More organisations switching onto benefits of green roofs

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Green roof systems used to be seen as something of an eccentricity. However, more and more individuals and organisations are switching onto the benefits of these solutions. When combined with the right rainwater systems, these roofing designs can be hugely effective. They have a subtle, attractive look and they are associated with a range of practical benefits.

The roofing systems have a positive impact on sustainability, biodiversity and the attenuation of storm water. In addition, they can improve the quality of life for building users, whether they are utilised in domestic or commercial settings.

School uses green roof system

Highlighting the fact that these solutions are becoming more popular and mainstream, a school in Wales has added a green roof system to its buildings. Cwmbach Primary School underwent a £6.7 million revamp to provide an additional 150 infant places for locals. Recently, head teacher Eileen King showed politicians around the extension, which includes the special roofing design.

The extension incorporates a state-of-the-art infants’ building and new facilities for staff, as well as a kitchen, main hall and reception area. As well as the green roof, the extension has photovoltaic solar panelling to help boost its energy efficiency.

The best

Commenting on the development, Councillor Eudine Hanagan, cabinet member for education, skills and lifelong learning, said: “During these tough economic times, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council remains committed to education in the 21st century. Providing the best possible school facilities for our children and young people in Rhondda Cynon Taff has long since been one of our top priorities and it is clear that, given the widespread investment plans throughout the county borough, we are delivering on our pledges.

“We take great pride in the standard of education we offer our pupils, both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities. We know that young people’s learning is often a product of their environment and the exceptional investment in schools throughout the county borough will have a long-term positive impact on our young people.”


Green roof systems are associated with a range of advantages. For example, during the winter they provide all-important insulation. With energy prices on the rise, this is becoming increasingly important. Meanwhile, in the summer, the roofs help to keep properties at a constant cool temperature.

See for yourself

If you’re interested in these products and think they may be perfect for your property, you’ve come to the right place. Simply have a look around our website or get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

We offer Blackdown Green Roofs in four broad application categories, including Extensive, Biodiverse, Semi-Intensive and Intensive. Meanwhile, these systems are fully compatible with our warranted waterproofing ranges.

You might also be interested in our guttering and other rainwater goods. One thing’s for sure, if you come to us for rainwater systems or green roofs, you won’t be disappointed with the results. We put quality products and superb customer service at the heart of everything we do, meaning you can enjoy total peace of mind.

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