Intensive Green roofs
These can be planted with a variety plants , shrubs , small trees which will require a degree of professional and regular maintenance, often installed with an irrigation system.. These roofs tend to impose a significant load onto the structure below.
Extensive Green Roofs
These can be planted with sedum, small grasses and herbs etc. There require little maintenance and generally do not require a irrigation system.. The loads imposed on the structure tend to be less than that of the Intensive systems.
Within either systems , stone and slate tiles can be incorporated to allow walkways or patio areas, plant pots etc.
Creating space at home
It’s nice to have a natural space to relax in and rooftop gardens can create that feeling even in a busy town or city. So many houses have flat roofs on extensions and garages which can quickly turn green and incorporate decking and patios
Creating space for wildlife
Our urban and even agricultural environments make life hard for many wildlife species; natural meadows and wild flowers are so rare that bees are becoming extinct in the UK!
A green roof can be made up of grasses, lichen, shrubs, wildflowers and even trees creating small oases for insects and birds in even vast urban areas. Added environmental bonuses include improving building insulation which reduces energy usage and absorption of rainwater; this reduces the amount of water circulating in our sewer systems keeping it active in the natural cycle.
Creating space at work
Few commercial buildings can afford open spaces for staff to relax or spend lunch breaks, however, aerial photos of any town centre or business estate reveal acres of blank flat roof just crying out to get used; the added installation also has the effect of improving insulation and reducing your energy bills.
Green roofs offer huge potential for expanding your home with only very minor construction efforts; create a wildlife haven or a relaxing sun terrace where currently you just have a grey flat roof; some mixtures of grass and lichens can even be placed on pitched roofs.
We utilise our vast experience and expertise in green roof installations to work with homeowners and commercial clients from across Kent, Surrey, London and Sussex, including Purley, Orpington, Canterbury, Dartford, Sutton, Tooting, Reigate, Brighton, Crowborough, London, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.
For your complete assurance, we are fully accredited by System manufacturers
For complex and intricate contracts we can offer a design service with the use of CAD technology to prepare and present professional, detailed drawings for both simple and complex details. Using the latest insulation products we can offer the highest specification roof coverings conforming to Part L of the Building Regulations on both flat roofing and pitched roofing.
Bromley, Cranbrook, East Grinstead, Etchingham, Hailsham, Lewes, Maidstone, Mayfield, Rochester, Saint Leonards-on-sea, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Kent, & London
Tunbridge Wells Roofing Ltd, 46 Sandhurst Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3SZ, UK. Registered in England. Company number: 04810253