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Jayne Swann

45 Degree Pitched Green Roofs


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19 Jul 2010

Location: UK

We would like to let you know about a new way of contributing to environmentally friendly building designs. You may have heard about green roofing systems before but one of the common issues with these has been that they can only be used on virtually flat roofs. We now have a solution for this problem making green roofs more architect friendly!

Our principals in Germany, atka Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH, have developed a green roof system which offers the following environmental benefits:-

• Noise reduction- absorbs airborne noise instead of reflection.
• Improves air quality-Green roofs actively remove pollutants and release oxygen and pure water vapour into the atmosphere. Plants remove atmospheric carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Airborne particles and pollutants including airborne heavy metals and a whole range of undesirable gases such as ozone, benzene and formaldehyde are removed from the atmosphere by plants.
• Rainwater retention and flood prevention- Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems-Instead of deflecting rainwater, green roofs absorb, filter and release this valuable resource at a slow and manageable rate. If green roofing were used extensively in urban environments, drainage and sewerage systems would no longer be overloaded immediately after rainfall and the risk of flooding would reduce.
• Improves insulation- Keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
• Contributes towards sustainability criteria for planning permission
• Pitches up to 45 degrees – Suitable for more existing structures than flat green roofs and opens up design options for new builds.

We hope you will be sufficiently inspired by atka’s design and manufacture to want to specify atka TOPGREEN green roof systems in your future developments and renovations.

A brochure has been produced in English and a copy is attached. Please contact us if you require further information.

We look forward to hearing from you.


European Malt Company Limited
Agents for:
Atka Plastics www.atka.de
Europal Paint www.zuma.at
10 Orchard Close, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1UU
Tel: 01444 451834 Fax: 01444 412286



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