Green roofs and living walls are a great way of providing an attractive, useful, environmentally friendly open space on an otherwise ‘lost’ flat roof or podium deck and green roof construction can lead to the creation of several different types of green roofs for your property, all of which provide their own distinct advantages and benefits.
The 3 main variations of green roof which can be constructed through green roof construction are as follows:
- Modular Green Roof System - Modular green roof systems are particular well suited for a smaller green roof & will not need to be installed by a professional installer. Modular green roof systems are very easy to assemble as they come as complete pre-grown units. They are already very robust & well established, so there is less risk of wind uplift or erosion in the crucial time period just after installation.
- Component Green Roof - Component green roof systems are another variation & have been designed for larger, more extensive green roofs. The vegetation used in component green roof systems can be grass, sedum blankets, sedum/wildflower mixes, herbs or bio-diverse (brown roof) plants; each layer or component is supplied separately in bag or roll form and installed separately as a “dry” build-up. This allows easy access to roof areas. This system is ideal for large scale areas, unlevel or more complicated decks as it is flexible and “built into” the existing structure. This system is designed for extensive green roofs with a substrate level of between 70mm and 200mm.
- Living Walls - Offering all the advantages of green roofs in terms of added value, water attenuation and insulation. Living walls are a slightly newer variation of green roof systems. They offer all the advantages of green roofs in terms of added value, water attenuation & insulation but with the added bonus of being able to produce more natural space in often restricted areas. They are low maintenance, extremely attractive, highly visible & completely versatile.
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