Canberra, ACT



On the 20th of January 2020, a severe hailstorm struck Canberra causing significant damage to many Parliamentary Triangle Buildings, including the copper roof of the National Library of Australia (NLA). ARC Roofing is honoured to have had Manteena Commercial subsequently award us the roofing component of the ACM Remediation & Roof Replacement Project.

In close consultation with Manteena Commercial (the Principal Contractor), and GHDWoodhead (Project Architects), ARC provided a vast amount of knowledge towards the successful re-roofing of this landmark building.

ARC’s experience and European heritage in copper and zinc installation allowed a perfect symbiosis of old and new roofing techniques. Our philosophy is to deliver customised and unique fabrication solutions through the application of our systems. This is backed by specialised technical design, technologically advanced equipment, highly skilled teams of craftsmen, and a leading range of non-ferrous metals.

At the NLA we not only matched the Heritage roofing profile (by our specialist supplier CASA), but also delivered a range of bespoke solutions using state-of-the-art techniques for the roof penetrations, troughs, vents, cowlings, cappings, flashings, and catwalks, that included more than 60 tons of copper over the 5,800 square metre roof area of this Heritage Building.

We are proud of the collaboration with Manteena Commercial, GHD Architects, CASA Systems and Titan Mobile Cranes in delivering this outstanding project.

We also thank the NLA (# NLACooperation) for giving ARC Roofing permission to use these images (taken by Manteena) showcasing their roof as of February 2023.