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					WOLLONGONG
CENTRAL
MAiN CONsTRuCTiON COMPANy : Mainbrace
CLiENT : The GPT Group
PROjECT ENd VALuE : $20 million
COMPLETiON : November 2009                                 COASTAL
                                                           CHIC CENTRAL
ARChiTECTs : Altis Architecture Pty Ltd + ARC Architects
sTRuCTuRAL ENGiNEER : Van der Meer Consulting




                                                           F   rom the classy entrance through to the wave motif repeated in
                                                               the interior fit out, The GPT Group's Wollongong Central now
                                                           embodies coastal chic, and stands as another testimony to the benefits
                                                           of teamwork. Mainbrace Constructions led the site team, working
                                                           closely and collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver an intensive
                                                           $20 million refurbishment project for GPT within a staged 5 month
                                                           construction period.

                                                           The project encompassed the complete refurbishment of all
                                                           common mall areas within the north building including new food
                                                           courts, entries and lobbies whilst also providing modern new tenancy
                                                           fit outs by a combination of existing and new retailers. In addition,
                                                           all mechanical, electrical and fire systems have been extensively
                                                           upgraded throughout, to enhance the retail environment while
                                                           reducing the buildings carbon footprint.

                                                           Ensuring the ongoing operation of the shopping centre during the
                                                           very quick construction period was a major safety and environmental
                                                           challenge. The project needed to proactively address public safety,
                                                           noise and site access issues at the same time as adhering to a highly
                                                           regimented construction program. Working to a 24 hour roster and
                                                           with the majority of works being completed at night, Mainbrace
                                                           delivered the project weeks ahead of the originally forecast completion
                                                           date, with all the new retailers open and relocated retailers ready to
                                                           trade over the busy pre-Christmas shopping season.

                                                           “We have built our business on ensuring retail centers open on time.
                                                           We make timely completion a major project focus, and Wollongong              completed more than 500 projects. These projects demonstrate by             Marketplace for Woolworths at Morriset, another smaller Marketplace
                                                           Central, despite all its challenges, is a great example of what a team can   their variety the company’s ability to provide construction solutions       at Macksville on the NSW north coast as well as the $13 million
                                                           deliver when they share the same visions and goals,” said Mainbrace          for quite specific client and end user requirements, such as industrial     construction of a Big W store with basement carpark at Inverell.
                                                           Director, Michael Witts, who oversaw the Wollongong Central project.         projects, cinemas, country clubs, commercial developments, interiors
                                                                                                                                        and shopping centres, both new and refurbishments.                          “Our centralised business units and support structure allow us to
                                                           Mainbrace provide construction management services within the                                                                                            manage remote projects especially well, while our values and culture
                                                           retail, commercial and industrial sectors across eastern Australia.          Mainbrace recently won the 2009 Master Builder Excellence in                seem to fit well in regional communities,” said Mainbrace’s Rob Doust
                                                           Their portfolio exceeds $1 billon while their knowledge base and             Construction Award for the Harrington Grove Country Club in the             – Strategic Development Director.
                                                           staff resource gives them capacity to undertake projects in excess of        category for best club/entertainment of a new building up to $25 million.       MAiNbRACE CONsTRuCTiONs (NsW) PTy LiMiTEd
                                                           $70 million. They are also well-qualified to undertake projects where        This 4000m2 Country Club includes a gym, function rooms and cafe                64 Chandos Street
                                                           the highest levels of accountable management are required with               together with four tennis courts, two swimming pools and amphitheatre.          St Leonards NSW 2065
                                                           certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 9001                                                                                                PO Box 1620
                                                           Quality Management, and AS/NZS4801 Occupational Health &                     Mainbrace are structured to be flexible in their work locations and             Crows Nest NSW 1585
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        t. 02 9438 1666
                                                           Safety Management.                                                           go where the project takes them. Their current projects include an              f. 02 9438 1777
                                                                                                                                        $18 million conversion of an old building in Surry Hills to modern              www.mainbrace.com.au
                                                           Over two decades in the construction industry, Mainbrace has                 green star strata office suites; the $16 million construction of a new          contact: Greg Scott (Managing Director)


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                                                                                                                                                             BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
     PROFESSIONAL FROM START TO PRO FINISH                                                                                                                   V    DM Consulting (NSW) was responsible for the Structural
                                                                                                                                                                  engineering services for the Wollongong Central refurbishment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some of the major structural design elements to be overcome were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the removal of an existing internal column supporting a loading
                                                                                                                                                             This project was a major services upgrade, face lift and new tenancy fit   dock and the design of a transfer structure to enable the deletion of

     P    ro Finish Shopfitting and Interiors Pty Ltd commenced work at
          Wollongong Central Shopping Centre providing hoardings and
     barricades that kept the public safe in addition to the complete fitouts
                                                                                Illawarra area; and the design, construction and conversion of a
                                                                                former Pizza Hut store into a new restaurant outlet. Most notably, the
                                                                                Pro Finish team received the “Best Retail Design Project Shop” award
                                                                                                                                                             out constructed while the centre continued to trade.

