Natural slates and clay tiles
Natural slates and clay tiles are highly recyclable and generally with low embodied energy if sourced in the UK or salvaged from existing buildings. Slates are highly are also highly durable.
Green and Blue Roofs
Green roofs and Blue roofs perform a vital role in helping cities adapt to the effects of climate change by reducing the need for artificial cooling in hot weather and reducing rainwater run-off, as well as providing a range of habitats for wildlife.
Metal roofing and cladding
Steel, zinc and other metals are fully recyclable and in the case of steel, recycling can actually enhance quality and strength. Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking (ULCOS) is a partnership of 48 European organisations, including steelmakers, which have committed to reducing CO2 emissions of steel production by 50 per cent by 2050.