Extensive green roofs - Sedum roof systems

Extensive green roofs are designed to be low maintenance, lightweight systems with no general access. Typically, they have thin layers of substrate (the growing medium) to keep depth and weight to a minimum. Extensive green roofs are delivered for a variety of reasons, the most popular being for biodiversity and meeting a Biodiverse Action Plan (BAP).

Why choose an extensive green roof from Bauder?

The most drought tolerant planting, therefore the thinnest and lightest system, uses sedum plant species. Bauder's SB Substrate Sedum blanket is the lightest GRO compliant system on the market.

What type of green roof are you looking to deliver?

What type of roofspace are you delivering? Have a look at Bauder’s options below.

  • Native plug plants

    Broad range of native wildflower plugs, which can be individually selected to produce a bespoke design.

  • WB wildflower blanket

    A native species mix of mature wildflower grown on a blanket, designed to give instant greening and colour to a green roof.

  • Seeded extensive roofs

    A range of British native seed mixes especially selected to thrive and survive on exposed roofs.

  • XF301 Sedum Blanket

    Bauder’s lightweight XF301 Sedum Blanket system giving instant coverage with low maintenance.

  • Individual plug plants

    The mixture of species can be chosen and the density adjusted to create a bespoke vegetation finish.

In many instances an extensive green roof can be a planning requisite and the ideal solution is the simplest, lightweight sedum blanket system.  Other options are substrate-based systems that are plug planted to the client's requirement or seeded for natural colonisation

Sedum blanket installation

What's your design challenge?

Weight loading restriction Wildflower meadow rooftop Specific planting scheme
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