Cumberland PlaceLondonGREEN ROOF SYSTEMSbauder.ie106The environmental credentials of a green roof are generally well documented for their positive effect, as they actively negate carbon dioxide emissions. In brief, green roofs:n Help conserve and control rainwater run-off.n Reduce the heat island effect and improve air quality.ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALSn Assist biodiversity of wildlife by creating a micro-habitat.n Improve both the acoustic and thermal insulation performance of the roof.n Provide environmental masking.n Protect the waterproofing against ultra-violet and heat ageing.The full environmental benefits of a green roof are explained in detail on the following pages.The concept of green roofing is far from new. Roof gardens have been with us for many centuries, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon being a famous example. Earth sheltered huts have been in use since the Viking period and even today, the Scandinavians continue to use turf to cover their domestic roofs.It is only in the last few years that the environmental benefits of green roofs have been fully recognised, as we increasingly place a greater emphasis on the wellbeing of our planet.
Bishop Justus SchoolBromley, Greater LondonA simple intensive roof, featuring low maintenance planting and protected access with viewing area.Green Roof SystemsBauder has a long and impressive history of green roofs successfully installed throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.We were the first company to introduce lightweight green roof landscaping technology into the UK and Ireland, partnering on many prestigious projects since 1982. Our unrivalled expertise ensures we can deliver any green roof landscaping scenario, from recreational gardens and parks to simple low maintenance environmental greening and biodiverse ecological solutions.BIODIVERSITY ROOFSA biodiversity roof provides a natural living habitat to encourage a wider spread of birds, insects and plant species into the area and generally seeks to replicate the ecological environment of the site upon which construction development is taking place. EXTENSIVE GREEN ROOFSExtensive green roofs are designed to be lightweight and support a low maintenance vegetation landscape which is wind, frost and drought resistant. They are not intended for general access or for leisure purposes and are primarily used for their ecological benefits or aesthetic appearance. There are two options available, offering differing substrate depths which are needed to support the desired planting scheme. Sedum blanket Lightest weight option available, with hardy, pre-cultivated sedum vegetation for instant greening of the roof. Substrate based systems Still a lightweight option, usually incorporating sedums with other self- sufficient plants such as grasses, herbs and succulents, planted in specified depths of substrate.INTENSIVE GREEN ROOFSRecreational roofs where the design may include lawns, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees intermixed with hard landscaping such as paths, driveways and patios.107 bauder.co.ukWINNER FRA AWARDS 2008BEST NEW BUILD GREEN ROOFBEST IN SHOW Bishop Justus School is a visionary building with 43 different connecting roof areas comprising flat, pitched and barrelled roofs. An extensive green roof was installed on this three storey £26 million project to replace the green space lost to the footprint of the building on Bromley Common. The specialist green roof contractor installed 600m² of sedum blanket daily to a tightly managed programme to ensure the project was delivered on time.Technical Guide Pages 135 -181All Bauder Green Roof Systems comply with FLL GuidelinesCADSpecification SupportCAD DRAWINGSwww.bauder.co.uk/technical-centreNBS SPECIFICATIONSwww.bauder.co.uk/technical-centreTECHNICAL HELPLINET: +44 (0)1473 257671E: email@example.comPROJECTS PORTFOLIOE: firstname.lastname@example.orgW: www.bauder.co.uk/media-centreGREEN ROOFLANDSCAPING