When buying a flat-roofed garden room, people often forget to consider the roof covering as a design choice; they see it as a purely functional element. The owners of these Garden Spaces garden rooms did consider how their building would look from above and added a living roof covering, which looks great and offers many benefits, including:
- Enhances how a garden room looks from an upstairs window
- It acts as a habitat for insects and birds
- Improves the thermal and acoustic insulation qualities of the garden room
- Reduces roof runoff by absorbing moisture and releasing it slowly
- The system that Garden Spaces uses has a carbon sequestration at a rate of 236g per square meter of living roof covering.
Example of a bespoke sized, 5.75m x 3.21m garden office with living roof by Garden Spaces.
As standard, Garden Spaces finish their buildings with an EPDM roof covering. EPDM is a rubber membrane laid in one piece, so there are no joints. EPDM has an extended maintenance-free lifespan, and the system that Garden Spaces use has a 20-year warranty. Viewed from above, EPDM roofing is a solid block of dark grey/black colouring.
As part of their wide palette of customisation options, Garden Spaces offer a sedum roof covering incorporating a mix of plants that provide year-round colour and interest.
The green roof covering helps this 5.9m x 3.3m Garden Spaces garden office blend into the garden.
Garden Spaces offer a multi-layer living roof covering that is fitted over the EPDM membrane, so you get the durability of the EPDM mixed with the aesthetics of the sedum plants.
The multi-layer build-up includes a layer that both improves water retention to feed the plants and allows for efficient drainage, so the roof doesn't become waterlogged.
As we can see from these images, Garden Spaces finish the perimeter of their roofs very neatly with a mix of stones and metal roof trims.
This 5m x 3m Garden Spaces garden office looks great when viewed from above.
If you would like to finish your garden room with a green roof, chat with the Garden Spaces team, who will explain your options further. You can call them on 0845 387 9 387 or email them at email@example.com. Explore www.gardenspaces.co.uk; it's full of information about how you can tailor your room to your needs.