Biodiverse or to meet a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)
This specific type of green, brown or ‘living’ roof typically either tries to replicate as closely as is practical the ecological environment of the site where construction has taken place or sets out to create a natural habitat to support a variety of plants, birds, animals and invertebrates. The design and creation of the green roof is key in delivering to a BAP.
Construction techniques for brown and biodiversity roofs are typically similar to those used to create flat green roofs, the main difference being the choice of growing medium which is usually locally sourced rubble, gravel, spoil, which can often be mixed with other lightweight substrates to meet the specific biodiversity objective.
» Individually planted
» Wildflower blanket
How can a biodiverse roof help bees?
Biodiverse green roofs and brown roofs with a wide range of wildflowers attract many foraging bees. It is crucial for bees to find suitable foraging sites from early spring to late summer. Therefore green roofs, brown roofs and living roofs that are planted with a wide selection of wildflowers and sedums can provide an important forage habitat for bees in the urban environment.