Edwards & Hardy proudly announces its remarkable achievement as the prestigious 2024 Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) Commercial Roofer of the Year Award winner. This accolade underscores the company's commitment to excellence, innovation, and safety in the roofing industry.

Overcoming Unique Challenges

The award recognizes Edwards & Hardy's exceptional work on the De Lautour Medical Centre roof replacement project in Gisborne. This project was particularly challenging due to the building's age, unique design, and the necessity to maintain the Centre's retail operations during reroofing.

To address these challenges, the team employed a phased approach to minimize disruptions, ensuring that the Medical Centre could continue its essential services uninterrupted. They also implemented stringent safety measures, including ground spotters, isolation zones, and scrim netting, to safeguard workers and the public.

Innovative Roofing Solutions

The original roof of the De Lautour Medical Centre was composed of short-run corrugated iron with welded iron dormers. Edwards & Hardy expertly replaced this with modern corrugated and trough section profiles, incorporating membrane internal gutters to enhance durability and functionality. Additionally, the insulation in the roof cavity was upgraded where necessary, improving the building's energy efficiency and comfort.

Leading the Industry

Edwards & Hardy's dedication to quality and safety has established it as New Zealand's largest roof maintenance and reroofing company. The company continues to set the benchmark for excellence in the industry by offering a comprehensive range of services, including roofing, scaffolding, Lindab Gutter systems, and drone inspections.

A Commitment to Growth and Training

With over 500 employees across 16 branches, Edwards & Hardy is a leader in commercial roofing and a pioneer in workforce development. The company was honoured as the 2023 RANZ Training Company of the Year, reflecting its dedication to training and upskilling its workforce.

Looking Ahead

The 2024 RANZ Commercial Roofer of the Year Award is a testament to Edwards & Hardy's unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. As they continue to lead the industry, their focus remains on delivering high-quality roofing solutions while maintaining the highest standards of safety and professionalism.