New Dove Grey Roof

1.5mm Dove Grey Butynol supplied by Ardex NZ Ltd to new multi level residence roofs. Winter 2016
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new residence, from the rear on the roof framing still under way framing of pop up level internal gutter plywood substrate and raboard cement sheet vapour barrier on upstands unable to start rubber membrane work as plywood is wet drying out the plywood with LPG torch shadow areas are slow to dry out 21% moisture content,still too high, needs to be below 18% plywood surface has dried, mid afternoon, view to east plywood surface has dried, mid afternoon, view to north west to enable laying a coating of hydro epoxy is appled to the plywood getting late in the day, still coating getting late in the day, still coating more areas coated more areas coated last area to be coated low view over last area view over east side of roof view over west side of roof first area appears to be drying OK, 5pm next day, hydroepoxy is still wet, cold overnight, 9:30am low view over plywood surface, hydroepoxy still wet another view over wet hydroepoxy coating close up view of hydroepoxy 17 hours after application, still wet close up view of hydroepoxy 17 hours after application, still wet next day start of installation work, box outlet drain raw plywood box base installed with 100 upturns, reinforcing tape in other corners angle view of base completed lining of box outlet, all laps taped completed box outlet at end of internal gutter materials on roof, rained off 2pm  2 days later after rain, dew on the hydroepoxy surface hydro epoxy itself has dried, but surface needs a torch over to dry off surface moisture first sheet of 1.5mm Dove Grey Butynol  rubber goes in to internal gutter, glue applied same point in time, fromopposite angle completed internal gutter lining lower down view screw spacing is Building Code compliant, 150mm apart first area in feild of roof has plywood joints taped with 25mm Silicone Tape first sheet is laid in adhesive second sheet is half laid, with overlapping seam and 2nd half glued up and tacking off same point in time, opposite view two sheets completed temperature is dropping, packed up for the day temperature is dropping, packed up for the day view along internal gutter, turndown lap on left is taped 40hrs of rain later water is now on the right side of the rubber membrane and plywood substrate next section of roof is dried out and adhesive laid for breaker bond tape another view of same area breaker bond tape is installed and first sheet glued up second sheet glued up three sheets down, and dressed up outside of parapet another area, near the mitred angle change, breaker bond tape installed same area two sheets down and seam taped view over roof, progress after 2 days installation work packed up for the night internal gutter again, turndowns seam taped in both sides last sheet being laid in long section scrubbing the seam primer in for the lap short piece going into the front area view to front of house view to front of house, upstand to chimney box and last long sheet reverse view of previous photo next day, roof is wet again purlins and dwangs can be seen in grid pattern through the membrane, no insulation below as yet drying out the plywood with LPG torch on popup skylight section first few sheets worked around the lower skylight box looking down the slope, top end of lower skylight sheet glued up more pieces in sequence around the skylight box almost finished this section more pieces down on main roof lots of detail work around these parapets another wet start in the morning beads of water on the Butynol surface weather not looking to hopeful, low cloud over the hills another box outlet seam tape applied around the brass drain base set in place base glued and formed to shape, pigs ears sticking out pigs ears taped around corners weather closes in, light drizzle stops work parapet piece added popup skylight roof popup skylight roof is completed apart from turndowns last piece added to mitre area last section of roof to be covered workcontinues on box outlet, flashing tape reinforcement to corners complicated angles, sides of box and up the parapet are one piece closer view into the box outlet sheet laid into the gutter, glued up gutter laid in one piece, first feild sheet glued up waiting to tack off two days later after further rain that last section done before the rain detail tape corners to box outlet closer view into the box outlet, detail corners done, just to be sure parapet turndowns are done and other corners on that part of the roof have detail tape applied another view of same area from a different angle another view of same area from a different angle the corners are primed and sprayed with matching Dove Grey colour vinyl coating to match view across popup skylight roof from NW corner view across roof north to south at front view across roof from east to west view across roof from east to west
Stage2 Lower Roofs
lower level north roof, gutter lining being installed lower level north roof, main sheet glued up and tacking off lower level north roof, other half tacking off in the shade lower level north roof, second strip installed to the wall reverse view of previous photo column upstand installed and scaffolding reinstalled lower front roof point, sanded ready for priming lower front roof point, primed ready for laying lower front roof point, internal gutter and first sheets installed lower front roof point, main sheets installed lower front roof point, turndowns, outlet and corners completed lower front roof south return, sanded ready for priming lower front roof south return, primed ready for laying lower front roof south return, butynol installed, turndowns to be finished off lower front roof south return, turndowns and circle corners completed lower front roof south half into another internal gutter view of butynol on internal gutter on lower front roof south lower front north section part of lower front north section laid, large joint in plywood sheeting needs filling 2 part epoxy filler mixed ready to fill gap epoxy filler hardened, sanded and primed with 50/50 WA98 primer lower front north section membrane installed lower front north sectionoutlet and corners completed another box outlet bottom being glued in base shaped and flaps ready for bonding to sides with seam tape base installed another outlet completed lower rear roof before scaffolding removed lower rear roof, priming plywood lower rear roof plywood is sealed with primer lower rear roof gutter sheet glued up aand tacking off lower rear roof gutter sheet installed lower rear roof main sheet glued up and tacking off lower rear roof main sheets completed south return internal gutter/ledge on lower rear roof south return internal gutter/ledge on lower rear roof completed small stand alone lower roof on south side primed ready for laying internal corners fitted with flashing tape main sheet folded back and glued up finished small stand alone south roof front door porch roof finished front door porch roof reverse view of previous photo lower north side roof covered with HD polythene and carpet protection  prior to cladding and plaster work

