As a Plascon 360° Partnership Project, Plascon provided a holistic coatings solution to fully embrace the project’s requirements. At the helm was Plascon Architectural Sales Consultant, Llynith Davids and one of Plascon’s preferred applicators, Whiteheads Headline Projects, to assist the architect in identifying the project’s needs and successfully steer the product specification and application. Davids says, “We worked closely with dhk architects, together with the painting contractor to ensure we had the right specifications and product that would suit the harsh Century City climate and ensure the building’s 5-Star Green Star Rating was maintained.”
Century City is prone to high summer temperatures and low winter temperatures as well as heavy wind and rain. “There is a lot of contraction and expansion present in the buildings which need an effective, waterproof paint barrier to guard against wind-driven rain, wind borne salts and possible hairline cracks which are caused during construction when the plaster dries to soon,” says Davids.
Plascon Professional Elastoshield was applied on the development’s exterior walls to help guard against these coastal elements. Davids adds, “We went with the matt finish and the Fibreguard technology of Plascon Professional Elastoshield because it’s flexible, durable and a weatherproof water-based coating with micro-fibres to withstand repeated contraction and expansion over fine cracks. Other exterior surfaces were painted with Plascon’s Professional Super Matt, a smooth finish, water-based, high cover and durable matt acrylic paint. This was weatherproof paint was used under the sills to withstand coastal weather conditions.