GREEN ROOFS

Simple to install. Easy to look after. Lightweight. Sustainable.

GREEN. IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

Green roofs, also known as “living” roofs are a beautiful way to finish off your unique garden room. The roof is covered in natural organic living plants, to contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly build. Adding to the local ecology, and with a 239g carbon reduction per square metre, adding a green roof to your garden room can help you do your bit, for your small part of the planet.

Green roofs, also known as “living” roofs are a beautiful way to finish off your unique garden room. The roof is covered in natural organic living plants, to contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly build. Adding to the local ecology, and with a 239g carbon reduction per square metre, adding a green roof to your garden room can help you do your bit, for your small part of the planet.

BENEFITS

Our green roofs have multiple benefits, including:

  • They are very attractive, and have a softening effect on your garden room, perfectly blending into your garden.
  • They create a great habitat for wildlife, such as birds, bees and butterflies as well as a massive variety of insects. 
  • They provide fantastic insulation to your green room, keeping it at a comfortable temperature and also saving on heating costs. 
  • They help to reduce pressure on drainage systems, as they absorb up to 50% of rainfall releasing it slowly. 
  • They encourage well-being and concentration, improving productivity, making it a great choice for home offices or studios.

HISTORY

Having a roof that not only protects you but that adds to the local environment is not a new idea. For thousands of years, societies have been known to use living roofs, with the Babylonians and early Norse cultures being some of the advocates. Traditionally this was used as a method of insulating their buildings, with clever use of materials available. Modern day green roofs have become popular since the 1980s as a way to encourage environmentally-friendly structures.

UPKEEP

Our green roofs are hardy and require minimal maintenance to keep them looking great. The main things you need to look out for are:

  • Weeds – Pull out any unwanted weeds to make sure your living roof is getting all the nutrients it needs to thrive. 
  • Water – Especially in the summer when there is less natural rainfall, water little and often to stop your roof from turning red. 
  • Feed – In the spring you can use a 6-month slow release seaweed fertiliser to give your roof a boost

TECHNICAL SPECS

SEDUM

Our green roofs are made using Sedum plants, which are low maintenance and look amazing. They are natural, colourful and biodiverse. It is designed to provide the longest possible flowering period with continued plant growth and coverage throughout the year.

TECHNICAL SPECS

SEDUM

Our green roofs are made using Sedum plants, which are low maintenance and look amazing. They are natural, colourful and biodiverse. It is designed to provide the longest possible flowering period with continued plant growth and coverage throughout the year.

SUBSTRATE

The growing medium used for our green roofs is blended using only the very best raw materials, to make an ultralight, highly sustainable, free-draining, substrate with food for the plants. It provides the plants with vibrant and healthy growth all year round.

DRAINAGE

There is a 54% reduction in precipitation runoff with our green roof. Our drainage system is made from natural, sustainable, hydroponic clay aggregate. Inert, lightweight, superb for plant growth and rooting structure, and best of all plastic-free.

WATERPROOFING

With three layers of drainage material, as well as a 20mm depth of substrate on top, your green roof will protect your waterproofing layer and make it last up to five times longer than manufacturers’ specifications.

ECOLOGY

With an 8-12% increase in insects per square metre, and attracting multiple varieties of wildlife, green roofs are a fantastic way to extend your garden ecology to your room.

PROJECT GALLERY

Createspace’s green roofs are a stunning way to blend your garden room into your garden. We are passionate about using heritage, sustainable methods as much as possible in our build and encourage as many as possible to think about having a green roof on their room.

Having a fully bespoke room gives you the freedom to be creative with the look and feel of your project. We offer a wide range of finishes and cater to all shapes and sizes, as you can see in our gallery. Speak to us today about your vision, and we will be happy to give you advice and talk about how we can make your dream garden room a reality. 




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