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“Green Roof” – Rhino Linings Waterproofing Membrane Solution

Waterproof membrane for the rooftop of architecturally designed three-story

This three-story home was built on the side of the hill in Lorne, Victoria, overlooking the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait. To take advantage of the spectacular views afforded by this hillside residence, the new owners decided to repurpose the home’s rooftop and create a green roof. 

A green roof allows for added space were gardens and entertainment areas can be created for family and guests to enjoy. Another advantage of this type of roof is that it can help reduce heating and cooling costs.

However, architectural plans revealed that with the added weight of soil and landscaped gardens, the extra steel required and engineering costs to support the existing cantilever roof would increase building expenses significantly, a concern for both the homeowner and architect.  Alternative solutions were needed.

The architect who managed the entire design and construction process, “Designers by Nature”, Warrnambool Vic, contacted Peter from Chemblast (Rhino Linings Warrnambool) following the advice given by Rhino Linings Australasia company Engineer, Denis Baker, to discuss the Rhino waterproofing options for their weight saving structure that would completely seal the surface and perform well over the design life of the building.

Waterproof membrane for the rooftop

As seen in the images, the roof was subsequently built out of timber.  This medium was chosen to significantly lower the weight of the cantilever roof, negating the need for steel support posts to hold the roof up. 

Chemblast (Rhino Linings Warrnambool) sprayed the Australian manufactured Rhino Tuff Stuff, completely sealing the roof surface and box gutters.  Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF, a spray applied polyurethane protective coating provides a seamless membrane that is a Class III Wet Area Membrane,  root resistant, uniform in thickness and will not become brittle if exposed to UV or high temperatures. Rhino Tuff Stuff offers long term durability (CSIRO Testing) and its application capabilities are well recognised in the waterproofing industry.

Work completed by Chemblast Industrial Coatings

Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 12 June 18

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