We are a professional and reliable roofing company, with over 20 years of experience in commercial and domestic roofing projects. All this makes us experts in providing sustainable, energy-efficient and eco-friendly green roofs, similarly known as sedum roofs, eco-roofs and grass roofs. With growing weather concerns around climate change and the cost of repairs sky-rocketing, green roofs give an evergreen, self-generating and weather-resistant answer to protect your home. When you choose Flat Roof Experts you’re in safe hands, as we are known throughout Bradford and the wider Yorkshire area in places like Leeds, York and Harrogate as a trusted high-quality flat roofing solutions company.
From covering extensions and log stores to garden studios and offices, Green Roofs have a variety of uses. Thanks to the fantastic heat insulation Green Roofs offer, they help to moderate outside temperature changes and adjust your home accordingly, making it warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. This also lowers your energy bills.
As commercial and domestic roofing experts, Flat Roof Experts’ Green Roofs are made from sedum plants, which we source locally from Ilkley, a small village located about 30 minutes north of Bradford, and not far from Leeds, Otley, Shipley and Keighley. Sedum plants are great at taking in carbon dioxide, removing the nasty pollutants and releasing the remaining oxygen back into the air. They also reduce surface runoff during those rainy days, easing pressure on drainage and sewage systems.
Green Roof installation offers you a number of advantages, including:
• A great investment - Because of their durability, low maintenance, their environmental benefits and the fact they are becoming increasingly popular, Green Roofs can add a great deal of value to the price of your domestic or commercial property. They are unique features that really catch the eye and are unlike other commercial or domestic roofing projects.
• Environmentally friendly - Sedum plants not only add beauty to your house but give insects, birds and other wildlife a place to call home. There are loads of other environmental benefits too. As we mentioned, Green Roofs offer great stormwater management and reduce surface runoff because the soft landscaping retains a large amount of annual rainfall, as opposed to a traditional roofing system where it runs off into the drain. Another benefit to the environment is the improvement of air quality. Vegetation on flat roofing helps reduce the number of pollutants and dust particles that are in the air by removing them. Further, evaporation of water from your green flat roof helps to cool the air resulting in a lower ambient temperature.
• Increases the lifespan - Green Roof installations extend the longevity of your original roof due to protection from rainwater, UV rays and snow. Regular roof surfaces have a tough existence. They are constantly under attack from ultraviolet light and increasingly differing temperature changes. Bitumen roofing, for example, can suffer huge thermal fluctuations with temperatures in a typical year ranging from -10 or -11 degrees at night in the winter to 30 degrees at the peak of summer. Green Roof installation has been shown to double, sometimes triple, the lifespan of the waterproofing membranes contained underneath. These membranes are protected by the green roof and are shielded from harm.
• Keeps things quiet - Keeps things quiet - For many years now traditional roofing systems have caused great concern and protest from people in local areas. Sound escaping from commercial buildings where industrial procedures are taking place and domestic buildings where excessive noise is emitted both cause great consternation in communities. In addition, roof construction experts have been concerned about the rain hammer on deck roofed buildings in schools in particular. Green Roof installation helps trap layers of air within it, which act as a sound barrier and have been known to reduce the effects of loud noise by providing a sound barrier for up to 18 decibels.
For the best protection, consider installing our EPDM rubber roofing first, providing an additional waterproof layer that will greatly benefit your Green Roof.
Since we began in 1998, we have established ourselves as the go-to roofing contractors. Flat Roof Experts have an excellent record when it comes to helping people solve their commercial and domestic roofing needs. We are local roofers based in Bradford and are a family business meaning we take pride in everything we do and do it with a smile!
Our reasonable prices and strong set of values ensure we provide a friendly yet effective service that leaves you happy with the results.
If you’re a business owner or domestic homeowner in the Bradford area and have an interest in Green Roof installation and want a company to do it with passion and pride then be sure to give us a call on 01274 737828 or 01274 317109. Or, if you own a commercial or domestic property in areas like Wakefield, Huddersfield or Bradford and you’re after Green Roof planted systems to save you money, offer an excellent lifespan from a company that is experienced in refurbishment projects then get in touch with Flat Roof Experts. Finally, domestic property or commercial property owners across the North West from Manchester and Blackburn right the way through to York and Harrogate, we would love to hear from you about how we can create a green roofing solution that will reduce your overall building maintenance while also offering a home to the wildlife in the local countryside.
