ARAMAX FreeSpan was selected for the roofing of the newly constructed grandstand at the Maitland Sports Ground primarily for aesthetics as well as its large roofing spans.

The sporting complex located just north of Sydney underwent a major reconstruction in 2017, with the $8.6 million development also including a new 1100 undercover seated grandstand, complete with upgraded change rooms, canteen and public amenities. The 80-year-old structure was completely demolished to make way for a fresher, more contemporary development.

Fielders was commissioned alongside North Construction & Building and DFS Government Architect Office to deliver the roofing for the grandstand. ARAMAX FreeSpan, a unique V-shaped roofing profile that is bigger, bolder and deeper than conventional steel cladding profiles available on the market, was selected by the DFS Government Architect Office due to the contrast the COLORBOND steel Shale Grey offered to the dark exterior planned for the main structure, as well as its large roofing spans that eliminated the need for purlins. The choice of this Fielders roofing profile reduced both additional costs and complexities involved, thereby allowing for faster installation.

ARAMAX FreeSpan roofing sheets were rolled onsite, with the Fielders Mobile Mill team working alongside the roofing contractor and the crane company to efficiently lift the sheets directly to the roof, reducing transport costs and overall crane time.

Lorn Roofing installed 1100 square metres of ARAMAX FreeSpan roofing with the ARAMAX FreeSpan profile used as box gutters. This was installed during the early stages of the grandstand’s construction, creating an effortlessly modern and sophisticated aesthetic.

The architects worked closely with the Fielders design team from the design stages, to the steel workshop drawing process, and right through to the installation phase.

Fielders ARAMAX FreeSpan roofing finds application in commercial buildings, residential houses, shade structures and commercial shelters, delivering visually stunning design outcomes at reduced cost without compromising performance.

ARAMAX FreeSpan is part of Fielders’ Platinum Portfolio Architectural Range. The product is manufactured in standard 800mm cover width, with 700mm to 900mm cover widths available upon request. The product’s unique ability to be rolled onsite anywhere in the world reduces construction time and improves project efficiencies.