Used on pitched and flat roofs, green roofing is a cost-effective way to transform your home into one that is eco-friendly and sustainable. They are easy to install and come with a wide range of environmental and energy efficiency benefits.
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A green roof adds an element of nature to your home, creating a biodiverse environment where wildlife can flourish and you can reap the rewards. They are ideal for anyone who is eco-conscious and looking to improve their energy conservation.
Browse our range of green roofing products and enjoy a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Green roofing kits are a convenient solution for anyone looking to add a touch of nature to their home. Designed to streamline the process of green roofing, they come with everything you'll need to create a sustainable rooftop garden.
They are designed to be easily handled on-site and include step-by-step instructions for hassle-free installation, making them particularly suitable for DIYers seeking a user-friendly and minimal maintenance solution.
Sedum roof trays (also known as vegetative roofs) are a popular option for anyone seeking an effortless way to have a green, sustainable & visually appealing roof. They are designed for easy installation on top of existing waterproof systems such as EPDM rubber or GRP liquid roofing.
Our range of sedum roofing trays feature various vegetation types including native wildflowers and eight to sixteen different sedum types; products include sedum modular, GrufeKit sedum and GrufeKit sedum & wildflower combo.
They are easy to install and require low maintenance outside of the winter months, making them ideal for DIYers.
A Drainage board is used in green roofing systems to ensure excess water is removed from the roof, whilst making sure there is enough water retention for the summer months.
Typically paired with a filter layer, such as a protective fleece, drainage boards prevent soil from washing away during heavy rainfall, preserving the health of the green roof.
These lightweight and versatile boards are suitable for use on both intensive and extensive green roofs. Made from high-density polyethylene, drainage boards are highly durable, require minimal maintenance, and offer long-lasting performance.
Edges and trims are used to keep green roofing in a secure position. It also creates a professional clean finish to the roof whilst allowing water to run off due to the cleverly slotted design.
The range of trims and edges includes various options such as green roof edges, GrufeGuard, edge trim corner, straight connector, and angled connector, along with pebbles to go on top of the filter sheet for a neat finish.
These trims and edges come in different shapes and sizes, are suitable for different roofing configurations, and are easy to install, making them perfect for DIY enthusiasts.
Green roofing is a great addition to any building and has more benefits than we could list, but here are a few:
Green roofs are designed with plant growth in mind. Being self-sufficient, they absorb rainwater and improve the local air quality by removing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
They also create a peaceful and natural habitat where wildlife can thrive. Promoting biodiversity is great for anyone; whether you’re expanding your green garden or in an urban area looking to be one step closer to nature.
The vegetation layer is a great way to help with urban flooding. Green roofs act as a natural water retention and will absorb rainwater therefore, stormwater runoff and flooding will be significantly reduced.
Not only does it protect your property from flooding, but also improves the lifespan of your roof. Soil and vegetation act as a natural insulation layer, protecting the membrane from UV radiation and temperature changes.
Green roofs are designed to absorb and retain heat, keeping your home cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months; reducing your energy costs in the process.
Along with being energy efficient, they also do a great job acting as a sound barrier, reducing outside noise pollution. This is especially useful if you live near a busy road.
Green roofs can help to reduce the urban heat island effect, which is when cities experience higher temperatures than surrounding rural areas due to the concentration of buildings and other heat-absorbing materials.
Urban heat island effect impacts cities, causing them to experience higher temperatures than rural areas due to large buildings which absorb heat. Green roofs help reduce this by providing an extra layer made from vegetation and soil which absorbs and reduces the heat from the air.
UK Flat Roofing is a trusted supplier of green roofing supplies across the United Kingdom. With nationwide delivery, customers can benefit from high-quality materials at an affordable price no matter where they live. We have been operating for over 35 years, and with a highly qualified team ready to give expert advice, there's no better supplier you could pick. Find out why we’re a customer-favourite and start your green roof project on the right foot.
A green roof system is a type of roof that property owners choose to install due to its sustainable and eco-friendly properties. In addition to the environmental benefits of green roofs, the appearance also serves as a practical advantage for these types of roofs, bringing in a natural aesthetic for buildings.
Green roof systems are typically made up of several layers. This normally includes a protective fleece, drainage board, substrate (soil) and the vegetation layer.
Yes! A green roof is part of climate-proof construction, which is an initiative to create construction buildings with the intent to help the environment - or at least make it less harmful for the environment.
Green roofs are commonly installed for visual and environmental benefits. Green roofs encourage biodiversity to flourish as well as protecting the waterproofing below. They are becoming increasingly popular on new builds in an aim to reap the many benefits.
Green roofs protect the actual roof membrane from environmental hazards such as harsh weather, UV radiation, and other hazards.
As well as this, a green roof also provides other features such as air purification, indoor temperature regulation, and rainwater buffer.
Green roofs last an average of 45 years. This lifespan can vary depending on the quality of the waterproofing below and how well maintained they are.
Yes. Drainage is one of the most important aspects of green roofs, as even though the vegetation requires water to thrive, it is important that the green roof does not become waterlogged. If the system is unable to drain effectively then it is likely that there will be structural damage.