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Green roof retrofitting

Imagine a big rooftop, blinding white with its reflective heat producing surface, exposed to all the elements. Now transform that mental image into that of a social garden space of native plants, vegetable plots, flowers, a lawn area, and timber decking. Ah, that’s a better picture.

This is what the residents of 38 Westbury Street, St Kilda East did in their minds in early 2015… And then in real life just a few months later.

Throughout the process, the residents documented the process of retrofitting a green roof on their 1950’s apartment block in St Kilda East. They hope their website will provide useful information for anyone looking to take on a similar project and inspire an explosion of green roofs on established buildings.

Read more about their green roof retrofit at www.38westburystreet.com.au.