Green roofs are defined as planted, vegetative roofs

 

Green roofs, otherwise known as living roofs, can be living eco systems helping to contribute to the wildlife ‘corridors’ which our invertebrate population needs to survive. They have been around for centuries but are becoming more popular in our need to become less carbon hungry. They also meet our desire for a green space on our doorstep, however small the space available. They work well on smaller structures, such as a garden sheds and studios, just as well as larger structures.

 

Additional Advantages

  • Reducing and delaying rainwater run-off. 

  • Improving the air quality around them as the plants, especially wild flowers, absorb impurities in the air.

  • Heat absorbing in the summer making the room below feel cooler.

  • Improved sound insulation

  • It is possible to make use of recycled materials in the substrate used for planting

  • Improving the purity of rainwater into your water butt.

  • They turn a dull roof into a beautiful roof, blending it into the garden around it. 

 


 

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