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What are the Benefits of a Green Roof?

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May29

Urban Heat Island Effect Temperatures are known to be higher in urban areas relative to surrounding rural areas, due to the higher quantity of impermeable, reflective surfaces and increased population density. Green roofs reverse this effect by returning moisture to the environment through evapotranspiration, reducing … More >>

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UK Roofing Awards have become an industry-wide event that recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry.   The competition, covering the full spectrum of 12 roofing disciplines, runs from September to January every year … More >>

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Alumasc has recently received RIBA approval for a new CPD, “Objective-driven specifications for Green, Bio-Diverse and Blue Roofs“. The 45 minute presentation outlines the key factors to consider when designing a green roof including waterproofing, drainage layers, substrate and plant … More >>

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An exclusive new housing development in the heart of London is the latest showcase for a range of waterproofing and green roof solutions from Alumasc. Built by The Berkeley Group in the centre of Belgravia, the elite Ebury Square development offers … More >>

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A Blackdown green roof from Alumasc provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich. Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich … More >>

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Alumasc along with Cambridge Flat Roofing are currently installing over 6500m2 of podium, roadway, communal and private gardens for the Stoke Quay, Ipswich project. Stoke Quay is a large development of private & social housing for Genesis Housing, built by … More >>

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185-221 Buchanan Street is a new £70m mixed development comprising 11,400m2 of retail space and 49 residential units. Owned by Land Securities, the development features a large rooftop garden which required a robust waterproofing solution. BDP Architects specified both Alumasc’s … More >>

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Supported by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) – the UK’s largest roofing trade association – the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) has unveiled a new and updated GRO Code for green roofing. The revised code is designed to provide … More >>

Blackdown’s single source approach to the design, growing, supply, installation and maintenance of green roof solutions was borne out of its desire to ensure that the highest quality standards are achieved. Blackdown’s systems ensure the realisation of the key drivers … More >>

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The increased frequency and severity of flooding in recent years has highlighted the need to supplement conventional drainage systems with additional, sustainable capacity. Here, Simon Poe, Product Director with Alumasc Roofing, looks at how Green Roof Systems and the recent … More >>

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