Dulux helps provide a luxurious, low-maintenance lifestyle to the retirement community

Several Dulux paints, coatings and finishes have been specified for Somerset Indooroopilly retirement living complex in Brisbane to help provide residents with a luxurious, low maintenance lifestyle over the long term.

Located in Indooroopilly, Queensland, Somerset Indooroopilly – designed by Cox Architecture for developer, Aura Holdings – offers 168 beautifully appointed homes within the historic Indooroopilly Golf Club. The resort is spread over four five-story buildings and offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses with private balconies.

Offering resort-style living for over 60s, Somerset Indooroopilly has several roof terraces, a communal dining room, library, swimming pool, gymnasium, meeting room, billiards, a craft room, a cellar, a cinema and a café, as well as underground parking for 260 cars.

As Indooroopilly Golf Club was badly affected by the January 2011 floods in Queensland, with around 60% of the course inundated, the local council required the complex to meet strict flood and traffic requirements . In response, the project offers clever design solutions, including a podium that supports the entire structure. The buildings respond to the natural contours of the site, offering stunning views of the golf course and generous central landscaped space.

The challenge

Quality and durable products are used throughout the project to ensure that Somerset Indooroopilly provides a luxurious, low maintenance lifestyle for residents.

Long-lasting, low-maintenance solutions

Finishes, fixtures and fittings should be of high quality and durable, minimizing repair and maintenance requirements.

Premium products

Residents want reliable, quality products used in their new homes. As one of Australia and New Zealand’s most recognized brands and with over 100 years of experience, Dulux products are tried, tested and trusted.

Expert usage tips

The project calls for many different finishes; it is therefore important that the Dulux product experts are on hand to ensure the correct and effective use of the products.

Protection and aesthetic appeal

Somerset Indooroopilly uses a variety of protective finishes to guard against weather and other environmental impacts; however, this objective must be balanced to provide an attractive living space for residents.

The solution

Quality products, beautiful finishes and knowledgeable product experts provided state of the art construction solutions for Phase 1 of the Somerset Indooroopilly project.

Advanced Technical Support

The Dulux team researched the project extensively to arrive at the best combination of solutions to provide long-lasting protection. Our in-depth industry knowledge and technical expertise enabled us to support the construction team with usage and specification guidance to enable best-in-class solutions.

Attractive and sustainable solutions

The project solutions had to be both protective and aesthetic. Dulux building solutions offer a range of textures, finishes and colors that maintain visual appeal while providing exceptional protection and longevity.

Reliable quality products

Dulux is a respected brand in the construction industry. On a high-end project such as Somerset Indooroopilly, it was important to developers, architects, builders and future residents that the building products used were reliable and of high quality.

Waste minimization

Dulux has launched an initiative to help its construction customers reduce waste to landfill. Plastic paint buckets are removed from the jobsite and recycled into a raw material used to create paint buckets and paint trays. Backed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science as part of an 18-month trial, this sustainability initiative will reduce both disposal costs and waste going to landfill.

Carolyn Cox – Project Manager, Woollam Constructions: “Residents moving into this building will have a maintenance-free lifestyle. All building maintenance is done by the client, Aura Holdings. Aura appreciates quality products that are low maintenance, hard wearing and can stand the test of time.

“Dulux products perfectly complement this requirement and have been specified throughout the building for this reason. Woollam and our contract partners enjoy ongoing support from the Dulux technical team who play an active role in all aspects of coatings, paint, protection systems and plaster throughout the building .

Jon Dicks – Senior Development Manager, Aura Holdings: “As a long-term developer and operator, Aura ensures that only proven quality products are used in the construction of their retirement villages to create buildings that last indefinitely and can be simply and responsibly maintained.

“The specification and high quality of Dulux liners and systems gives Aura, as operator, the certainty that there will be no short or long term failures that will disrupt the way of life of our residents. .
The creation of an architecturally meritorious building, with expansive balconies and podium planters, and the use of various textured cladding systems to form the desired aesthetic finish, place enormous demands on claddings and waterproofing systems.

