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Advantages of Turning Your Flat Roof into a Green Roof

A green roof is classified as one with the addition of vegetation and soil to any roof type. Installing a green roof can actually reduce several negative effects that buildings would have on local ecosystems whilst simultaneously reducing the buildings’ energy … Read more

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Converting Your Roof Into A Usable Space

It’s the age of the ‘scrimp and save’, and we’re all looking for those extra ways to add value to our property. People extend their houses left, right and centre, but have you ever thought of extending upwards? A roof … Read more

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Are we getting bigger or are our homes shrinking?

Did you know that we are the only country in the EU not to have a minimum space standard for the homes we live in? 

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Horticulturists Are Reaching for the Sky in Urban Areas!

Rooftop gardens are the new big thing in urban areas. Just two minutes away from Kings Cross Station in London sits the roof garden belonging to horticulturists David Ferris and Paddy McCawley. Banana trees and clumps of greenery are present … Read more

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D’Antonio Green Roof System

The United States is now experiencing a new trend as vegetative roof coverings and waterproofing systems, otherwise known as green roofs, are increasingly being used by property owners. Environmental purists have complained about the term, but it is now widely … Read more

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Flat Roofs Develop Green Fingers

Homeowners are making the most of their properties by not only expanding in to the roof spaces but building on to them as well. However, rather than using mortar and bricks, they are using a green fingered approach with the … Read more

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Green Roofs or Living Roofs

These are actually one and the same thing. Having vegetation growing on your roof space is not a new idea. Northern European dwellings have long used roof vegetation to help make life more comfortable where there are extreme weather conditions … Read more

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What is there not to love about a balcony roof? A lot of interior designs these days have revolved around the concept of bringing the outside indoors, incorporating pots and plants normally found outside in the garden and placing them … Read more

Single ply flat roofing systems have become very popular in the UK owing to their light weight that suit buildings which take load and bearing into consideration. Just because it’s single ply, doesn’t mean it’s weak. It is actually the … Read more

Your home or office may have more living space than you ever imagined. You can add to the value of your home, and improve your quality of life through utilising more outdoor space, and even reduce the environmental impact of … Read more