A Charitable Re-Roof From Edwards & Hardy And Metrolite

A 20 year, on-going relationship with Housing New Zealand involves Edwards & Hardy Auckland in a commitment to engage with the community.

So when the badly leaking decramastic roof on Mangere’s Mataatua Marae needed to be replaced this year, it was a good opportunity to empower the mainly elderly volunteers - many of whom work extraordinary hours to maintain the facilities on the marae - to start planning for its 30th anniversary.
General Manager of Edwards & Hardy, Tony Thorn had the task of informing them that the 30 year old roof had to go but he’d already devised a plan to involve industry partners in the ideal project to fulfil the company’s social contract with HNZ.

The marae in Killington Crescent, Mangere is owned by Rangitahi Te Anga Waikato.

Tony approached Metrotile New Zealand Ltd and Mitre 10 Glenfield in what has been the most satisfying
project of 2011. With the marae safely scaffolded employees from Edwards & Hardy dedicated a week in June to transforming it - stripping off the old roof and battens, replacing the valley boards, inserting building paper, new battens and then Metrotile’s Shake Textured Ember tiles, along with various custom made flashings required to complete the reroof.

With Metrotile and Mitre 10 on board with materials the installation was performed pro bono, reducing the cost of the re-roof by two thirds which Edwards & Hardy has picked up as its commitment to the Mangere

Gary McNamara (Metrotile) was back at the marae to take these images of the finished roof which is drawing positive comment.