Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Choosing a Commercial Roofing System


If you are the owner of a commercial building and you need to install a new roof, you are probably wondering about the different roofing materials that are available to you. The majority of commercial buildings have a much bigger roof area when compared residential properties. Because of this, it will cost more to restore or replace the roof. Below is a guide to three of the most common types of roofing material used on commercial buildings, so you can be certain you are making the right choice and spending your money wisely.

Metal Roofing System

Metal roofing is normally constructed using aluminium, as this material is resistant to rust and corrosion. Copper, zinc and steel may also be used. To help to protect the metal from the elements, the roofing will generally be treated with a coat of epoxy sealant before it is installed. You may also have the option of having the metal powder coated in a variety of colours to make it blend in with the walls of the building and look more attractive. Metal roofing is typically made using recycled metals, which means it is an environmentally friendly choice.

Built up Roofing System  (BUR)

Built up roofing is constructed using a layers of bitumen, made of asphalt, tar or similar products, and layers of fibres. These layers of bitumen and fibres are alternated throughout the material to create a very strong membrane. A disadvantage of this type of roofing is that it can give off quite a strong odour, particularly when exposed to direct sunlight. The advantage of using BUR, is that it can be applied over the top of existing roofing, with no tear-off of other material necessary, to form a highly durable and watertight roof.

Spray Polyurethane Foam-Based Roof System (SPF)

SPF is a lightweight foam material which is applied by spraying it onto the the existing roofing material, which means there is often no need for a tear-off before work begins. Several layers of SPF can be applied, which increases the insulation levels of the building and help to protect against the weather. A big advantage of using a SPF roof system is that the foam can be shaped as it is applied, allowing you to create sloping areas to help with water drainage.

If you are considering re-roofing your commercial premises, you should contact a commercial roofing company, such as A.C.R. Roofing Pty Ltd, for further help and information.


22 June 2016