ShieldLIVING

Living Roof Systems

Shield Membranes’ range of living roofs allows clients a wide range of aesthetic appearances and geological benefits.

We can design, supply and install all of the ShieldLIVING range of systems.

The benefits are mainly to improve the aesthetic appearance of the area however from a technical standpoint it provides enhanced acoustic, thermal and ambient air quality. This system is widely used on new developments but can also be incorporated to existing buildings.

 

The ShieldBROWN system is a low maintenance planting build up that requires little to no irrigation as it is a made up of recycled materials mixed into the growing medium.

This type of living area is intended to create a natural wasteland that becomes the basis for local fauna and flora to intervene into the self-germinate substrate.
The system begins as a blank canvas but over time along with the building life, the top of the substrate will slowly develop with local vegetation through the influence of its surroundings.

The main benefit of this build up is that it requires very little maintenance as it is self sustained and self germinating.

Product Guidance

  • Drainage Layer:
    ShieldDRAIN drainage sheet
    Can be cut and shaped around particular details
  • Geotextile Filter Membrane:
    Recycled multi-coloured polyester
    Weight – 300g/m
    Laid above and below drainage layer
  • Low nutrient growing medium:
    Crushed brick or rubble
    Locally sourced marine aggregate and grit
    Growing medium
    Wood mulch

These are plug and plant wildflower or sedum blanket mixes that require maintenance from time to time, however best results are achieved through irrigation. They can also be left to naturally develop.

They are designed for sedum or wildflower blanket and plug & plant system with a build-up of 70-150mm.

This option allows for a greater assortment of vegetation which can be pre-selected to suit the location, roof top growing conditions, colour designs or biodiversity. Individual undeveloped plants are planted into the substrate on request.

Product Guidance

  • Drainage Layer:
    ShieldDRAIN drainage sheet
    Can be cut and shaped around particular details
  • Geotextile Filter Membrane:
    Recycled multi-coloured polyester
    Weight – 300g/m
    Laid above and below drainage layer
  • Growing medium:
    Soil substrate
    Plug and plant sedum/wildflower mixes
  • Vegetation:
    Plug and plant wildflower/sedum mixes
    A natural sustainable habitat can be created

Similar to brown roofs, ShieldDIVERSE is a bio-diverse green roof system that encourages the growth of local plants and provide the perfect habitat for insects, birds and other local wildlife with improved aesthetic through sedum plugs manually placed to influence growth onto the system.
This can provide the necessary shelter for endangered species that would otherwise be displaced by building footprint.

Product Guidance

  • Drainage Layer:
    ShieldDRAIN drainage sheet
    Can be cut and shaped around particular details
  • Geotextile Filter Membrane:
    Recycled multi-coloured polyester
    Weight – 300g/m
    Laid above and below drainage layer
  • Low nutrient growing medium:
    Crushed brick or rubble
    Locally sourced marine aggregate and grit
    Growing medium
    Wood mulch
  • Vegetation:
    Sedum, wildflower seeds are planted with native or local plants
    A natural sustainable habitat can be created
    Very low maintenance and no irrigation required
    Opportunities to recycle site waste in substrate (This must be tested prior to being used as ShieldDIVERSE roofing system)

ShieldINTENSIVE provides the most aesthetically pleasing living area finish. This is done through manual plug and plants along with a variation of wildflower/sedum mixes, making it the most vibrant and aesthetically pleasing of all living area finishes.

This is however the most costly build-up due to its high demand for maintenance and irrigation. This build up is most suitable for more complex large scale areas.

Product Guidance

  • Drainage Layer:
    ShieldDRAIN drainage sheet
    Can be cut and shaped around particular details
  • Geotextile Filter Membrane:
    Recycled multi-coloured polyester
    Weight – 300g/m
    Laid above and below drainage layer
  • Growing medium:
    Soil substrate
    Plug and plant sedum/wildflower mixes/Sedum and Wildflower Blankets
  • Vegetation:
    Plug and plant wildflower/sedum mixes
    A natural sustainable habitat can be created
    Maintenance and irrigation required (Once fully established)

Shield Membranes are now able to supply products for any podium areas, including all wildlife, paving and communal spaces. Please contact us for further information.

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Shield Membranes Limited’s strength is in the variety of it’s system ranges and services, all products relating to external waterproofing and finishing are available through us. Shield is the first new UK based entity to venture into the felt membrane manufacturing industry industry for 30-years. Based in Corby, this gives us a centralised location giving us great supply links to all our distributors and installers nationwide.