Inspired by Nature
Vertical Plantscapes is one of the most experenced greenroof companies in South Africa. Along with our experience, we work with new and cutting edge design of green roof materitals, which equals successful and fast installation.
Lightweight - A green roof can weigh less than gravel and can be as light as 50kg sqm (saturated weight) with 50mm depth. (NB 70mm-150mm is recommended for long term plant health and sustainability).
Modular - Easy & fast to install.
Removable - Easy to replace with minimal plant disturbance (up to 150mm depth)
DIY or commercial scale of installation achievable.
Improved new design of the base layer creates excellent air flow and drainage.
Bio-blanket aids root anchorage and efficiently wicks water throughout the panels whilst retaining water for plant health.
Custom planting available (native plants, sedums, grasses and water wise plants encouraged).
Improved new design of the base layer creates excellent air flow and drainage.
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Greenroofs are known as eco-roofs, vegetated roofs and living roofs. Green roofs provide many ecological and aesthetic benefits, including:

● Controlling storm water runoff, erosion and pollution.
● Improving water quality.
● Great stormwater control and mitigation whilst removing toxins before they reach our drains.
● Mitigating urban heat-island effects, cooling and cleaning the air.
● Bio-diversity is naturally increased bringing back nature with it's soothing and sound absorbing qualities.
● Conserving energy.
● Reducing sound reflection and transmission.
● Reducing heating and cooling energy costs.
● Improving the aesthetic environment in both work and home settings.
● Increased insulation giving savings in air-conditioning costs.
● Hiding unsightly flat roofs with greenery.
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● Evapotranspiration of the plants cools the surrounding heat gain from conventional flat roofs.
● Low maintenance although a drip line keeps the roof verdant.

Not just relegated to the roof - the green roof trays can immediately transform a barren courtyard without digging up the concrete.

In ancient times green roofs consisted of cave like structures or sod roofs covered with earth and plants commonly used for agriculture, dwelling, and ceremonial purposes. These early shelters provided protection from the elements, good insulation during the winter months, and a cool location in the summer. Unfortunately for modern conveniences, these were neither waterproof nor was there any system to keep out unwanted burrowing wildlife.
Modern green roof technology began in the early seventies in Germany when the first green roof systems were developed and marketed on a large scale. Unlike former "green roofs" this first approach offered reliable technology that provided sophisticated irrigation and protection against root ingress for rooftop gardens.

The second big step was the development of extensive green roofs in the late eighties. The goal was to create lighter and cheaper systems which could be applied to large flat roofs. The main motivation for extensive green roofs was the restoration of nature and protection of the roof membranes from the elements and temperature fluctuations.

As extensive green roofs became subjects in scientific research, additional benefits began to gain importance. Today, ecological benefits such as reduced energy consumption for heating and cooling, storm water retention, and heat island mitigation are the main reasons for the growing popularity of green roofs. Other benefits include habitat restoration, filtration of acid rain and air pollutants, noise pollution reduction, and the therapeutic effects found from being in the presence of nature.

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