BIODIVERSITY GREEN ROOFSVegetation chosen to replicate a natural environment to support the local flora and fauna or a specific eco system.Biodiversity roofs can be created on both new build construction and refurbishment projects. The use of substrates, incorporating locally sourced materials wherever possible, including recycled off-grade and second quality building products, aggregates and well composted organic matter is ideal. For refurbishment roofs, the supporting structure must be able to withstand any additional weight loadings that a biodiverse roof will impose; Bauder can advise on the suitability and possibilities available.DESIGNAn ecologist should advise and craft the exact design of the habitat to be created. Specialist habitats can include wildflower meadows, wildlife ponds, heathland and even a native copse or thicket if the roof area is large enough and at the right level.Native species vegetation and type of substrate should be suitable to support the differing biodiversity the roof is designed for. Natural colonisation by local plant species is the one possible solution, however on most sites, a helping hand should be given to nature by either planting out plugs or sowing a specific seed mix. To give the biodiversity landscape an element of visual design, logs, heaped rope and piles of stones or boulders can all be incorporated to give an undulating scene. These types of items also provide micro-habitats for insects. There is usually no requirement for irrigation as the roof is intended to be self supporting. Access to the roof is required for basic maintenance purposes only.bauder.ie122Bauder Extensive Substrate is a lightweight growing material that is manufactured and used in accordance with FLL guidelines.Bauder Filter Fleece is a filtration layer that prevents substrate fines from washing into the drainage layer.Bauder DSE40 is a 40 mm water storage layer that provides multi-directional drainage.Bauder FSM 600 Protection Mat is a polyester and polypropylene fibre mix.Bauder PE Foil is a polyethylene foil separation and slip layer manufactured from recycled granules.
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