Using IKO products, Nuralite has been involved in many projects with the aim of helping restore Christchurch, to its former self. Helping to rebuild the city after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2011, our focus has been to provide quality products to our customers.
ANZ Building Christchurch
Currently we are involved in the roofing of the ANZ Centre in Christchurch. It a pivotal building project as it’s at the heart of the City’s CBD and is a prominent structure. We have been working alongside Leighs Construction & Peddle Thorp Architects.
Nuralite used the Nuratherm 3PM Pure White for this Warm Roof System. It was used for the 3500m² roof due to the eco-friendly nature of the Pure White membrane. The system is the most energy efficient flat roof available and ANZ wanted a sustainable roof on their building.
As this project is part of the Christchurch re-build, we wanted to be involved from the outset with the architects and builders, ensuring the highest standard of work was achieved. Providing support with documentation for consent was a crucial step to present to the authorities as well.
The system being installed receives regular site visits from our local technical advisors, to help consult and advise the applicators SWP Commercial Ltd, who are carrying out the job.
Fit-out of the ANZ Building is planned for October 2016, with a final handover to tenants in February 2017.
Christchurch Arts Centre
The restoration of this historic building has been a high priority for the city of Christchurch, as it has significant importance for New Zealand’s in terms of the history. Nuralite has been involved in the tanking of the one of the building’s basements, which was been fitted out with 3PTM and 3PT membrane.
The applicator Adhesion Sealing LTD, was able to combat leaks created by the earthquake using IKO’s products. This means the tanking will ensure the Arts Centre’s basement will now remain watertight for years to come. Fletcher Building is overseeing the project alongside our own Nuralite advisors. The aim of re-build was to restore the building from the ground up and sees Nuralite’s involvement in the re-roof too.
Using IKO’s 3PG product a green roof is being installed on part of the building, which people overlook. A green roof was used as it enables structures to blend into our surroundings and helps create a more natural environment.
CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN CHRISTCHURCH
Using Nuraply 3PM as the roofing system, was an obvious choice for Christchurch’s recently built Cathedral Grammar School. To contend with the cold weather and tough conditions, the school needed a durable yet stylish option to reflect the well-designed grounds near Hagley Park.
A mix of functionality and style was the aim of architect Andrew Barrie, as he wanted to ensure the structure both withstood the test of time and showed the new wave of innovation being used in Christchurch’s recent building projects. The school is made out of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The idea taken from similar schools in Japan, is meant to showcase the open flow of the classrooms and flexibility of the spaces to change for different functions.
All aspects of the school were meant to be coordinated, which meant builders, architects and contractors all had to see the same vision. Nuralite’s role was providing a waterproof roof with an elegant edge, which was achieved by implementing the 3PM product.
The Nuraply 3PM system from IKO, sees the torch on membrane provide both a double layer of protection and a sturdy yet attractive appearance, using a mineral chip finish.
In the case of Christchurch Grammar School, we supplied them with a roof which will withstand the elements of the South Island, plus our roofing system has a 20-year guarantee. The ultimate combination of practicality and quality design, our roof provides the perfect finishing touch on architecturally groundbreaking school.