The project, which includes six townhouses, was recognised at the 2018 Master Builders Excellence in Regional Building Awards for its considered approach to construction on challenging terrain.
According to Danny Mojoski, General Manager at Contractors United, once the initial site trials were addressed, the design brief called for a contemporary aesthetic that would blend in with the surrounding urban environment. From a build perspective, it was essential that the building materials delivered on both looks and performance.
To achieve this brief, a number of Cemintel products, including Woodlands Teak, Woodlands Whitewash and Quarry Urban Grey from the Territory range, alongside Cemintel’s Barestone, were selected.
“With Cemintel’s Territory and Barestone ranges we were able to create a distinct urban look through a unique selection of colours and textures,” says Mr Mojoski.
“The Urban Grey panels are among my favourite selections as the concrete matte finish provides the perfect contrast to the timber-like finishes of the Territory Woodland’s Teak and Whitewash range,” says Mr Mojoski.
Urban Grey is raw and unpretentious. When partnered with Teak and Whitewash from the Territory Woodlands range, the result effortlessly blends nature with modern living.
Performance was also a key consideration when choosing finishes for the project’s exterior, especially with the site’s proximity to the coastline.
Cemintel’s Territory range is built to enhance a home’s performance and resilience from the moment of installation. A ventilated cavity ensures the building remains dry while the machined tongue and groove profile delivers a seamless weather resistant finish.
Each prefinished panel is designed to meet nature head-on, with a platinum coating technology to protect against UV damage and colour fade. Cemintel’s NichiGuard® coating also ensures the panels are self-cleaning and stain resistant.
Barestone arrives similarly prefinished but is designed to weather naturally to blend in with the environment.
“Because the panels are all prefinished, installation is fast and simple. As a builder, what I personally like is that there are no ongoing maintenance requirements for the owner,” says Mr Mojoski.
For Contractors United, the award winning project was the first time the group had utilised Cemintel’s range of cladding solutions. The group was able to collaborate with both the developer and a CSR Cemintel representative to achieve the design and build requirements.
“This project was the first time we’ve worked with Cemintel and we’ll definitely use their products again. I’m still getting calls asking about what products were used on this project,” concludes Mr Mojoski.