St Patrick's College Roof Refurbishment
Proctor Group Australia
St. Patrick's International College
Refurbishment of original slated tiled roof
For over a century, St. Patrick’s Seminary has stood guard over Manly. Construction of the Seminary began in 1885 and was completed nearly three years later. Stone was initially quarried from North Head and the finer stone coming from Pyrmont by boat.
The extensive timbers are predominantly Australian Cedar and Kauri Pine. Gothic and Romanesque in style, the College stands four storey’s high with a six level central bell tower.
In November 1995, The Australian Tourism Group and the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Sydney, undertook a major refurbishment of St Patrick’s College to transform it into the International College of Management, Sydney. The College now houses over 800 students from 65 countries and continues the traditions of striving for excellence and supporting the local community.
As part of this refurbishment, Proctor’s Roofshield breathable membrane was retrofitted by roofing restoration experts, Westwood Roofing. Proctor Roofshield is a 3-ply spun bonded polypropylene fabric that is used as a breathing underlayment for roof systems. It is UV stabilized, rot proof and tear resistant.
Proctor Roofshield works much in the same way as Gortex fabric - it prevents the ingress of wind-driven rain, snow and dust, whilst allowing for the controlled escape of moisture.
Unlike many foil products commonly available in Australia, Proctor Roofshield, due to its high vapour permeability, lets your building breathe. In temperate climates this permits vapour to escape without reaching dew point within the roof space, thus preventing condensation and related problems such as mould, swelling, distortion and rotting of timber, corrosion, and loss of thermal insulation performance.
Proctor Roofshield breathable membrane has a vapour resistance of 0.12 MNs/g when tested to AS/NZS 4200.1.