To find out more about our Green Roofs, or our other roofing services like EPDM Rubber Roofing, Commercial Flat Roofing and Asbestos Roof Removal, give us a call on 01274 737828 or 01274 317109 and one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer any of your queries.
A Green Roof - or living roof - is a deck on which a habitat for vegetation and wildlife is grown. It's essentially a planted rooftop that has a vegetative layer on top of the standard rooftop. There are different types of Green Roofs, with different uses and different styles. Here at Flat Roof Experts, we specialise in extensive Green Roofing using sedum plants locally sourced from Ilkley.
Green Roofs are attractive, natural and pretty, but they also serve a deeper use than just improving the aesthetics of a rooftop. Green Roofs give you a chance to provide a habitat for wildlife and plant species, helping to compensate for what was destroyed during the building's construction. Green Roofs are an eco-friendly roofing solution that encourages biodiversity and sustainability and helps to improve our eco-footprint for years to come.
Our extensive Green Roofing uses sedum plants to help reduce water runoff and insulate your building to the changing weather. Sedum plants are excellent at recycling carbon dioxide, helping to clear the air and release oxygen back into the surrounding area. They also provide another layer to your roof, helping to keep everything inside at a steady temperature and conserving energy. Our Green Roofing is a great roofing solution for those concerned about the health of the environment and conserving the natural wildlife around them.
We like to keep on top of the trends here at Flat Roof Experts. The fact is, Green Roofs have been increasing in popularity for a while now, and we don't see their implementation slowing down any time soon. We think that before long, Green Roofing is going to be seen all over the place, particularly in urban areas. Now is a great time to jump on board and secure your own Green Roofing for the future.
Green Roofs saw increased popularity in Germany in the 20th century, and the trend has begun to spread across Europe and the United States. In cities, Green Roofing is sought for the benefit of reducing air pollution in densely populated areas. Green Roofs help to improve the quality of life in urban environments by creating garden resorts for both residents and wildlife.
Green Roofing is also well known for helping to moderate urban heat, sometimes known as the island effect. Anyone who lives in a town or city is aware of the increased heat caused by heat absorbent materials like asphalt and concrete, causing urban areas to be warmer than rural areas. Green Roofing helps to cool this effect by absorbing heat and releasing cooler oxygen back into the atmosphere. And this cooling effect is something that benefits a building of any size in any area.
Yearly sales figures currently top £28 million in the UK, and we only expect this number to grow. Germany is still far ahead, with a Green Roof stock of over 86 million square metres in 2014, but the rest of the world is catching up. Green Roofing is the future, for sustainability, energy efficiency, and lowering costs while providing a habitat and beautiful roofing solution. Invest in your future today by installing your own eco-friendly green roofing!
A green roof (also known as a living roof) is a deck that is installed on your rooftop, which allows for the growth of vegetation and wildlife. In short, green roofing involves installing a planted rooftop on top of your existing rooftop. They are organic in appearance, and aesthetically pleasing, but also provide a better chance for wildlife and plant species to create a natural habitat. This is an eco-friendly option that will encourage biodiversity and compensate for the potential loss of nature during your building’s construction.
Green roofs come in different types, styles, and offer different uses too. Here at Flat Roof Experts, we specialise in Green Roofs that use sedum plants, locally sourced from Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
If your roof is pitched at more than 30° then a green roof will not be suitable for your property. Underneath the plant membrane, we must install a moisture-retention fleece, which will ensure water remains in the soil rather than pooling on the surface. Any excess water will be carried away by an aqua drain. A vapour control layer will also manage the passage of water vapour from inside your building through the roof, preventing condensation. In truth, when installing a green roof, it’s best to leave it to the experts.
There are generally two types of green roof – intensive and extensive. Intensive roofs are thicker than their counterpart as the growing media can be between 20cm and 100cm in thickness. They can support a higher range of plant life, but will typically require a higher level of maintenance. Extensive roofs are shallower, typically offering a planting media 6cm to 20 cm deep. These are a lot lighter and require less maintenance.
Green roofs can help to reduce what is known as the Urban Heat Island Effect. This is the condition where an urban environment absorbs and traps heat, becoming a lot warmer than any surrounding rural areas in the process. Plants that grow on a green roof will remove carbon air particulates, produce oxygen and provide shade. They can also reduce and slow stormwater runoff during heavy rainfall.
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