manufacturers & distributors of metal building envelope systems and ancillary products, providing specifiers...

  • SWS (GB) Ltd are structural waterproofing system specialists offering a range of roofing membranes for most types of roofs requiring a bituminous...

  • Alumasc is a specialist provider of world class waterproofing and green roof systems.

  • Our roofing products & solutions include roof felts, mastic asphalt, single ply membranes, slating & tiling, liquid/GRP systems, lead work, tanking...

  • Blackdown are specialists in lightweight planting systems for green and biodiverse roofs. We offer a complete design, cultivation, supply,...

  • We are specialists in the field of designing, supplying and fitting a range of cellular grassed paving systems in concrete or plastic and a variety of...

  • Kalzip is the world-leading standing seam roofing and wall cladding system. We provide total solutions for the external envelope of the building...

  • Euroclad Ltd is one of Ireland’s and the UK’s foremost producers of metal cladding systems and continuous development is specifically geared towards...

  • Offer a range of flat roof reinforced bituminous membranes, fully adhered structural waterproofing, green roofs, rooflights, smoke & fire ventilation...

  • Beton Construction Services specialises in surface protection. The company has grown to become one of the leading waterproofing and surface protection...

Where to buy green roofs

  • Kemper System - Kemper House, 30 Kingsland, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 4RW, 01925 445532
  • Wallbarn Ltd - Unit 16, Capital Business Centre, 22 Carlton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0BS, 0208 916 2222
  • Ash & Lacy Building Systems Ltd - Bromford Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7JJ, 0121 525 1444
  • SWS (GB) Ltd - 37 Berwick Close, Walton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3NY, 01246 551260
  • Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd - White House Works, Bold Road, Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4JG, 01744 648400
  • DFR Roofing Ltd - Douglas House, Weston Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4NU, 01752 255616
  • Blackdown Greenroofs - Blackdown Horticultural Consultants Limited, Street Ash Nursery, Combe St. Nicholas, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3HZ, 01460 234582
  • Grass Concrete Limited - Duncan House, 142 Thornes Lane, Thornes, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7RE, 01924 379443
  • Kalzip Ltd - Haydock Lane, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside, WA11 9TY, 01942 295 500
  • Euroclad Ireland - Unit 4, Newhall Industrial Estate, Nass, County Kildare, +353 (0) 45 435 570
  • AXTER Ltd - West Road, Ransoms Europark, Ipswich, Norfolk, IP3 9SX, 01473 724056
  • Beton Construction Services - Heron Court, Market Quay, Bandon, County Cork, RG24 8FA, +353 23 88 542 30
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