Green Roof Project

There is a new local initiative to get green roofs on the disused bin sheds starting in Horton Road.

It is a great way to brighten up your area and is excellent for local wildlife. Please get in touch with us to let us know what you think about this new project.  We’re looking for local residents to help out so if you are interested please email Liz Lee elizabethlee@trustdevcom.org.uk

Some information about Green Roofs:

A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Also known as “living roofs”, green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and combat the heat island effect. There are two types of green roofs: intensive roofs, which are thicker and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are covered in a light layer of vegetation and are lighter than an intensive green roof.

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