Lightweight solutions

The growing trend of lighter roofing options

As the trend towards lightweight roofing and cladding continues, Roofline Canterbury Limited is leading Christchurch’s roofing industry.

Roofline Canterbury is a 100-percent locally owned and operated roofing and cladding manufacturer, with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry.

The company provides a wide range of solutions to customers, including new residential and commercial roofing and re-roofing (including concrete tile and asbestos removal), spouting and guttering solutions.

Director Colin Megaw says most work involves residential roofing and cladding, with the majority of products manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility in Hornby.

Roofline offer a range of roofing, cladding and rainwater solutions,” he says.

“And no matter how big or small your project may be, our service remains the same. You’ll deal with the same person and receive the same care, attention and prompt service every time.

“You’ll also get to work with a team that genuinely cares about your roofing or cladding project and your individual needs.”

Top-quality roofing products

With lightweight roofing options becoming increasingly popular following the Canterbury earthquakes, Colin says that trend is continuing.

“Lightweight roofs and dark colours are still very popular, while corrugated cladding is becoming more popular as a feature.”

New Zealand-made long-run steel is a lightweight and durable material which is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Long-run roofing is easy to maintain, quick to install and readily available throughout New Zealand. It also has no joins, which means less wastage, and it is less likely to leak, so offers your home the best possible protection from the elements.

Corrugate is a timeless Kiwi classic which remains New Zealand’s most popular and cost-effective roofing solution to this day.

It is a versatile, lightweight and durable product, which is just at home on an iconic villa as it is on a contemporary townhouse.

Roofline Canterbury has been investing in new machinery in order to expand its capacity and product offering to customers.

Colin says the Christchurch company has purchased some of the latest machinery available in the past couple of years.

“We have new roll-forming machinery which makes corrugated iron and other profiles,” he says.

“Our new flashing machine is capable of making 8.2m-long flashings, which is up from our previous 6m long flashings. This investment improved the quality of our product and we now have quicker turnaround times for orders, so our overall capacity has improved.”

Roofline Canterbury can now also do curved iron for any unique roofing or cladding requirements, and has plans to upgrade some of its fascia and gutter machines to enable new profiles to be created for those products.

The company employs 13 staff who have a huge amount of experience within the roofing industry.

“Some of our staff have been here for 18 years, while others have been in the industry for 25 years,” Colin says.

“We supply a much better service than many of our competitors. We are a friendly, family-owned business and people can come in here and sit down and tell us what they want and get treated like a valued customer, rather than just a number.”

Roofline Canterbury has enjoyed continual growth in recent years and is now in the process of extending its factory by an additional 400sqm to allow for further growth in capacity.

Why choose Roofline Canterbury?

Fast turnaround

Roofline Canterbury manufactures products in its own Christchurch factory, which enables it to provide unparalleled turn-around times and produce the right solution for every building need.

Personal service

The company is a tight-knit team which works together to achieve the best possible result. Staff pride themselves on delivering friendly, professional service, where customers will deal with the same people throughout the project.

Roofline Canterbury offers a range of high quality roofing and guttering products including:

Roofing and cladding

  • Long-run steel
  • Corrugated
  • Weatherboard
  • Roofdeck
  • Wide range of colours
  • Natural roof lighting.

Fascia and guttering

  • Gutters
  • Fascias
  • Downpipes


  • Roof flashings
  • Wall cladding flashings.

40 years in business

Roofline Canterbury has been family-owned and operated since its inception in 1977. It manufactures, supplies and installs long-run roofing and cladding metal for everything from small home renovations to large commercial developments.

Product warranty and workmanship

As members of the Roofing Association of New Zealand and the New Zealand Metal Roofing Association, we adopt and adhere to the Codes of Practice set by these groups, while our high quality workmanship is backed by a five-year guarantee.

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