Green Roofs, Blue Roofs & Podium Decks

Rooftop areas, including podium decks, provide valuable, useable space on a development.  The modern approach is to use these spaces to significantly benefit the wider development.  These areas can be used to replace habitats which would otherwise be lost, enhance biodiversity and provide important public amenity and greenery in city centres.  In the case of blue roof systems, which can be utilised at podium and roof level, they also support a good SuDs design by providing temporary storage and controlled discharge of storm water.  As such, ABG podium deck and roof systems contribute significantly towards achieving BREEAM and LEED sustainability points.

ABG specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of systems for blue roofs, green roofs, biodiverse roofs and podium decks.  Deckdrain is a subsurface drainage layer, predominantly used in podium deck and intensive roof garden applications where the requirement is to move excess water to the outlets as quickly as possible. Roofdrain attenuation layer, often referred to as a reservoir board, is used when there is a requirement to maximise water storage for supporting vegetation layers, for example on extensive green roofs.  

Our product range extends to growing medias suitable for sedum, biodiverse and intensive roof gardens, aluminium upstands and vegetation layers, including pre-grown mats and plug plants.

Typical Applications:

  • Podium deck drainage
  • Roof garden drainage
  • Reservoir layer on Extensive & Biodiverse Green Roofs
  • Drainage layer beneath block paving
  • Temporary storage of storm water at roof or podium level
  • Roof garden finishes such as soft and hard landscaping materials

Benefits:

  • Management of storm water at source
  • Habitat replacement and enhancement
  • Creation of valuable amenity space
  • Significant contribution towards achieving BREEAM and LEED sustainability points
  • Protection to the waterproofing system therefore extending its overall design life
  • Quick and easy installation to minimise programme time
  • Robust materials to resist installation damage
  • The complete system from design to installation and on-going maintenance

Typical Client Profile:

  • Property developers
  • Schools and universities
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial developers
  • Visitor attractions and event venues
  • Drainage consultants
  • Landscape architects
  • Public health engineers
  • Structural engineers

Extensive Green Roofs

Extensive Green Roofs, often referred to as sedum or wildflower roofs, are the best known type of green roof and are relatively self-sufficient and low maintenance. Extensive Green Roofs contribute towards improving air quality, reduce the visual impact of the roof and assist in controlling rain water run-off as well as contributing to enhancing the acoustic and thermal properties of the roof.

Blue roofs

Blue Roofs are designed to attenuate rainwater rather than drain it away as quickly as possible as in traditional roof drainage design. ABG blueroof offers a new development in the management of storm water by collecting and retaining rain fall within the actual roof structure before discharging at a defined, controlled rate. This is particularly beneficial on sites where land take is tight, such as in urbanised areas, and where installation of other attenuation techniques such as ponds or subterranean tanks is not feasible.

Blue roof systems using drainage geocomposites from ABG Geosynthetics

Biodiverse Roofs

Biodiverse Roofs, sometimes referred to as brown roofs, replace and often enhance the habitat that would otherwise be lost to a new development. Biodiverse roofs are designed to create a natural habitat to support a variety of plants, birds, animals and invertebrates.  Biodiverse roofs contribute significantly towards achieving additional BREEAM points, as well as improving air quality, assisting in controlling rain water run-off as well as contributing to enhancing the acoustic and thermal properties of the roof.

Biodiverse brown roof system from ABG Geosynthetics

Intensive Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roofs, often referred to as roof gardens, may be landscaped to include trees, lawns, flower beds and paved areas.  With an intensive roof the only real limit to its scope is the weight of the system and the structure necessary to support it.  Intensive green roofs create additional usable space in modern urban developments.

Intensive green roof system from ABG Geosynthetics

Podium Decks

Many buildings incorporate landscaped basements and roofs commonly known as podiums. The basement podium can vary from lawn and paved amenity areas to car parking. These waterproofed decks often have minimal falls which make them susceptible to standing water. Deckdrain subsurface drainage layer offers an effective and reliable drainage system for podium decks of all sizes, whilst also providing additional protection to the waterproofing layer below.

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Deckdrain

Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

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Deckdrain

Roofdrain

Roofdrain is designed for use in extensive green roof systems. It provides both drainage and attenuation in a convenient, lightweight and cost effective system.

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Roofdrain drainage geocomposite for green roofs, blueroofs and roof SuDS attenuation

Blue Roof Systems

blueroof offers a new concept in the management of storm water. Changing weather patterns means rainfall events have become more extreme challenging the way water is managed. blueroof utilises the roof construction for the attenuation of storm water releasing it at a controlled rate in the period following the storm. 

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ABG blue roof Blue Roof System for Green Roofs from ABG geosynthetics

Extensive Green Roof Systems

Extensive green roof systems characteristically consisting of a shallow layer of growing media; typically 80mm deep. This is planted with a variety of drought tolerant hardy plants, such as sedums.

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Extensive green roof system components from ABG Geosynthetics

Intensive Green Roof Systems

Intensive Green Roofs characteristically consist of a combination of hard and soft landscaped finishes.  They create valuable mixed use amenity areas at roof level.

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Intensivegreen roof design using geosynthetics from ABG

Biodiverse Roof Systems

Biodiverse roof systems characteristically consist of undulating growing media; typically 80mm – 150mm deep. This is planted with a variety of drought tolerant hardy plants or seed, such as wildflowers, sedums, grasses and perennials.

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Biodiverse Green roof System - Brown Roofs from ABG Geosynthetics
 

Product Literature

 

Products

Deckdrain

Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

more...

Deckdrain

Roofdrain

Roofdrain is designed for use in extensive green roof systems. It provides both drainage and attenuation in a convenient, lightweight and cost effective system.

more...

Roofdrain drainage geocomposite for green roofs, blueroofs and roof SuDS attenuation

Blue Roof Systems

blueroof offers a new concept in the management of storm water. Changing weather patterns means rainfall events have become more extreme challenging the way water is managed. blueroof utilises the roof construction for the attenuation of storm water releasing it at a controlled rate in the period following the storm. 

more...

ABG blue roof Blue Roof System for Green Roofs from ABG geosynthetics

Extensive Green Roof Systems

Extensive green roof systems characteristically consisting of a shallow layer of growing media; typically 80mm deep. This is planted with a variety of drought tolerant hardy plants, such as sedums.

more...

Extensive green roof system components from ABG Geosynthetics

Intensive Green Roof Systems

Intensive Green Roofs characteristically consist of a combination of hard and soft landscaped finishes.  They create valuable mixed use amenity areas at roof level.

more...

Intensivegreen roof design using geosynthetics from ABG

Biodiverse Roof Systems

Biodiverse roof systems characteristically consist of undulating growing media; typically 80mm – 150mm deep. This is planted with a variety of drought tolerant hardy plants or seed, such as wildflowers, sedums, grasses and perennials.

more...

Biodiverse Green roof System - Brown Roofs from ABG Geosynthetics
 

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