Eco Garden Roof

Eco House Agent, United Kingdom

Living Garden Roofs

There are many reasons why a green roof makes sense, including:

  • Replacing lost land that takes place through building
  • Protection against flash flooding as the living roof absorbs the water
  • Give a house very good insulation, reducing heat loss
  • Encourage and aid local wildlife, providing new habitats

What you will need to create a living roof

  • A Waterproof underlay is laid onto the roof and fixed in place
  • Soil or crushed stones are applied on top of the underlay
  • Then Sedum mats and wildflowers can be added – you can get these from your local garden centre for less than £50 depending on size and coverage
  • Try not to use a living roof pitch greater than 40 degrees gradient as these are more problematic to maintain and therefore more expensive.

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