Abor Apartments

PROJECT TYPE: RESIDENTIAL

DATE: 18/05/2017

Overview

Some of CHAD Facades’ finest work can be found in Arbor, a boutique apartment complex in the suburb of Doncaster in Melbourne. Arbor is nestled along 3 Pettys Lane, which is just a short walk away from the Eastern Golf Club and Westfield Doncaster, one of the largest shopping centres in Victoria. The stylish, contemporary lifestyle that Arbor stands for required a building design that meets form and functionality. Hence, CHAD Facades was enlisted to install ECO PANEL Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) wall panels to Arbor’s facade.

ECO PANEL was specified into the required sizes for Arbor’s external wall system. The aerated concrete wall panels and curved concrete balustrades were coated with two (2) layers of CHAD Surface Pro Render to protect against harsh weather conditions. CHAD Surface Coatings colour texture served as the final top coat, for a clean, polished finish.

Challenges

CHAD Facades collaborated with Balmain & Co. to complete the challenging project, in which the building exhibited multiple curvatures in its architectural design.

With the exceptional workability of ECO PANEL, CHAD Facades carried out a streamlined installation process in Arbor. ECO PANEL delivers the durability and resilience of traditional masonry in a lightweight package. Hence, CHAD Facades was able to clad the concrete wall panels in a shorter period of time. In addition, ECO PANEL provided a safer and cleaner environment for the workforce, with significantly less cleanup and ongoing upkeep.