Pebbles provide a great looking and functional finish for rooftops – there is one major problem, and that is those pebbles falling off the top of your multi-storey building!
StoneSet resin bound stone or a Gravel Binder that holds the pebbles together. Therefore there is no need for netting and it makes life pretty difficult for the birds to try and collect them.
STONE AS A FUNCTIONAL ROOFTOP
Stone is regularly specified for building rooftops for a number of reasons;
A natural, atheistically pleasing protection layer for waterproofing on roof tops is often loose pebbles, the nuggets of stone are easy to install, absorb UV and protect the waterproofing. They also provide a much better perspective for neighbouring buildings that have your roof as part of their panorama.
DOWNSIDES OF LOOSE STONE ROOFTOPS
However loose pebbles are also a perfect target for the curious and intelligent local bird wildlife. Their curiosity, playful nature and misconception that some of these pebbles are eggs ends up with some very costly and dangerous results.
Pebbles are picked up and left on the roof edge by these birds, several storeys high and a few centimetres further and that pebble would have joined the others that crashed down onto the glass canopy below, causing thousands of dollars of damage and serious risk to public health.
Pebbles have been reported breaking patio doors, glass walls and canopies which is proving very costly and dangerous!
Placing nets over pebbles seems only to prove an interesting game for the birds who seem to enjoy plucking their way through the nets turning them into sails that become strewn around when the wind picks up and as you can see from the above netting image below doesn’t stop the stray pebble problem.
RESIN BOUND STONE ROOFTOPS
Binding the stone is the best solution for existing stone on your rooftop, using our single part binding resin, this is simply walked out over the pebbles and left to settle and bind the stone in position.