This year we again are pleased to provide a new roof for the Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club Childrens Playhouse project.
We have been supplying the materials and installing the roof on the playhouse every year since 2010.
Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club members assist a variety of local causes including Birthright, Mary Potter Hospice, Foundation of the Blind, Camp Quality, Emergency Medical Service, Life Flight Helicopter Rescue Service, Kapiti Diabetes, Cancer Society, Life Education Trust and others. In each of the cases listed above the Club has donated funds raised by activities carried out by members.
The Playhouse is built by KPLC members and raffled off at $2.00 a ticket and the money raised goes to whatever charity KPLC are supporting at that time.
The playhouse is specifically designed with dimensions to fit inside the club trailer and is transported around the local Shopping Mall’s to be displayed and to promote the sale of the raffle tickets.
The Playhouse Roof
Before we got involved the playhouse simply had a painted plywood roof
You can see the older versions of the playhouse on the Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club gallery web page
We think the asphalt shingles add a little bit more character to the finished look, and off course the shingles will last 20 years plus.
Asphalt Shingles are normally fixed to a roof substrate with nails, but as the playhouse is so small the roof substrate is also the ceiling inside. So thinking outside the box I install the shingles without nails.
It sounds a bit dodgey, but we haven’t had any complaints that the shingles fall off, so far. And that is after being driven on the trailer up and down the highways at 90km/hr! multiple times.
The method of installation without nails involves sticking them to a SBS self adhesive roof/tanking membrane underlay, that is gently heated with a roofing flame torch to melt the top bitumen surface.
The first couple of years we just used whatever was lying around in our store, left overs or offcuts from contracts, the first playhouse in 2010 had metric measurement shingles on one side and imperial measurement size shingles on the other. There is a difference of 25mm (or 1 inch), which probably only another roofer would notice.
After 2011 we decided to just get a couple of bundles of Certainteed Shingles (made in the USA) each year, as they looked very nice. The flat roof membrane is still sourced from project over runs.
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See the happy playhouse raffle winners on the Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club web page here. You will see the 2015 playhouse had a wooden door this time.
Read more about the delivery of the playhouse to the raffle winners on the Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club web page here