Western Rivers Residence
Year completed: 2013
Builder: Owner builder
Architect: Owners own design
Size: 200 m2
We worked with the owner-builder of this Western Rivers residence to help them realise their own design. Our client wanted to clad the house’s box-shaped elements in order to create a very distinctive feature. The areas were difficult to access so no ongoing maintenance was required.
Proven profiles, precious metals
Our client loved the striking colour of copper but was concerned that the naturally occurring waviness would take away from its sharpness. When the option of copper textured painted aluminium was offered, immediate agreement was reached on its suitability for the project.
Interlocking panels resulted in an impeccably smooth finish with the added bonus of bringing out the colour in the aluminium to avoid shadow lines from the ribs of the standing seam.
This cost-effective solution has given a unique, enduring exterior that will retain its looks without the need to undergo maintenance.
We engaged Simon and ZC Technical after a neighbour recommended them. Simon worked with us throughout the job and was able to offer us some unique cladding options, which meant we could take a bit more of a risk with our design choices.
Despite the precision and small margins for error in engineering the cladding, the installation was on time, hassle-free and one of the easiest parts of our build to organise.
A few years on and it looks the same as it did on the day of installation and it’s maintenance free!