Located on Brighton Road, Dunedin, this coastal home features an eye-catching combination of materials including cedar and plaster cladding, timber decking, aluminium joinery and TPO membrane roofing. Adding a final modern touch to the design is the use of 403m² Alibuild A2 Plus panels to create prominent parapet bands.
The choice to use the sleek aluminium parapets came down to the clean look the clients wanted; Alibuild A2 Plus could be used to establish clear seamless lines without the need for parapet flashings.
“They wanted that nice clean line — it’s a look that is starting to become quite a popular as opposed to big flashings where you get that wavy canning,” explains fabricator for the project, Chris Rushton, Stratco Aluminium Composite Panel. “With Alibuild A2 Plus it stays nice and straight and true.”
Alibuild A2 Plus is a 4mm thick aluminium composite material (ACM) with a PVDF or NANO PVDF paint finish and mineral FR core. CodeMark certified and BRANZ tested for fire resistance, Alibuild A2 Plus panels are ideal for both residential and commercial projects.
Alibuild A2 Plus panels are lightweight and easy to install, while offering excellent durability. The panels remain rigid and straight with no canning over larger spans — unlike many other aluminium building products, and are backed by a 20-year warranty. Chris says that competitive pricing and the ability to make small orders were further benefits for this project.
While in this case the clients opted for Black Galaxy — one of Alibuild A2 Plus’ stocked colours, colour options are limitless with custom colouring. “A big advantage is that you can colour match or look at custom colouring for whatever you’re wanting,” says Chris.
The Black Galaxy Alibuild A2 Plus was the perfect choice for the Brighton Road home, creating the modern seamless look the clients were after. “They’re really happy with the colour and overall look of the whole design,” says Chris.
The final result illustrates the design flexibility of the aluminium composite panels — something Chris says is even more evident in commercial projects with stringent fire compliance requirements. “Alibuild A2 Plus is suitable for commercial projects that are over 10 metres in height as it overcomes issues around fire compliance,” he says. “It’s quite a niche product because it meets the fire safety requirements — it’s an obvious choice for a lot of commercial architects and builders.”