To enhance the roof line of this resort-style apartment complex, Monier Cambridge concrete roofing tiles were specified

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view of the carport and monier concrete tile roffing from CSR roofing

Distinctive design elements are essential for large apartment developments they help determine the character and identity of a complex.

To enhance the exterior of the new Bayswater on the Park development in Townsville, architect Miles Blucher incorporated overhanging eaves and pavilion-style roof lines, reminiscent of Balinese architecture.

"This complex offers resort-style living, so the buildings have been designed to reflect a relaxed lifestyle," he says.

The long, corner site, developed by the Carmichael Group, is anchored at either end by the Bay View and Hillview apartment buildings. These offer a range of apartment types, including a penthouse and sub-penthouses. In between these buildings is an elevated landscaped deck, tranquil garden area and 25m lap pool.

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As the apartments overlook a large porte cochére, an outdoor pavilion and smaller poolside buildings, the roofing selection was an important consideration, says Blucher.

To provide the necessary durability and a strong colour accent, CSR Roofing's Monier Cambridge concrete tiles in Welsh Black were specified. The flat surface and deckled nose gives the Cambridge a slate appearance, which complements the colonial plantation look of the complex.

The colour of Monier Cambridge tiles has been specially enhanced by Colour Application Technology, which means the colour runs throughout the tile.

Blucher says his company frequently specifies Monier concrete tiles, due to their reliability and their suitability to the tropical climate and its weather extremes. Being salt resistant, the tiles are also suitable for coastal locations, such as this.

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view of the large apartment block

Monier concrete tiles provide good thermal and sound insulation, and are equally suited to cold climates. They can also be used for rainwater collection.

For added peace of mind, the tiles come with a 50-year performance guarantee.

For more details, contact CSR Roofing, phone 1300 851 588. Or visit the website: www.Trendsideas.com.

Story by: Trendsideas

01 Apr, 2005