80% Quartz 20% Basalt
Concretor - B & K Developments NSW
Architect - SJH Planning & Design
Builder - B & K Developments NSW
Completion Date: October 2017
Winner - . Custom Built Home $800k - $1.5m.
The Moran Residence was a fantastic project to work on. The team at B & K Developments (https://bkdevelopments.com.au/erina-heights-luxury-residential-new-build/ ) are a pleasure wot work with. The professionalism on this site made this project come together with relative ease and it is no wonder this home has won awards. The Concrete was supplied by Ezymix and installed by B & K developments (the builder). The initial grind was performed prior to any walls being installed. During the building process the floor was protected to help prevent any damage caused by the building process. The polishing occurred after the walls and roof were installed as this worked best for the project every project is different.
This project needed to be completed in a few stages. This house had bathrooms that required polished concrete, so the initial construction slab was poured and the bathrooms were stepped down to allow for a topping slab to be installed after waterproofing. This allowed for the tanking of wet areas which is necessary in Australia to meet with codes and standards. The house was polished in the first stage and the bathrooms in the second. The bathrooms required fall to be ground into the floor and the drains were also polished concrete so had to be carefully poured and polished separately. When the topping slab of the bathroom was poured the same concrete was poured into a smart tile insert floor waste. This was then taken off site and polished using the same methods. When installed it fit perfectly into the space. The transitions from the wet areas (bathrooms and laundry) had to be carefully polished to ensure the floor looked like it had been polished at the same time as the remainder of the house.
In the step down lounge area the floor was polished up to the stairs. Then The Festool DSC230 was used to cut a completely straight line to allow the timber to seamlessly join into the polished concrete. Time was spent getting this cut perfect so the timber was able to match in without any additional gaps.
The use of natural materials, timber and concrete really made this project sparkle.