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Aesthetics and cost effectiveness determined the choice of Gerard Colortiles for the roofing of this Palmerston North funeral home

For a lasting impression

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Roofing is a key consideration in any project, but choosing materials that will work visually as well as structurally is particularly important for steep-pitched roofs.

Architect David Chapple of Chapple Architects in Palmerston North specified Gerard Colortiles in Graphite for the roof of the new Beauchamp Funeral Home.

"The tiled look was important for the European style of the building," he says. "At the same time, due to the structural design, we needed a lightweight metal roofing. Gerard Colortiles met our requirements for both the look and the weight. Using heavier concrete tiles would have necessitated a considerably more expensive structure."

The home, which was built by Colspec Construction, has a French Provincial influence. Curved elements are contrasted by square edges, decorative cornerstones and copper spouting.

Gerard Colortiles, like all Gerard Roofs products, have various trim options available, and colour co-ordinate with most standard building products. The roofing comes with a 50-year pro rata weatherproof guarantee, which also covers coastal locations.

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For additional information, contact Gerard Roofs, phone 0800 244 766. Websites:www.gerardroofs.co.nz orwww.Trendsideas.com/gerardroofs .

First published date: 23 August 2004

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