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    ZC Technical creates sand dune-inspired roof for Byron Bay beach resort

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    ZC Technical helped execute the unique roof design for Elements of Byron, a world-class beachfront resort in Byron Bay, NSW.

    The roof design of Elements of Byron was inspired by sand dunes with the client seeking to render the illusion of an endless form to the resort. ZC Technical was called in to salvage the job after the builder, Bennett Constructions had been let down by another supplier whose product was found out to be unsuitable for the complex 5,200m² roof.

    ZC Technical’s creative craftsmen worked to a tight timeframe while maintaining the highest standards of workmanship to meet the completion dates. Using the proven profile of a double lock standing seam system, they were able to work with the steel structure that had already been erected to arrive at an innovative, tailor-made solution.

    The company produced 1,800 individual tapered roof elements after careful measurement with no two panels having the same dimensions. A cross joint in the panels eight metres below the ridge added further complexity to the work. The workers were required to follow the shape of the ridge exactly to give the structure its free-flowing form.

    ZC Technical worked with zinc grey textured aluminium due to its naturally protective qualities and malleability. Each roof element was custom manufactured to meet the design demands and withstand the corrosive coastal conditions.

    Completed in 2015, the roof lends a beautiful, sweeping form to the building and will remain in harmony with its breath-taking environment for years to come.

    According to Marty Brennan of Bennett Constructions, Simon and his team at ZC Technical advised and delivered an outstanding roof cladding system to the roof at Elements of Byron Resort in Byron Bay, meeting the brief from their client to build a building ‘shaped like a sand dune’.

    Describing the work as highly technical, Brennan said ZC Technical was able to achieve the design with remarkable effect with each sheet individually rolled and shaped so that all seams pointed to two control points on either side of the pool.

    He added that the roof involved the application of world-first technologies and the team from ZC Technical finished it on time and to budget.

    Image: The roof design of Elements of Byron was inspired by sand dunes

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