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ShieldDIVERSE Living Roofing System

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Shield Membranes Ltd Third party certifications:
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management

    Certificate type

  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

    Certificate type

Bio-diverse living roofing system.

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Provides the necessary shelter for species that would otherwise be displaced by building footprint.


A bio-diverse living roof system that encourages the growth of local plants and provides the perfect habitat for insects, birds and other local wildlife with improved aesthetic through a select seed mix manually placed to influence growth onto the system.


  • Shield Waterproofing Systems
  • ShieldBOARD Insulation.
  • Geotextile Filter Layer.
  • ShieldDRAIN Drainage Layer.
  • Geotextile Filter Layer.
  • ShieldDIVERSE Growing Medium.
  • Sedum/ wildflower/ local seed mix.

General information


Ss_45_40_47_40 Intensive green roof systemsPrimary


Q37/110 Intensive green roof

Specification data - Intensive green roof systems

System performance

In accordance with the GRO Green Roof Code of Best Practice.



Protection layer

ShieldFELT Protection Sheet.

Root barrier

ShieldROOT M - Root Barrier Protection Sheet.

Separation layer

ShieldGEOTEX filter layer.

Moisture control


Drainage layer

ShieldDRAIN Drainage Layer.

Guidance for specification option:

Insert thickness requirement, available 6–15 mm.

Filter membrane

ShieldGEOTEX filter layer.

Guidance for specification option:

Recycled multi-coloured polyester, 300 g/m², laid above and below drainage layer.

Planting systems


Planting medium

ShieldBROWN Growing Medium.

Guidance for specification option:

Minimum 75 mm thickness. Crushed brick or rubble (60%), locally sourced marine aggregate and grit (5–10%), growing medium (10–20%), wood mulch (10-20%).

Planting requirements

Sedum/ wildflower/ local seed mix.

Fire breaks

20–40 mm washed pebbles with ShieldMET retainers, and in accordance with GRO guidelines.

Waterproofing coating

ShieldSEAL Liquid Applied Waterproofing System.

ShieldTEC Inverted Roof Hotmelt Waterproofing System.

ShieldTEC Warm Roof Hotmelt Waterproofing System.

ULTRAShield High Performance Felt Membrane System.


ShieldBOARD XPS Insulation.

Guidance for specification option:

Insert thickness requirement.


ShieldBOARD PIR Insulation.

ShieldWOOL Horizontal And Vertical Insulation.

ShieldGLASS Cellular Glass Insulation.

Sustainability data

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Third party certifications

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Quality Management System

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

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