“It became very apparent to the design teams that Dulux was the preferred choice for its quality cladding systems and given the strong research, development and warranties of its products. Aura’s decision was based on our need to ensure a lasting quality finish for our building and for Aura and our residents.

Specified products:

Dulux Paint

New Fiber Cement Sheet – Interior/Exterior

  • Dulux Professional Total Preparation
  • Dulux Weathershield Low Gloss

New Zinc Plated Steel/Galvanized Steel (Commercial) – Exterior

  • Primer – Dulux Precision All Metal Primer
  • Dulux Weathershield Low Gloss

External Downspout and Spreader – New PVC – Exterior

  • Primer – Dulux Precision Maximum Strength Bond Primer
  • Dulux Weathershield Low Gloss

Outdoor Seating – New Timber – Outdoor/Coastal

  • Primer – Dulux Professional Total Prep
  • Dulux Weathershield Low Gloss

External Soffits and Lattices – New Compressed Fiber Cement Sheet – Exterior

  • Primer – Dulux Acratex Acraprime Water Based
    Dulux Matte Windshield

Interior ceiling and cornices

  • Dulux Professional Acrylic Sealer Undercoat
  • Dulux Professional Enviro2 Ceiling Plate

Interior doors and trim

  • Dulux Professional Total Preparation
  • Dulux Aquanamel semi-gloss

Interior Walls – New Cement Renders – Concrete Blocks

  • Dulux Professional Enviro2 Interior Acrylic Sealer
  • Lying down
  • Dulux Professional Enviro2 Matte Interior

Interior Walls General – Fiber Cement Sheet/Fire Resistant Gypsum Board/Gypsum Board

  • Prep Coat – Dulux Professional Acrylic Sealer Undercoat
  • Low gloss Dulux Wash&Wear

Interior walls – wet area/plasterboard

  • Dulux Professional Enviro2 Water-Based Binder Sealer
  • Dulux Wash&Wear +Plus Semi-Gloss Kitchen and Bath

Dulux powder coatings

Interior powder coating C1C3 Corrosivity area – New aluminum foil

  • Dulux EPrime Powder Coatings
  • 2nd coat – Dulux Powder Coatings Duralloy

Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum – Powder Coating

  • Dulux Duratec Zeus Powder Coatings

Indoor/outdoor powder coating

  • Dulux Electro Powder Coatings

Dulux Acratex

concrete blocks

  • Dulux Acratex AcraPatch Coarse
  • Dulux Acratex Fastcoat Fine Skimcoat Sand Finish
  • Dulux Acratex 951 Coventry coarse sand
  • Dulux Acratex AcraShield Advance

Exterior Cladding – New Fiber Cement Sheet – Exterior

  • Dulux Acratex Acraprime water based
  • Dulux Acratex AcraShield Advance Mat
  • Exterior Walls and Parapets – Exterior
  • Dulux Acratex RenderWall 2002 Flat
  • Dulux Acratex Green Plaster Sealer
  • Dulux Acratex 951 Coventry Fine Sand Finish
  • Dulux Acratex AcraShield Advance

New concrete (off-form, up-sloped, precast – exterior)

  • Dulux Acratex Tiltwash Cleaner
  • Dulux Acratex Acraprime Clear Solvent Based
  • Acratex 968 Elastomer 201 Matt

Interior walls Basement – ​​Concrete

  • Dulux Acratex Tiltwash Cleaner
  • Dulux Acratex Acraprime water based
  • Dulux Professional Interior/Exterior Matte Acrylic

Dulux Protective Coatings

Exterior driveway – New concrete floors/paths – Interior and exterior

  • Dulux LUXAFLOOR LGE semi-gloss protective coatings

Interior floors and ramp – New concrete floors/paths

  • Dulux Luxafloor Eco2 Low Gloss

Interior Carpentry – Dry Environment – ​​New Wood

  • Dulux Luxepoxy 4 White Primer Two-Component Primer
  • Dulux Luxathane SPX Satin Protective Coatings

At Dulux, we leverage our deep expertise to help architects, interior designers, builders and engineers design and build with confidence.

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