Combatting coastal conditions can be a real test for some building materials, but Futurewood’s EnviroSlat cladding has proven itself on the Ocean Shores development set on the North coast of NSW.
On Point Projects are to be congratulated for building great looking townhouses that are cost-effective and yet still incorporate a number of eco-friendly materials. The stunning townhouses of the Ocean Shores development are set high on a hill just north of the Brunswick River, between Byron Bay and Tweed Heads - just 200 metres from the sandy shoreline of the Pacific Ocean.
This beautiful seaside location on the North coast of NSW brings with it all the wind, sunshine, salt and sand that raised costal positions are known for. Understanding the environment that you are building in is a critical component when choosing building materials for any project. With such a harsh coastal environment, the external cladding, decking and screening for this project needed to be carefully considered, to ensure that they would not only look good but also perform over time and provide value for money.
Hardwood timber was unsuitable for the project as it would require a great deal of upkeep in a coastal environment, and with all that additional sub-tropical moisture, timber would be highly susceptible to rot if left untreated.
Futurewood composite timber building products were selected as the best fit to conquer the harsh environment. The weatherproof cladding was supplied in Slate Grey, together with 70mm x 15mm solid screening slats in Saltbush to match the CleverDeck 138mm x 23mm x 5400mm composite timber decking boards.
Delivery and installation of Phase 1 of the Ocean Shores project is now complete, and the resulting finish on the townhouses confirms how an appropriate material choice can provide durability and function without compromising on looks.
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