Project: Construction & Installation of Tiled Roofs at Viskop Private Resort

On 19th September 2014 a savage fire spread through the coastal resort of Viskop situated at the mouth of the Chefani river in Chintsa; fanned by a strong south-westerly wind the fire ripped through ten thatched houses of the total twenty-two in a matter of minutes. Luckily no-one was physically harmed in the fires but the homeowners suffered losses of a multitude of possessions as well as huge damages to their beautiful holiday homes.

Private Resort - Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles
Private Resort – Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles

Bosazza Roofing was contracted to re-construct and install the roofs of five homes. As an alternative to thatch, homeowners took the decision to use cement tiles on the roofs. 

Roof One: 333 sq.m (Main House & Garage)

Tiled Roof Construction, Eastern Cape
Tiled Roof Construction, Eastern Cape

Scope of Works: Installation of roof trusses, reflective sheet insulation, fitting of brandering and cement tiles, dry ridging systems, all eave ceilings
Completion Date: November 2015

Roof Two: 285 sq.m

Tiled Roof Construction, Eastern Cape
Tiled Roof Construction, Eastern Cape

Scope of Works: Fitting of trussed roof including all pre-fabricated trusses, reflective sheet insulation, bracing, tiles, fascia and eave ceilings.

Although this roof is extremely simple from the outside it has a spectacular central area with exposed trusses to open up the living space. Bosazza Roofing installed the large laminated lintel and supports beams to create the trusses as well as exposed ceilings in this area.

Tiled Roof Plan - Exposed Trusses
Tiled Roof Plan – Exposed Trusses
Laminated Timber Beams Installed on Roof
Laminated Timber Beams Installed on Roof

Completion Date: November 2015

Roof Three: 245 sq.m

Tiled Roof Construction - Eastern Cape
Tiled Roof Construction – Eastern Cape

Scope of Works: Installation of new roof including pre-fabricated trusses, roof tiles and insulation, all eave ceilings; fitting of tongue and groove pine ceilings in between trusses to create exposed truss areas; torch-on waterproofing of flat roof at back of house which holds solar panel

Neat & Tidy Finishes with Tiles and Gable End Tiles
Neat & Tidy Finishes with Tiles and Gable End Tiles
Precise Finishes of Eave Ceilings and Gutters
Precise Finishes of Eave Ceilings and Gutters

Completion Date: August 2015

Roof Four: 400 sq.m

Large Tiled Roof - Eastern Cape
Large Tiled Roof – Eastern Cape

Scope of Works: Construction and installation of new roof including pre-fabricated trusses and custom laminated beams; installation of reflective sheet insulation, timber framework and cement tiles, dry ridging systems; fitting of internal ceilings; eave ceilings.

Roof Trusses Fitted on Large Tiled Roof - Eastern Cape
Roof Trusses Fitted on Large Tiled Roof – Eastern Cape
Cement Tiles being Loaded onto Large Tiled Roof - Eastern Cape
Cement Tiles being Loaded onto Large Tiled Roof – Eastern Cape

The ceilings in this house used a variety of styles – in the main living area the ceiling was vaulted with tongue and groove nutec ceilings, flat ceilings were used in the braai and kitchen areas with the same tongue and groove pattern. Bedrooms were also flat ceilings but with a smooth, skimmed plasterboard.

Vaulted Ceilings - Tongue & Groove Nutec Ceiling Boards
Vaulted Ceilings – Tongue & Groove Nutec Ceiling Boards
Flat Ceilings - Tongue and Groove Ceiling Boards
Flat Ceilings – Tongue and Groove Ceiling Boards

Completion Date: October 2015

Roof Five: 510 sq.m

Tiled Roof Construction - Trusses Installed
Tiled Roof Construction – Trusses Installed

Scope of Works: Installation of large trussed roof including insulation, bracing, loading of tiles and dry ridging system; installation of ceilings on both ground and first floors.

Tiled Roof Construction - Eastern Cape
Tiled Roof Construction – Eastern Cape

Completion Date: March 2016

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