BU533 Green roofs - an overview
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
|Publication date||1 April 2011|