Jbjb we are here to show you how to turn a curved or pitched roof into a beautiful living green roof using Enviromat sedum matting. For a sedum roof to succeed, it s vital that the building is suitable. This Enviroden is ideally suited to a living green roof and it s sturdy enough to support the weight of the green roof build up. The roof deck is smooth and well supported with a gentle pitch. For a sloping green roof, the angle should be greater than three degrees but no more than 20 degrees. Before you start the waterproofing.
And edgings should be in place. edgings are important to stop the green roof lifting up when it s windy and designed to allow water to run off. On a pitched roof, 3cm is a good depth for edges. Make sure that the building is not in the shade Enviromat is a mixture of different Sedum plants that like plenty of sunlight. s also vitally important that the roof can be accessed safely. Not only for installing your green roof, but also for maintaining it. A good tip is to measure the roof and cut all of your materials to size.
With a stanley knife before lifting them on to the roof. the first job is to put down a root barrier and especially important when laying on top of asphalttype waterproofing. We recommend a sheet of polyethene or a butyl pond liner. Be careful, it can make the roof very slippery. On a flat roof with a slope of three degrees or less you will need drainage mat as part of the buildup, but it s not needed on a pitched roof. After the root barrier, comes the water retention matting which just unrolls like a blanket. Be sure to smooth.
Out any wrinkles and butt the edges up close together. finally, here comes the enviromat. This is NEVER a oneperson job. Enviromat is heavy, so plan ahead to be sure you can lift it on to the roof safely. For larger projects that are high off the ground, you will need to use mechanical lifting gear. Start at one edge of the roof, with the Enviromat at the eaves, then roll it upwards. lt;?xml version=1.0 encoding=UTF8?gt; lt;!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC //Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN apple /DTDs/PropertyList1.0.dtdgt;.
Tiny Hobbit House with Amazing Green Roof Off Grid Straw Bale Cabin
Hey everyone! It’s Danielle from Exploring Alternatives. In this tutorial we’re checking out a hobbit house at the eco resort called Les Toits du Monde which means Roofs of the World. Music Playing.
It has a green roof with these really cool extensions to it that come all the way down to the ground that provide additional shade for the house so that it actually keeps it really cool during the summer and helps retain some of the heat during the winter. It also has a solar panel to power all of the lights,.
A wood stove, and they don’t have plumbing so instead they’ve got a composting toilet, they bring in jugs of drinking water, and for the shower they fill up a portable solar shower. The house is currently a vacation rental at this eco resort but we think it’s big enough, and comfortable enough,.
And really well designed so that you could actually live in a house like this if you wanted to live off grid and you could probably have up to four people in here. So let’s go take a look inside! Music Playing This is the inside of the hobbit house. You can see the walls are all round.
The hobbit house was built with straw bales and then they plastered it with a natural limestone plaster on top. So I think that’s why it was easier for them to do a round shape. And actually all of the lines in this hobbit house are kind of rounded.there’s not really any right angles which is kind of nice it’s got a really natural feeling in it and.
I really like the dome that they’ve put right in the centre of the hobbit house. That brings in a lot of natural light, too. And it really makes you feel like you’re just part of the forest, which I guess is the idea in a hobbit house. Over here there’s a kitchen with a natural edge countertop and a really neat sink.
And the hobbit house is all off grid so they have to bring in jugs of water. They use a small propane cooktop for cooking and you can see here there’s a propane line going through the back of the counter and outside to the tank. Over here, a super nice rounded doorway and actually.I’ll just show you this door. Look how nice this door is.
So this is the shower stall and then they have a solar shower bag here so this is a bag that you would fill up with water and leave outside so that the sun would heat up the water and give you a hot shower and then it has this pump so you can create your own water pressure and then the water would go through the tube and then you have a little nozzle here that you can use to wash off.