Green roof buildings
Green roofs make sense.
For me they give somewhere to add plants and biodiversity. For the cities they cool their surroundings and reduce flooding. For you they insulate/cool your place and increase the life of your roof.
Green roofs really work but if you get more soil up there they work far better, we use a minimum of 150mm of substrate, always have. This means the roofs support a much wider mix of plants, absorb more water, support more bugs and more life.
We now design roofs using different soils, different soil depths, wetland roofs, partly vegetated roofs and roofs full of bee and bug habitat.
We have designed and built over 120 green roof buildings