Building materials are chosen not only for their performance in the most demanding environments, but also for their ability to match longevity and low maintenance qualities with aesthetic appeal and design inspiration.

For the owners of a new residential build in the coastal town of Middleton, South Australia, it was PERMALITE WAVELINE cladding from Lysaght that helped meet all areas of this brief. It was also an apt product choice given the nearby swells of Middleton Beach, and because the building incorporated a cresting wave-inspired roof and wall design that dominates the home’s appearance.

Aside from offering the flexibility to be rolled into the desired radius in six-metre lengths, an even more important feature of the PERMALITE WAVELINE cladding is its aluminium substrate. All PERMALITE roofing and walling products are manufactured from aluminium sheeting that meets AS/NZS 1734:1997 standards. The 5251/5052 grade aluminium used in the manufacture of WAVELINE is high strength marine quality, which offers exceptional resistance to corrosion in marine or industrial environments, hence its suitability for harsh coastal locations.

Lysaght business development manager, Tony Wood said that PERMALITE WAVELINE was an ideal choice of material for the Middleton project.

“In choosing PERMALITE WAVELINE, the builder and creative designer Shane Hendriks from ABC Advanced Building Constructions PL, saw an opportunity to take a different approach to satisfy the customer’s design brief while still falling within the project budget,” Tony said

“Increasingly architects and builders are understanding what’s possible with aluminium building products such as PERMALITE – they’re achieving the look they want while also benefiting from generous warranty periods, which provide owners – particularly those by the ocean – with added peace of mind.”

PERMALITE WAVELINE is available in mill finish, standard finish or in a choice of seven paint finishes, meaning there’re plenty of options to suit almost any architectural style.

ABC Advanced Building Constructions director, Shane Hendriks said specifying PERMALITE cladding for the project was an easy decision.

“For any projects within one kilometre of the ocean, we’ve been recommending and using PERMALITE for a number of years,” Shane said.

“As far as I’m concerned, PERMALITE is the only product that truly meets NCC (National Construction Code) requirements for these coastal environments.

“While it’s a bit more expensive than alternative steel products, I can comfortably tell my clients that the warranty will stand. It’s a case of pay a little extra now because it will save you peeling the roof off and redoing it in 15 years’ time,” Shane explained.

Along with the WAVELINE profile, which is inspired by Australia’s iconic corrugated roofing style, PERMALITE is available in a number of other profile options including ALSULATE-125, ALSPAN, LT7 and V-RIB, giving extra choice depending on aesthetic and construction requirements.

The PERMALITE range is manufactured exclusively by Lysaght and available nationally.