Living Walls & Green Roofs
Living walls and green roofs are an innovative way to introduce nature into urban environments, and are becoming ever-popular with offices, schools and apartment blocks throughout the world, both internally and externally.
Here at Atlantes Landscapes, we bring living wall and green roof construction to customers throughout Devon and Exeter, including Tiverton and Newton Abbot. As BALI-accredited landscapers, our passion for the environment and our dedication to exceptional workmanship mean that you receive a finished living environment that fits your building and your brief.
Green Roof Construction
Green walls and roofs soften the appearance of any building, blending man-made materials with natural, living foliage. But their advantages are not purely aesthetic – there are also multiple environmental benefits to eco-roofs, including:
- Improving air quality
- Reducing urban temperatures
- Limiting rainwater runoff
- Insulating against heat, cold and noise
- Supporting biodiversity
- Improving mood and mental wellbeing
- Increasing property value
- Types of living roof
There are multiple types of living roof to choose from, depending on the look and purpose you’re aiming for, each with their own maintenance requirements.
Extensive: Using mostly sedum, mosses, herbs and grasses, this is the most low-cost, low-maintenance option. Sedum roofs are hugely beneficial to local biodiversity by creating an ecological landscape.
Semi-intensive: Combine elements of a roof garden and ecological landscape with sedum, mosses, herbs and shrubs. It therefore has the dual benefit of being a beautiful outdoor space with benefits to wildlife.
Intensive: Designed to create an area for public use, so more focused on constructing a garden space. Larger plants are generally used, such as shrubs and trees. While it has greater initial cost than the other options, it’s a more versatile option with greater amenity value.
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