Wheal Friendly Gardens, Torquay

Evalon V single ply membrane

Protection fleece and drainage board

Packed soil and substrate

Unpacked soil and substrate

3 species sedum

Green Roofing

At CP Roofing we offer a wide range of products and services. One area that is increasing in popularity is Green Roofing, otherwise known as sedum roofs, turf roofs, roof gardens or living roofs. There are 3 main types of green roofs;

  • Intensive
  • Bio-diverse
  • Extensive

Intensive Green roofs.

An intensive green roof gives the building owner the opportunity to convert a flat and unused roof top into a useful and valuable amenity space. Planters, paving, decking and turf are used to re-create the features found in a ground level garden. However, this type of system has a high maintenance regime.

Bio-diverse Green roofs.

A Bio-Diverse green roof is designed to re-create lost brown field sites. In the UK we have whole eco-systems reliant upon unused urban sites. Bio-diverse roofs are an effective method to encourage natural flora and fauna back to our urban areas.

Extensive Green roofs.

The purpose of an extensive green roof is to replace the footprint of permeable land that is used by the building. Apart from infrequent maintenance work an extensive green roof is not designed to bear foot traffic.

Green roofs can deliver many benefits. Whatever may motivate you to consider a Green roof project, be it sustainability, ecology, aesthetics or amenity space, based on our experience and engineering expertise we can assist you to choose a scheme tailored to your needs.

Advantages and Performance Data

  • Improves energy efficiency, reduces heat loss etc.
  • Reduces acoustic transmission (noise level).
  • Removes CO2 from the atmosphere, slowing down greenhouse effect.
  • Slows water run-off aiding urban drainage.
  • Provides green spaces, thereby improve human well being and aesthetics.
  • Relatively low maintenance
  • Creates a sustainable environment.