Green Roof

Y T Enterprises is the first company in the Coimbatore region to provide turnkey green roof systems through its brand BuildScape. Green roofs, also called living or planted roofs, are systems of living plants and vegetation installed on the roof of an existing or new structure.

The BuildScape - Green Roof systems come complete with our best Dr.Fixit waterproofing system, Dr. Fixit root barrier coatings, a drainage layer, a filter medium, our best mix of light weight growing medium and completed with design and planting of client choice. Optionally, green roof has its own semi automatic sprinkler irrigation system to ensure optimum watering and evaporative cooling of the surroundings. The green roof system also saves large amounts of energy by providing insulation and radiant cooling to the floor below.

Read about the benefits and workings of a green roof

How we work

A green roof can only be installed on roof tops, balconies or patios that are well drained and have sufficient sunlight. The BuildScape green roof is a multi-layer system consisting of:

  1. Dual layer waterproofing
  2. Triple layer epoxy and HDPE liner root barrier system
  3. A HDPE tray drainage layer
  4. A geo-textile filter fabric
  5. Our propitiatory light weight, water retaining and mineral rich growing medium
  6. Planting as per design
  7. Irrigation system

The scope of work involved in installing the BuildScape - Green roof systems are:

  • Understanding the client requirements and checking the project site for drainage and structural strength.
  • A site clean up will be performed and water repellent liquid will be sprayed to penetrate the surface. Then a liquid based waterproofing layer will be applied.
  • After 48 hours drainage trays and geo-textile will be installed. 
  • The growth medium will be added on top of the geo-textile filter to the required height.
  • The selected green roof plants will be planted either using pre-grown mats or through direct planting.
  • If specified, a sprinkler irrigation system will be installed.
  • Every green roof comes with a five year warranty.

Contact us if you wish to view the BuildScape installation at our demo facility and also check the quality of components used in our systems.