Everything you need for the ultimate green roof

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                                            Everything you need for
                                            the ultimate green roof
                                            The Diadem range, exclusive to ICB (International Construction Bureau)
                                            Ltd, with over 300 dedicated components, is making the ultimate
                                            environment friendly roof package bigger and better than ever.
                                               Green roofs, either intensive or extensive act as an ideal insulant.They protect a
                                            roof ’s waterproofing layer, clean the air and help to combat climate change.They
                                            also provide microclimates for fauna and flora, creating new spaces for living,
                                            working, relaxing and entertaining. All these advantages are making this specialist
                                            sector the fastest growth area in the roofing industry
                                               The Diadem range is so comprehensive, every single component required to
                                            design and install the very highest specification green roof can be obtained from one
        The name behind the Ultimate Roof




                                            source. Everything from traditional sedum mats, drainage layers, edge trims through
                                                                                  to security railings, ballustrading and decorative
                                                                                        seperating wall profiles which can
                                                                                            incorporate services trunking and          We have the
                                                                                               garden lighting.
                                                                                                   Absolute quality is assured, with
                                                                                                    every product engineered to
                                                                                                                                       systems
                                                                                                      deliver long term
                                                                                                                                       ICB’s exclusive Diadem range offers
                                                                                                        performance.The Diadem
                                                                                                                                       product specially designed for both
                                                                                                         range also embraces an
                                                                                                                                       intensive and extensive green roofs
                                                                                                          environmentally friendly
                                                                                                          manufacturing process,
                                                                                                                                       Intensive roof gardens include the
                                                                                                          using wherever possible,
                                                                                                                                       planting of small and medium shrubs,
                                                                                                           recyclable products and
                                                                                                                                       grassed areas and occasionally trees.
                                                                                                          materials for even greater
                                                                                                                                       They may cover whole areas at the
                                                                                                          green benefits.
                                                                                                                                       same level, be stepped or form
                                                                                                                                       islands. Because of their flexibility in
                                                                                                                                       layout and use, they offer just as
                                                                                                                                       many possibilities as a traditional
                                                                                                                                       ground level garden.The plants used
                                                                                                                                       make substantial demands on the
                                                                                                                                       layers, and they require regular
                                                                                                                                       watering and feeding.

                                                                                                                                       Extensive Roof Gardens are areas
                                                                                                                                       of vegetation close to those found in
                                                                                                                                       nature and which to a great extent,
                                               The system is
                                                                                                                                       look after themselves and develop
                                            supported by the
                                                                                                                                       naturally.They require plants that are
                                            Alwitra range of
                                                                                                                                       particularly suitable to extreme
                                            single ply
                                                                                                                                       conditions and offers a high capacity
                                            waterproofing
                                                                                                                                       for regeneration.These mainly self-
                                            membranes, the very
                                                                                                                                       contained areas are made up from
                                            best in the roofing
                                                                                                                                       mosses, succulents, herbs and grasses.
                                            industry, adding
                                                                                                                                       The vegetation is left at the mercy of
                                            exceptional
                                                                                                                                       natural conditions.
                                            waterproofing integrity
                                            to every single roof
                                                                                                                                       Whatever your choice, the
                                            specification
                                                                                                                                       Diadem range from ICB has
                                                                                                                                       absolutely everything you need.


