INEX>RENDERBOARD from UBIQ was used to create a long bar and reception counter at a Japanese restaurant in Mermaid Beach, Queensland.

The owner of Etsu, a newly opened Japanese restaurant wanted the bar to be the most dominant feature of the design. Taking up half the width of the space, the long bar is the centrepiece of the restaurant, which is already accentuated with stunning sensory decorative effects.

INEX>RENDERBOARD, a low carbon, high strength and lightweight cement based textured board has been brilliantly used by builder Chris Humpries in the application, delivering an industrial and hard-wearing appearance.

The long bar and reception counter is constructed using INEX>RENDERBOARD 16 over a timber frame, giving a solid concrete feel to the structure. Rockcote Marrakesh has been trowel applied by artisan plasterer Michael Symington over the INEX>RENDERBOARD to achieve the authentic natural polished patina of Moroccan plaster.