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From the Resene News – issue 4/2002

Sea style - Bay Point apartments

Bay Point ApartmentsThe brand new Bay Point Apartments in Wellington are an address that anyone would be proud to call home. Situated in sought after Oriental Parade, this spectacular new high rise apartment building enjoys stunning unfettered views across the Wellington harbour and all the benefits of seaside living.

Fully coated in Resene Group systems, this project is protected on the exterior by Rockcote and on the interior by Resene.

The stylish exterior has been completed in the popular Rockcote LiteRock solid render system, a hand plastered composite exterior solid plaster cladding made up of a heavy duty, light weight, solid plaster, reinforced protected base and integrally coloured low maintenance versatile finish. The LiteRock System incorporates uPVC base mouldings, window jamb and sill flashings for extra security from water penetration, all of which are features of significant benefit in this weather swept location.

The LiteRock system was tailored to this project with the incorporation of the pre-coloured texture Classico, finish colours of Coral, Malta and Mondo from the Resene Total Colour System, and well placed joint detailings, to create aesthetic shadow lines and functional breaks in the exterior plastered walls.

The interior systems were selected with equal care. The coastal location necessitated an unusual paint system for the ceiling. Strong light reflections off the water caused a seldom seen phenomenon of critical light conditions on the ceilings with the sea's mirror like effect highlighting all plaster imperfections. To alleviate this problem, Resene Flatcote flat enamel was used to dull the surface and minimise its reflectiveness. The flat ceiling finishes were joined by Resene Zylone SpaceCote throughout all interior broadwall and Resene Sureseal sealed wet areas for a highly durable low sheen finish, complemented by Resene Lusta-Glo semi-gloss enamel on interior timber joinery.

Architect: Andrew Wheatley (Project Architect), Hunt Davies Tennant
Building Contractor: Nigel Burns (Project Manager), Mainzeal Construction
Licensed Rockcote Plasterer (exterior): Shaun Rowlands, Gryphon Coatings
Painting Contractor (interior): RBL 2000 Ltd
Resene: Andy McDonald, Central Region Architectural Services Manager; Ben Frean, Wellington Trade Sales Representative


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