Amazing Grass Roofs in Norway
Not all environment solutions involve modern technology or new ideas. Grass roofs on houses in Norway are one such case. Translated literally, torvtak is turf roof. For hundreds of years turf roofs have been popular in Norway. More images after the break…
The advantages of turf roofs are many. They are very heavy, so they help to stabilize the house; they provide good insulation; and they are long-lasting. Special skills and materials are required to prepare the roof for the turf topping.
Turf roofs in Norway are a tradition and you will see them everywhere. This is not some new architectural trend in London or New York!
Here is a link to some photos of the more recent, trendy green roofs. Meanwhile, in the UK the government would like to see more people go for grass roofs and suggest such a move could cut their tax bill.
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