Deakin University

Roof Repair and Waterproofing

221 Burwood Highway
Building type: Corporate centre
Room area: 180m2
Duration: 4 - 5 weeks
Project value: $65,465
Materials: Colorbond flashings and sheets, Esteam panel
Works were completed in a timely manner, of a high quality and presented good value for money
- Senior Project Officer, Deakin University

Reliable Plumbing collaborated with Deakin University’s project team to deliver the scope, design and installation of a turnkey solution for a longstanding waterproofing issue in Building BC at their Burwood campus.

The building’s canopy was leaking due to a compromised installation of the existing Alucobond sheets and silicon materials, with our team tasked to create a watertight and aesthetically pleasing finish in a live university environment.

The project was complex due to the height of the external roof which covered a protruding stair well over three levels. It also involved complex scaffolding and working with ropes to safely access and install the new cladding on the steep pitch of the three-story building canopy.

The solution incorporated key energy targets, budgeting and OH&S requirements, and access limitations in this high-traffic area on campus. After thorough analysis and consultation with Deakin’s project team, our solution was to install high-performance Colorbond cladding over the top of the existing 180m2 Alucobond roof across the three different sections of canopy. This method didn’t require the use of silicon so would prevent further water egress and subsequent water damage to the building.