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CL AS SIC This show home in Ljubljana, Slovenia demonstrates the simplistic beauty of Gerard Classic roofing, as well as offering all the practical safety features required.

The textured finish of Gerard Classic tile blended well with the other building materials used in this home.

Gerard Classic Charcoal has been used on this traditional family home. The interesting roofline of this home is enhanced by a Gerard Classic barrel trim finish.

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Gerard Classic in Forest Green with barrel trim.

Gerard Classic proved the most attractive and effective option for these hillside villas in the Philippines.

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Gerard Classic Forest Green has worked superbly with this Eastern European designed home.

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CL AS SIC Where safety and protection are paramount, Gerard Classic roofing was chosen for this Kindergarten in Slovenia. Gerard Classic roofing is designed to withstand the harshest elements and provides superior protection against fire.

Gerard Classic roofing using barrel trim finish demonstrates the strength and durability of the Classic roofing system in this snow covered region. Gerard tiles are designed to hold the snow on the roof to prevent slips and possible injury to people or property on the ground.

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The architect’s challenge was to find roofing tiles that would be distinctive while blending with the natural surroundings of this wine growing region in Slovenia. Gerard Classic Spanish Red tiles proved a perfect match in texture and colour.

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Along with the many practical advantages of Gerard Classic roofing – durability, strength, security to name a few – Gerard Classic is able to enhance and add beauty in many applications as is illustrated here in this selection of commercial buildings, including the Hungarian hotel at Balaton lake above left.

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The architects of these three homes from around Europe have all chosen Gerard Classic roofing for its versatility and to enhance the aesthetics of each of these architecturally interesting designs. The quality, strength and style of Gerard Classic roofing, along with a wide range of colours offers home owners and architects alike a variety of options when choosing and designing roofing finishes.

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The Slovenian homes featured on these two pages demonstrate the versatility of Gerard Classic roofing tiles. Whether it be straight lines or complicated curved dormer windows, Gerard Classic tiles can provide all your requirements.

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HERITA GE The developers of Hotel KOMPAS, Kranjska Gora, set in a popular skiing region of the Julian Alps in Slovenia, required a roofing product that would blend with the natural surroundings, provide protection for their guests and be able to withstand the harshest of nature’s extremes. Gerard Heritage was chosen for the strength of its advanced interlocking system, the ability to hold snow on the roof preventing harm to people on the ground, while still maintaining an aesthetically pleasing finish to the hotel.

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HERITA GE This home is set in the seaside location of Skofije, Slovenia. The superior quality of Zincalume Steel used in Gerard Heritage ensures the roof will provide long lasting protection in this marine environment.

Gerard Heritage Spanish red is a popular colour used widely throughout Europe. Gerard Classic Spanish red blends harmoniously in these regional locations and the interlocking system provides protection against high winds in exposed locations.

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PRESE DISCOVER ING T RVING HE IT FO R THE PAST... FUTUR E Located in Tekirdag, Turkey this housing village chose Gerard Heritage tiles to compliment the housing designs.


HERITA GE Gerard Heritage II was used to reroof this church in Romania. Gerard Roofing can be installed over existing roof sub-structures, particularly important when reroofing old or historical buildings, and its light weight has proven it to be a far safer roofing material in areas prone to earthquakes.

Gerard Heritage II was chosen by the owners of this house in Bucharest, Romania, for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. The extensive warranty offered by AHI Roofing was also a major consideration.

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Gerard Heritage in Forest Green has complimented this grand old building in Bjelovar, Croatia.


HERITA GE Gerard Heritage tile – Laze, Slovenia.

Gerard Heritage Forest Green, Unlu Villages, Selimpasa – Istanbul, Turkey.

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Gerard Heritage Chestnut – family home in Croatia.


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For these architecturally inspiring buildings and homes situated throughout Poland the architects chose to use Gerard Shake roofing. Gerard Shake provided the architects with the elegant and stylish finish they required for these unique designs.


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This home set in a popular skiing region of Slovenia required protection from snow, high wind and driving rain. Gerard Shake and our horizontal fastening system provided the protection required from all these elements and more.

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This impressive apartment hotel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia illustrates how the architect’s use of Gerard Shake roofing, timber and concrete can produce an aesthetically interesting building design

Following a devastating earthquake in this region Gerard Shake roofing was chosen to reroof this home.The lightweight advantage of Gerard Roofing Shakes enhances the resistance to earthquake damage protecting both family and home.


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The versatility of Gerard Shake roofing is clearly shown in the variety of applications shown over these two pages. Whether set in a severe snow environment of this Spa Health Resort or in a local village environment, Gerard Shake roofing protects and enhances each application while perfectly blending into each environment.


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This stunning Polish building illustrates how natural Gerard Shake roofing tiles look and how naturally they blend with older more traditional thatched roofing shown on the house next door.


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These installations in New Zealand, Japan, South America, USA & Poland clearly demonstrate the global desirability of Gerard Roofs速. AHI Roofing is proven around the world.

