The leaking glass house
Based at the end of Federal Street in central Auckland is the Glass Goose Federal Bar & Eatery. This modern, trendy bar and restaurant is modelled on a garden glass house and features an outside area with a courtyard that boasts stunning views of the Sky Tower directly opposite.
The roof top aspect of the bar has Perspex clear roof sheeting which was installed to keep patrons dry during inclement weather. Unfortunately, rain and storm water began dripping on customers, and the owner’s architects suggested designing and installing a gutter catchment area to keep the water out.
Bespoke gutter solutions
Topline Roofing was asked to visit the site by Cook Brothers Construction and provide recommendations for remedying the problem. The Topline team worked with the architect and builder to design custom-made gutters and bracket fixings.
Project Manager Doug Whitehouse said, “We were faced with quite a tricky problem which required a bespoke design solution. The building design has a modern, industrial, contemporary look and our solution had to be in keeping with the existing style of the rooftop.”
The Topline Roofing team made gutters to fit within the existing framework, with box section framing the buildings steel beams. The box gutters - made of Colorsteel® - were give an ebony coating to match the steel finish of the structure.
Recently completed in time for the busy festive period, the roof is now completely weathertight, much to the delight of the owners and their regular patrons.
“We were faced with quite a tricky problem which required a bespoke design solution. The building design has a modern, industrial, contemporary look and our solution had to be in keeping with the existing style of the rooftop.”
DOUG WHITEHOUSE | PROJECT MANAGER