Roof shout!

Last week at Holy Trinity Cathedral the Selwyn’s Vision Committees hosted a ‘roof shout’ for the contractors and subcontractors involved in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel construction. Putting on a ‘roof shout’ is the traditional way to celebrate the milestone of the raising of the roof in a building project and to thank the workers involved. The steel roof structure was lifted onto the Chapel columns at the end of March, and the contractors have been working rain or shine ever since to construct the exterior timber and membrane layers and interior ceiling ‘pods’.

The photo below shows the Project Governance Committee members welcoming the contractors to the ‘shout’.

From L to R facing the camera, Ian Goodall, Building Committee Chair; Bruce Gray, Project Governance Committee Chair; Richard Adams, Campaign Committee Chair
From L to R facing the camera, Ian Goodall, Building Committee Chair; Bruce Gray, Project Governance Committee Chair; Richard Adams, Campaign Committee Chair
Joe Moncur, Cathedral Custodian, cooks the sausages for the roof shout
Joe Moncur, Cathedral Custodian, cooks the sausages for the roof shout
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Chapel roof membrane application

Applying the torch-on roof membrane
Applying the torch-on roof membrane

The first layer of the torch-on roof membrane has been applied to the Chapel roof. This is the first of a two layer water-proofing system, which also includes a leak detection system.

The scaffold truss above the roof is a temporary structure to hold the shrink wrap in place.  The shrink wrap is allowing Aspec to continue all works on the Chapel, regardless of the weather.

Completed first layer of torch-on membrane
Completed first layer of torch-on membrane