Rockdale firm gets help to continue developing roof covering system, used after Kurnell tornado
by Murray Trembath, 3 June 2016, The Leader
A Rockdale company has received a federal government grant of more than $450,000 to continue its development of a new emergency roof covering system for storm-damaged buildings.
The Stormseal system, which was used at Kurnell after the pre-Christmas tornado, was developed and patented by Matthew Lennox, a Cronulla resident.
Mr Lennox, who founded the Stomseal company and is its managing director, said the funding would allow the system to be fully commercialised.
Mr Lennox said it involved “a unique patented polyethylene film that heat shrinks to cover damaged roofs or walls”.
“It provides strong, secure, cost-effective and lasting weather protection, unlike tarpaulins, the traditional alternative,” he said.
The funding was provided under the federal government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.