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New drainage element Floradrain® FD 60 neo

Floradrain® FD 60 neo

The new drainage element Floradrain® FD 60 neo is a further development of the well-proven drainage element Floradrain® FD 60 which has been installed as standard in the ZinCo system build-up "Roof garden". This is a multifunctional green roof build-up with high water storage capacity suitable for lawn, perennials and with deeper substrate layers also for shrubs and small trees.

The new Floradrain® FD 60 neo design now allows for usage of the drainage board on both sides. Installed with the perforated studs facing upwards it is still suitable for intensive green roofs and other kinds of used roofs. Installed with the perforated studs facing downwards, the drainage board can be used as a spacer element for the ZinCo "Stormwater Management Roof" build-up providing a retention height of up to 60 mm.

Like the old element, the new FD 60 neo drainage board is stackable and therefore very easy to transport and efficient to install.

Bridging Trades – Safe Section Changeover: Roofing Technology – Vegetation Technology

Bridging Trades - Safe Section ChangeoverEven the best laid Green Roof plans can go wrong if the underlying roof is not prepared to meet demands. Therefore, the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) has developed a new guideline, "Bridging Trades – Safe Section Changeover: Roofing Technology – Vegetation Technology". The content of the IGRA Guidelines is made up of two main modules:

  • A checklist that provides a clear and concise overview of current examination criteria for the roof and vegetation technology interface.
  • A commentary volume that provides further explanations and graphic material of all technical terms and questions in the checklist.

The guideline is not only designed for Green Roof installers and roofers. It is also designed for architects, planners and developers who can take advantage of the practical and legal references.

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