Roof Restoration Project

Our church needs major roof repairs and we really need your help!

In recent years, water damage has silently degraded our roof structure, which now requires urgent repair. Restoration will involve the erection of scaffolding; removal and re-installation of existing tiles and replacement of broken tiles; replacement of some trusses; bearers; sisalation and guttering.

However, once this work is complete, this building will be available for worship and for our community for the next one hundred years. We know that this building is important in our local community, and with that in mind, work has begun using a loan from Anglican Financial Services. We anticipate that all church services will continue while the repairs are taking place.

Financial commitment to the roof restoration represents a huge expenditure for our parish community. This will require significant fundraising and help from a number of sources, including our parish community and friends.

Buy Tiles! ($10 per tile, or $150 for a square metre of tiles)

All of the tiles will need to be removed and approximately 30% replaced. This means about 4000 tiles at $10 each. $150 will buy a full square metre.

Donate directly:
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy Tiles’.

Donate via TryBooking (fees apply):

Buy Battens! ($20 for 10 metres)

It will take about 3,600 linear metres of roof battens to support the tiles.

Donate directly:
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy Battens’.

Donate via TryBooking (fees apply):

Buy Ridge Caps! ($45 per metre)

To re-cap the ridges on the roof will take about 190 linear metres.

Donate directly:
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy Ridge Caps’.

Donate via TryBooking (fees apply):

Buy Flashing! ($70 per metre)

Roof flashing is used to direct water away from critical areas of the roof, wherever the roof plane meets a vertical surface like a wall. The lead flashing on the roof will be about 82 linear metres.

Donate directly:
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy Flashing’.

Donate via TryBooking (fees apply):

Buy Sarking! ($150 per roll)

Roof sarking is a pliable laminated membrane that is positioned under the roof during installation. It protects the frame from the weather during construction and will protect the roof cavity from storm driven rain and dust, and improve its thermal performance. The roof will need 25 rolls of sarking.

Donate directly:
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy Sarking’.

Donate via TryBooking (fees apply):

Buy the Paint! (2 x $2,400)

Once the roof is repaired, the upper batten soffits; and the barge boards and gables will need to be repainted at a cost of $2,400 each.

Make a direct deposit to the following account.
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Please label your gift ‘Buy the Paint – Soffits’ or ‘Buy the Paint – Gables’.

Other Support

Happy to have your donation help pay for any part of the roof?

Please consider making a one-off or recurring donation.

Become a roof sponsor

Commit to give regularly to enable us to meet our ongoing loan repayment. You can set up a direct debit to the account below for your preferred amount.
BSB: 704 901
Account No: 0001 5504

Thank you

Your generous donation does more than help us repair our roof and preserve our building. It allows us to continue providing a place of respite and a hub for worship and community activity into the future. Ensuring that this space remains available to the community will require the support of our congregation, our neighbours and our friends, as well as the benevolence of community businesses and individuals to help us reach our goal.

Your ongoing support of the mission of St Andrew’s Anglican Church is deeply appreciated. If you have questions, concerns, or just want more details about this important fundraising effort, please contact Tim (Parish Office) 3870 7263; Ron (Property Committee) 0438 726 465, Deian (Forms and online assistance) 0413 488 398.