December 2014 saw the completion of the 4 stage residential unit development located at Victoria Road, Northcote for the Hacer Group.
Installed by K-Roofing this project commenced in April 2014 with an expected completion date of November/December 2014.
Initially the plans showed natural timber cladding but Designer Panels were instructed to look for an alternative. We already had an existing Timba range (Decowood ILP) but it was not suitable for this application. We looked and tried various local products but none of them gave the real look of a timber cladding. So we had to look off shore and found a new innovative Timba cladding range that reflected the real look of timber, highlighting the imperfections of timber, various timber grains including wood knots. And so began our Printech Timba Interlocking Panel range consisting of 3 different wood grain finishes.
Victoria Road, Northcote consumed around 40tonne of material all backed with polystyrene foam. Panels were rolled at 185mm with a 15mm express joint. Due to the size of the project careful planning and order between K-Roofing and Designer Panel Systems as site storage restrictions were tight.
Upon completion it is evident that the soaring timber facade not only replicates the timber look but it is almost impossible to tell that it is NOT real timber.