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Green Roof Systems

Green roofs are types of inverted or warm roof systems and comprise of components that work together to form high quality, holistic waterproofing applications for flat roof structures. IKO’s green roof systems are composed of roof components that are fully compatible and work seamlessly together. This makes the installation of a green roof system faster, improves its performance and extends its life.

The three main types of green roof systems are extensive, intensive, and biodiverse green roof systems that are also known as brown roofs.

Extensive green roof systems typically have shallow soil layers supporting moss, herbs and grasses where minimal maintenance is required. Intensive green roof systems are complete outdoor spaces on roofs with shrubs, trees and walkways. They come with all the maintenance usually associated with gardens and some may include extensive irrigation systems. Biodiverse roof systems are varied and balance both fauna and flora to replicate the ecological needs of the local area.

Designers and specifiers increasingly utilise green roof systems to create additional space for occupiers of new and existing buildings and to help address the eco balance of the area, especially in cities. Also called green, living, or eco-roofs, these are popular within urban environments. Green roof systems can be used not just by wildlife, but also have a wide range of recreational applications including running tracks, football pitches and roof gardens.

 

Benefits of green roof systems

  • Significant advantages for the environment with a reduced heat island effect and improved air quality through reduction of gas pollutants and dust particles
  • Stormwater attenuation and water retention reduces the risk of flooding
  • Noise reduction through improved acoustic performance
  • Heat insulation and protection from thermal gain reduces the cooling energy requirement and carbon emissions of a building
  • Extended lifespan of the roof membrane through protection from UV radiation and temperature extremes
  • Additional habitat for flora and fauna aids biodiversity in the area
  • Increased property value

Considerations for installation of green roof systems

  • Maintenance requirements should be considered
  • Irrigation and water storage
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Wind uplift and weight loading

 

IKO roof systems and products are manufactured in the UK from responsibly, and where possible, locally sourced materials in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help with the sustainability of your project. The majority of our roofing systems are also BBA certified.

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IKO Armourplan Ballasted System

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    • Polymeric Single Ply PVC

    • Low maintenance lightweight system

    • 40 year BBA Certificate

    IKO Armourplan Inverted System

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      • Exceptional mechanical properties and product performance

      • Low maintenance lightweight system

      • High UV resistance and a long service life

      IKO Metatech Cold Roofing System

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        • Two-component: extremely fast installation and drying

        • Sustainable PMMA technology

        • Installation possible under poor weather conditions

        IKO Permaphalt

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          • Completely Seamless Waterproofing

          • Conforms to Carbon Zero Standards

          • BBA approved (Certificate No. 89/2299)

          IKO Permatec Anti-Root

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            • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

            • Environmentally friendly – made with recycled content

            • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

            IKO Permatec Anti-Root System

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              • Hot Melt

              • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

              • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

              IKO Permatec Podium System

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                • BBA Approved (Cert No.03/4009)

                • Environmentally friendly – made with recycled content

                • Less waste to control and dispose of – Zero waste packaging

                IKO Permatec System

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                  • Hot Melt
                    Tough and resistant to impact damage thanks to its high tensile…

                  • Easily recyclable

                  • Excellent low temperature flexibility

                  IKO Polimar FCS (Fast Curing System) Waterproofing

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                    • Cold Liquid
                      Completely Seamless Waterproofing with Vapour Resistivity. Fast Curing Liquid Roofing Waterproofing…

                    • Seamless and secure waterproofing of the most complex upstands with fleece reinforcement

                    • Highly flexible and crack-bridging even at extreme sub-zero temperatures

                    IKO Polimar Liquid Waterproofing System

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                      IKO Roofgarden Hybrid System

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                        • Bituminous Felts
                          Achieves FLL 4-Year Root Penetration Test

                        • Purpose made roof garden waterproofing cap sheet

                        • Specifically formulated ‘Anti-Root’ coating

                        IKO Roofgarden System Torch-On

                          Key Benefits to your project
                          • Bituminous Felts
                            Achieves FLL 4-Year Root Penetration Test

                          • Purpose made roof garden waterproofing cap sheet

                          • Specifically formulated ‘Anti-Root’ coating

                          IKO Roofstar Plus System

                            Key Benefits to your project
                            • Mastic Asphalt
                              Completely Seamless Waterproofing with Vapour Resistivity

                            • Complies with BS EN 12970:2000

                            • Enhanced Product Stability Across a Wide Temperature Range

                            IKO Roofstar System

                              Key Benefits to your project
                              • Mastic Asphalt
                                Completely Seamless Waterproofing

                              • Fire Performance achieving BS 476: Part 3: FAA

                              • Completely seamless waterproofing with vapour resistivity

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