Winning formula

Good design and complementary materials made this home the Supreme Winner in the Gerard Roofs Home Design Awards
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view of the supreme winner in the gerard roofs home design awards. The house features a gerard senator shingle roof, kiln baked hinuera stone cladding with natural cedar shingle gable ends

Finding the best building materials for a large homestead is just as vital as the architecture. Get it wrong and a house can look dominating and unfriendly. Get it right and all elements of the house will be linked harmoniously and you can be sure it will have plenty of street appeal.

The owners and designer of this home got it right the house is the Supreme Winner of the recent Gerard Roofs Home Design Awards. Designed by Ross McMillan of McMillan Design, the house features a solid, kiln-baked Hinuera stone exterior, with natural cedar shingles on the gable ends.

To complement both the texture and colour of these materials, Gerard Senator shingles in Bark were specified for the roofing.


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view of the supreme winner in the gerard roofs home design awards. The house features a gerard senator shingle roof, kiln baked hinuera stone cladding with natural cedar shingle gable ends

The owners, Pat and Michelle Peoples, say the shingles were chosen for their tile look, which fits with the traditional architecture and enhances the complex roof line. Gerard Senator shingles were also specified for their durability and their ability to withstand weather extremes.

McMillan says the light weight of the Gerard roofing was another significant advantage, as there are large spans in the living area. The roof's low weight meant native timber beams could be used for these spans, rather than steel. This also ensured the look of the interior was in keeping with the owners' overall vision.

As with all Gerard roofing products, Gerard Senator shingles come with matching trim and accessories, and a 50-year pro rata weatherproof guarantee that covers all areas, including coastal.

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view of the supreme winner in the gerard roofs home design awards. The house features a gerard senator shingle roof, kiln baked hinuera stone cladding with natural cedar shingle gable ends

Other finalists in the Gerard Roofs Home Design Awards can be viewed on the Trends website.

For further information, or to receive the 54-page Looking Up roofing guide, contact Gerard Roofing, freephone 1800 249 616. Or visit the website: www.gerardroofs.com.au.

Jul 20, 2006
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