Aircraft Hangar Roof Replacement

Situated just a short distance from the ACR Roofing office in Moorabbin, lie a large aircraft hangar, in need of a roof replacement. The large building was originally built in the US, before being shipped to the Northern Territory. The building was reassembled and used to maintain and house aircraft of the Allied Forces during World War II. After the war, the huge structure was disassembled and trucked to Melbourne where it was rebuilt in Moorabbin.

It has since been used as an open showroom for an outdoor furniture business, Remarkable Furniture.

The original aluminium roof was in very poor condition. A number of the old roof sheets lapped one another; the corrosion had eaten through the join and was causing some serious concerns during the wet months. Not only was the roof leaking, but it was extremely dangerous as there was no form of safety mesh! Being a large showroom, the roof covered over 3,500m2. The project would be huge, however, ACR roofing experts knew exactly what needed to be done. This Aircraft Hangar was in need of an entire roof replacement.

Roof Replacement

Due to the height of the of the building and serious curve ACR Roofing engaged Associated Mobile Crane to load all new materials onto the roof. The materials were braced and secured with the assistance of a mounted roof bracket.

To maintain the radius of the structure, a number of sheets were originally used to form one length, from the bottom all the way to the centre ridge. Today, roofers are able to install full-length roof sheets, that span from the centre ride capping and run all the way to the bottom eliminating any joins throughout.

BlueScope Plain Zincalume Corrugated roof sheeting, in a heavier grade material was installed, as well as Plain Zincalume ridge capping throughout the centre.
In addition to the large curved roof, ACR Roof Plumbers removed and replaced the flat skillion roof on either size. BlueScope Zincalume Corrugated roof sheeting was installed in this area. Ampelite Industrial translucent sheeting was also installed to the back section of the building, allowing natural light to enter that area.


Whilst battling high winds and inclement weather in the middle of Winter, our boys completed the Aircraft Hangar roof replacement. All in only 6 weeks, and while the showroom remained open! Safety is ALWAYS our first and foremost consideration. Each day we isolated and cordoned a section off directly underneath the immediate working area.

Our Team, as well as the client, are extremely happy with the result. ACR Roofing professionals have considerable experience completing large scale roof replacement projects and are excited to share this one also!

“Fantastic Service with great communications every step of the way. Did extremely well under extreme weather circumstances and a difficult hanger style roof. Very pleased with final result.”

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Our team have since completed an Asbestos Roof Replacement to the property, right next door!
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