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Extensive Living Roofs Explained

green_roofs_explained Extensive green roofs are constructed using low maintenance plants called sedums and are primarily used for their numerous ecological benefits and aesthetic appearance. They are not designed to be accessible except for maintenance.

Sedums are low growing, drought tolerant plants that adapt readily for life at roof level. They will thrive in a shallow, free draining growing medium and are wind, drought and frost resistant.

At McLaw Living Roofs we grow our own sedum to ensure that it is well rooted, with a careful mix of different sub-species to give a beautiful contrast of colour and texture. It is this careful planning that results in a Living Roof that will be beautiful to look at for many years to come.

The sedum covering provides an excellent protection to the waterproofing system installed at the base of the roof.

An extensive green roof can be supplied in 4 different finishes;
Sedum sprout mix
Scattered evenly and softly pressed, this is the most economical way to plant a green roof, flowers will begin to appear after one growing season.
Sedum plugs
Planted 15 per square metre, a matting effect will be established after one growing season.
Fully grown sedum matting
The most expensive of the 3 available for flat roofs, a fully cultivated sedum laid like turf to obtain an immediate lush finish.
Sedum honeycombs
A pitched roof is covered using sedum honeycombs, which have been cultivated for approximately 12 months