The external concrete walls were constructed as an attractive feature of the facade of the house. Extra attention was paid to the line and symmetry of the salient visible features being the tie-bolt holes and form board joint lines. This ensured that the geometric alignment created a pattern that was pleasing to the eye.
The architect drew construction drawing set outs detailing the position and alignment of wall ties and form boards and the extra effort on the drawing board pays dividends in the visual appearance of the walls.
With thought and planning to the detail of the visible features in a concrete façade the concrete walls become an enduring visual treasure.
The owners of the house were so pleased with the appearance of the concrete walls that they went on to make furniture items from this wondrous material.
A stunning kitchen island bench and a side wall mounted bench were also manufactured by the builder in concrete.
Horizontal concrete surfaces for benches are produced by repeated steel trowelling of the surface to produce a smooth, hard, dense burnished finish and with the subsequent application of a chemical concrete sealer become an impervious robust hygienic surface.