We would all like to be more at one with nature, it make’s us feel better, being surrounded by greenery – it’s relaxing.
If you think that’s only for those who live in the countryside, think again. With developments in roofing products and the urge to be more eco conscious you could create the countryside feeling almost wherever you live with a green roof.
There are many benefits in having a green roof, not to mention a gold star from local planners as they often look on proposals of these types favourably and a green roof could help secure successful planning applications.
As well as being pleasing on the eye, green roofs help to promote better air quality and provide new habitats for local wildlife.
Not sure if this choice is right for you or exactly how it all works, call us today on 01324 639006, we can discuss your options. At Rooftec we will guide you through the full process from start to finish, just ask.
Oh and just to bust a myth, you don’t need to figure out how to get a lawnmower up on your roof, there is no need.
Read on below about our first ever Green Roof project which was short listed to the final four at The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Awards 2015, not bad for going for our first project – even if we do say so ourselves.
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This extension project involved the Eco Roofing of an eco extension being added to a former school house on the outskirts of Linlithgow. The roof area is made up of 80 sqm of flat roof area and 20 sqm of gutter area.
A full Icopal Specification was used to create the Eco Roof System and works required followed the following steps : -
- Icopal HT180 nailed tacked layer to plywood
- Vapour Control Layer Torched to HT180
- 140mm Insulation Heat Adhered to Vapour Control Layer
- Icopal Universal WS Root Bar Membrane glued using Membrane adhesive to Insulation and hot air welded.
- Guttering made up of plywood, by careful measuring, folding and welding the Universal WS Root Bar was glued to the plywood to form the waterproof gutter
The full Roof Integrity Test was then carried out before the next steps to ensure it was water tight and we passed first time.
- Icopal Edge Restraint was fitted to the gutter perimeter
- Icopal Protection Sheet was fitted on top of WS Root Bar
- Icopal Drainage Boards were then fitted to flat roof areas followed by Icopal Filter Fleece and then the gravel and the sedum mat.
Lead Work was also required using Code 5 Lead to create Lead Aprons/Flashings above all upstands and Lead details above Windows
Rooftec was recommended to us by two neighbours who had been very happy with their roofs. We contacted Rooftec to arrange a survey and Mark showed up on time and did a thorough inspection of the roof whereby he made a few suggestions on what was required. A few days later we got the quote in and decided to go ahead with the work.
They were very considerate when we asked for a date that suited us and were able to accommodate us. Gary and the men arrived on site and on time and were very respectful of our property. The work was carried out with precision and accuracy and the work was done to the specified timescales as promised.
The team were very professional, polite and they even tidied up to a satisfactory standard (they even offered to wash the windows for us) but I said it was fine.
The roof now not only looks great but it gives us piece of mind that we have a roof with a guarantee as well as the knowledge that they used quality materials and provided a first class service.
I have recommended them to another of our neighbours who has now employed them to replace his roof. We cannot thank Mark, Nicola and the team enough for all their hard work and friendly service
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Whether you have a roof leak, broken roof tiles, a slipped slate, blocked or leaking gutters or require a full new roof system you have come to the right place, we have the specialist knowledge to find a solution to your roofing problem.
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