Living Green Roof, St. Agnes, Cornwall

Client – Main Contractor was Building with Frames, five new houses at St. Agnes and we were engaged to carry the flat roof waterproofing then lay the Sedum, living green roof, covering & drainage system over.

Brief – green roof or living green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing water providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife and decreasing stress of the people around the roof by providing a more aesthetically pleasing landscape. They effectively utilize the natural functions of plants to filter water and treat air in urban and suburban landscapes. There are two types of green roof: intensive roofs, which are thicker, with a minimum depth of 12.8 cm and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are shallow, ranging in depth from 2 cm to 12.7 cm lighter than intensive green roofs, and require minimal maintenance.

Living Green Roof

Living Green Roof

Living Green Roof

Living Green Roof

 

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