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new residence, from the rear
on the roof framing still under way
framing of pop up level
internal gutter
plywood substrate and raboard cement sheet vapour barrier on upstands
unable to start rubber membrane work as plywood is wet
drying out the plywood with LPG torch
shadow areas are slow to dry out
21% moisture content,still too high, needs to be below 18%
plywood surface has dried, mid afternoon, view to east
plywood surface has dried, mid afternoon, view to north west
to enable laying a coating of hydro epoxy is appled to the plywood
getting late in the day, still coating
getting late in the day, still coating
more areas coated
more areas coated
last area to be coated
low view over last area
view over east side of roof
view over west side of roof
first area appears to be drying OK, 5pm
next day, hydroepoxy is still wet, cold overnight, 9:30am
low view over plywood surface, hydroepoxy still wet
another view over wet hydroepoxy coating
close up view of hydroepoxy 17 hours after application, still wet
close up view of hydroepoxy 17 hours after application, still wet
next day start of installation work, box outlet drain
raw plywood box
base installed with 100 upturns, reinforcing tape in other corners
angle view of base
completed lining of box outlet, all laps taped
completed box outlet at end of internal gutter
materials on roof, rained off 2pm
2 days later after rain, dew on the hydroepoxy surface
hydro epoxy itself has dried, but surface needs a torch over to dry off surface moisture
first sheet of 1.5mm Dove Grey Butynol rubber goes in to internal gutter, glue applied
same point in time, fromopposite angle
completed internal gutter lining
lower down view
screw spacing is Building Code compliant, 150mm apart
first area in feild of roof has plywood joints taped with 25mm Silicone Tape
first sheet is laid in adhesive
second sheet is half laid, with overlapping seam and 2nd half glued up and tacking off
same point in time, opposite view
two sheets completed
temperature is dropping, packed up for the day
temperature is dropping, packed up for the day
view along internal gutter, turndown lap on left is taped
40hrs of rain later
water is now on the right side of the rubber membrane and plywood substrate
next section of roof is dried out and adhesive laid for breaker bond tape
another view of same area
breaker bond tape is installed and first sheet glued up
second sheet glued up
three sheets down, and dressed up outside of parapet
another area, near the mitred angle change, breaker bond tape installed
same area two sheets down and seam taped
view over roof, progress after 2 days installation work
packed up for the night
internal gutter again, turndowns seam taped in both sides
last sheet being laid in long section
scrubbing the seam primer in for the lap
short piece going into the front area
view to front of house
view to front of house, upstand to chimney box and last long sheet
reverse view of previous photo
next day, roof is wet again
purlins and dwangs can be seen in grid pattern through the membrane, no insulation below as yet
drying out the plywood with LPG torch on skylight section
first few sheets worked around the lower skylight box
looking down the slope, top end of lower skylight sheet glued up
more pieces in sequence around the skylight box
almost finished this section
more pieces down on main roof
lots of detail work around these parapets
another wet start in the morning
beads of water on the Butynol surface
weather not looking to hopeful, low cloud over the hills
another box outlet
seam tape applied around the brass drain
base set in place
base glued and formed to shape, pigs ears sticking out
pigs ears taped around corners
weather closes in, light drizzle stops work
parapet piece added popup skylight roof
popup skylight roof is completed apart from turndoens
last piece added to mitre area
last section of roof to be covered
workcontinues on box outlet, flashing tape reinforcement to corners
complicated angles, sides of box and up the parapet are one piece
closer view into the box outlet
sheet laid into the gutter, glued up
gutter laid in one piece, first feild sheet glued up waiting to tack off
two days later after further rain
that last section done before the rain
detail tape corners to box outlet
closer view into the box outlet, detail corners done, just to be sure
parapet turndowns are done and other corners on that part of the roof have detail tape applied
another view of same area from a different angle
another view of same area from a different angle
the corners are primed and sprayed with matching Dove Grey colour vinyl coating to match
view across popup skylight roof from NW corner
view across roof north to south at front
view across roof from east to west
view across roof from east to west
lower level north roof, gutter lining being installed
lower level north roof, main sheet glued up and tacking off
lower level north roof, other half tacking off in the shade
lower level north roof, second strip installed to the wall
reverse view of previous photo
column upstand installed and scaffolding reinstalled
lower front roof point, sanded ready for priming
lower front roof point, primed ready for laying
lower front roof point, internal gutter and first sheets installed
lower front roof point, main sheets installed
lower front roof point, turndowns, outlet and corners completed
lower front roof south return, sanded ready for priming
lower front roof south return, primed ready for laying
lower front roof south return, butynol installed, turndowns to be finished off
lower front roof south return, turndowns and circle corners completed
lower front roof south half into another internal gutter
view of butynol on internal gutter on lower front roof south
lower front north section
part of lower front north section laid, large joint in plywood sheeting needs filling
2 part epoxy filler mixed ready to fill gap
epoxy filler hardened, sanded and primed with 50/50 WA98 primer
lower front north section membrane installed
lower front north sectionoutlet and corners completed
another box outlet bottom being glued in
base shaped and flaps ready for bonding to sides with seam tape
base installed
another outlet completed
lower rear roof before scaffolding removed
lower rear roof, priming plywood
lower rear roof plywood is sealed with primer
lower rear roof gutter sheet glued up aand tacking off
lower rear roof gutter sheet installed
lower rear roof main sheet glued up and tacking off
lower rear roof main sheets completed
south return internal gutter/ledge on lower rear roof
south return internal gutter/ledge on lower rear roof completed
small stand alone lower roof on south side primed ready for laying
internal corners fitted with flashing tape
main sheet folded back and glued up
finished small stand alone south roof
front door porch roof
finished front door porch roof
reverse view of previous photo
lower north side roof covered with HD polythene and carpet protection prior to cladding and plaster work

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