Cathedral Place in Brisbane has received a roof makeover this year, after the 2014 hailstorm ravaged Brisbane, destroying everything in its path.

Vantage Point Roofing have been kind enough to supply their drone footage, capturing the before and afters of the building, offering a bird’s eye view.

In total, Paynters replaced 6,600m² of roof sheeting via 47 crane lifts, which were mostly during the wee hours of the night due to the busy surrounding streets. Some single roof sheets were 26 metres long, requiring a pilot. This was via a mixture of 80T & 100T mobile cranes, some with a flying jib to achieve required reach.

The project commanded exceptional logistical planning to remove redundant materials as well as coordinating the new. It was imperative that the team kept an eye on weather changes as they had to maintain water-tightness of the units immediately below. Detailed scaffold strategies were in place to maintain a secondary means of escape from workfaces. There were a few instances where abseilers were necessary to assist with difficult to reach areas.

Paynters have previously worked on Cathedral Place, after a fire tore through the buildings back in 2013. Firefighters pumped two million litres of water onto the blaze, which was inner city Brisbane’s largest fire since the fatal 1973 Whisky Au Go Go nightclub fire.