Recent Project at The Court Theatre

High and Dry Roofing have been working closely with homeowners, businesses, project managers and construction companies for over thirty-five years.

Looking back, we’ve made some amazing partners on the way. By far one of the roofing manufacturers we have the longest history with is Roofing Industries, based here in Christchurch. High and Dry Roofing perform roofing projects of all sizes, and will listen to your input as well as provide you with our expert advice and insight.

High and Dry Roofing are proud to have project managed this complex project at The Court Theatre, with the help and input of some of our remarkable partners.  We were engaged by Jeff at Marachi Ltd, the owners of this property situated in Bernard Street Christchurch, to remove the old Asbestos roofing and install a stunning new curved iron roof.  We have worked with Jeff for about ten years on various projects, although none being the size of this venture.  Being a large area and with the theatre needing to continue with its programmes, we needed to get the timing perfect.  To achieve this with as little disruption as possible we completed the roofing section by section.

This picture shows the first section installed to the right, the next section stripped, waterproofed and ready for installation.

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Richard and Darren from Harcourt Insulation Ltd did a great job for us, stripping the old Asbestos roofing and decontaminating each section.  Our crew at High and Dry then waterproofed the section, then Harley and the crew from Graham Hill Roofing installed the new curved roofing.  The companies we subcontracted for this job completed a project that we are all, understandably proud of.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

A massive job and a real testament to the fact High and Dry Roofing are able to collaborate with other companies to get the job done on a big or small scale. 

The product used is .55-gauge Corrugated Zincalume® – 45% zinc and 55% aluminium alloy coated steel that has powerful corrosion resistance.

  • Recommended for moderate environments (determined by your property’s proximity to the coast, geothermal areas and industrial environments)
  • Provides corrosion resistance to the bare steel exposed at cut edges and by deep scratches
  • Has a finely spangled silver matte finish.

The iron was supplied by Roofing Industries, based here in Christchurch. 

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

Iain the High and Dry Foreman, and Angus our Apprentice, prepare to install the new timber Purlins.  Safety is paramount in our business; this is extremely important for all jobs and particularly working at height and around Asbestos.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre

Getting the large curved sheets of iron up on to the roof required a large crane and exact positioning.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

We engaged Nathan and his crew from Secure Scaffolding to ensure good access with excellent safety for all the crew engaged on this project.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre

The crew from Graham Hill Roofing did an excellent job for us laying the curved iron.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

The old Aluminium roofing beside the new iron roofing, quite a makeover for the theatre!

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre

A photo of work in progress from our drone.  We find the use of the drone invaluable in quoting jobs and for getting a good overall picture of progress.  We use the drone for residential work also and will provide photos with our quotes.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

Teamwork and great communication was essential in getting the twenty-metre-long sheets up onto the roof.

High and Dry Roofing Christchurch - Court Theatre Job

Project complete. A big thank you to the whole team that participated in this project for us. A special thanks also to Bryce from The Court Theatre, who was awesome to work with.