Intensive green roofs and roof gardens

Publicly accessed rooftops and podiums need to have high quality reliable landscape build ups that are compatible with the robust waterproofing solution below. What type of roofspace are you delivering?

  • Bedded paving

    Creating low maintenance accessible areas such as walkways, access roads and terrace spaces with container planting set atop the paving or decking for an intensive green roof finish.

  • Pedestal supported

    Flexible, lightweight solutions to give a free draining, paving or decking option above waterproofing.

  • Rubber crumb or playtop

    Landscaping with rubber crumb or playtop surfaces for regular public access and foot traffic.

  • Flower beds and mixed planting

    Varying depths of intensive substrate to accommodate trees shrubs and herbaceous planting.

  • Lawn and turfed areas

    Green roof build ups that are suitable for public access. Can be used to merge roof areas with existing landscapes.

Bauder have experience in helping design these open spaces to achieve the right layout and planting choices. Making sure they remain successful landscapes for years to come.
 

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.

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.

Irrigation

Most intensive landscapes should incorporate an irrigation system, this will be vital to keep planting healthy especially where adjacent buildings cast a "rain shadow" over the planting beds.

Maintenance

The maintenance of these areas is key to keeping them desirable places to be. Care should be taken to design out areas that:

  • Are likely to suffer with lack of natural light.

  • Areas which will be difficult to mow (close to upstands etc.)

  • Areas under overhangs where vegetation will be damaged by driplines

Worth knowing...

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.

What's your design challenge?

Permeable decking or paving roof ►
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Rubber crumb playtop roofs ►
Lightest weight green roof ►
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