Gerard has long been New Zealand’s leader in pressed steel roofing, and with eight unique profiles available in a range of colours and textures, is proud to offer flexible design solutions.
A recent project in Pukekohe demonstrates how specifying a Gerard roof means additional value beyond aesthetics and performance. It also means a consistent, high-quality installation courtesy of a Gerard Certified Roofer.
Designed and built by Jennian Homes, the single-level family home is 250m² in size, and notable for including an adjoined unit, that is itself 86m², separated from the main dwelling by a firewall.
Enjoying an elevated corner site, the owners have paired a hip roof design with Gerard’s pressed steel system in the satin option of Ocean Blue — a combination that makes a strong visual statement.
The 330m² roof area required 830 Gerard roof panels, with installation performed by Auckland’s Harvey Roofing Centre (HRC).
Branch Manager Alan Wilson explains that despite some complexity in the design, installation was achieved within three days: “The hips and ridges in the Western section involved a number of small roof faces that were highly visible from the footpath, and these always present more of a challenge time-wise. Within the first six hours of installation, a three-man team achieved semi water-tightness by completing the installation of underlay and battens, and some of the main faces of the roof were installed within the first day. Full fixing was completed by the middle of the third day, followed by the fitting of trim.”
The firewall was something else for Alan’s team to navigate: “As with all multi-unit dwellings, fire prevention was required at the wall where both dwellings meet. This was achieved easily by using flame-retardant underlay and fire-retardant wool blanketing.”
Alan says Gerard’s value comes from a combination of product design, planning and experience — making a system that all builders should consider.
Watch the complete installation process in the video above.