Planning a green roof project in advance of engaging anyone to do any work is the first, and possibly the most important step you should take. You may need to seek planning permission in certain areas of Kent for your project, so the right advice is going to be important from the start.

Careful planning and design is required, due to the complex nature of installation of a green roof in the UK. Once installed correctly, with the right combination of planting for your environment, a living roof requires very little maintenance, and can provide a sustainable, and aesthetically beautiful flat roof that will last for years.

What is a green roof?

A green roof consists of several layers, including waterproofing and drainage layers, rooting layers and planting. The order in which these layers are installed is a critical process and making mistakes can mean the difference between success and failure of your green roof.

Living roofing has been growing in popularity for more than a decade and has been installed over the world in some of the most striking buildings and places. This is contributing to this type of installation becoming popular in the domestic market as well as being well-established in the commercial world. The growth of environmentally-friendly green, or sedum roofing is being noted for its ability to sustain wildlife and help with water conservation and retention in cities all over the globe.

Getting the right advice and installation

If you’ve tried to get advice about your project in Kent, you’ll have seen a whole range of information from all over the internet. If it is genuine, professional advice you are after, Permaroof Kent are right there at the forefront, with a mission to ‘Make the UK Greener – One Roof at a Time.’

We use Firestone’s EPDM rubber roof membrane, the ideal moisture barrier for living roof installations. EPDM membrane has an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, and when laid correctly in this type of installation, can give your roof longevity you can be confident in.

Permaroof Kent can offer you advice about your entire installation and guide you through your options. We can advise you on your planting methods or handle it all for you. Talk to us about your Kent green roof project and book your no-obligation survey today or visit our green roof systems page to find out more.