Overcoming roofing challenges - industry insights 2019

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Meet your legal obligations post 2019 NCC updates

Wondering about requirements for weatherproofing or the effects of penetrations?

Clarifying environmental impacts on roofing performance with your clients?

Philip Beveridge, experienced roofing consultant, presented the QBCC Tradie Talks this month. The recording and slides are now available:

Check out this summary of information (our take on the webinar's key points!) to save you time and money.

Professional and compliant roof design and installation avoids

- leaking

- condensation

- damp

- corrosion

Metal roofing defects are very common and are reported commonly to QBCC. Usually issues relate to

· Profile

· Roofing selection/ material selections

· Poorly installed flashings etc

Repair costs can be high especially when it involves damage to surrounding building elements.

Environmental effects of roofing and walling is key– the successful selection of materials depends on environment and location of each project.

Design the roof right (success from the get go)

- Consider water / rainfall intensity (305 is a key measurement – recent decrease) so the overall roof run can be checked, and roof profile can be correctly designed to ensure capability.

- In the design stage it is especially important to consider the thermal efficiency and specify the colour early on - the Icanz book (free handbook) satisfies BCA Section J requirements.

NB: awning trusses in roof systems often require input from an engineer - more info from Timber Queensland here.