Residential Green Roof Littlehampton
What a location! The Pritchard and Pritchard team have been installing 60m2 of green roof on behalf of a residential client on the South Coast.
The system used is Zinco and sedum has been selected as the planting in this location. The natural conditions along the coast can create a hostile environment for plants. From harsh winds and salt sprays of seawater to variable temperatures sedums are the perfect choice as they are naturally adapted to dry, hot conditions and are unaffected by winds due to their low growth. Their leaves are also waxy, making it difficult for salt to penetrate them.
Specifying living roofs for residential properties makes great economic and environmental sense, reducing domestic bills, improving the environment and meeting planning requirements.
The Living Roof is in three sections, wrapping around the flat roof surfaces of this property.
The planted sections are fitted seamlessly around skylights and other roofing features, including drainage.
This is an extensive green roof – typically this method of green roofing comprises self-sustaining, low-growing plants, which are frost and drought tolerant, such as mosses, succulents, herbs and grasses, with bulbs and tubers.
The most commonly used plants on extensive roofs are sedums, as shown on the roofs pictured.
Studies of the oldest living roof installations have shown sedum to be the most enduring of green roof plants.