Flat lock panels from ZC Technical were installed as cladding for the roof and facade of a new home in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Designed by Beach Architects, the residence is anchored tenaciously into shale rock to provide breathtaking views from the ridgeline. The residence’s generous and evocative roof design has a subtle horizon curve that successfully integrates it into the typography. The copper cladding is designed to withstand the coastal climate while working in harmony with the environment.

The longitudinal flat lock panel cladding with recess gives form and function by enabling the building to shed water and maximise its lifespan. Using durable natural copper for the second storey keeps the facade true to its earthy roots and is environmentally responsible, requiring virtually no maintenance or cleaning. The roof features a double standing seam system to help overcome the complexities in creating the subtle curve.

The Byron Bay residence is expected to last at least three times longer than the average home and may well become more sustainable with every passing year thanks to the architectural design and high quality materials used. The visually stunning copper facade and roof will change over time bringing renewed life and value to the residence.

Ian Heanes of Heanes Built, the builder of the home, commented that ZC Technical had completed two very large and very high profile residences in Byron Bay for the company. While one home located in the hinterlands off Byron featured an 800m² zinc roof, the other was a 650m² copper roofing and cladding project in Byron Bay.

Heanes added that ZC Technical was professional in their delivery commitments, meeting all timeframe requirements and having excellent knowledge of materials and profiles to accommodate any situation in the building industry.