The Territory cladding range from Cemintel® met the brief for a contemporary aesthetic at a townhouse project in Thirroul, NSW.

Built on a former quarry site, the Clyde Street project undertaken by Contractors United consists of six townhouses and represents a masterclass in transformation and modern urban design. The project was recognised at the 2018 Master Builders Excellence in Regional Building Awards for its considered approach to construction on challenging terrain.

Danny Mojoski, general manager at Contractors United explained that the contemporary aesthetic sought in the design brief needed to blend in with the surrounding urban environment. In addition to visual appeal, the building materials also needed to deliver on performance.

A number of Cemintel products including Woodlands Teak, Woodlands Whitewash and Quarry Urban Grey from the Territory range, alongside Cemintel’s Barestone, were specified for the project.

“With Cemintel’s Territory and Barestone ranges, we were able to create a distinct urban look through a unique selection of colours and textures,” says Mojoski.

“The Urban Grey panels are among my favourite selections as the concrete matte finish provides the perfect contrast to the timber-like finishes of Territory Woodland’s Teak and Whitewash range,” he added.

Raw and unpretentious, Urban Grey when partnered with Teak and Whitewash from the Territory Woodlands range, delivers a design outcome that effortlessly blends nature with modern living.

Performance was also a key consideration when choosing finishes for the project’s exterior, especially with the site’s proximity to the coastline.

Cemintel’s Territory range enhances a home’s performance and resilience from the moment of installation. A ventilated cavity ensures the building remains dry while the machined tongue and groove profile delivers a seamless weather-resistant finish.

Each prefinished panel features a platinum coating technology to protect against UV damage and colour fade. Cemintel’s NichiGuard coating also ensures the panels are self-cleaning and stain-resistant.

Barestone is also similarly prefinished but designed to weather naturally to blend in with the environment.

“Because the panels are all prefinished, installation is fast and simple. As a builder, what I personally like is that there are no ongoing maintenance requirements for the owner,” says Mojoski.

The award-winning Thirroul townhouse project was the first time Contractors United had utilised Cemintel’s range of cladding solutions. The company collaborated with both the developer and a CSR Cemintel representative to achieve the design and build objectives.

“This project was the first time we’ve worked with Cemintel and we’ll definitely use their products again. I’m still getting calls asking about what products were used on this project,” concludes Mojoski.