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Biodiverse Green Roof Systems

SPECIFICATION DRIVERS

Biodiverse roofs adopt many of the features of an extensive green roof and can be planted with vegetation to replace or replicate a lost habitat or allowed to naturally develop over time.

MAINTENACE

Minimal Maintenance - Needs no ongoing irrigation. Quick to install by the Blackdown in-house Contracts Division - warranties are available.

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PLANTING & SPECIES

Planting includes grasses, wildflowers, succulents and herb species. Logs and stones can be incorporated to encourage wildlife. Brown roof variant recreates conditions of reclaimed brown field sites.

BUILD UP HEIGHT & WEIGHT

Typical build-up height of 80–200mm
Approximate weight: 90 – 225 kg/m2

Further Detailed Information

In order to help make your selection of our green roof system as simple as possible you will find all the relevant documentation needed for your specification and designs.

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Biodiverse roofs adopt many of the features of an extensive green roof and can be planted with vegetation to replace or replicate a lost habitat or allowed to naturally develop over time. They are light to medium weight with relatively shallow substrate depths.

Blackdown biodiverse roofs are suitable for lightweight roof decks, inaccessible roofs, flat or shallow sloping roofs and are equally suited to re-roofing or new build projects

They are versatile, economic and support a wide range of native and non-native plant species; so encouraging biodiversity. They can also help reduce stormwater run-off

Typical build-up height of 80–200mm (including drainage layer) and do not typically require irrigation once the plant material is established

Planting can include grasses, wildflowers, succulents and herb species. Additionally, organic material such as logs, shelter stones and piles of sand and gravel can be incorporated into the substrate to encourage invertebrates.

The brown roof variant recreates conditions of reclaimed brown field sites

Waterproofing options include Alumasc's Derbigum and Euroroof Mastergold membranes, Hydrotech structural waterproofing and standing seam.

Blackdown green roofs can be installed by the Blackdown in-house Contracts Division or by Alumasc's nationwide network of Registered Contractors

Biodiverse roofs are easy to install, do not require irrigation and need minimal maintenance

Warranties are available for the Alumasc waterproofing system used in the green roof build up

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