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.
They are widely recognised as helping to improve our air quality as the plants absorb impurities in the air.
Reducing and delaying rainwater run-off
Insulating in the winter and heat absorbing in the summer
Improved sound insulation
It is possible to make use of recycled materials in the substrate used for planting
They can provide a pleasing visual amenity