Green Roofs can offer important microclimates for insects, bird life and other even rare species.
Green Roofs can positively affect the heat produced by urban environments, (the Urban Heat Island).
Green Roofs significantly reduce the surface runn off of rainfall. (A mechanism for Sustainable urban Drainage Systems).
Green Roofs and walls can also improve the quality of water and it is possible to utilize this elope rain water for other uses, (internal water usage, for example flushing toilets).
They can also significantly reduce the need for air conditioning and provides a degree of insulation in winter. This is also known as green roof insulation.
Green Roofs can also help provide sound insulation using the combined effect of soil, plants and trapped layers of air. The base the plants grow on have a tendency to block the reduced sounds, while the plants growing above block the higher frequencies.
Green Roof systems have demonstrated an ability to substantially improve the life of waterproofing membranes lying at the bottom of the roof.
Green Roofs can improve air quality due to the filtering mechanism of the plants and substrate.
Roof gardens can offer green space in cities for recreational purposes or for urban food growing.
The benefits are enormous, not only financially, but Semicircular Sedum Trays can last longer than conventional roofs. These green roofs benefit the environment not only as a carbon sink, but encouraging the wildlife and biodiversity. We grow a wide variety of species of sedum so that the complete benefit for a diverse habitat is possible. Each plant is slightly different so giving a wonderful diverse appearance of both colour and texture.
The varieties of species that Sedum Green Roof grow on our farm in Wiltshire are grown ninth trays prepared to lay. See our price page for more information on prices. This year 2010 we we the first to introduced the Modular Sedum System or the S-Pod or sedum green roof tray read more…which really is a less difficult method.
Butterfly on the Sedum Fields at Lower Leigh Farm Sedum Green Roof
There are many types of green roof or living roofs such as Extensive and Intensive. There’s also biodiverse, brown and blue etc. You need to decide on the sort of roof you need then, pending whether it is a retro fit or new build what is right for your roof.
sedum green roof system provides an environmentally-friendly, sustainable living wall system for design and construction professionals.
Creates habitat for birds and insects, increasing biodiversity
Acts as a powerful soundproofing barrier
Helps regulate the building temperature
Air purification – plants are efficient filters of pollution
Ideal for retrofitting or refurbishment projects.
Delivers instant greening of the roof with sedums and other species able to flourish in our climate.