Solid progress has been made on the main roof of the ASB North Wharf project, with completion in sight.
The tapered tray roof is well over 95% complete, stretching all around the structure up to the last hip on the northwestern corner. This last hip will be left open for a few weeks to allow for essential plant to be installed into the service area below.
The very difficult northern face overlooking Jellicoe Street has proven to be a good challenge for Architectural Metalformers' teams, as they had to use some Kiwi ingenuity to overcome the difficulties of handling long roofing sheets on a difficult 70° pitch. At this point one could have been forgiven for thinking the project was changed from a roofing project to a wall-cladding project.
For obvious reasons the team has nicknamed this section "the North Face" after that famous mountain face in Europe.
Double locking of all the seams is now taking place and the protective plastic layer is being removed, revealing the bright metallic silver ColorCote finish beneath.
The focus now shifts to the smaller upper apron roof that links the cube structure to the main roof. This should be completed by the middle of September, completing the entire project.