The Highgate Wine Estate in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands required new steel roofing as part of its general upkeep and to maintain the building’s beautiful, rustic look that guests find so appealing.
The roof Span Africa designed was one of a kind, owing to the unique shapes, corners and angles of the existing building structure, which included a tower section that also needed new steel roofing of its own. We built a 30082mm wide x 3800mm high x 43430mm long structure from 0.4mm IBR corrugated sheeting, chosen for its attractiveness, resilience and low-maintenance properties. Corrugated steel sheets cope fantastically well with frost, hail, light rain and torrential downpours, offering effective drainage of water, which our design ensured would drain towards the inside of the building to be used later. This was an important requirement of the project.
Bubblefoil was used for insulation, as it reduces the amount of radiant heat transfer from the sun, keeping temperatures inside comfortable and pleasant. It is also a fantastic waterproofing membrane. The estate’s internal courtyard was transformed into a pleasant greenhouse with Span Africa steel offering a strong and supportive frame for the dome-shaped plastic/glass roof. Overall the project took 21 days to complete with all client expectations exceeded from start to finish.