Green Roofing Reading

Green roofs and living roofs are becoming increasingly popular and it’s not hard to guess why.

Apart from their aesthetic appeal they are also beneficial to our health and that of our environment, offering a place for wildlife, production of oxygen and giving additional protection from extreme weather conditions.

There are 3 main types of living roofs:

  • Extensive – Is usually a blanket of moss or/and herb (sedum) which requires very little maintenance.
  • Semi intensive – (Biodiverse) Which offers a playground and habitat for wildlife. This will consist of Herbs (sedum) and plants giving the area more scent and colour.
  • Intensive – In other words, a roof garden, so expect maintenance to be similar to that of a general garden.

The benefits of green roofing

  • The eco-system can be adapted for certain plant species depending on the access and use of the green roof.
  • Reduction of sound/noise especially hail and rainfall.
  • Increased roof lifespan by the reduction of the effects of UV degradation and extreme weather fluctuations.
  • Thermal benefits resulting in cooler summers and warmer winters.
  • Increasing biodiversity, wildlife and oxygen in urban areas.
  • Reduces the impact of storm-water runoff which in turn reduces the impact on local sewerage networks.
Extensive Semi intensive Intensive
Access/Use No Yes Yes
Plant/Vegetation Moss, Herb(sedum), Grass Shrubs, Herb(sedum), Grass Shrubs, Perennial plants, Lawn, Trees
Depth of substrate 60mm-200mm 90mm-300mm 150mm-400mm
Additional weight 60-150kg/m2 65-400kg/m2 180-500kg/m2
Maintenance/Cost Low Medium High

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Recent Flat Roofing Projects


Flat Roof in Reading

We located Leigh through Check-a-Trade website. From the moment we met, Leigh's professionalism, knowledge and courtesy was excellent! The work was done within the time frame. Leigh was onsite and overseen all the work step by step. Leigh and his workmen arrived were postural and worked very hard throughout the whole day. Leigh's workers were very polite while on site. Premises were left clean and the warranty arrived as promised. We have already recommended Leigh's work to several friends and even to Reading Borough Council who were impressed with the material quality and high standard finish Leigh did on the flat roof.

Thanks again Leigh for everything.


Large educational project

I have worked with Rooftek on a large educational project and have found them to have a conscientious work ethic and have shown experience in varying roofing systems. They have been responsive to any concerns raised and have always been instrumental in providing solutions.

Danny Roberts MCIOB
Construction Project Manager

Replaced damage flat roof from felt to single ply membrane

Outstanding service! During his visit Leigh has assessed the work, provided repair suggestions and lead times. His quote has reached us within 24 hours. From the moment go, Leigh's availability was exceptional. His team was onsite next day! Leigh was punctual. His team was competent, dynamic, productive, efficient, skilled, thoughtful, polite and phenomenal clean. We had an amazing response and we are very impressed how quick he was able to fit our emergency work around his very busy schedule. Overall, we would give Leigh's company/team a score of 11 out of 10, he exceeded himself. Thank you.

Checkatrade customer in Reading

Re-roofing of a flat roof in Berkshire

Rooftek re-roofed our flat garage roof with a membrane material. Leigh and his team completed the work very quickly after my enquiry as to when the work could be done, fitting it around their other jobs. This was great as I wanted the work done. They were very efficient and courteous, and the work was completed to a good standard. Would recommend.

Checkatrade customer in Berkshire

Two flat roof sections under windows on a pitched roof

Leigh helped me out at short notice to complete a tricky piece of flat roof work, all work was completed on time, on budget and as specified to the highest of standards. Its good to see such a high level of professionalism from Leigh and his team on what is a difficult and vital area of the building trade, will definitely be using them on future projects, would highly recommend.

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