• Kearsley West School
  • Neasden Lane
  • Stradella Road, London
  • Elm Avenue, Poole
  • Visions, Chaddesley Glen, Poole
  • Sandbanks
  • The Solaris Centre in Blackpool
  • Barking Town Hall
  • Tanfield House
  • Tiddington Care Home
  • Hartlepoole Police
  • Glades Arena Kidderminster
  • Leys School
  • Harrogate International Centre
  • Medina High School, Evalon®-Solar
  • The Chase Technology Centre, Malvern, Worcester.
  • St Marys School Bognor
  • St Annes Primary
  • Mariners Wharf
  • Inventux Farm Project
  • Eaton Rise
  • Huts in Blyth, Northumberland
  • Lynton House
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Brakenhale School

Layers of success at Clay Fields

Friday November 6th, 2009


ICB's innovative green roofing solution, EvaGreen, has played its role in the radical, award winning Clay Fields housing project in Suffolk - providing the ultimate sustainable roof.

ICB's innovative green roofing solution, EvaGreen, has played its role in the radical, award winning Clay Fields housing project in Suffolk - providing the ultimate sustainable roof.

It's a solution available exclusively from the leader in single ply membranes, ICB (International Construction Bureau) Ltd. Once installed, it delivered a wealth of environmental benefits to the development including reduced need for drainage, a lower carbon footprint and unrivalled looks.

The ambitious housing development in Elmswell, Suffolk, comprises 26 homes and four storage buildings that focus heavily on unique and effective sustainable strategies and lifetime energy use. Since completion, it has picked up a Housing Design Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Sustainable Housing Awards.

Designed by architect Riches Hawley Mikhail for Orwell Housing Association, Elmswell Parish Council and Suffolk Preservation Society, it was to be ‘eco-minimalism' - providing first class environmental solutions that weren't visible. This includes the use of sheep's wool as insulation, a biomass community heating system and rainwater recycling.

Ideally suited to adding to this brief, the 200m2 of EvaGreen green roofing installed upon the four storage buildings provided an unbeatable appearance packed with environmental benefits.

Situated within a communal setting of landscaped gardens and unique two, three and four bed family homes plus apartments, the green roofed storage buildings perfectly complemented the project's eco-design.

Once installed, EvaGreen instantly extended the life of each roof. As a highly effective insulator, it also meant heating and air conditioning needs were reduced - maintaining a more constant temperature and saving valuable energy.

The warm roof build up consisted of four layers; deck, vapour barrier, insulation, and evalastic (EPDM) - an ecologically sound solution which is chlorine, halogen and PVC free. Then a protection fleece, drainage layer, filter fleece and 40mm of growing medium with the sedum blanket were laid on top.

Combined with ICB's single ply waterproof membrane, it offers the roofs superior protection, durability and longevity, meaning the new green roofs provide high standards of sustainability with no compromise on quality.

For true versatility, the EvaGreen system comprises over 300different components. These include everything from traditional sedum mats through to drainage layers, edge trims and harnesses. This means any project, however ambitious, can receive a bespoke solution that will meet its objectives - practically and visually.


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