Fielders was contracted by EIW Architects and Universal Constructions to provide a roofing solution for the large canopy of the new pavilion, to provide coverage for 85% of the new seating. As part of the Emmanuel Catholic College extension, the brief was to construct a new two-storey English, Arts and Media Block and refurbishment of the existing Arts Block.
Opened in early 2018, the state-of-the-art facility has been designed by EIW Architects led by Tony D’Andrea and his team to deliver a striking and purposeful built building for the staff and students of Emmanuel Catholic College.
Fielders Mobile Mill was based onsite at Emmanuel Catholic College to roll the FreeForm roofing sheets, delivering a faster turnaround of supply and longer sheet lengths by eliminating the need to transport the profile by road. After being rolled onsite, the 15-metre-long sheets were lifted to the roof and installed on the engineered clips and seamed to prevent any water ingress into the roof. The benefit of site rolling FreeForm was that Fielders was able to modify and adjust each sheet width and length to suit the existing structural steel tolerance onsite. This benefited the project by eliminating the tolerances in the steel work as the sheets were able to vary in shape and form.
During the schematic design stage, Fielders FreeForm was selected by the architects due to its architectural standing seam appearance and capability to curve and taper to suit the fan-like shape and form of the proposed structure. FreeForm was the most suitable product on the market as it eliminated the need for step joins and additional flashings, making the structure watertight with an exclusive 20-year warranty offered by Fielders. COLORBOND Surfmist Matt was the preferred finish to minimise any oil canning on the roof structure.
Project location: Emmanuel Catholic College, WA
Architect: EIW Architects
Builder: Universal Constructions
Roofer: Nationwide Roofing