At Blackdown, we firmly believe that each green roof should be tailored to the environment in which it is to be installed in order to achieve the objectives sought from it. However, Blackdown green roofs are typically categorised into three broad classifications:

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Specification Drivers:

An ecological protection layer for:

  • Air & Water quality
  • Lower carbon emissions
  • Stormwater attenuation
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Extended membrane life

Diverse plant strategies can:

  • Replicate or enhance the building's pre-development habitat
  • Attract specific wildlife

A roof affording benefits of a small urban park or domestic garden, offering recreational and amenity benefits


Colourful carpet of planting:

  • Hardy Succulents
  • Hardy Succulents & Herbs
  • Hardy Succulents & Grasses & Herbs

Options for non-vegetated brown roofs or planted with native species such as:

  • Hardy Succulents
  • Grasses
  • Herbs
  • Wildflowers

Planting includes:

  • Lawn & bushes
  • Shrubs & small trees

Can combine with hard landscapes & water features

Build-up Height: 70 – 120 mm 70 – 200 mm 150 – 1500 mm
Weight: 80 – 125 kg/m2 90 – 225 kg/m2 200 kg/m2 +
Maintenance: Minimal Minimal Regular
Irrigation: No, unless specified No Regular

Blackdown can devise schemes to suit any project's requirements, whichever category (or mix of categories) they fall into. Click here for more information on Blackdown Green Roof systems or contact us for more details.