Back to the future with Lysaght

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Built in the 1930s, the old bus depot in the Canberra suburb of Kingston is a cultural landmark that has withstood the test of time. Now thanks to Australian-made LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB ACCENT® 35 corrugated steel roofing, this heritage listed icon overlooking Lake Burley Griffin has been given a new lease of life.

“This is a popular site in Canberra that houses an art gallery and weekend markets,” says Damian O’Halloran, owner of Hawker Roofing. “As it’s also a heritage listed building, there was some public and government concern in ensuring the site renovations stayed true to the historic flavour of the building.”

Originally covered in a Super 6 asbestos based roof, the changeover to the new roof required not only a product that would be as long lasting, but also one that exactly matched the style and heritage look of the original material.

By replacing the old roof with LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB ACCENT® 35 in the Windspray® COLORBOND® steel colour, Damian was able to match the Super 6 heritage look.