Green Roof for Pentana Solutions

KHD Landscaping / Green Roof / MelbourneWhen it comes to delivering a green roof, Ian Barker Gardens has a policy which we firmly believe in – that the success of a green roof lies with the performance of the membrane. The membrane must be secure and flood tested successfully before any construction begins. It’s a process and policy that is critical and we support the Ian Barker Garden team in this pursuit.

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Green Buildings Really Do Make a Difference

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Green walls and facades may look pretty but do they really improve cities? Apparently they do according to a recent report from ARUP that found increased vegetation in cities improves air quality, reduces energy consumption and even boost the mental wellbeing of city dwellers.

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Extensive Green Roof – with 500 MEP trays

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The Elmich MEP Tray is a shallow planter designed specifically for extensive planting over roof tops. The MEP tray takes care of water storage, drainage and provides an environment for the plants to thrive.

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Playhouse Apartments

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The Playhouse Apartments is a new residential complex located in Abbotsford in inner city Melbourne.

The building is also only moments to Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Studley Park Boathouse and trams to the city. The building also fronts directly on to the Yarra River providing exceptional water views and direct access to the parkland, walking and cycling tracks that flank the river.

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A Green Roof project for a mud brick house

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It is perhaps not surprising that the owners of this mud brick house in inner city Melbourne commissioned Hamish Knox and Associates to incorporate a Green Roof as part of an extensive renovation project.

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Green Roof Lasagna: project by Coolth Inc

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We are really proud to see that Green roofs are making it into many residential projects and this project in inner city Melbourne is no exception.

In this example, an opportunity arose for the owners to construct a workshop and bungalow in their back yard, which became an extension of the current green infrastructure which included an underground water tank and extensive solar panels. Project video – https://vimeo.com/168756116

Coolth Inc were engaged by the client to assist with the 70m2 green roof on top of the new workshop and bungalow which integrated with the solar panels, further reducing roof heat and increasing solar panel efficiency as well.

KHD supplied root barrier, the Versidrain 25P water retention tray and the geofabric. Read more details about our Green roof capabilities.

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Haileybury College – Melbourne CBD Early Learning Centre

Haileybury College is launching in January 2017 a Haileybury City Campus, which will be Melbourne’s first Early Learning Centre to Year 12 private school campus in the CBD.

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Plants & Panels – Bringing the green roof experience to schools

Green Roof supplierKHD is proud to support Do It on The Roof, a Melbourne initiative that is bringing green roofs to kids at school.
Here is the ‘Sustainability Rover’, the mobile installation which has been on high circulation at schools around Melbourne.

The Rover is with 12 green roof modules brimming with native flowering grasses, along with a solar panel, water tank, and recycled materials. The objective of the rover is to teach students about energy and biodiversity.
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Greenroof and Greenwall Feature at Brisbane Children’s Hospital

Green wallsThere’s no doubt that being around nature can have a beneficial effect on our heath and wellbeing and as such we are seeing more and more hospitals incorporating green spaces into their design. One of the most recent is the award winning Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

The hospital, which has 359 beds and was designed by Conrad Gargett Lyons, makes use of natural light and open green spaces including an innovative sloping greenroof and green walls by Elmich.

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Iconic Winter Garden and Roof Terrace in Sydney

EP02499-005-HRA collaboration between leading architects Architectus in Sydney and Ingenhoven Architects in Germany at 1 Bligh Street in Sydney culminated in a stunning winter garden and roof terrace with million dollar views.

The building delivers on the creative vision of the architects though the six metre high winter garden with Sydney Harbour views and a screened roof terrace featuring a 700m decked area.

Both spaces have enough flexibility for multiple functionality and therefore they required a decking support solution that was not only attractive to look at but was also

1) Height adjustable
2) Didn’t penetrate the membrane
3) As well as being able to compensate for the fall on the concrete.

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