Weta Digital

Related Systems: Recover
Location: Miramar, Wellington
Project Date: March 2016
Architect: The Drawing Room

After successfully installing a RoofLogic Recover system on a Weta Studios facility, Weta Digital again turned to RoofLogic for a Recover solution as part of the conversion of an existing warehouse building in to a high-tech creative work space.

The existing single level warehouse was to have a mezzanine floor and large central glazed atrium added.  Ceiling height was limited so the required thermal and acoustic enhancements needed to be introduced above purlin height, not within the existing building.

With a substantial part of the roof cut away to accommodate a structural steel frame for the glass atrium the roof solution needed to be able to manage some complex detailing.

System Details

RoofLogic proposed a Recover system that enabled the existing, basic metal warehouse roof to be retained and utilised as the substrate to build up an insulated membrane roof solution.

The membrane roof overlay was able to manage the complex detailing associated with the new glass atrium structure, roof penetrations and internal gutters.

All the required enhancements to roof performance were introduced above the level of the existing metal roof meaning no internal space was lost.  These enhancements included the introduction of RL PIR Board (50mm) for thermal performance and introduction of RL Roof Board HD for acoustic performance.

The result is a roof that is extremely robust, very quiet in respect to rain noise and environmental noise attenuation (the building sits adjacent to Wellington Airport) and thermally efficient.