Fielders Steel Roofing supplied FreeForm roofing for the Adelaide Showgrounds Train Station, which was built in 2013 as part of South Australia’s Rail Network Electrification project. Developed to replace the temporary station constructed annually for the Royal Adelaide Show, the new $16.5 million train station caters to Adelaide Metro’s new electric trains.

Fielders was contracted by Tectvs and McConnell Dowell to provide FreeForm roofing material to cover the entire station, making it the first project in South Australia to utilise the brand new standing seam profile. The train station, which opened in early 2014, is a state-of-the-art facility designed as a fully covered weatherproof structure complete with a striking overpass footbridge.

FreeForm roofing was selected by the architect during the planning stage due to its compliance with the original brief of a standing seam roof profile with clean, visible lines, supplied in a 400mm wide pan profile.

Fielders supplied a total of 2,550 square metres of tapered Surfmist COLORBOND steel in 0.75mm BMT material for the roof. Featuring a gradual pitch change, the roof varies from eight degrees to two degrees in the plane.

The FreeForm roofing sheets were rolled onsite at Wayville using the Fielders Mobile Mill, delivering faster turnaround on the supply as well as longer sheet lengths, and eliminating the need to transport the profile by road. The 18-metre long rolled sheets were hoisted by a crane to the top of the station using a spreader bar to safely install the material on the roof.