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Podium Roof System

Podium roofs

Podium roofs are types of inverted roofs used to create communal outdoor spaces in the form of roof platforms, predominantly serving as trafficked amenity spaces. These can be utilised as plazas and car parks or include landscaped recreational areas similar to green roofs. Podium roofs are typically specified for larger roof spaces of strong structures such as office blocks, retail and leisure centres and larger residential developments.

Waterproofing of podium roofs is critical and both cold and hot-applied roofing solutions for roof podium deck applications should ideally be monolithic and fully bonded to the structure to remain watertight through the general expansion and contraction of the building components.

Hard landscaping applications are available for podium roofs to allow for the required weight loading, including vehicular traffic and majority also allow for installation of concealed services. The options vary from bedded to free-draining paving systems. Soft landscaping options include gardens, lawns, turfs and rubber crumb.

To create an effective podium roof, the landscaping and waterproofing components need to work together and create a holistic system that can integrate seamlessly with the building.

What are the benefits of podium roofs?

  •  Additional recreational areas improve building occupant experience and create a comfortable external environment.
  • Amenity spaces on podium roofs help maximise the footprint of buildings, especially in city areas.
  • Storm management can be improved through specification of permeable paving and correct depth of substrate
  • The flexibility of these systems means there are very few restrictions for design scope
  • The value of the building can be increased considerably

Considerations for installation of podium roofs?

  • The overall weight of the system and the construction of the supporting structure
  • The height of the system and the roof exposure
  • Maintenance requirements for the separate landscaping elements
  • Irrigation management throughout the year

All IKO 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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