With the design world continuously searching for the very latest in products, inspiration, and sound engineering practice, Roofing Industries answered their call with a new roofing solution
Situated in Coatesville, a semi-rural location on Auckland's North Shore, this 1120m² contemporary masonry home is a grand scale remodel of an existing 400m² single-level postmodern masonry house. Grant Bindon from Bindon Design Group referenced the original three-gabled home in the new European-inspired design, which is characterised by rectilinear gable roof forms on two axes, and a strong symmetrical connection linking the entry and garage with the kitchen, informal living area, pool and pool house.
With a vast roof area of 1180m², the project required a roofing solution that would provide ease of use and construction efficiencies, while delivering a modern, clean expression of the roof's traditional form.
The original roof was corrugated Colorsteel, but Grant’s idea was to break away from the convention of a normal roof profile. ‘I wanted something that would stand out and deliver a sense of opulence while complementing the steep gables that were in line with the original roof's design’, he explains.
Roofing Industries’ Eurostyle Epic in Snaplock profile was specified in ColorCote's Zinacore Ironsand, providing the visual impact Grant was after and delivering significant benefits to the project.
‘Snaplock's wide pan profile was an obvious choice for me. It enhanced the linear nature of the house design, while the strong ridge lines running through the wide pan helped connect the roof ridge to the guttering, tying the house and the roof together’, explains Grant.
A key advantage of the Snaplock profile, as with the recently launched Eurolok and Spanlok profiles, is that they can be installed without the need for a ply substrate or drainage matting (subject to purlin spacing). A key factor for Grant.
‘Working closely with Roofing Industries, we were able to close the centres of the trusses and remove the need for a ply substrate, resulting in significant cost savings in both labour and materials’, explains Grant.
Snaplock is manufactured using 0.55mm BMT steel, can be supplied with or without swaging, and the slotted grooves allow for fast and simple installation by a competent roofing contractor.
‘While the gabled design harks back to a traditional roof form, selecting Eurostyle Epic Snaplock has strengthened and enhanced the modern European look of the house’, concludes Grant. ‘We think it's an outstanding product and we have specified again.’
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Article written by Cheryl Carmine, supplied by eboss.co.nz