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
Dealing with Rooftec...has been a first class experience.
I was recommended Rooftec by friend who does a good deal of work with Historic Scotland. Our first meeting couldn't have gone any better Mark turned up as agreed armed with full range of slates talked us through the process and assured us from the word go that the job would be fully documented including a portfolio of photographs.
We chose Mark ahead of three other quotes not because he was the cheapest, in fact he was middle of the prices we received, but because quite simply he was so professional from the first minute we met. He instantly put our minds at ease about the project we were about to start, a reslating of a 150yr old original roof.
He was the only person who took the time to explain the differences in slates, he was also extremely sympathetic to the historic nature of the house which was a major part for us. He explained the differences from Spanish 'A'grade to the one we chose the Welsh Penrhyn Slate, as it was the closest colouring and quality of the slate that was being replaced.
From day 1, Mark was very keen to make sure we understood what he was talking about with regards to facias, sarking etc and it helped us through what turned out to be a bigger project than anyone could have imagined, owing to the age and state of disrepair that we were dealing with on our roof. Onwards and upwards the team at Rooftec can only be described as truly professional, often seen at the end of full day shift literally picking up odd nails or slate chippings from the days work, to leave thesite clean tidy and safe.
Fast forward to the end of the project, the elements weren't particularly kind to us in parts, but Mark assured us that all scaffold would be gone pre Xmas with two minor elevations to be done in the New Year. There was never any doubt that he would keep to his word .Three days before Xmas all scaffold was removed revealing a truly magnificent roof ... and we have just come to the end of the first week back at work and the two small elevations fully completed and site immaculate.Dealing with Rooftec, from Mark, Nicola to the lads on site on a daily basis has been a first class experience. We have a full portfolio of photos of everything that went into the end result. We are now the proud owners of the finest looking roof in the area and we have had nothing but compliments from neighbours.
Many thanks again
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