Home Keeps Traditional Look


A character home is Wellington was being renovated to protect its important resident form future earthquakes. The home featured a heavy Marseille clay tile which needed to be removed and replaced with an alternative that was substantially lighter.

The new roof needed to be visually-appealing and tie into the character of the home, ensuring its final finish had an authentic look.



David Pawson, from Peddle Thorpe & Montgomery (PTM) Architects, looked at a number of possible roofing systems for the home which were presented to the client.

Viking EcoStar was recommended as it provided not only the desired look, but offered a lighter weight roof, a 50 year product warranty and a strong plywood substrate which aided in the earthquake strengthening of the building.

The traditional profile EcoStar tile in midnight grey colour fitted the criteria perfectly for the home in Wellington; it was lighter in weight and would create a grand and authentic finish.


Vkecostar Character Home Keeps Its Good Looks


The home in Wellington has been renovated to withstand future earthquakes. The roof is lighter and stronger while the character of the home has been enhanced, not compromised.

"Overall the roofing system is brilliant and I am very happy with the EcoStar product. EcoStar suited the original Tudor-style character of the house. It was visually in-keeping with the character of the original design of the home."

-David Pawson, PTM Architects