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Green Roof Technology in South Africa

Green Roofs which are often referred to as extensive roof top greening abroad is the growing of suitable vegetation in a very lightweight thin layer or growing medium mainly over existing roofs to green and to protect the structures that they cover. An Eco-Green Roof is a green roof designed to bring as much biodiversity to the roof top as possible, by doing so one creates valuable urban wildlife habitat on the rooftop.

Video: Designing and Constructing Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens


Designing and Constructing Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens Designing and Constructing Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens I design and construct Proudly South African Bio-Diverse Green Roofs I am without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced green roof design and construction expert in South Africa. I have 23 years of green roof design and construction experience gained both in Germany and in South Africa. I was the overall technical advisor, plant expert as well as the green roof design and construction expert on the team that undertook the first green roof research done in South Africa which was carried out by the City of Durban under the direction of masters degree student Clive Greenstone Drawing on local knowledge gained from our green roof research Clive Greenstone and I co-authored a green roof construction guide for the City of Durban I have also designed and constructed a number of large green roofs in association with Clive Greenstone I have done and continue to do private research into growing mediums and to source and do suitability trials with potentially suitable local indigenous plants for growing on green roofs I am the expert when it comes to green roof design and construction here in South Africa.




















green roof feature in the Ridge Magazine Umhlanga Durban featuring Ecoman Michael Hickman

Feature in the Ridge Magazine Umhlanga Durban featuring Ecoman Michael Hickman