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Burnt cedar rooftop

1. Intensive roof

Intensive roofs are the most common type of rooftop renovation. They include seating areas, dining areas and more elaborate gardens than those found on extensive roofs. The options available on an intensive roof are limited only by the strength of the building and the size of the budget.

2. Water collecting roof

Rooftops can be used to manage some of the issues presented by climate change. As water supplies come under threat from increasing dry spells, roofs can act as storage space for water. The water collected can be reused in the home or as irrigation for a rooftop garden.

3. Extensive roof

Extensive roofs, or ‘living roofs’ are easy to install and manage. The roof is covered in a thin layer of soil and low-maintenance plants. The soil layer makes the rooftop a better insulator, helps to reduce costs and minimises noise disruption.

4. Allotment roof

Allotments are increasing in popularity as people begin to look for more sustainable sources of food. A rooftop is the perfect place to build an allotment within an urban environment, owing to its exposure to the elements.

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