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Grass and sedum planted roofs.
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Green Roofs:

Green roofs have a number of benefits. They look good, and are good for wildlife. They can give a high thermal mass as well as controlling rainwater run off more effectively that conventional roof materials. They require little attention once established.
 
Planting is generally low maintenance species such as sedums or indigenous herbs and grasses.
  • Ciria -Construction Industry Research guide to green roofs and wlls in building.

Manufacturers

  • Bauder -green flat roof systems.
  • Grass Roof Company -loads of information on green roofs, planting and maintenance.
  • Green Grid -modular green grid roof system by Trelleborg, manufacturers of polymer membranes.
  • Greenfix -sky garden systems with grass, wild grass, wildflower for lightweight roofs and load carrying situations.
  • Greenroofs.co.uk -
  • Living Roofs -UK resource for green roof information and research for developers, and architects, and others wishing to design, install or promote green roofs.
  • Miller Roofscapes -specialists in green roofs and garden roofs.

Green roof manufacturers and suppliers:

  • www.alumasc-exteriors.co.uk
  • Blackdown Horticultural Consultants -horticultural consultancy whose expertise is in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of lightweight roof planting systems.
  • www.sarnafil.co.uk
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Featured books:

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
by Nigel Dunnett, Noel Kingsbury
Hardcover
Timber Press
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Green Roofs: Ecological Design and Construction
William McDonough (Foreword)
Schiffer Publishing
Hardcover
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