LOCAL CHURCH BUILDING, SAMOA
Located in the beautiful island of Samoa, Ardex Butynol roofing was coloured specifically to meet the look and feel of the local community. This 1000m2 church was designed with aesthetics and durability in mind and Ardex Butynol was specified due to the excellent performance and because the colour could be customised.
ARDEX Butynol was the ideal choice as it has been a popular option in the Pacific Islands over the years due to its high heat and humidity resistance and outstanding results in long lasting water tightness. The synthetic rubber membranes properties resist ageing and breakdown due to heat, sunlight and ozone. It is extremely durable and remains flexible at all temperatures, making it ideal for the Pacific Island climate and conditions of Samoa.
Ardex Butynol is CodeMark Certified for use on roofs (and decks) on slopes with pitches to 1:100. The roof was installed by experienced Ardex trained installers, AH Ben Construction, who installed this customised Butynol to a very high standard. This project was overseen by an Ardex representative, who travelled from New Zealand to ensure the project went smoothly.
In addition, the membrane would need to blend with the building and the local surroundings therefore a terracotta colour tint was customised for this project.
Another key factor in the decision to use an Ardex membrane was the market-leading warranty cover offered by Ardex. Ardex reflect the confidence they have in their system by offering a warranty that provides for complete system replacement — a massive shift over standard market warranties, and another reason why Ardex leads the way in membrane roofing.
Today, the unmissable terracotta roof of this Samoan church is a great visual piece for locals to enjoy and the membrane will ensure the building performs well to service the people and looks good for the many years to come.
ARDEX offer a bespoke, Butynol Made-to-Order service that can be used almost anywhere. We can make essentially any size, shape or colour such as liners for ponds, water and gas storage, surge tanks, erosion control or custom length rolls. Talk to Ardex today about made to order Butynol and how we can assist you with your next project.
Membrane installation: AH Ben Construction
Products used for this project
Roofing and Tanking Membrane
- Resists ageing from heat, sunlight and ozone
- Excellent gas impermeability and toughness
ARDEX WA 98
Solvent-Based Contact Adhesive
- Developed for bonding WeldTec membrane to roofing substrates
- Formulated for optimum performance for spraying
ARDEX WA 98 Solvent
Solvent for ARDEX WA 98 Adhesive
ARDEX Seam Tape
Seam Tape for General Lap Bonding
ARDEX Flashing Tape
ARDEX Detail Tape
Butyl Detailing Tape
- Excellent adhesion at low temperatures
- Excellent heat stability
ARDEX CA 20 P PLUS
Multipurpose Construction Adhesive & Sealant
- High initial tack and bond strength
- Can be used underwater