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Written by Sharne Boot
on August 29, 2023

Content republished on behalf of COLORSTEEL®, visit their website for more inspiration: https://www.colorsteel.co.nz/  - Steel & Tube proudly supply  COLORSTEEL® in various roofing and cladding profiles.

Sometimes all it takes is a change in materials and colours to give an older home a new life. This project in Milford on Auckland’s North Shore involved replacing the concrete tile roofing on an existing house with Euroline COLORSTEEL® FlaxPod® in a mansard style, with dormer windows. Through this simple renovation, the house was transformed from a tired bungalow to a thoroughly modern home, which is also easy to maintain. Its existing shape means the home still fits aesthetically with its more traditional neighbours.

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The complex roof design proved a worthy challenge for young roofing professional Vaughan Cook of Cowperthwaite Roofing Ltd., the 2019 Young Roofer of the Year at the inaugural COLORSTEEL® Awards.

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“Vaughan is a young roofer but demonstrates a level of workmanship and maturity beyond his years. His skill level is such that he completed this high-end and complex job to a high standard,” says Vaughan’s colleague Gemma Andrew, who nominated him for this award. “This was a design that Vaughan had not seen before, but he was able to work through the design detail and come up with solutions that worked and were acceptable to our client.”

Importantly, Vaughan also took responsibility for the on-site Health and Safety of this project and has a clean safety record. He is a role model for trainees, demonstrating the career path available when skills are built.

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 Photo: Showcasing COLORSTEEL® FlaxPod® on the exterior giving this house a beautiful sleek finish.

“It is a measure of Vaughan’s ability, growth and maturity that he was given this project to run, after completing only one other standing seam roof,” says judge Rod Newbold. “The attention to detail and workmanship was excellent.  Much hand folding was necessary and minimal stretching was observed, and difficult intersections were achieved in a tidy manner.” The result is a home that appears newly built, but still carries with it a sense of history.

 

 

 

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