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Components of a green roof Construction involves a series of functioning layers which, while retaining the necessary water to support the pl...

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Riefa Lightweight Living roofs

Riefa boards are a new type of green roof substrate. They are a hi-tech fibre board made from organically grown and sustainable natural resources, including rye flour and tree bark. There are some other ingredients in there too, but forgive me if, for reasons of commercial confidence, I don’t expand on them here. But rest assured they are innovative and do what the designer intends. http://www.riefagreenroof.co.uk

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Concept: putting a vine, eg passion fruit, choko, etc over the garden shed to cool it in summer and make use of the vertical space for food production, plus it looks more appealing. Could even grow different vines at same time to add greater visual and food interest. Plus, Great book, apparently ;-). All you need to know about how to build your own little green roof on a shed or outbuilding.

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Green roof on Shed. By landscape architect Joy Kuebler. All materials used to build the shed came from Buffalo ReUse. www.buffalorising.com

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Green Roofs - Bob Vila's Blogs

Sections of a green roof, could be used on top of bin shed. Remove insulation layer, not necessary.

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Welcome to Alloway Timber - Building Materials Suppliers with branches throughout London, UK

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Roof for butterflies! Even wildflower fields are sold like carpets on roofs. If I ever get a dream house, that's my roof :)

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Book on urban vertical gardening. Found objects make fantastic planters. Of course, no gardening book is complete without a chicken coop. Green roofed chicken coop. Would be great on a shed too.

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