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BU533 Green roofs - an overview


Product Description

Green roofs are basically roofs with plants. Also described as ecoroofs or living roofs, they are characterised by plants growing in an (often) lightweight growing medium over a waterproof membrane.

This bulletin presents an overview of design considerations for green roof systems.

The bulletin covers:

  • advantages of green roofs
  • types of green roofs - extensive and intensive
  • design considerations, including statutory requirements, structural requirements, visual aspects, safety and accessibility, costs, warranties and insurance
  • drainage and waterproofing membranes
  • media and mulches
  • plant materials
  • maintenance.
Product Information
Publication date 1 April 2011
Product type Bulletin
Availability Available
Product code BU533