Situated in Coatesville, a semi-rural location on Auckland's North Shore, this 1,120m² contemporary masonry home is a grand scale remodel of an existing 400m² single level post-modern 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.
The design can be appreciated best by views from the pool house where the repeating gable form is clearly seen.
With a vast roof area of 1,180m², 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 Bindon'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.
Eurostyle Epic in Snaplock profile by Roofing Industries was specified in Colorcote's Zinacore Ironsand, providing the visual impact Bindon 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 Bindon.
A key advantage of the Snaplock profile is that it can be installed without the need for a ply substrate or drainage matting (subject to purlin spacing); a feature appreciated by Bindon.
"Working closely with Roofing Industries we were able to close the centres of the trusses and remove the requirement for a ply substrate, resulting in significant cost savings in both labour and materials," explains Bindon.
Epic 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 Bindon. "We think it's an outstanding product and we have specified again."