Intensive green roofs and roof gardens

Publicly accessed rooftops and podiums need to have high quality reliable landscape build ups that are compatible with the robust waterproofing solution below. What type of roofspace are you delivering?

Bauder have experience in helping design these open spaces to achieve the right layout and planting choices. Making sure they remain successful landscapes for years to come.

There is little to restrict the scope for design, other than the overall weight of the system dictating the construction of the supporting structure. However, it is important to first establish the landscape finish you are looking to achieve, which will then have a direct impact on the system and structure to support it.

It is crucial that an integrated approach is taken to the design and specification of both the waterproofing and landscaping components, so that the desired outcomes are achieved. We will work with you from the earliest design stage to ensure that your green roof project comes to fruition beautifully.

Key considerations

  • Irrigation
    Most intensive landscapes should incorporate an irrigation system, this will be vital to keep planting healthy especially where adjacent buildings cast a "rain shadow" over the planting beds.
  • Maintenance
    The maintenance of these areas is key to keeping them desirable places to be. Care should be taken to design out areas that:
    • Are likely to suffer with lack of natural light.
    • Areas which will be difficult to mow (close to upstands etc.)
    • Areas under overhangs where vegetation will be damaged by driplines