Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in the UK – which is welcome news in environmental terms. However, as with any product that gains popularity, corners sometimes get cut; and on occasion, green roofs are not being installed to the correct standard.
If you’re considering investing in a green roof for your business, here’s some information about the practicalities of doing so.
Green Roofs – Official Guidance
The GRO (Green Roof Organisation) has created an official code of practice, which details what you need to consider when designing and installing a green roof for your company. You can access this code of practice here. Here’s some of the most important points outlined in the document:
The Importance of Getting the Right Green Roof
A green roof, when installed and designed correctly, is a real asset to your business. It requires very little maintenance, attracts wildlife, and also improves the energy efficiency of the building (which means reduced heating bills!). However, if it’s not installed according to appropriate standards, it won’t last; and the likelihood is that you’ll need to arrange for your roof to be re-installed at a later date. That’s why it’s so important to work with the right company. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the process, to ensure you select the appropriate team for the job.
IPS Roofing have been installing green roofs in the UK for a number of years, and are experts in the field. If you’d like to find out more about having a biodiverse roof for your business, simply get in touch with the team today on 01969 625000.