Located in Kate Sheppard Place, Thornton, this Grade II listed property holds historical significance in Wellington. Identified by Wellington City Council as earthquake-prone due to its pre-1976 construction, it recently underwent extensive renovations and seismic strengthening to ensure its longevity.

As part of this restoration, Neuchâtel Mastic Asphalt was applied to replace the original roofing installed in 1925 with meticulous care and attention to detail.

Delving into the archives, the 1925 contract for the roof was uncovered, signed by Andrew Fletcher. It’s fascinating to see that the construction of this structure, estimated to cost just ₤3904, has well and truly stood the test of time.

This undertaking not only preserved the building’s architectural heritage but also reinforces its resilience against seismic activity and weathering. With Neuchatel mastic asphalt roofing, this historic property in Thornton is poised to endure for generations to come, showcasing the enduring quality of New Zealand’s construction heritage.

Copy of the original order for Mastic Asphalt

View article published in RoofLink issue 68 – Autumn 2014