Project: South Brighton Surf Club

Project: South Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club
Equus Certified Applicator: H2 OFF Ltd
Location: South New Brighton, Christchurch
Opened: 2021

The South Brighton Surf Club, formed in 1929, has had multiple renovations over its lifetime but this latest rebuild was determined by the Canterbury 2011 earthquakes. The building suffered several major structural and aesthetic issues, and after looking at various repair options it was decide that a full rebuild was required.

The rebuild was designed by Sheppard & Rout Architects, and the highly detailed design is now the beautiful home to one of the largest surf clubs in Canterbury with over 350 members.
The visible roof is an integral part of the building design, and the roofing membrane selection and installation was required to be high-end to align with the building aesthetic.

Completed Building
Completed Duotherm Warm Roof

It was also important to the building owners that the building be a cost-efficient build while also providing a building that continues to be cost efficient throughout its life. The design went through thorough value engineering to ensure the most thermally efficient and economical solution was selected. This is why the Duotherm Warm Roof system was an ideal solution for this project, as the roofing insulation provides the building with thermal efficiency and allows for lower energy usage throughout the year with less requirement for heating in winter, and cooling in summer.  The roofing system moves the dew point to the outside of the building which ensures no condensation build up inside the ceiling cavity, which makes for an overall healthier building.

The Equus SOPREMA Duotherm warm roof consists of the DuO two-layer membrane applied over a PIR insulation board and vapour barrier. This guarantees a continuous and efficient thermal resistance (R-value) as per the New Zealand Building Code.

Completed balcony with Chevaline Dexx membrane under decking
Chevaline Dexx to Shower Area

The exterior balconies were completed with the Chevaline Dexx membrane system with wooden decking installed over top. Chevaline Dexx is a liquid applied, reinforced waterproofing membrane system. This was also installed in the bathroom and changing room areas as the membrane is a great solution for wet areas as it provides highly durable, economic waterproofing.

The systems comply with the New Zealand Building Code, and the DuO membrane holds a current BRANZ appraisal.

Certified Applicator: H2 OFF Ltd
Architect: Sheppard & Rout Architects
Main Contractor: Contract Construction