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    • #709775
      Moss
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      Hi
      i am looking for some help in relation to grass roofs. i am an arch. tech but my knowledge is limited, i am looking to build my own house and a grass roof will be important to attain planning because it will help with the visual impact of the dwelling. Does any1 know any companies in ireland that specilise in grass roofs or does any one know the rough cost of grass roofs. any information would be great.

    • #796965
      Anonymous
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      http://www.sarnafil.co.uk//sarnvert_green_roofing_systems

      the above is a reputable established company.
      Its also a great site for obtaining specifications and detailing.

    • #796966
      Anonymous
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      See dominic stephens book ‘Rural’ available from RIAI bookshop and others for some good use of green roofs. Is th green roof an integral part of the design concept, such as as conserving the biological footprint of a greenfield site or is it an afterthought? Are you looking at Sedum roof ofr grass roof?

    • #796967
      Anonymous
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      i have being looking at both sedum and grass roofs. the roof will be part of the design concept to help blend the house into the surrunding landscape. the site is elevated and visible from certain areas on the local approach roads so the grass roof will hopefully help soften the visual impact of the dwelling

    • #796968
      Anonymous
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      Bauder do a green roof system. No CAD details on line as yet, but they’ll send out technical docs on request.

      http://www.bauder.co.uk/data/usercontentroot/systems/Green%20Roof%20Systems/

    • #796969
      Anonymous
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      @Moss wrote:

      i have being looking at both sedum and grass roofs. the roof will be part of the design concept to help blend the house into the surrunding landscape. the site is elevated and visible from certain areas on the local approach roads so the grass roof will hopefully help soften the visual impact of the dwelling

      I’m intrigued as to how a green roof will help soften the blow of a building on an elevated site. Why don’t you just use an ordinary flat roof? Unless the whole building is underground that is. Or unless you’re trying to pull the wool over the planners eyes by coming over all “green”?

    • #796970
      Anonymous
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      We installed a sedum roof on a house in the north west. The supplier would only put it on their own felt material, not on our preferred (on concrete) asphalt. This building was also on an elevated site, the only point of the sedum was to soften the appearance from the inside. Flat roofs don’t always look the best from above.

      But what’s the idea of trying to disguise the fact that your building exists? That’s the sort of nonsense we hear from planners. [We recently received permission for a modern extension to a 19th century un-Protected house, on the gorunds that it couldn’t be seen from the road. The same planners were ensconced in a new glass and steel extension built at the side of their own 19th century county buildings. And no, it wasn’t a problem with the quality of the design, – they just thought modern architecture shouldn’t be seen in the countryside.] What’s WRONG with seeing your building if it’s well designed? All, or most anyway, good buildings, from the humblest whitewashed cottage on the western islands, to the Parthenon, stand out – a lot. And if you ever take a low altitude flight over Ireland you will see that nearly every single thing you look down on is man-made, with the usual excepion of the topography. Good luck.

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