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Green Roof Installation Made Easy – Perfect For DIY

May 14th, 2020

The M-Tray® modular system clicks easily together allowing the sedum vegetation to blend quickly, promising to transform once-cold grey utilitarian roofs into a much more appealing sight for the surrounding residents. As the trays simply clip together they are quick and easy to install. The vegetation begins to blend within days.

Not only are our M-Trays® easy to install and easy to transport, but they will also last indefinitely. Every now and again throughout the year, you will need to do some maintenance; weeding, but apart from that, our trays are designed to be self-sufficient (they are designed to capture rainwater, releasing it gradually feeding the species set into our special substrate).

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How Easy Is It To Construct A Green Roof System?

Throwing grass seeds on a flat roof doesn’t make it a full-fledged green roof. However, the good news is that with the introduction of the new improved M-Tray® modular green roofing system to the UK market, installation is easier than ever before.

This pre-grown sedum green roof product is supplied in easy-to-handle plastic tray units.

A fully established, mature modular green roof system can be installed quickly and easily on difficult-to-access roofs by hand without the mess and disruption associated with traditional extensive green roof systems.

Offering Energy Efficient Qualities

Whilst there can be little doubt that the installation of a modular garden roof system can greatly improve the aesthetics of a standard roof, the benefits do not stop there as it green roofs actually offer a variety of benefits including:

  • Increased Roof Lifespan
  • Energy Reduction
  • Reduced Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)
  • Increasing Biodiversity and Wildlife
  • Improved Air and Water Quality
  • Reduced Sound Transfer

Green Roofing Units

This trademarked design incorporates strong tray units measuring 500 x 500 x 100mm, made from an injection moulded recycled polypropylene. The frame itself is 2mm thick throughout and is designed to tolerate significantly more than the 15-20kg saturated weight produced when the units are fully loaded with substrate and sedum plants.

The M-Tray® modules are delivered to site on shrink-wrapped pallets. Because these are live products, it is essential that they are unpacked as soon as possible and given access to light and water. The plants will suffer if they are left palletised longer than 24 hours after delivery.

For more information on the M-Tray® modular green roof solution from Wallbarn, please click here.

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