The Future of Housing

The Wrekin Housing Trust has chosen to use an innovative green roof for one of its redevelopment sites in Telford.

The new site is providing 20 brand new homes, which have replaced the derelict flats that were previously on the land. The decision was made to add living sedum plants to the sloping roof of the apartments at the site at Arleston Lane, Wellington, which has been developed by Lovell.

The special roof was supplied by Bauder and installed by their specialist approved contractor JMG Roofing. There are huge benefits to the green roof, such as lasting longer, saving energy and requiring minimal maintenance. The green roof doubles the life expectancy of the waterproofing and the insulation provided lowers heating bills for tenants. The sedum plants are also self-maintaining and only require minimal annual works.

The homes have been built to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and also the Lifetime Homes standard.