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Design details: green roofs

The vivid hues of a living roof can add an inviting design flourish to your home, plus boost the house’s green credentials by forming an insulating layer that helps to reduce heat loss. The term describes various systems, from simple setups with a hardy turf or sedum covering, to advanced roof garden schemes that are full of a selection of colourful shrubs.

The feature works particularly well in urban locations where it’s used as a tool to inject greenery into the setting. Often specified as a covering for single-storey rear extensions, it provides a pleasant view for occupants looking down from the upper floors of the house, also adding an interesting visual detail from an exterior perspective.

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