SA Roofing September 2017 // Issue: 93 - Page 20

FEATURES Roof gardens: the devil’s in the detail Installing a roof garden is nothing like having an ordinary garden in the backyard; it can be a very technical process. By Ntsako Khosa The Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Roof Garden. T here are several aspects to consider when installing a roof garden. Location, building suitability and accessibility are all things that must be carefully thought-out before even thinking about which plants to use. “There are several factors to consider when determining if a building’s roof is suitable as a green roof,” says Jaco Ferreira, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 RESIDENTIAL // COMMERCIAL // INDUSTRIAL green renewable technologies manager from MRC Group. Many buildings aren’t built to su Ёѡѥѡ)́ɽɽɑqQɽ͡ձ)͕͕ѥȁѡѥ)䁄ՍɅȳt̸ͅ)ѡ՝ɕɽ́ٔɽչ)ȁ啅̰ѡ䁡ٔɕѱ)ɕٕѕѥɽ٥ɽх)ɝͅѥ́Ս́ѡɕ ե) չMѠɥ Mݡ)ѥձѕ́ѡЁɍхѡ)եЁٕٔхѥѼٔ)ɕɅѥQ̰͔ɵ́Ё)ѡѥɔɕɅѥѽȁѡե)ѼٔɕɅѥ+q]Ѡ܁ե̰ѡхѥ)ɕɽ͡ձͥɕ