Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module Extensive Green Roof System

Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module - Extensive Green Roof System

The Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module contains all the necessary components required to provide an instant extensive sedum green roof system. Each module connects to the adjacent one to create a solid network of interlocking modules which can be laid over a Protection Fleece above the relevant Icopal Waterproofing System.
 

EasyGreen-Sedum-Module-Extensive-Green-Roof. 1. Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module

2. Icopal Protection Fleece

3. Icopal Waterproofing System

 

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System Properties
The following data relates to the extensive green roof element only.
System Dry Weight: 80 kg/m²  
System Saturated Weight: 85 kg/m²
Module Depth: 70mm
Module Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm

Key Features

  • A lightweight extensive green roof system suitable for a range of roof construction types.
  • More tolerant to wind uplift – plants are already fully established and the modules lock together.
  • Attractive mix of sedum species.
  • Sedum plants are low-growing.
  • Moderate range of bio-diversity.
  • Suitable for pitched roofs – All the components are held within the module. On steeper pitches the modules are used in conjunction with retention systems to prevent slipping.
  • Very simple installation – modules are laid down and locked together.
  • Low maintenance and drought tolerant.
  • Pre-grown modules provides an instant green coverage.
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  • Plant Species

    EasyGreen-Sedum-Module-01The sedum family of flowering plants are succulents and therefore have leaves which are able to store water. Sedums are very well adapted for a “roof environment”, as the majority grow naturally in arid, well drained areas, often on shallow substrate depths.

    Therefore they are drought tolerant, and able to survive in extremes of conditions. When drought stressed, sedum leaves turn from a lush green to a deep red/purple. They generally flower from early summer to autumn.

    Flowering Period: May – August.

    Typical Colours: Seasonal variation of yellows, whites, and pinks. Foliage turns from green to red in periods of plant stress.

    No of Species Sown: 8 – 12.

    Typical Species: (subject to season variation)
    Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum ellacombianum, Sedum floriferum, Sedum forsterianum, Sedum hybridum, Sedum kamtschaticum, Sedum montanum, Sedum oreganum, Sedum reflexum, Sedum rupestre, Sedum selskianum, Sedum sexangulare, Sedum spirium.

    Flower Attraction
    Low-moderate mixed pollen source, applicable to Bees – Mason, Honey Bombus spp; Insects – Chrysoperla (Lacewing), hoverfly (Episyrphus), Ladybird (Harmonia), Aphidius, Aphilinus, Aphidoletes (beneficial parasitic wasps).

    EasyGreen Sedum Plants for an extensive green roof

  • Design Notes & Considerations

    General Notes

    The Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module extensive green roof system is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. Roof pitches up to 30° may be used, but for slopes over 9° a retention system is required. All slopes over 5° will require a mechanically fixed eaves edge restraint.

    Detailing

    A border with a recommended width of 300 – 500 mm of washed river stones (20 – 40 mm diameter) should be used around all roof penetrations, outlets, perimeters and system edges to provide a vegetation free zone.

    Irrigation

    Initial: Irrigation required immediately after installation. During the establishment period irrigation should be frequent to keep the substrate moist. Pitched roofs retain less water and therefore a permanent irrigation system should be considered.

    Once established: Irrigation is only generally required during prolonged periods of hot dry weather.

    Water Source: A roof top source with a pressure of 2.5 – 3 bar and a flow rate of 60 L/min is recommended to connect a temporary system if required.

    Maintenance

    Sedum systems are designed to be low maintenance. Species selection ensures that the roof will evolve naturally, however weeds should be removed periodically through the year to reduce the likelihood that they become dominant. It is recommended that a suitable fertiliser is applied to keep the plants healthy. This may be a spring feed of slow/controlled release fertiliser to last the growing season, or more regular granular/liquid feeds throughout the growing season.


  • System Downloads - Datasheets & Product Information Sheets

    On this page you can download our information and documentation in one place. Click on any of the acrobat icons below and the brochure will start to download.

    Brochures

    download pdf Icopal Green Roof Systems - Waterproofing & Living Roof Solutions

     

    System Design Sheets

    download pdf Icopal EasyGreen Sedum Module (ICO3014)

     

    Product Information Sheets

    download pdf Icopal Sedum Plug Plants (ICO2985)
    download pdf Icopal Protection Fleece (ICO2986)
    download pdf Roofgard Terrace Grate (ICO3025)
  • Technical Support & Bespoke Green Roof Systems

    In the sections of our website above you can find details on many of our standard green roof systems that we offer as a simple solution to the needs of our clients most common requests.

    There are also many other alternative BMI Canopia green roof systems that we can offer as a bespoke package to meet your projects specific needs.

    How We Can Help You

    Find Local SupportBMI Canopia has a dedicated field service, with a network of technical advisers throughout the UK & Ireland, available to provide a bespoke insured green roof specification to meet your exact project requirements. Our advisory service for specifiers and contractors is free of charge. Our technical advisers are available at any time during working hours to answer queries on any aspect of green roofing design. 

    Services Include:

    Site Inspection - Experienced BMI Area Technical Managers can provide a comprehensive site inspection and condition report prior to making any recommendations for product use or installation. Site inspections can include a detailed commentary and photographic record, core sampling, fixing pull-out tests and thermographic imaging analysis where appropriate

    Design Assistance - BMI provides a range of design services to support project delivery, including all required calculations:

    • Specification - Bespoke system specifications can be generated for each project, based upon specific design criteria. Specifications can be provided in a variety of formats to suit customer requirements.
    • Drawings - Project specific detail drawings can be prepared showing critical interface detailing and airtight system terminations.

    Approved Contractors - Installation of the BMI Canopia Green Roof System is carried out exclusively by a network of trained and approved contractors who can demonstrate excellence in all aspects of roofing and landscaping. Using an BMI Approved Contractor ensures quality right from the start giving you access to a wealth of experience and technical skill protecting your investment with unrivalled guarantees.

    Installation of the BMI Canopia Green Roof System is carried out exclusively by a network of trained and approved contractors who can demonstrate excellence in all aspects of roofing and landscaping. Using an BMI Approved Contractor ensures quality right from the start giving you access to a wealth of experience and technical skill protecting your investment with unrivalled guarantees.

    Click here to find your local BMI Technical Adviser

     

    Alternatively our head office technical support team can be contacted on:

    0843 224 7400

    or click here to send a bespoke green roof form to our technical support team and we will contact you shortly.

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