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CAREFULLY DONE: Living roofs can be important refuges for wildlife

CAREFULLY DONE: Living roofs can be important refuges for wildlife

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CAREFULLY DONE: Living roofs can be important refuges for wildlife

Q My home office overlooks a flat-roofed extension. As I am spending so much more time in it, I would rather like to have a green roof or sedum roof rather than the ugly asphalt that is there now. What are my options and what should I expect to pay?

A With the current 'emergency measures' continuing for the foreseeable future, a large number of us are now becoming accustomed to new working arrangements. Our architectural practice is no different, with all staff entering another week of the new 'work live' arrangement.

Although this new working environment can be challenging, it also allows us to experience our home and its environs in different ways.