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Ellis Residence - green roof contemporary patio

Ellis Residence - green roof

This image showcases a rooftop garden with hardwood decking and concrete pavers that define a seating area.

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mgeliebter wrote:
Love the chaises . What is the brand? where were they purchased ?
   Comment   February 9, 2014
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thanks! you can find these chairs at
February 11, 2014 at 9:03am   
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robert312 wrote:
Where did you purchase the sedum carpet? - I am looking for the mat that supports the sedum plants or the grower who supplies the finished mat. Thank you in advance.
   Comment   June 28, 2013
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Very nice! How much would the fence be to fabricate and install per SF?
November 21, 2013 at 8:27pm   
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its about $100 per lineal foot.
February 3, 2014 at 9:34am   
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kadie777 wrote:
Where did you get the long pavers?
   Comment   May 5, 2013
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those are custom concrete pavers
May 8, 2013 at 12:09pm   
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dtauferner wrote:
where did you get that fencing?
   Comment   April 16, 2013
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i assume you are referring to the railing...this is a roof garden so the guardrail is required by code. the railing is custom steel and stainless steel cable with an ipe' (hardwood) top cap. i hope this helps! thanks
April 22, 2013 at 9:15am   
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I am looking for ideas for a non-penetrating guardrail for a flat roof patio. I have recycled rubber pavers. Is your guardrail bolted down (penetrating)? So far I have seen only worker safety ones that wouldn't work for children.
February 21, 2014 at 12:14pm   
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sheila65 wrote:
Do you think there is any safety issue with the cable fence regarding small children?
   Comment   February 5, 2012
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Who is the fence supplier?
October 7, 2013 at 4:37pm   
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it is custom thanks
February 3, 2014 at 9:51am   
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John Hill added this to 9 Cooling Rooftop Gardens
... reveals a grid-like installation of sedum green roof extending past the railings. The pavers and seating recall the previous example. The decision to install the railing is probably related to safety, making sure the residents — current and future — don't walk on the cantilevered section of the roof.
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Living Roofs Crown Green Design
Prevegetated mats. Consider prevegetated mats for your green roof project. Modular units of substrate plus rooted plants simplify installation once the proper structure and waterproofing are in place. A carpet of mixed stonecrop (Sedum) varieties creates a low-muss, low-fuss green roof.

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robert312 wrote: Where did you purchase the sedum carpet? - I am looking for the mat that supports the sedum plants or the grower who supplies the finished mat. Thank you in advance. Like Comment June 28, 2013 PRO Coates Design Architects Seattle hi! there are several manufacturers that make green roof systems. liveroof, ELT, etc. - it is best to find a local supplier for the sedum plantings so they are accustomed to your climate
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