Intensive Roof Gardens
Intensive green roofs are accessible gardens used for recreational and leisure purposes. The landscape variations are practically limitless for both design and use as it is feasible to create an environment at roof level similar to that of any designed garden or parkland.
The plants used make a heavy demand on the green roof and will require maintenance, irrigation and management throughout the year to ensure the upkeep of the landscape and allow the vegetation to flourish.
There is little to restrict the scope for design, other than the overall weight of the system dictating the construction of the supporting structure. However, it is important to first establish the landscape finish you are looking to achieve, which will then have a direct impact on the system and structure to support it.
The new lightweight soils combined with specially developed water storage and drainage components all ensure that the modern green roof can replicate a traditional landscape at roof level at only a fraction of the weight and generally with a substantially shallower build-up.
It is crucial that an integrated approach is taken to the design and specification of both the waterproofing and landscaping components, so that the desired outcomes are achieved. We will work with you from the earliest design stage to ensure that your green roof project comes to fruition beautifully.
These features are in addition to those associated with all green roofs.
- Assists in maximising the building’s potential.
- Provides valuable recreational space.
- Offers storm water management benefits due to the depths of substrate used, particularly when specified in conjunction with permeable paving.
- Increases the overall value of the property.