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Frequently Asked Questions
When do I get to meet the Tiler and the Painter?
Just prior to handover these trades will contact you direct to meet with you on site.
How can I help to speed the process up?
Utilising our experience, we have created checklists for each stage of the building process. These checklists are important as they help you identify the areas that require your input and the timeframes that they need to meet. For example the requirements you need to fulfil if you are demolishing an existing home as well as decisions and information that you need to have on hand prior to your Interior Design and Pre-Start meetings. Following these checklists will ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible in your building journey.
What is better, tiled roof or metal roof?
Metal! No. It’s probably a matter of personal choice at the end of the day and the look you are chasing for your new home.
Colorbond is cut to suit each and every roof so it is a seamless piece of metal from the gutter to the ridge which can be beneficial in extreme storm, rain, wind situations. Disadvantage, it might be a bit noisy in heavy rain. Advantages are that it comes in very light colours (white) which tend to reflect heat. It tends to give a roof a very neat and contemporary look. Colorbond XRW is not suitable in extreme marine environments and may have to be upgraded to Ultra or Stainless Steel which can be expensive.
Tiled roofs can potentially add character to a home but are limited to more earthy colours. Advantage is that they can be used in extreme marine environments in lieu of Colorbond Ultra and Stainless Steel. Tiles are prone to cracking which may lead to leaking in the roof space and subsequent damage. There is a belief that dark tiles will absorb and hold heat leading to a hotter roof space and put pressure on the ceiling insulation.
What is the difference/advantages between acrylic render and painted render?
Acrylic is a colour through product applied over the grey render. Advantages are that the colour is much longer lasting and requires less maintenance. Suitable for high pressure cleaning. Better by coast and less prone to oxidization. Overall finish is not as sharp as painted render. Hard to patch or repair damage, will require a tradesman.
Painted render as the name suggests is a painted finish. The paint is applied over a high finish grey cement render. The overall finish is much more accurate and a broader spectrum of colours are available. As it is a painted finish a competent home handyman can repaint and possibly make repairs. Fine cracks are easily painted over. Longer term though it will require a complete re-paint which may be expensive with scaffolding etc required on a 2 storey home. Probably not the ideal choice in a marine/corrosive environment.