Grass or turf roofs have been around at least since the Viking times and make for a decorative and durable roof covering. Living roofs have been made by depositing topsoil or other growth media on flat roofs and seeding them (or allowing them to self-seed as nature takes its course).
Living roofs are increasing in popularity across the UK, particularly within cities and urban regeneration areas where they benefit surface water conservation and sustainability. If well planned and fitted, the mass of the soil or growth medium can provide excellent insulation and heating benefits – storing the heat of the sun by day and releasing it into the building at night and thus keeping inside temperatures more even.
Sedum is emerging as a favourite covering as it is easily transported, requires little maintenance, has mild roots which don't damage the waterproofing membrane and changes colour throughout the seasons (greens, browns and purples) for a pleasant appearance.
Installing a living roof does, however, require planning and research. Structural load bearing ability, drainage, waterproofing and planning permission are some of the things that must be considered. Our knowledgeable roofing experts at Thorley Roofing Ltd can advise and assist you with all of this to ensure that you get a beautiful, environmentally-friendly, energy efficient living roof that you can be proud of.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will not consider a job finished until you are absolutely happy with it. Over 90% of our work comes from personal referrals, and we are proud of our excellent customer service as well as the beautiful roofing we produce.