Rooftop areas, including podium decks, provide valuable, usable space on a development and the modern approach is to use these spaces to 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 green spaces 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, providing attenuation and controlled discharge of storm water. As such, ABG’s blue roof and green roof systems can contribute significantly towards meeting BREEAM or LEED sustainability criteria.
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. The Roofdrain reservoir board is used when there is a requirement to maximise water retention to support vegetation layers (as well as drainage), for example on extensive green or biodiverse roofs.
Our product range extends to providing growing media suitable for green roof sedums, biodiverse and intensive roof gardens, aluminium upstands and vegetation layers; including pre-grown mats and plug plants.