Re-Roofing In Paradise

Date: 20 Dec 2017

Le Meridien Ile des Pins is a stunning private island resort - the stuff of dreams for those looking for a slice of pacific paradise. Settled in the heart of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Meridien Ile des Pins overlooks white sands and turquoise waters. So, when it came to renovating they needed to use materials and products that would be in keeping with the aesthetic and be relied on to perform.



The original roof was made of cedar shingles and installed 15 years ago. They had since broken down and lifted. They needed to go and they needed to be replaced by a much more durable roofing solution. The first part of the resort to be repaired was the reception area and restaurant roof. Next will be the accommodation.


Gerard distributor, Thierry Hardy from the company ACGM, headed the local installation team that fitted the Gerard CF Slate at the resort. Gerard provided professional training for the team with Bradley Harris, our then Technical & Training Manager, now South Auckland and Lower North Island Business Development Manager, flying out to the island and conducting a full week of training and support.



Our CF Slate profile captures the subtle look and charm of low-profile traditional shingles but with all the benefits of stone-coated steel. With a Gerard roof, you can eliminate the delaminating, lifting and general break-down caused by strong UV rays and high winds associated with other shingle roofs. With its exceptional durability, a Gerard roof offers superior performance.


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