     T H E U LT I M AT E H O T L I N E 0 1 2 0 2 5 7 9 2 0 8
Why go green?
For centuries there have been city dwellers who have considered their environment to be
                                                                                                                      ICB-Diadem
                                                                                                                      safety
unnecessarily barren and have sought to improve life by making space for nature in the form of                        One of the ingenious products in the
parks and gardens. More recently, with cities continuing to grow in size and complexity, the search                   Diadem range is a lightening
for potential green space has led people to look more closely at the buildings themselves and the                     protection and fall-arrest system in
massive benefits that can be found in creating a “garden in the sky”                                                  one. Installation requires neither
                                                                                                                      penetration of the roof nor
Create green open spaces                                     Insulate against heat and sound
                                                                                                                      mechanical fixing to the surface
Increasing urban density decreases ground level              Buildings with roof gardens lose 30% less heat
                                                                                                                      therefore it will not jeopardise the
green space. Roof gardens negate, to some                    in the winter, are cooler in the summer, and
                                                                                                                      waterproofing integrity of the roof
extent, high density development.                            offer year-round sound insulation.
                                                                                                                      area once in place.
Retain and manage rainwater                                  Provide economic benefits
                                                                                                                         Ideal for green, paved or ballasted roofs
Green roofs absorb up to 75% of rainfall, thus               Roof gardens and green roofs extend the life of
                                                                                                                      the Safeguard 30 can be used on roofs with
reducing the runoff dramatically, and lowering               the existing roof fabric by up to 70%. Further
                                                                                                                      an incline of up to 5%. Held in place by its
the risk of floods and re-balancing water tables             savings are also made from improved insulation.
                                                                                                                      own weight the single point system may be
especially in “at risk” areas.                               They also substantially enhance re-sale values.
                                                                                                                      used on roofs of a minimum dimension of
Provide diverse habitats                                     Provide social benefits
                                                                                                                      5m x 8m. All system components are
Roof gardens, when planted with indigenous                   Planting gardens, both at ground level and in
                                                                                                                      corrosion and rot proof and are extremely
flora, can provide important habitats for native             the sky, alters both the social and psychological
                                                                                                                      easy to install protecting building or
bird and insect populations.                                 climate for the better.
                                                                                                                      maintenance personnel during construction.
Modify urban micro-climates                                  Economic benefits:
                                                                                                                         Special crack-proof eco-planting troughs,
Cities, of concrete and tarmac, retain heat and              • Extend roof life
                                                                                                                      made from 100% recycled materials, with
create “urban heat islands”, as much as 5C                   • Attract buyers/tenants
                                                                                                                      hot galvanised safety railings attached, are
warmer than surrounding suburbs. Plants,                     • May reduce water/sewer charges
                                                                                                                      designed for the edges of roofs.They
through transpiration, directly cool the air, and            • Reduce heating and air conditioning costs
                                                                                                                      provide an environmentally friendly yet safe,
can reduce surface roof temperatures by as                   • Use of recycled materials from site reduces
                                                                                                                      secure alternative to traditional railings with
much as 40C in summer.                                          costs
                                                                                                                      the added benefit that there is no need to
Improve air quality                                          Education
                                                                                                                      drill through the sealing layers for the
Plants produce oxygen and remove the carbon                  Green roofs can provide outdoor classrooms in
                                                                                                                      reinforcement fittings.They allow the roof to
dioxide from car exhaust fumes.They also trap                inner city areas
                                                                                                                      be used safely as a garden or play area.The
up to 85% of airborne particulates on their leaf
                                                                                                                      modular construction allows both interior
surfaces.
                                                                                                                      and exterior angles to be created as well as
                                                                                                                      straight runs.


Going green? Essential waterproofing
Existing flat roofs, most pitched roofs, terraces and balconies offer the ideal opportunity for                       Over 300
transformation onto an attractive green space. Professional help in translating your requirements and
initial concepts into outline designs and ultimately the right specification is essential... and we can help.
   As Specialist in the World’s most advanced single ply waterproofing system, we understand that it is
                                                                                                                      components!
critical for the roof to deliver long term waterproofing.The Alwitra single ply membrane sits at the heart            The Diadem range is simply so broad we
of all ICB green roof specifications. It is a membrane so advanced that it is regularly chosen by architects,         do not have room in this issue of Ultimate
specifiers, Local Authorities and Housing Associations for its faultless waterproofing capabilities.                  to name every product! Please call us now
   With a range of membranes to choose from, including an environment friendly option, self adhesive                  if you want to talk about a green roof
and photo-voltaic products for those wishing to combine green with clean, free energy, those who install              specification – or complete the fax back
green roofs can be assured that the waterproofing layer is one of outstanding credentials and designed                below and we’ll send you a brochure.
to last and last for decades.




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                                                                                              Membrane Manufacturer
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