                                                                                                                                                             VDM Consulting (NSW) provided the engineering nous which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the bottom level of an existing 9 storey lift shaft. These challenges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        required rigorous investigative work due to the limited existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        structural documentation available.
     for two of the Centre’s retailers.                                         from Westfield Figtree for a menswear clothing store.                        enabled the 11 month undertaking of Wollongong Central’s services
                                                                                                                                                             upgrade to be carried out safely and effectively, ensuring the end         VDM Consulting (NSW) maintains a position at the forefront of
     Working alongside the G.P.T Group and Mainbrace Construction               Pro Finish has worked with many clients including shopping centre            result was both Code-compliant and Green.                                  engineering analysis and project documentation techniques. We
     teams, Pro Finish fabricated, erected and removed hoardings from           giants G.P.T Group, David Jones, LendLease, Stocklands, Westfield,                                                                                      do this utilising the latest Building Information Modelling (virtual
     March to December 2009. Design was carried out using the latest 3D         Centro and many retail stores such as Woolworths, Big W, and Bunnings        VDM’s client, The GPT Group, is focused on sustainable property            design and construction) techniques.
     design software and fabrication was done at the company’s factory,         Hardware. Clients also include Qantas, ANZ Bank and NRMA.                    development and driving operating efficiencies from energy, waste
     equipped with advanced automated CNC machinery. Onsite installation                                                                                     and water saving initiatives.                                              VDM Consulting (NSW) has a long-standing reputation for the
     was undertaken by the Pro Finish tradesman across all-hour shifts.         Pro Finish’s impressive range of services include interior design and                                                                                   delivery of cost effective solutions in a timely manner, and prides
                                                                                innovation, commercial and office fitouts, shop fitouts, hoardings and       Because of this focus every building material used and product             itself on being able to deliver high quality coordinated documentation
     “Custom hoardings were constructed. They were engineered to be             barricades, de-fits and removals and detailed joinery. They are affiliated   selected went through a rigorous design process to meet GPT’s high         for all projects.
     aesthetically appealing to customers externally and safe and functional    with both H.I.A and M.B.A.                                                   expectations for ECO design and long term sustainability.
     for contractors internally” explained Managing Director, Spiro Repas.
                                                                                “Our extensive in-house team covers all aspects of a project including       This project had a 24 hour a day construction program, with
     Pro Finish also carried out design, de-fit and full fitout of the ‘Nosh’   project management, designing, signage, plastering, floor coverings,         planning and minor construction occurring during the day and major
     food outlet and fitout of the ‘Best and Less’ shop front.                  electrical and detailed joinery. Essentially we are a one-stop shop          demolition, construction and installation being undertaken during
                                                                                where our clients deal just with our company from the design of their        the night once the centre had been closed.                                     VdM CONsuLTiNG - NEW sOuTh WALEs
     “Nosh was designed to make a minimum impact on the environment.            project to the completion of the fitout.”                                                                                                                   Level 5, 35-37 Chandos Street
     We used an ecological footprint calculator to ensure efficiency.”                                                                                       VDM Consulting (NSW) provided structural engineering                           St Leonards NSW 2065
                                                                                                                                                             investigation, advice, design and inspections 24 hours a day to                t. 02 9436 0433
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            f. 02 9436 1370
     “A superior product we specialize in is Corian®, a DuPont product,                                                                                      help the team meet all major milestones throughout the project.                e. mark.davies@vdmgroup.com.au
     which was used for the counter of Nosh. In this design we created                                                                                       Turnaround for design and response to requests for information had             www.vdmgroup.com.au
     illuminated signage within the Corian® counter front. Our company is                                                                                    to be immediate.                                                               contact: Mark Davies
     a leader within the Illawarra in the fabrication of Corian®.

     “With over 20 years in this business, we know how to deliver
     exceptional services to our clients. Our expert team of designers, shop
     fitters and contractors are hard working and dedicated to giving every         PRO FiNish shOP FiTTiNG ANd iNTERiORs
     project their best ideas and efforts to achieve a quality finish”.             PO Box 1503
                                                                                    Wollongong NSW 2500
                                                                                    t. 02 4272 8288
     Other projects recently undertaken by Pro Finish include major fitouts         f. 02 4272 8688
     for Boost Juice Bars throughout the Sydney area; car yard showroom             e.	 sales@profinish.biz
     fitouts for Mazda, Alpha Romeo, Kia and Peugeot throughout the                 www.profinish.biz


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                                                                                                                                                               WORLD-CLASS     W       ollongong Central has something in common with some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                       world’s great retail destinations: timber work and architectural


                                                                                                                                                              CRAFTSMANSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                               metalwork by UTJ Interiors. UTJ are a family-owned company based
                                                                                                                                                                               in Wollongong with crews that have worked on projects as far afield as
                                                                                                                                                                               Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong, in addition to projects
                                                                                                                                                                               round Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                               The secret to their success is a combination of meticulous craftsmanship
                                                                                                                                                                               by tradesmen who have spent decades honing their skills, over two
                                                                                                                                                                               hundred years combined management expertise, and a knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                               of the materials which is second to none. For Wollongong Central,
                                                                                                                                                                               UTJ manufactured and installed 40 ironbark columns formed from
                                                                                                                                                                               recycled telegraph poles, recycled timber bins and seating for the new
                                                                                                                                                                               food court, mirror-polished stainless steel dividers between shops and
                                                                                                                                                                               an information kiosk constructed of silk screen printed glass, stainless
                                                                                                                                                                               steel and solid surface products.

