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Green Your Roof - DIY guide

Green Your Roof - DIY guide

GREEN YOUR ROOF a free guide to doing it yourself by James Farrell, Brighton & Hove Building...

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1 Start with a shed

1 Start with a shed

Assemble your materials: - Bog standard flat pack shed. This one cost about £100. - Various lengths of...

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2 Strengthen the shed

2 Strengthen the shed

Use battens (here shown as the darker coloured cross-pieces on the sides) to strengthen the shed. This is to...

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3 Strengthen it some more

3 Strengthen it some more

Extra joists screwed in to support the weight of the substrate on the roof deck. How to DIY your own...

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4 Strengthen yourself

4 Strengthen yourself

Be strong. Drink tea. Prepare yourself. How to DIY your own shed green roof. A guide from Brighton and Hove Building Green.

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5 Sand all timbers

5 Sand all timbers

Make sure you sand all timbers used for the roof to minimise the risk of splinters causing leaks. How to...

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6 Fix arris rail and facia board

6 Fix arris rail and facia board

- Nail or screw the facia board (the flat one at the front) to the ends of the roof joists. - Screw arris...

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7 Another view of the first facia

7 Another view of the first facia

How to DIY your own shed green roof. A guide from Brighton and Hove Building Green.

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8 Fit spacers

8 Fit spacers

In this design, excess water will run over a hidden facia, behind the main facia board. Spacers are used to...

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9 Fix side boards

9 Fix side boards

These boards (white in this picture) make up the sides and back of the green roof. I used old skirting...

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10 The  back board

10 The back board

Showing the back board fixed. It is screwed to the roof joists, and the short upright pieces joined to the...

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11 Fit a batten

11 Fit a batten

The batten (pale cross-piece) helps stop the substrate slipping down the sloping roof. Nail or screw it to...

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12 Drink more tea

12 Drink more tea

Well done, you've pretty much finished the structure. Easy, eh?! How to DIY your own shed green roof. A guide from Brighton and Hove Building Green.

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13 A layer of fleece

13 A layer of fleece

A layer of fleece helps guarantee against sharp edges puncturing the liner. Leave over a foot-wide strip...

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14 The butyl liner

14 The butyl liner

Fit the butyl pond liner in place - don't nail it! Or trim it yet. How to DIY your own shed green roof. A...

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15 More fleece, and substrate

15 More fleece, and substrate

Another layer of fleece, and you can put the substrate in. BUT FIRST, put a deep layer of vermiculite (blown...

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16 Drainage detail

16 Drainage detail

Get the cut off strip of fleece, and put over the vermiculite. Push substrate on top. How to DIY your own...

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17 Fix the front edge of the liner

17 Fix the front edge of the liner

Fold over the excess liner at the front, and fix behind the spacers you screwed on earlier. This is the lip...

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