From materials that absorb pollution to roofs that become gardens, our active roof solutions redefine what a roof can be.
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A roof can do so much more than offer protection from the elements. With the right technologies, it can be transformed into a power station, a rainwater recycling system or simply help you to reduce your energy bills. With our range of innovative active roof solutions, BMI can help you see further, enabling you to create an integrated roofing system that adds real value to your home or business.
Learn more about how we develop new roofing solutions which elevate everyday life and the surrounding environment.
Our pitched roof solar solutions go far beyond simply adding panels to a roof. Designed to integrate with the tiles, insulation and other components, BMI premium pitched in-roof solutions feature a special substructure allows them to sit harmoniously within the tile system to deliver clean energy without compromising on aesthetics. Meanwhile our high-performance flat collectors, with improved efficiency and optimised design, offer extreme weather resistance and high yields – even in the dark months of winter.
Green roofs create beautiful natural spaces, even in the heart of the city. In addition to having a positive effect on the wider environment through their sustainability and biodiversity, they can also provide spaces and views for occupants to enjoy, improving their sense of wellbeing.
BMI offer a comprehensive range of green roof solutions, featuring a high-quality insulated roofing system overlaid with vegetation. From extensive non-walkable surfaces designed to create beautiful natural views, to intensive walkable options that can become rooftop gardens, the solutions can reduce storm water run-off and can improve overall building performance by protecting roof surfaces from extreme weather.
Heavy rainfall and uncontrolled water runoff can cause huge amounts of damage in cities due to flooding. BMI’s sustainable blue roof drainage solutions can temporarily retain rainwater whilst maintaining full exploitation of the roof terrace, without the need for a holding tank or pumping device. These systems can be combined with green roofs for a self-sustaining natural roof.
Imagine if every roof in your city could transform harmful air pollution into fresh air. With our smart Noxite membrane, this could become reality.
Noxite incorporates TiO2 (titanium dioxide) granules that transform harmful NOx (nitrogen oxide) pollutants created by road transport, manufacturing and power production into harmless nitrates at lower levels than you’d find in bottled water. This state-of-the-art process remains active for the entire lifespan of the roof, providing a continual investment for the future.
Using our innovative Noxite membrane, the Vodafone Village in Milan is designed to bring the benefits of community and a healthy environment to its employees.
The pigments in our Protegon concrete roof tiles reflect 300% more infrared rays than traditional tiles. This means they can help keep roofs and surrounding areas cooler and thus can improve the comfort levels in living spaces.
For large, flat roofed buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals and industrial premises, our specialist range of highly-reflective white waterproofing membranes reflect solar radiation to create what is often called a ‘cool roof’. These are particularly useful in sunny countries as they do not absorb as much heat as dark roof materials, reducing the energy demand from air-cooling units and thermal stress on the roof system.