Stramit Monopanels clad the exterior of the Elizabeth Street ‘Walkups’ project in Richmond, Victoria, giving residents a resilient façade in a Colorbond colour.

The Stramit Monopanel wall cladding has a concealed fixing system that enables a smooth faced finish design for feature walling, effective in both horizontal and diagonal applications.

The Monopanel is a cold roll formed steel product in G550 base material (550 MPa minimum yield stress) with zinc-aluminium alloy substrate in accordance with AS1397 and colour coating available in a range of colours.

It’s simple "fix, hinge and cover and fix again" installation system features a continuous interlock and concealed fix, which ensures a weatherseal for all joints. Its 250mm cover is comprised of High Tensile Steel which benefits a greater damage resistance and performance.

Principal Architect for Williams Boag, Peter Williams said the flexibility of the Stramit Monopanel meant it provided a seamless “articulation to the façade.”

The redeveloped ‘walk up’ buildings on Elizabeth Street, Richmond are the first completed part in a series of upgrades from Williams Boag Architects (WBa) which promise to transform the district’s housing estate into a benchmark affordable housing facility.