Roof Garden

  • Roof garden with plant beds
  • Roof garden with circular lawn patch and trees
  • Roof garden with ornamental grass surrounded by modern buildings
  • Roof garden with a cafe

Roof Garden – The Ideal  Multifunctional Build-up for Soft and Hard Landscaping on Rooftops

“Roof Garden” is a multifunctional green roof system build-up with high water storage. Depending on the depth of growing medium, lawn, perennials, shrubs or small trees can be planted. This build-up allows for a variety of design concepts, even water features can be designed. Various combinations are possible, e.g. with walkways, patios, playgrounds or even driveways. Concrete foundations for kerbs, walls or furnishings without penetrating the waterproofing and unhindered drainage underneath the Floradrain® FD 60 neo are possible.

Within the roof garden, it is useful to store as much rainwater as possible to reduce the need for additional watering. The Floradrain® FD 60 neo drainage element allows very high water retention suitable for all aspects of diverse roof gardens. The water is stored across the roof area and reaches the plants by capillary action and diffusion. Water storage and irrigation from underneath, a so-called dam up irrigation can also be easily achieved by installing roof dam elements above the roof outlets. A roof laid at 0° fall is required to include this feature, along with a suitable waterproofing membrane. Inspection chambers allow for examination and maintenance of the roof dam elements at any time. With automatic irrigation machines, the water level of the dam up irrigation can be maintained even in periods of drought.

 

Technical Data
Build-up height from ca. 270 mm
Weight, saturated from ca. 370 kg/m²
Water retention capacity from ca. 136 l/m²

System Solutions for Intensive Green Roofs

General overview of various intensive green roof systems and the technology involved.

Number of pages
20 pages
Date of publication
Jul 2018
System Specifications
System build-up

Diagram

Products

Grafik des Systemaufbaus
Lawn and perennials, with a deeper substrate level bushes and small trees.
System Substrate “Roof Garden” ≥ 200 mm
Filter Sheet SF
Floradrain® FD 60 neo with Zincolit® Plus infill
Protection Mat ISM 50
Root Barrier WSB 100-PO, if necessary.

Product Details

System Substrate “Roof Garden”

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System Substrate for intensive landscapes on roofs in multiple layer build-up or on underground car parks.

Filter Sheet SF

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Geotextile of thermally strengthened polypropylene, applicable as filter sheet above drainage elements for normal mechanical stress.

Floradrain® FD 60 neo

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Highly efficient drainage and water storage element made of profiled plastic, suitable for intensive green roofs.

Protection Mat ISM 50

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Synthetic fibre mat, highly resistant to mechanical stress; for use as protection layer under intensive green roofs, walkways and driveways etc.

Root Barrier WSB 100-PO

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FLL tested sheet, to be hot air welded, applicable as root and rhizome protection for extensive and especially for intensive green roofs.

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Note

The system solution shown relates to the green roof build-up in particular. The roof construction itself is only shown schematically and must be planned and executed according to specialist rules for waterproofed roofs.