Unique Honestone project pushes architectural boundaries
Concrete Grinding, Concrete Coatings, Concrete Floors
A residential wall and flooring masterpiece, dubbed the largest project of its kind in Australia, is underway in Sydney’s boutique suburb of Paddington.
An exclusive tri-level property is being completely revamped from a series of offices into a stunning three bedroom penthouse abode, including a sizeable lounge, lifestyle dining and kitchen area, three outdoor living spaces, a private lap pool, study, grand entrance and private garage. Not to mention all the luxuries of separate bathrooms, ensuites and walk-in robes.
Baker Kavanagh Architects and HTC Builders have begun to covert the existing building into a modern, spacious and light filled home.
Yet, constraints of the site and the existing building’s structure have required innovative and detailed solutions.
Flooring and wall solution specialist Honestone has come on board to evoke complex, cutting edge detail to the home.
So too, this Honestone residential project has been dubbed the largest of its kind in the country.
Honestone director Rick Hendriks said the intricacy and details of the job was in sync with Honestone’s reputation for high-end results and seamless project management and solutions.
“The client wanted an industrial feel so we created some bolt-like indents in the feature walls in the bedrooms and the entrance using panDOMO Wall in a soft grey finish, to replicate precast concrete panels,” Mr Hendriks said.
“With the floors, we needed to incorporate the client’s request for an internal heated flooring system and because of the existing timber floor take into account the weight factor, so we are working with a thin, rapid cure screed.
“We used a high density polystyrene foam to minimise screed material and weight.
“Due to the tight space we also used a machine new to Australia called a trailer mounted screed pump which meant we could mix our products in the basement and feed it to the appropriate floors through a line tube.
“For the outdoor areas we used a suitable external compound.”
One of the intricacies of the project, Mr Hendriks said, was finishing a stunning suspended staircase feature.
“This is the biggest residential job of its kind in Australia,” Mr Hendriks said.
“It’s comes in the vicinity of some 300 square metres of flooring and five stunning feature walls.”
Of the project so far, Baker Kavanagh Architect’s Bruna Souto said, “Firstly we would like to say that the top terraces look fantastic!
“John Kavanagh and myself went to site to inspect the panDOMO topping and walls and we were very pleased with the Honestone craftsmanship.
“Even the walls are looking great.
“We are confident that the internal floor will also look fantastic.”
Mr Hendriks said the type of finish used in this instance was ideal for unlimited spaces, including retail stores and showrooms, high end residential properties, shopping malls, manufacturing spaces, restaurants and office and commercial enterprises, schools and communal outdoor areas – to name a few.
To find out more about the extremely professional and innovative flooring and wall solutions Honestone can offer, go to the website www.honestone.com.au or contact us on (02) 4353 0055.
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