The focus on improving the quality of life in our urban environments and reducing the impact on our buildings, can be assisted with the installation of a Viking Roof Garden System. A roof garden is a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil; lined by a membrane that ensures the living space below remains watertight.
As compelling as the idea of a roof garden can be, there are several facets that must be executed correctly to ensure a successful roof garden installation. A dead roof garden, or worse-still, a leaking one is a hugely expensive issue to resolve.
Key factors include:
An appropriate waterproofing membrane layer
Only trained applicators installing that membrane system – (to the manufacturer’s specification)
Proven roof garden drainage components that have been sourced from the same reputable manufacturer
The soil (a.k.a growth medium) having been specifically formulated for roof gardens eg: high draining soil full of pumice, compost and perlite
Plants and grasses that aren’t too thirsty and don’t possess aggressive root structures
A maintenance programme employed, or better still, proprietary watering system
Components of a Viking Roof Garden System
Waterproofing membrane (Enviroclad or Anti-root torch-on)
The Viking Roof Garden System is suitable for use on buildings within the following scope:
with substrates of suspended reinforced concrete; and,
with each structure being subjected to specific structural engineering and weather-tightness design
Limitations on Use
Installation of a Viking Roof Garden System is only performed by contractors who have been through Viking Roofspec’s stringent three-stage licencing programme, ensuring the highest level of care and attention to detail, for building owners and specifiers.