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Lightweight Substrate

An Ultra-lightweight free draining, low nutrient and moisture retentive growing medium made from 80% recycled material in line with

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SKU: SBL01S Categories: ,
  • A specially blended mix of free draining organic material with clean, lightweight and screened aggregates, recycled from certifiable waste products from the building industry, to provide a low nutrient water retentive growing medium. In compliance with The Soil Association standards and certifications. Lightweight substrate is made on request of the customer to comply with the max loading weight of the roof.

    – A free draining substrate suitable for use on a SBL01 sedum roof system.
    – Absorbs and stores water.
    – Free draining when saturated
    – Allows root penetration
    – Recycled/re-used materials.
    – Organic material PAS100 certified.

    Features and benefits

    54%

    Better rain water retention

    2-12 dB

    Sound reduction

    239g

    Carbon Reduction /metre sq

    8-12%

    Increase in insects /metre sq

    2-12%

    Reduction in ambient temperature

    5%

    Average increase value to the building

  • Physical Properties Composition Light weight clay aggregates, recycled crushed brick/mineral and organic material (Green Waste)
    Physical Properties Suggested Depth 50-100mm
    Physical Properties Brick Grading Various grading of brick that are suitable for and Extensive green roof
    Physical Properties Colour Dark Brown
    Physical Properties Size Bulk Bags (IBC) and 25L Sacks
    Technical Properties Weight (Dry) 550-750 kg/m³
    Technical Properties Weight (Saturated) 675-920 kg/m³
    Technical Properties PH 8-8.5
    System Considerations A free draining substrate suitable for use ona SBL01 sedum roof system. - Absorbs and stores water. - Free draining when saturated - Allows root penetration - Recycled/re-used materials. - Organic material PAS100 certified.
  • All your materials arrive in one delivery from our UK farm and are simple to unload and install straight away.

  • Popular FAQs

    • Can I still have solar panels?
      Yes. Green roofs can be designed to fit around solar panels or the panels can fit on top of the roof. This can not only increase the efficiency of the solar panels, but the shade created by the solar panels can increase biodiversity of the underlying green roof. Special care must be taken when selecting plants to be installed in the shaded areas to ensure they grow well in low light conditions.
    • Do I need planning permission?
      Most green roofs can be installed with no planning permission, however some do require it. This depends on the location, type of building, height etc and should be consulted before installation. Green roofs are increasingly mandatory for new developments. Planning consent can stipulate that the area must blend into the surrounding landscape or mimic the water runoff of nearby Greenfield sites. Green roofs can allow constructors to overcome these terms.
    • Can I choose what plants to have?
      Sky Garden’s seed and blanket mixes have been specifically designed to work well on green roofs. The thin, low nutrient substrate and exposure can make it hard for some plants to grow well. However we do offer bespoke plants and systems, especially on intensive green roofs. For a full quote and design brief for a bespoke system please contact our sales team.
    • Do I need to water my green roof?
      Sedum is used because it is drought resistant and very hardy. Under normal circumstances the roof should not need regular watering. However, live material must be irrigated immediately following installation. This irrigation must continue in the first few months following installation and again in especially hot and dry periods. Sky Garden recommends full saturation of the system once a week in these periods.
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