The new version of The London Plan has recently been published with a focus on a more sustainable built environment. The plan details policies on urban greening, managing heat risk, and sustainable drainage.
Policy G5 will increase the amount of green space in Greater London by appealing to the major development proposals to include urban greening as a fundamental element of site and building design, and incorporate measures such as high-quality landscaping, green roofs, green walls and nature-based sustainable drainage.
Policy S14 aims to reduce the need for air conditioning and minimise the health risks caused by the urban heat island effect by encouraging major developments to include energy strategy proposals to reduce the potential for overheating and reliance on air conditioning systems.
Policy SI13 requires Lead Local Flood Authorities to operate Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and Surface Water Management Plans that identify areas of particular surface water management risks and set out strategies to reduce these risks.
Alumasc Roofing Systems offers a great solution to all three policies with its green roof solutions from its specialist green roof division – Blackdown.
In addition, Alumasc’s patented BluRoof system offers a great solution as it allows for stormwater to be detained at roof level and released gradually to reduce potentially flood-inducing peak rates of runoff whilst also regenerating its capacity ahead of any subsequent storm event.
Alumasc’s BluRoof system comprises proven waterproofing solutions, insulation, outlets and green roof components all supplied by Alumasc as part of a quality-controlled system. This single source warranted solution is compatible with the requirements of key industry stakeholder, such as the NHBC and LABC.
Alumasc clients also value the benefit of a single source BluRoof warranty. Customers can take advantage of the combined expertise of Alumasc Roofing Division and Harmer Engineered Drainage Systems, for a single source solution.
BluRoof system specifications are built upon the Derbigum or Hydrotech waterproofing solutions that have proven ‘durability beyond the laboratory’ performance records and are supported by BBA certification for ‘completely flat roof’ designs.
The product also offers peace of mind, having been used for over 40 years and accredited by the BBA as having a life expectancy of 40+ years.
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