When you’re living in a 73 year old Dunedin apartment building and the old terracotta roof is leaking, it’s not ideal!

That was unfortunately the scenario for the 25 residents at 4 Alva Street. But thanks to a new Gerard roof, they can now all look forward to a worry-proof winter.

Age leads to problems for traditional terracotta roof

Built in 1945, the 8-unit dwelling is typical of the heritage architecture in Mornington, one of Dunedin’s most historic suburbs with views over the city.

But the aging, heavy roof was causing a host of problems, as explained by Alva Street owner and the project’s lead co-ordinator, Rebecca:
“Like many roofs of that vintage in Dunedin, the original roof was Abbotsford terracotta tiles. The tiles had started to crack, and were deteriorating – causing more issues with leaks. It also had a lot of lichen on the shadier parts.”

When you’re living in a 73 year old Dunedin apartment building and the old terracotta roof is leaking, it’s not ideal!

That was unfortunately the scenario for the 25 residents at 4 Alva Street. But thanks to a new Gerard roof, they can now all look forward to a worry-proof winter.

Age leads to problems for traditional terracotta roof

Built in 1945, the 8-unit dwelling is typical of the heritage architecture in Mornington, one of Dunedin’s most historic suburbs with views over the city.

But the aging, heavy roof was causing a host of problems, as explained by Alva Street owner and the project’s lead co-ordinator, Rebecca:
“Like many roofs of that vintage in Dunedin, the original roof was Abbotsford terracotta tiles. The tiles had started to crack, and were deteriorating – causing more issues with leaks. It also had a lot of lichen on the shadier parts.”

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