Alumasc Green Roof Helps Gallie Craig Blend In

The new Gallie Craig coffee shop at Drummore in Stranraer has the most spectacular position, perched above cliffs overlooking the Mull of Galloway. In view of the outstanding natural beauty of the location it is not surprising that the project had to go through rigorous planning authorisation before construction could begin; with a green roof system the obvious choice to crown the building. A ZinCo green roof system from Alumasc was installed, bringing the visual and environmental benefits of a naturally planted roof. The roof build-up consists of a Derbigum high performance warm roof construction with a root resistant cap sheet, overlaid with SSM45 Moisture Mat, Floradrain FD40 drainage board, a filter sheet and a specialist roof substrate to support the vegetation.

The architect IB MacFadzean, and the client, knew that Alumasc offered a complete green roof system and had extensive experience with installations of a similar nature to that they proposed. The green roof was installed by Alumasc Approved Contractor, SW Roofing of Dumfries, however the actual planting was installed by the client contributing to a cost effective solution.

The complete roof system was installed without hindrance and now enables the building to achieve a remarkable level of harmony with its environment - a situation which will persist for many years to come with the comprehensive Alumasc Warranty relating to the Derbigum Waterproofing covering both material and workmanship, providing longterm assurance of reliable performance for the roof.

For further information on ZinCo green roofs or Derbigum waterproofing, please contact our literature hotline on 0808 100 2008 or visit the website at

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