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Stunning green roof project report

Supplier: Elmich Australia
17 October, 2013

Rushcutters Bay - Intensive Green Roof, due to flooding caused by roof leaks, degrading concrete and numerous issues around the roof top pool, the owners needed practical solutions to rescue this roof garden.

Over the previous 5 years, specialists in waterproofing, tiling and pool refurbishment were all separately approached to carry out work. Due to the limited success of the work, it became apparent that a holistic approach was essential to the success of the project.

Landscape Architect, Mark Harper at Atlantis Design, had recently completed a similar project, the Darlinghurst Intensive Greenroof, and so was an obvious candidate for the job. Mark understood the needs of the strata and the occupiers and so could incorporate their expectations into his vision.

"I wanted to create a diverse range of spaces and planting bed types, and refine design elements from the previous rooftop project such as including an outdoor cabana area and shaded entertaining areas, sub-deck tree containers to shade pool deck areas and a more diverse range of plant species."


"The main driver for the project was to resolve an ongoing water leak though the roof into the office space below, and to address the existing concrete pool which was condemned due to concrete cancer."


"I specified Elmich waterproofing and green roof products because of my knowledge of the products from previous projects and the product warranty and technical support provided by the company."