Green Roof Construction

Green Roof Research Project Durban

I was very fortunate to be included in the team that conducted the green roof pilot project the first and only research project undertaken in South Africa in which ground breaking research was undertaken to determine many aspects of green roof design and construction as well as the suitability of a range local South African plants to be grown in the green roof environment under the leadership of the green roof expert Dr Clive Greenstone and plant specialist and green roof designer and builder Michael Hickman.

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Green roof pilot project Durban, March 2009

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Green roof pilot project Durban, October ‎ ‎2010

Green Roof Project Ixopo

Following the successful green roof research project I was invited to participate in the planning and to manage the planting of as far as is known the biggest green roof project in South Africa using exclusively local indigenous plants at Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal

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The Green Team Green Roof Ixopo, October ‎30, ‎2011
Hlengiwe Luthuli     Michael Hickman     Dr Clive Greenstone

Green Roof Project Sundpumping Station Durban

Again I had the great pleasure to be able to be a member of the team headed by Dr Clive Greenstone  and plant specialist Michael Hickman where I as in the past also managed the planting of the green roof.

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Sand Pumping Station Durban,  ‎February ‎2012

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Green roof on the sand pumping station Durban harbour entrance


Green Roof Inhambane Mozambique

Consulting on green roof construction at Inhambane Mozambique 2021/2022

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Roof slab under construction

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The roof slab has been completed

Water and root proofing as well as planting will be done shortly

Evaluation of the Green Roofs
A brief evaluation of the Green roof trials conducted in Durban over a period of ten years.

Early in 2009 I became involved in the eThekwini Municipality Green Roof Pilot Project at which time I started the trial of a number of species of local plants at Mount Moreland north of Durban.




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