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We are proud of our roofing heritage and the protection we can provide families and companies alike, but it was an interesting project to supply the Gerard Shake roof for the ‘Upside Down’ house in Poland featured on page 38, which illustrates the versatility of this profile. United States of America


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The versatility of Gerard Shingle is highlighted in this housing development in Krapina, Croatia. Gerard Shingle Bark has not only been used on the roof, but also very effectively for the cladding.

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The elegance of this country home in New Zealand was achieved by the designer recognising the synchronicity between the stone schist cladding and Gerard Shingle steel roof. The blend of stone with Gerard Shingle makes this a truly stunning rural home. This cliff top home in New Zealand’s South Island is exposed to constant sea driven moisture. The superior quality of Zincalume steel used in Gerard Shingles and our horizontal fastening system ensures the roof will be long lasting and weather the severest of storms.


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Gerard Shingles were selected for this Northern European home, both for aesthetic reasons and for the security the chip coated texture provides from snow slide. Gerard Shingles have been proven to hold snow on the roof, eliminating the danger of snow sliding from the roof.


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The owners of the prestigious Hotel Piast in Cracow, Poland chose Gerard Shingle for its versatility. It is also the perfect solution for this climate with its extreme winter weather.


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The flexibility of Gerard Roofing Shingles makes this roofing system suitable for all types of roofing requirements as illustrated in these photos of homes from very different regions in the Ukraine.

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Gerard Shingle in Ashwood was cleverly chosen to enhance the tropical bush surrounding the pool at this Middle East desert hotel resort.

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The use of Gerard Shingles has enabled the architects of this project to enhance this stunning Hotel’s informal elegance, while still maintaining a roofing product designed to withstand the harsh elements of the Middle Eastern climate. The fire resistant qualities of Gerard Shingle were a major contributing factor for the architects when they chose the roofing system for this project.


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The Gerard Milano Tile Profile with its soft curves is starting to make its mark on a wide range of roof styles all over Europe. It has been inspired by traditional Mediterranean craftsmanship and the beauty, strength and endurance evoked by the best of Italian architecture. The Gerard Milano Tile roof blends harmoniously into the natural surroundings of Mediterranean and Continental Europe. Milano Tiles comes in a wide range of colours, incorporating the traditional patched Antico tile, a terracotta tile tempered with a deep red rendering.


L A C I N H C TE CHIP A layer of stone chip is applied to provide an attractive textured finish and increase resistance to UV radiation. The chip is sized and applied in such a way as to ensure virtually 100% cover of the basecoat. Samples have shown over 30 years’ exposure life without colour change. Where colours are required other than the limited range of natural colours, the same durable natural rock is ceramically coated using heat resistant and UV stable pigments.

Because all tile coatings are applied after pressing, there are no problems with crazing or micro-cracking. STEEL The steel is the heart of the tile and provides it with its strength, rigidity and light weight. The grade of steel we use is designed to allow forming without cracking or significant elastic recovery and, at the same time, to be rigid enough to tolerate reasonable loads without excessive deformation.

OVERGLAZE The final coat is an acrylic overglaze which improves the appearance giving a clear gloss finish to the chip and increasing the resistance to physical damage. LONG LIFETIME Zincalume® coated steel has superior long term corrosion resistance. The combination of the sacrificial protection of zinc with the barrier protection of aluminium provides superior performance to galvanized coatings in almost all environments.

ALUMINIUM-ZINC (ZINCALUME®)* The primary protection for the steel is a coating of aluminiumzinc which contains approximately 55% aluminium and 43.5% zinc by weight. The aluminium-zinc coating combines the corrosion protection of aluminium with the sacrificial protection of zinc, giving the protective advantages of both metals. A significant benefit of the zinc component is that it even protects areas of steel not completely covered, such as cut edges, drilled holes, scratches etc. This all adds up to a significantly longer service life. ACRYLIC RESIN PROTECTIVE COAT This coating is applied to both sides of the aluminium-zinc. This is a 1 to 2 micron film of a tinted acrylic applied immediately after the application of the aluminium-zinc coatings. It provides a uniform substrate that enhances adhesion of the basecoat. BASECOAT The basecoat is a specially formulated high-build paint, based on a custom designed 100% acrylic resin binder. The basecoat serves two functions. The first is to bond the chip, which forms the decorative layer, onto the tile. The second is to protect the underlying layer from water and UV radiation. The basecoat also contains an algicide which inhibits growth of algae and lichen on the roof. The algicide is selected to be as effective as possible in retarding the growth of these organisms, while still keeping water collected from the roof safe for drinking and other purposes.

WIND AND STORM RESISTANCE Gerard tiles are installed using our unique horizontal fixing system. Each tile is interlocked and then securely fastened horizontally at 8 different points. This method prevents any leakage and ensures that each tile remains in place in extremely

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high winds, hurricanes and typhoons. It also provides security from driving rain and heavy snowfall. Other roofing products use a vertical fixing method or rely on the weight of the tile to hold them in place. This increases the danger of tiles lifting in high winds.

EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE Gerard Roofs® lightweight interlocking tiles and unique fastening system provide added strength to the roof in the event of an earthquake. There are documented instances of other heavyweight roofing products collapsing homes while Gerard roofs in the same street remained intact and with minimal damage.

SNOW AND ICE In extreme winter conditions Gerard roofs withstand snow loading. When exposed to snow, frost or ice there is no degradation to the surface coatings or substrate. The rough texture of the chip coated surface holds the snow in place until the snow melts naturally and harmlessly.

LIGHTWEIGHT Clay and concrete roof tiles weigh up to 7 times more than the equivalent lightweight Gerard Roof® area. This means substantial savings can be achieved in structural costs.

HAIL RESISTANCE Gerard roofs are resistant to damage from hail stones up to 30mm. A hail stone as large as 90mm may cause some indentations, but it will not penetrate the surface coating or substrate, thus maintaining the roof’s weather security.


L A C I N H C TE FIRE RESISTANCE Gerard Roofs® have passed stringent international fire tests. The incombustible steel substrate and surface coating eliminate spread of flame when exposed to fire. The lightweight nature of Gerard Roofs® considerably reduces the potential for the roof to collapse.

DRINKING WATER Rainwater collected from Gerard Roofs® has been tested and meets the World Health Organisation’s criteria for drinking water quality. Two good rainfalls are recommended before collecting drinking water from a new roof. MANUFACTURED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AHI Roofing is registered to ISO9001 which recognises the quality management systems standards now accepted in more than 150 countries around the world. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

NOISE The chip coated finish and interlocking tile system of Gerard Roofs® minimise the transmission of sound.

HISTORY AND WARRANTY AHI Roofing has led the technology and manufacture of pressed metal tiles for over 50 years. AHI confidently offers a 50 year limited Waterproof Warranty.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AHI Roofing Limited is justifiably proud of its reputation as the world’s leading manufacturer of top quality, chip-coated, pressed metal roofing tiles, which are produced in one of the cleanest and most pollution free environments in the world. Steel is manufactured in a unique process by New Zealand Steel from black iron sand, found on the West Coast beaches of the North Island. The steel is coated with zinc/aluminium alloy (Zincalume®). PAINT & BASECOAT The main component of our paint system is acrylic resin, produced in New Zealand. All our coatings are water-based or water dispersed. The “chip” used to coat our textured roofing tiles is crushed natural rock quarried in New Zealand. MANUFACTURING PROCESS The significant part of energy used is derived from hydro power. Air and water emissions comply with all New Zealand’s environmental regulations. Our packaging materials consist of cardboard wraps and pallets from sustainable forests and could be recycled for further use. The plastic wraps are derived from petrochemical sources and can be recycled. The installation process uses no processes which emit heat or fumes and most of the process is manual.

DISPOSAL/RECYCLING The product on the roof emits no fumes or water-based emissions and degrades very slowly over a number of decades. Providing the product is correctly installed to our specifications, we confidently give a 50 Year Limited Warranty. The ultimate disposal of steel roofing is by recycling in steel recovery plants and processing into new steel products. RAINWATER RUN-OFF The effect of roofing materials on the quality of rainwater run-off is of major importance. Property owners can collect rainwater in large tanks for domestic and agricultural use. We have carried out tests which clearly showed that rainwater run-off was well within WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines. HEALTH & SAFETY The safety and well being of employees is of major consideration to AHI Roofing, and Health and Safety initiatives are in place throughout our factories.


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European Offices European Head Office AHI Roofing Kft. Fehérvári út 28/14 8100 Várpalota Hungary Phone: (+36) 88 552 800 Fax: (+36) 88 552 888 Email: office@gerardroofs.eu www.gerardroofs.eu

Slovenia AHI Roofing Adriatic Dunajska cesta 129 SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia Phone: (+386) 1 56 00 730 Fax: (+386) 1 56 00 735 Mobile: (+386) 51 444 888 Email: info@ahiroofing.si

Hungary AHI Roofing Kft. Budapest Trade Office 1125 Budapest Hungary Zirzen Janka utca 38. Phone: (+36) 1 391 4414 Fax: (+36) 1 376 6027 www.gerard.hu

Poland AHI Roofing Poland Space Distribution Center, ul Modularna 3a 02-238 Warszawa, Poland Phone: (+48) 22 575 5225 Fax: (+48) 22 575 5223 E-mail: info@ahiroofing.pl www.ahiroofing.com.pl

Technical Marketing Office Europe AHI Roofing d.o.o. Dunajska cesta 129 SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia Phone: (+386) 1 56 00 733 Fax: (+386) 1 56 00 735 Mobile: (+386) 51 617 744 Email: technical.info@ahiroofing.si

France AHI Roofing France Espace Mi-plaine 20 Avenue des Frères Montgolfier 69680 CHASSIEU Phone: (+33) 04 72 67 92 11 Fax: (+33) 04 72 67 92 53 Email: ahi.roofing@free.fr www.ahiroofing.com.fr

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