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New Roof Material Options

If you're looking to build new, the type of roofing material you choose is incredibly important. There are several factors involved in choosing the right roofing material for your project — your location and climatic conditions, architectural style, personal taste and, of course, cost. 


Here in New Zealand, there are a wide variety of roof types to choose from, and Orkney Roofing and Waterproofing specialises in metal (steel) roofing and cladding and membrane roofing (including Warmroof). Read on to find out more and discover what option is best suited to your next build.

Birds-eye view of rooftops

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is New Zealand’s choice of roof and the most economical way to roof or clad your building. Steel roofing and cladding systems come in a variety of profiles and colours to suit your desired aesthetic.

Membrane Roofing

Orkney Roofing and Waterproofing are licensed applicators for

New Zealand's leading membrane suppliers.

Talk to us first about your low-slope roof project.

Image of a membrane roof beside the sea
A warmroof house


Orkney Roofing and Waterproofing are Warmroof specialists who have completed many Warmroofs, from small residential houses to large commercial projects across New Zealand.


Warmroofs provide the ultimate thermal performance. If you’re looking to insulate a low-slope roof, this is the best way to do it.


Metal Roof Benefits

  • Designed for New Zealand environments.

  • There is a metal roof for every condition.

  • Up to 30 years warranty.

  • Lightweight and very durable.

  • Environmentally friendly.

A commercial building covered in steel cladding

Warmroof Benefits

  • The dew point is on the outside of the building, which means there is no damp or rotten material inside.

  • No ventilation of the ceiling cavity is required. 

  • Thermal bridging is avoided as the insulation is installed continuously across the roof. 

  • Energy Savings

  • Significantly higher R-values are achieved compared to traditional/alternative insulation methods.

  • Can easily be retrofitted onto an existing building. 

Tradesmen laying a warmroof
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