Combined with ARDEX Butyseal and Polyiso board, the roof renovation was completed with minimum disruption to the 7,000 people in the community who use the centre. The shopping centre houses over 85 stores and covers 35,343m² of retail floor area so it was important that it remained fully operational during the job.
Built in 1997, the metal ribbed tray roof had seen better days and was well overdue for a refresh. A system solution was developed to retrofit the roof in conjunction with Newfield Roofing. They began by infilling the pans with ARDEX Polyiso cut fingers to create an even surface prior to overlaying it with full sheet ARDEX Polyiso insulation boards. ARDEX WeldTec WPM 715 was then used to waterproof and finish the main roof area and ARDEX Butyseal was used in the gutters.
“We have always worked closely with the ARDEX team,” says Mike Hill from Newfield Roofing. “They help us find innovative solutions to help us solve our customers' unique challenges.”
The ARDEX Polyiso Board has excellent thermal resistance and compressive strength suitable for adhered, ballasted and mechanically fastened single-ply roofing systems. The lightweight, easy-to-handle insulation was the perfect solution for use with the existing metal tray roof. ARDEX two pack Polyiso adhesive was used for the bonding of the Polyiso Boards. Newfield Roofing then installed WeldTec the BRANZ appraised heat welded waterproofing membrane designed for use in exposed areas. The membrane offers excellent resistance to aging from heat, UV and atmospheric agents, and displays flexibility at all temperatures, making it ideal for New Zealand weather and conditions.
ARDEX WeldTec and Butyseal membranes are made locally in Christchurch and have a market-leading warranty. ARDEX reflect the confidence they have in their system by offering a warranty that provides for complete system replacement — a massive shift over standard market warranties, and another reason why ARDEX leads the way in membrane roofing. Combine this with ARDEX’s history of over 50 years in New Zealand, commercial building owners are given real peace of mind security.
Membrane Installer: Newfield Roofing