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Darrel Black

After almost 50 years in the roofing industry, Darrell Back, the immediate past president of the NZMRM, has seen a lot of changes but he has always regarded his industry colleagues as “family”. As Darrell says, “As president I likened industry to a family – we are a unit that has strong ties to...

Roofing Games

An idea hatched at the 2016 conference of MRM has resulted in a nationwide competition to test the skills and knowledge of the country’s metal roof installers.

The issues addressed by MRM were warranties and the workmanship of installers: rollforming member companies opted to tackle these...

News & Views

Two of New Zealand’s oldest roofing companies, Calder Stewart Roofing and Dimond Industries will come together under the new name of DIMOND ROOFING. 

The new brand has been created to represent the best parts of two iconic roll-forming brands that have existed in New Zealand for many...

A NEW ROOFING SYSTEM FROM METROTILE

Metrotile’s new Shingle concealed fastening roofing product is an innovative system that offers roof watertightness. With an interlocking Secure Lock (SL) lap system that can be installed direct-to-deck. 

Key features of the CF Shingle System:

  • Concealed fastening 
  • ...

Tony Barbarich

People who know the Auckland octogenarian and New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers life member Tony Barbarich, Director – Business Development, MetalCraft Roofing,  Auckland, tend to use the same descriptions when talking about him. He never loses his cool, talks sense and people listen to...

NZMRM working in Standards development.

In previous articles we have discussed the role Standards play in providing a framework for regulation of all sorts of products, systems, safety in many industries, and specifically how it does this for the building industry. Standards NZ have covered the new relationship with MBIE, and its...

MRM Life Membership for Stuart Hayman

Stuart Hayman, who has been a consultant on technical issues to NZMRM since leaving Gerard Roofs in 2009, was made a Life Member at its September conference in Noosa. 

Stuart has been involved on many projects of technical significance to the roofing industry - from...

Barrie Moss obituary

Barrie Moss, one of the pioneers and stalwarts of the longrun roofing industry in this country, and lifetime member of the MRM, passed away earlier this year. 

Born in 1929 in Gisborne and schooled at Gisborne Boys High School, Barrie  started as a plumbing apprentice for Oldings before...

Lorraine Mills

CEO Lorraine Mills – 

gone too soon

By Rooflink Editor, Jenny Bain

 

Words seem inadequate during times of loss and the sudden passing of CEO Lorraine Mills was a shock, not only to her family but to all who knew her at a...

New website helps sell the COLORSTEEL® story

The team at COLORSTEEL® are committed to helping their partners grow successful and enduring businesses. And through their new website you’ll find all the resources and information you need to do just that!

The new website offers a variety of tools to help you guide your customers through...

Telfer Roofing wins metal tile award

Jonathon Telfer of Telfers Roofing, Kerikeri is the winner of the 2016 RANZ Professionalism in Metal Tile Installation Award, sponsored by Metrotile.

He received the award at this year’s RANZ conference, held at SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, judge Des Cowperthwaite...

High Performance Vent Solutions for Builder’s Own Home

Extraction and sanitary vents from Metrotile efficiently remove moisture from the home, ensuring a healthier atmosphere for the occupants.

There is no simple answer to in-house ventilation. As BRANZ Building Physicist, Stephen McNeil stated in a recent article: “...

How to use the new steel credit (Mat-8) in Greenstar rating for your new building

In the last issue of Scope we described how you can finally claim Greenstar points for use of steel in your building design without the requirement for post-consumer recycled content. After several years of discussion the new Mat-8 Steel v3.0.0, now requires as a pre-requisite that 90% of the...

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

 

In Scope 39 we discussed the upcoming issue of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) 2013 containing provisions not allowing the use of unpainted metal roof (or wall) cladding. This includes ZINCALUME ® which has a surface 80% of aluminium, and ignored the large number of galvanised...

2015 RANZ Roofing Excellence Award

Wanaka-based David Strudwick is the winner of the 2015 Roofing Association of New Zealand’s Roofing Excellence Award, recognising high achievement in the industry.

David received this prestigious award at the Roofing Association’s annual conference, held in Wellington at Te Papa in June....

Tauranga company wins roofing award

A 680m2 metal tile roof covering two dwellings won top honours in this year’s Roofing Association of New Zealand’s Professionalism in Metal Tile Roof Installation Award.
Dave Washer of Roofing Systems Ltd installed the roof which the judges said was a pleasure to look at with the straight...

Metalcraft Roofing presents Kãhu®

Metalcraft Roofing’s newest roofing and cladding profile, Kãhu®, not only represents qualities of elegance, endurance and style but also features an innovative double capillary overlap to the side lap.
This double capillary overlap allows for greater weather performance and provides an...

Proposed NZMRM Systems Guarantee update

Strategic Background

Recent and signalled changes in Law, around Builder liability, Council liability and Risk based consenting, have created a legal environment that is conducive to the development of an extended range of builder guarantees.

On the back of its...

Prickles or flashings


In the days gone by when there was only galvanised coated product used and soldering was the tried and true method for sealing, this method provided a fully sealed joint suitable for use with prickles.

With the introduction and more extensive use of colour product on Zincalume...

Proposed NZMRM Systems Warranty Initiative

The New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers (NZMRM) is an incorporated body representing the majority of metal roofing manufacturers in New Zealand. Metal roofs constitute over 95% of all Commercial roofs and around 75% of all Residential roofs in New Zealand. The NZMRM is a voluntary...

Auckland Council Proposal Would Raise The Cost Of Building

Auckland Council Proposal Would Raise The Cost Of Building

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) contains a regulation preventing the use of uncoated roofing and cladding with an exposed surface or surface coating of “more than 10% zinc or copper”. This proposal would effectively ban the use, going forward, of metal roofing that is not coated. There...

New Export Business Development Manager

New Export Business Development Manager

In 2012 the Ross family (Metrotile) launched their new Tilcor business to target metal tile growth opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Tilcor will source its metal tiles from the Metrotile manufacturing plant in Takanini, New Zealand.

To launch the Tilcor business...

Ranz Professionalism In Metal Tile Installation Award - 2013

The reroof of a 500sqm, earthquake damaged home in Christchurch with multiple pitches and requiring removal of 47 tonnes of concrete tiles has seen installer Chris Meldrum, of Town & Country Roofing Ltd win this year’s RANZ Professionalism in Metal Tile Roof Installation Award.

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Erich Is This Year'S Roofer Of Excellence

A Swiss-trained craftsman, who was recruited in 1995 for installation of zinc panelling during construction of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, has won the prestigious 2013 New Zealand Roofing Association’s Roofing Excellence Award.

Erich Stocker is the senior craftsman/ supervisor for...

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