Client: Muswellbrook Council
Project: Muswellbrook Council Chambers roof replacement
Muswellbrook Council engaged Murphy’s to complete a $300,000 roof replacement project.
The complex roofline of the Council Chambers called for an experienced contractor. Murphy’s completed the job to an exceptionally high standard, to schedule and without any WHS or environmental issues.
The works included:
- the removal and replacement of 4000m2 of metal roofing
- new flashing and cappings
- wall cladding works, and
- a new roof plumbing system.
The building’s roof was divided into two large sections.
The first section was a gable shape roof with a bullnose curved finish. The second roof was extremely complicated – an oval shaped roof divided into 13 bays, each of which stepped down to the next. This called for extreme care, as well as customised flashing and cappings.
A major risk for the project was the presence of a high voltage radio receiving tower which could not be shut down during normal working hours. Murphy’s managed this risk by scheduling work on weekends.
Given Muswellbrook is fairly remote to Murphy’s headquarters and usual suppliers, our project manager had to source plant and equipment and some materials from local suppliers.
Getting materials on and off the roof was also a challenge, as half of the building was bordered by a dam. Murphy’s overcame this issue with the use of a larger crane and appropriate traffic management.