When buying a garden office many people take the opportunity to install a green roof covering. The flat roof (they are never actually flat as they have a shallow pitch) garden office designs which have become popular as they are Permitted Development friendly, really lend themselves to installing a green roof.
Bespoke garden office designers like eDEN Garden Rooms will be au fait with the design considerations when installing a green roof. While pre-grown mat systems are commonly used that need little planting substrate, adding a green roof adds considerable weight to the roof structure and you have to maintain the waterproof properties of the roof covering.
Traditionally sedum roof coverings have been the most popular choice although wild meadow roofs are becoming more popular, however, they tend to need a bit more work throughout the year to maintain them.
A relatively new option when creating a garden office with a green roof is to use an artificial grass. Artificial grass looks so much more realistic than it used to, and it can be a great alternative to a living roof system, as it will look good all year round. Artifical grass roof coverings also have the benefit of being very lightweight so the roof structure does not need beefing up which can have an effect on your project cost.
eDEN Garden Rooms have added a new artificial green roof covering to their portfolio of material options. They recently used it on a garden office project where the customer wanted to ensure the building looked good from above. eDEN’s customer had chosen a site for their office that was overlooked by houses on all sides. The customers themselves live in a three-storey house so wanted something good to look down on as they climbed the floors. As you can see from this image the green roof is a great addition to the overall design.
eDEN’s customer comments:
We are delighted with our new eDEN garden room. We are particularly pleased with the artificial turf roof, which makes for a great outlook from the upper floors of the main house.
Clever garden office design
This is a clever garden office design. The customers garden is long and narrow and so as to ensure space was maximised, the office was slotted in between the boundaries of the garden. Nothing too unusual in this, other than that it would be blocking the rear access to the garden. To ensure that the access route was maintained, the eDEN designers added a door on the rear elevation, so that the owners can walk through the building when they need to.
To learn more about this project and your options when choosing a green roof covering, talk to the eDEN Garden Rooms team on 0800 0935 339 or take a look at their website.