Green roofs and roof gardens, are one solution to a very modern problem. Environmentalists are warning of climate change and encouraging sustainability. Governments are endorsing the greening of cities, the green agenda. Manufacturers are pushing technological barriers. Researchers are providing data on urban microclimates, insulation and biodiversity. All this sees people showing a renewed interest in gardens and garden design. All the more reason to consider a green roof or roof garden.

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The benefits of green roofs and roof gardens

Also known as a living roof, green roofs are either completely or partially covered with vegetation, which is planted over waterproof membranes. Additionally, for those who want to do their part for the environment, green roofs are the ideal solution. They also absorb rainwater, provide excellent insulation and create habitats for local wildlife.

A green roof system generally comprises of a protection layer (to protect against damage and stores water), the drainage system and the substrate (specifically for green roofs an extensive single layer substrate with high water retention capacity and good drainage), sedum (vegetation matting, a seeding method with a special germinating substrate and balanced seed mix consisting of many different herbs, a number of grasses and various sedum shoots).

This type of system can be put on any roof, they are aesthetically pleasing but also have many environmental attributions.

In conclusion, Mells Roofing can design our a green roof system to suit any requirements, including sloping roofs. For more information click here

Green roofs and Roof Garden system suppliers

Soprema, Langley, Icopal.

Green Roofs and Roof gardens for; Southend, Chelmsford, Maldon, Rochford, Shoeburyness, Leigh on Sea, Westcliff, Canvey, Braintree, Basildon, Brentwood, Burnham on Crouch, Epping, Ongar, Colchester, Witham and Tiptree.

 

Green roofs and Roof gardens suppliers