Green Roofs Also known as eco-roofs, vegetated roofs and living roofs, green roofs provide many ecological and aesthetic benefits - Vertical Landscapes Vertical Gardens - Living Walls - Vertical Plantscapes - South Africa
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Green Roofs

Vertical Plantscapes new cutting edge design of green roofing equals successful and fast installation. Vertical Plantscapes - Living Walls is one of the most experenced living roof companies in South Africa.


Lightweight - can be as light as 50kg sqm (saturated weight) with 50mm depth. NB 70mm-100mm is recommended for long term plant health and sustainability. A green roof can weigh less than gravel.

Modular - easy & fast to install

DIY or commercial scale of installation achievable

Removable - Easy to replace with minimal plant disturbance (up to 150mm depth)

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 and grasses encouraged)

Also 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
  • Evapo-transpiration of the plants cools the surrounding heat gain from conventional flat roofs
  • Low maintenance although a drip line keeps the roof verdant
  • Extends the life of your waterproof membrane up to 3 times

Not just relegated to the roof - these vegetation carriers can immediately transform a barren courtyard without digging up the concrete. And when you no longer need for your instant garden - simply remove and transport to another site (up to 150mm planting depth suitable to transport). The modules can take up to a metre of substrate on them!

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Research Trials

Research is always on going and have been conducting trials on the newer modular and non-modular green roofing systems and substrate/soil mixtures.

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