An inner Sydney art deco apartment block has been given a new lease of life with a recent rooftop garden makeover. Vital to the success of the design by Atlantis Design was the contribution played by Elmich Australia Pty Ltd’s range of innovative landscape engineering products.
VersiDrain® 25P trays that enable water storage for reuse and free drainage of excess water were installed in the shallow planted areas. Geotextile was laid over the VersiDrain® 25P, followed by lightweight growing media and plants. Succulent sedum plantings add lush greenery to the cityscape.
VersiDrain® 25P water retention and drainage trays (at right) keep plants well hydrated but eliminate excessive build up of water through drainage perforations.
VersiCell® lightweight drainage cells, installed at the base of deep planter boxes, allow excess water to disperse. VersiDrain® 8Geo, a dimpled drainage sheet with an adhered geotextile, was installed onto the planter box walls to protect the membrane and to promote drainage.
Pavers supported on VersiPave® eliminated the use of bedding sand or screeds. This is a major benefit resulting in significant weight reduction on The Westbury’s building structure, The 4mm void created between each paver allows rapid water drainage onto the membrane and then to drainage outlets, ensuring that the levelled paved surface does not retain water.
VersiPave® replaces bedding screeds, protects the waterproof membrane and promotes drainage, thermal and acoustic insulation.
The waterproof membrane supplied by Green Roof Technologies, Evalon® is a sheet waterproofing membrane that is highly resistant to UV and plant roots, and is backed by a 20 year warranty.
For further details visit www.elmich.com.au or phone 02 9648 2073.