Welcome to East Timor Roofing & Training Unipessoal Lda


East Timor Roofing and Training Unipessoal Lda, located in Baucau East Timor, can supply a wide range of roofing products all manufactured from quality Australian steel. Our factory has a comprehensive array of metal fabrication machinery, supported by a full maintenance workshop and administration office.

Let us quote for your requirements of corrugated roofing iron, folded sheet metal ridge cap and flashing etc., pre-fabricated lightweight steel roof trusses, purlins, wall frame stud and track, guttering, water tanks or grain silos.


Contact our Manager Tomas Alves +670 7238264 or the office on +670 4130027    




East Timor Roofing was established as a Rotary project in mid 2000 by Rotary Clubs of Doncaster 45%,   Melbourne 45%  and joined subsequently by Rotary Club of Lilydale 10%. The intent then and now is to provide training and opportunities for the people of Timor Leste to help them help themselves to greater sustainability as a nation and as a people.


From a start of “zero base” the operation is now a fully established incorporated limited liability Company in Timor Leste.


The project was allocated an old market site in Baucau by the original United Nations Administration and now has a large fully equipped factory on the site with machinery to roll flat steel coils into corrugated roofing iron, purlin section, wall frame stud and track, and guttering. Other roofing products manufactured are pre-fabricated roof trusses, as well as water tanks and more recently grain silos.


The factory has been expanded substantially since inception and has recently installed a new purlin rolling mill to produce lighter roof and wall frame sections to complement the existing product range and equipment.


East Timor Roofing has an East Timorese manager resident manager with the overall management of the operation overseen by a Board of Rotarians in Melbourne. All other staff are local East Timorese people trained in the various facets of factory operation and they are supported by an Australian experienced building expert.

Shortly the operation will be transferred to Dom Bosco who will continue to operate the facility for the benefit of the East Timorese communities.


The factory operates on a commercial basis but all surplus funds generated by the organization remain in Timor Leste for maintenance and expansion of the facility as well as supporting a variety of humanitarian projects identified from time to time.


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