The Jet­son house of to­mor­row

The Courier-Mail - Home - - TURNING HEADS - EMILY BLACK

Wel­come to the fu­ture.

While it may look like some­thing straight from The Jet­sons, it’s not an artist’s im­pres­sion. This house is right here, right now and was achiev­able thanks to a Sunshine Coast-based na­tional com­pany’s prod­uct and their highly trained trades­peo­ple.

Rock­cote, based in Yan­d­ina, worked in con­junc­tion with ren­der­ers and fully qual­i­fied Rock­cote master ar­ti­sans, Ren­der X’s Matt Jamieson, and Gold Coast Ren­der Tech­nolo­gies’ Chris Por­pep.

The prod­ucts used in­cluded Rock­cote’s ce­ment, poly­mer-mod­i­fied pow­der blend ren­der ex­ter­nally, and wa­ter­based, acrylic com­pound ren­der in­side.

Rock­cote di­rec­tor Chris Cameron said it was one of the most ex­cit­ing and in­no­va­tive pro­jects us­ing their prod­uct.

“As you can see the qual­ity of the prod­ucts used and the ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal fin­ishes of the job have been ab­so­lutely crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of the fi­nal prod­uct,” Ms Cameron said.

“Ren­der­ing took nearly 12 months and Rock­cote ren­der was used on all sur­faces out­side and in­side the house with the ex­cep­tion of one tim­ber-clad room.

“The home’s or­ganic curves re­quired a seam­less, con­tin­u­ous ren­der fin­ish.

“This is un­like ‘stan­dard’ homes where cor­ners of rooms pro­vide ‘stop points’ for ren­der to fin­ish.

“The in­cred­i­ble ar­chi­tec­ture and curved sur­faces pre­sented ma­jor chal­lenges for the ren­der­ers which re­quired creative think­ing and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions for ap­pli­ca­tion – for in­stance, ren­der­ers used ab­seil­ing tech­niques for ap­pli­ca­tion and non-stan­dard tools and trow­els to com­plete the job.”

GCB Con­struc­tions di­rec­tor Trent Clark said he re­ceived the “one in a bil­lion” project in late 2016, with con­struc­tion start­ing in early 2017 and com­ple­tion in Au­gust this year.

“The form­work for the off­form con­crete struc­ture re­quired GCB to en­gage spe­cialised Movie World staff to pro­duce a model for the foam egg-shaped form­work to be shotcrete,” Mr Clark said. “This extremely unique and chal­leng­ing project re­quired an in­ten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion to ra­tio­nalise the de­liv­ery method­ol­ogy and build­abil­ity due to its ‘out of the box’ vi­sion by our client.”

The pri­vate res­i­dence at 3-5 Tweed Tce, Tweed Heads, which has three bed­rooms, three bath­rooms, is made up of two “pods’’.

The liv­ing, kitchen and bar­be­cue zones are in one pod, the sleep­ing ar­eas in the other pod and down­stairs is an ex­te­rior “moon’ shower.

The spec­tac­u­lar Dome House which is fin­ished with Rock­cote ren­der. Rock­cote di­rec­tor Chris Cameron (in­set) said it had been an ‘in­no­va­tion project’. Pic­tures: Re­zo­lu­tion Pho­tog­ra­phy

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