Havendeen Roofing, a commercial roofing specialist in Queensland turned to their long-time suppliers CSR Bradford for products and technical support at their new premises.

Moving into their own architect-designed premises, the Havendeen team turned to Bradford Insulation and Edmonds ventilation to provide tailored solutions for the two units, each featuring a separate office and warehouse. One unit is used by Havendeen as their offices and warehouse for products and equipment, with the other unit leased out to speciality food wholesalers, Deluxe Foods.

It was important to ensure proper acoustics between the two units as well as between the offices and the warehouses. Another area of concern was thermal performance, an important factor in the hot Queensland summers. CSR Bradford worked with Trevor J Allen Architects to specify the right combination of industry leading insulation and ventilation products for the new buildings.

The warehouse features Thermoplast white decorative foil sarking and 80mm building blanket, with Edmonds H900 Hurricane wind-powered roof ventilators giving optimal comfort on those hot summer days. The Hurricanes were powder-coated white to match the roof colour.

The roof in the offices was fitted with Anticon light duty combined with the Ashgrid roof spacer system to raise the metal roof sheet and create a defined space for the insulation. The external walls of the offices feature R2.5 Gold wall batts for thermal performance, with R2.0 wall batts in the internal walls to reduce inter-office noise transfer. The floors are also lined with R2.0 floor batts while the ceilings are lined with 100mm building blanket for extra acoustic treatment.

Since the completion of the installation in 2015, the 1500m² building has been performing above expectations. Havendeen’s Rob McKinnon confirms that their energy bills are down and the acoustics are really good. He adds that the excellent thermal performance ensures they don’t even need to run the air-conditioning on some days.

Dealing with the technical and customer service teams at Bradford and Edmonds was another great experience for Havendeen. Rob McKinnon reported that CSR Bradford’s technical team advised them well on the insulation in the roof and walls for acoustics, and also expressed satisfaction with the price, customer service and deliveries.

Havendeen is now scoping a Bradford solar system for the roof to further reduce their energy bills. Bradford Insulation and Edmonds ventilation have been the main suppliers for Havendeen since Mr McKinnon bought the business.

Image: Warehouse featuring Thermoplast white decorative foil sarking