Go green with a roof garden from Bauder

Each green roof brings back a piece of nature and on some buildings a recreational space can be created for people to enjoy. A Bauder green roof combines the finished planting scheme and all its supportive components with a high quality and secure waterproofing system to give you the best results every time.

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What are the benefits of a green roof system?

  • Creates a natural habitat for flora and fauna
  • Aids biodiversity encouraging a wider spread of species in the area
  • Soft landscaping helps to reduce the risk of flooding by retaining large proportions of annual rainfall and reducing rainwater run-off. Particularly useful within Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs) schemes
  • Environmental masking blends the building into its surroundings
  • Improved air quality as vegetation assists in reducing both gaseous pollutants and dust particles
  • Reduces urban heat island effect (the difference in temperature between urban areas and the surrounding countryside) through absorption of some of this heat and the natural evaporation of water from plants and soil
  • Reduces building’s carbon footprint through lowering building running costs
  • Reduced construction costs: no requirement for screed on the deck reducing the overall weight imposed, fewer rainwater outlets, decreased rainwater drainage system capacity and a reduced requirement for storm water attenuation within the SUDs scheme for the site
  • Increased life expectancy of waterproofing membranes when protected by green roof landscaping
  • Many local authorities favour planning proposals that incorporate green roofs within the application, particularly if it meets their policies towards providing a sustainable environment
  • Increased property value – roof usage can be maximised for purposes including leisure, and offers unique potential for replacing the land lost to the building’s footprint
  • Noise reduction for the building – green roofs have excellent acoustic qualities for both external sound (up to 3dB) and internal noise up to 8dB)

When constructing a green roof there are some fundemental considerations that determine the system required to support the planting scheme. The key decisions are about access and what the roof is to be used for, is it for nature conservation and biodiversity or aesthetics? How will the area be used and how much maintenance will be possible. 

 
The GRO code is intended to be recognised as a code of best practice and as such it should be used to guide behaviour relating togreen roof design, specification, installation and maintenance. Bauder endeavour to work in conjunction with the GRO Code of Best Practice for the UK.
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Creating a challenging green roof?

Rubber-crumb playground 
Meeting a Biodiversity Action Plan 
Wildflower garden 
Establishing a green roof once installed ►
Considerations for the building location to ensure success 

Frequently asked questions on Green Roofs

What is the Bauder Green Roof Promise?
To give Bauder’s clients peace of mind over the long term establishment and health of their green roof, Bauder offer a Green Roof Promise which will match the duration of the underlying waterproof guarantee (see the Bauder Green Roof Promise Document)