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Green roofs by ZIDA

08 of December '22

Green roofs are not only a popular architectural trend, but also an effective answer to many of the problems facing modern cities. Smog, urban heat islands, poor air quality, or overloaded storm sewers are largely the results of the increasing development of green areas in urban centers. ZIDA Sp. z o.o. offers complete solutions for greening ceilings and rainwater retention. The company provides full support in the process of building a green roof from the design through the delivery of complete system solutions based on top products, to advice on execution and servicing. ZIDA provides its customers with professional training courses conducted by lecturers of the Supreme Technical Organization.

Wbudowywanie substratu wulkanicznego we Wrocławiu

Incorporating volcanic substrate in Wroclaw


ZIDA is Poland's first manufacturer of high-quality volcanic roof subst rates based on indigenous raw materials. In addition to a range of standard substrates for green roofs, it also offers special-purpose substrates, including reinforced substrates for green fire roads and for tree plantings in road lanes. It also makes custom substrates, such as for tropical plants, xerothermic plants and growers. ZIDA substrates have a unique ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The company's own laboratory and cooperation with highly specialized research units guarantee consistent, top-quality products. The company is constantly researching new solutions that not only respond to changing realities, but also stay ahead of investors' needs and designers' ideas.

Dach zielony na budynku wielorodzinnym w Łodzi

Green roof on a multifamily building in Lodz.


ZIDA also offers complete solutions for drainage and retention systems. It offers a wide range of materials with high strength parameters and thoughtful design. ZIDA's innovative drainage and retention materials make possible realizations that were previously quite challenging.

Zida WaterBox – przykłady zastosowania

Zida WaterBox - examples of application


Zida WaterBox - a retention box that allows rainwater to be stored on the roof surface under a layer of greenery with the option of later recovery. 100% of the material used in production is recycled.

Zida Board – przekrój przez dach zielony

Zida Board - cross-section through a green roof


ZidaBoard - a textile retention and drainage mat completely resistant to damage by compression, while providing twice the water retention of a classic bucket film of the same thickness. 100% made of recycled materials.

ZidaDren - a wide line of specialized bucket films made of modified HDPE - a material with high resistance to mechanical damage and with the property of returning to its original shape after deformation. The films are made from recycled raw materials. Some of them are available integrated with a non-woven filter fabric.

ZidaTex F100 - a non-woven filter fabric, which is characterized by extreme durability (more than 100 years in the ground), and thanks to the combination of appropriately matched stretch and absorbency, it allows for the effective absorption of water from the buckets into the substrate.

ZidaTex P300, P500 - nonwoven polyester separation fabrics that provide a basic level of puncture protection for waterproofing. Made from 100% recycled materials.

ZidaTex P350HD, P500HDK - protective nonwoven fabrics of extreme strength. Used in areas most prone to insulation damage, such as tree plantings or traffic routes. Their durability in the ground, is a minimum of 100 years.

ZidaTex D100 - an innovative waterproof diffusion membrane for the construction of green roofs in an inverted insulation layer system. It provides optimal conditions in the insulation layer.

Zida GreenTile – modułowy stromy dach zielony

Zida GreenTile - modular steep green roof


ZIDA offers system solutions with Broof fire classification (t1 and t3) and with warranties of up to 10 years:
- for ultralight roofs up to 45 kg/m2
- for standard roofs in extensive cultivation
- for roofs with greening of the "flower meadow" type
- for roofs in extensive cultivation with low, medium and high greenery
- for sloping roofs
- modular for steep roofs (ready-made tiles with plants)
- for water retention roofs with water recovery.

The company also offers proven solutions for the construction of green tracks that reduce maintenance (including watering) and enable fast and cost-effective implementation of the project using materials manufactured to size.

Zida WaterBox – przekrój przez retencyjny dach zielony

Zida WaterBox - a cross-section through a retention green roof


For 2023, ZIDA is introducing specialized substrates for tree planting in road lanes.

They are characterized by significant resistance to compaction due to vibrations transmitted from the roadway, which translates into improved conditions for root development and reduced risk of tree death due to "suffocation" of the root ball by the vibrated substrate.

Substrate production plants and warehouses:

  • Lower Silesia:

    Skała 3

    57-150 Golostowice

  • Mazovia:

    Wykusz street

    02-186 Warsaw

  • Pomeranian:

    Lotnicza street

    80-297 Miszewo

For more information, visit the company's ZIDA Sp. z o.o. page on the PdA portal.

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