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FreeForm™ Hits a Home Run at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Fielders Media Release
last updated 04/10/14
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FreeForm™ Hits a Home Run at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Fielders Media Release FreeForm™ Hits a Home Run at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Fielders Media Release


FreeForm™ Hits a Home Run at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Fielders Media Release


FreeForm™ Hits a Home Run at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Fielders Media Release

Successive to its long tradition of supplying materials to iconic sporting arenas, Fielders Australia has completed the supply of the brand new standing seam roofing solution, FreeForm™ at the Sydney Cricket Ground’s $197.5m redevelopment. Following in the footsteps of projects including the MCG, WIN Stadium, Perth Arena and Adelaide Oval, the SCG is the first in the company’s stadium portfolio to use the new profile and the largest project since its release in 2013.

Responsible for the supply of more than 5,000m2 of tapered material, Fielders General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Engineering, Matt Lloyde, explained how FreeForm™ was one of the only products to suit the design capabilities of the project.

“The unique design of the new Pavilion meant the roof shape was sprung curved in a helmet like profile that required a roofing solution that could offer extreme flexibility in curved application to match the exacting requirements.”

“The ability of FreeForm to create the curves required made it one of the only profiles on the market capable of delivering on the design brief and we were eager to work closely with AW Edwards and the design team during the planning phase to ensure all-encompassing FreeForm system ticked all the boxes,” explained Mr Lloyde.

The sheets, rolled onsite using a mobile roll-former, extend to a maximum length of 45m and tapered from 400mm right down to 250mm to meet the design requirements, with Fielders also supplying the soffit lining in S-Rib to complete the project.

“The ability of FreeForm to create the curves required made it one of the only profiles on the market capable of delivering on the design brief”

The new $197.5m Pavilion will replace the existing Noble, Bradman and Messenger grandstands is a modern three-tiered structure with the capacity of 13,000 seats. The stand provides general admission areas with corporate facilities and food and beverage throughout.

“As a local supplier, we were proud to be given the opportunity to not only demonstrate the design features of the new FreeForm system at such an iconic and exciting development, but also offer the suitable warranty that comes with Australian steel,” concluded Mr Lloyde.

Fielders worked with Australian construction business, AW Edwards, who are the head design and construct contractor responsible for initially selecting the FreeForm™ profile, with on-site rolling and installation of the roof completed in March 2014.

For more information on Fielders FreeForm, visit www.fielders.com.au or phone 1800 182 255.

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Source: Fielders Steel Roofing media release
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