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How To Build a Green Roof

August 10th, 2016

Green roofs are far from a new concept but their popularity is certainly at an all time high. Offering a huge variety of benefits, green roofs can range from roof gardens with raised beds and pots, to rolled-out green carpets, to shed roofs containing planting cells that are filled with soil or compost and planted up with low growing perennials and grasses.

Green roofs and living walls are a great way of providing an attractive, useful, environmentally friendly open space on otherwise ‘lost’ flat roofs and podium decks.

Introducing the M-TRAY® Modular Green Roof System

The good news is that if you are wondering how to build a green roof, it has never been easier than right now. Wallbarn has developed a new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2016. This pre-grown sedum green roof product is supplied in easy-to-handle plastic tray units.

A fully established, mature green roof 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. M-Tray® is available as a pre-established, mature sedum product or with a native wildflower mix.

Because the M-TRAY® comes as a complete kit, this recent installation came together with the absolute minimum of fuss because all the measuring and propagating has already been carried out by Wallbarn.

For more information about this innovative new system, including additional tips on how to build a green roof, please visit the dedicated area on our website by clicking here.

How To Build a Green Roof

Some of the benefits of installing a green roof include:

  • Reducing problems of water run-off and better storm water management
  • Building insulation
  • Aesthetic benefits
  • Providing habitats for birds and insects
  • Contributing to improvement of urban air quality
  • Cooling the urban environment
  • Contributing to reduced noise pollution
  • Reducing risk of fire spread between buildings

Another key benefit of adding a green roof to any type of building including sheds, garages and storage areas is the ability to reclaim the space they take up, as well as improving air quality and encouraging wildlife into the garden.

Tips For Installing a Green Roof

The video below offers invaluable insight

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