Green Roof Organisation
What is the Green Roof Organisation?
The Green Roof Organisation (GRO) is an independent not-for-profit Trade Association representing the UK Green, Blue and BioSolar Roofing industries.
GRO develops guidance documents and generally promotes the adoption of Green/Blue/BioSolar roofing technologies within the built environments.
GRO represents all elements of the UK Green, Blue and BioSolar Roofing industries including manufacturers of waterproofing systems, suppliers of Green/Blue/BioSolar systems and components, specialist contractors from the roofing and landscape sectors) and associates including other trade associations, NGO’s, insurance companies, academia, ecologists, designers and architects.
We are honoured to be board members of this organisation and influence the quality of green roof installation in this country and the access to authorised green roof guidance required by multiple industries.
Green Roof Fire Risk Guidance
Following the tragic events at The Grenfell Tower on 14th June
2017 the fire safety of buildings has been extensively discussed
and reviewed. As part of its contribution to these debates a
specially convened expert group reviewed the Green Roof Code
of Best Practice 2014 and produced the following guidance in
respect of fire risk and the spread of fire.
In conducting this review GRO has consulted the Building
Regulations Approved Document B “Fire Safety” and
the additional guidance as laid out in the Department
for Communities and Local Government document “Fire
Performance of Green Roof and Walls” (August 2013).
Following is an overview of the both documents together with
GRO recommendations for achieving compliance. In reviewing
this information GRO would remind the reader of responsibilities
in law under The Construction (Design and Management)
Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).