Calder Stewart Roofing is one of the company’s many divisions that, like many things at Calder Stewart, was born out of necessity. In 1970 the Construction team were so busy building hay barns and woolsheds and with cut to length iron been such a hard product to source at the time, they started doing it themselves. This in itself wasn’t an easy feat, Wards engineering in Christchurch was one of the few companies in New Zealand at the time capable of producing such machinery. Bruce, with sons Peter & Alan had a very long trip home from Christchurch to Milton in the TK Bedford after collecting their first corrugate machine.
By 1974 the roofing division had grown so much the decision was made to set up a second factory in Invercargill and put in a trapezoidal roofing profile that could be used on any pitched roof, with new machines and the introduction of Coloursteel the roofing division went from strength to strength, leading to a Christchurch branch being establish in the mid-1980s.
The roofing division has seen many changes over the years, however some things that haven’t changed are the company’s strong ties to the rural communities, the roofing division’s reputation as an industry innovator and pioneer and the fact we are still are very hands on family owned business.
Today Calder Stewart Roofing have manufacturing & installation operations in the North & South Island, selling their unique range of roofing, architectural cladding and solar roofing products across NZ to farmers, builders & homeowner’s equally.