Ability Building Colours ’ Abilox integrally-coloured concrete enhances streetscape aesthetics in Melbourne’s Sandhurst Club residential development.

Located within the suburb of Skye in Melbourne’s outer south-east, the Sandhurst Club residential estate is not only Melbourne’s first totally private master-planned club community, it is also Australia’s first ‘drought-proof’ suburb, and arguably one of the country’s most environmentally-friendly and ecologically sustainable residential developments.

The focus on balancing sustainability and aesthetics, and the melding of the built and natural environment, extends to all aspects of the estate – including the design of the decorative concrete used for the estate’s footpaths and bike/golf cart paths. Rather than specifying standard grey concrete the developers are using an attractive integrally-coloured concrete mix incorporating Abilox mineral oxide powder pigment colourants from Ability Building Colours.

Highly regarded by architects, designers and landscape architects for over 20 years for their versatility, strength of colour, and exceptional long-term performance, Abilox oxide pigments are also gaining a reputation as a material of choice for ecologically sustainable building and construction projects – providing architects and designers with an efficient and sustainable method of improving visual pleasure within the built environment.