                                                                                                                                                                               Much of the fit out was fabricated off site at UTJ’s workshop, while a
                                                                                                                                                                               crew of four tradesmen worked night shifts over three months on site
                                                                                                                                                                               performing a progressive installation.

                                                                                                                                                                               “It was a challenge getting the recycled timber cut and then dried suitably
                                                                                                                                                                               for the application,” said UTJ Interiors Managing Director, Hans Van
                                                                                                                                                                               de Haar. “The native timbers give character and a lot of warmth to

     THE SHOPPING CENTRE                                                                                                                                                       the shopping centre. At UTJ we are very aware of the environment in
                                                                                                                                                                               every facet of our business. All the veneering, adhesives and finishes


     RECYCLERS
                                                                                                                                                                               used for the project were low VOC.

                                                                                                                                                                               “Architectural metalwork is a speciality of ours. We specialise in the
                                                                                                                                                                               upmarket, in unusual, complex and unique joinery. We take a craftsman

     W        orking shifts around the clock for eight months, Matt Dalley
              Demolition took away all the outdated parts of Wollongong
     Central shopping centre, while around them everyone kept on shopping.
                                                                                 “We are very focused on
                                                                                 training, all our workers
                                                                                 are licensed and ticketed in
                                                                                                                                                                               approach, and many of our 85 workers are long term employees.”

                                                                                                                                                                               The talent base includes design, drafting and an understanding of
                                                                                 their own area and we have                                                                    methods and materials which can resolve almost any commercial fit
     It began with an assignment for demolition of existing shops, including     ongoing training. All our                                                                     out design issue. The workshop of 3,000m2 utilises the latest CNC
     asbestos removal. They also removed old stairs, demolished plant            site managers and foremen are qualified. OH&S is another area where we                        technology for timberwork, and also includes spray booths, veneer
     rooms and removed heavy plant and equipment, removed tiles and              undertake regular training, and I am proud to say that over the whole ten                     shop, metalwork fabrication shop and an aluminium/glazing shop.
     flooring and demolished the old mechanical systems. All these works         month program at Wollongong Central, we were totally incident free.”                          Through a brother company, The Hardware Man, UTJ can also supply
     were carried out while the shopping centre continued to trade, bringing                                                                                                   all building products for a project.
     challenges with safety, materials transfer and equipment movements.         Matt Dalley Demolition have 25 years operating experience, with
     To minimise issues, heavy and noisy works took place at nights, while       extensive trades knowledge in carpentry, plumbing, steel fabrication                          With a 60 year history of fabricating and installing specialist joinery and
     trading hours were utilised for lighter works. A 90 per cent recycle rate   and engineering with staff backed up by experienced estimators.                               constructing complete fitouts, UTJ have gained an enviable reputation
     was achieved for demolition materials.                                      This allows them to undertake all types of demolition and hazardous                           within the building industry. UTJ’s experience encompasses the whole
                                                                                 materials treatment. Matt Dalley Demolition hold a Class 1 unrestricted                       gamut of building work from small projects to luxury private homes,
     In addition to those tasks, Matt Dalley’s crews worked on the               demolition license, and A S 1 Friable Asbestos Removalist license,                            and major commercial buildings. Some of the notable projects include
     reconstruction, cutting penetrations in floor and wall slabs for stairs,    and have the capacity to undertake multiple projects simultaneously                           National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Sydney,
     lifts and services.                                                         anywhere in New South Wales.                                                                  Brisbane and Melbourne Airports, Scientia Building UNSW (winner
                                                                                                                                                                               Raia Sulman medal), Emirates Resort Wolgan Valley, Angel Place
     “We used a lot of specialist equipment, including 800kg excavators          Currently they are working for Mainbrace on South Coast schools                               Theatre and Office Tower, Allens Arthur Robinson Offices Sydney,
     which can be moved through a standard doorway, scissor and boom             projects, in addition to works at Randwick TAFE, Camden School,                               Star City Casino, Hotel and Theatre and Paspaley Pearl Showrooms in
     lifts, large excavators, bob cats and a wide variety of hand tools,”        Cranebrook School, Bunnings at Chatswood, Lakelands School at Dapto                           Australia and overseas.
     explained project manager, Glen Bryant.                                     and undertaking a full demolition of a shopping centre at Mt Kuringai.

     “It was such a big area, having multiple works going throughout the                                                                                                           uTj iNTERiORs P/L
     space made coordination a challenge. Materials handling was also an             MATT dALLEy dEMOLiTiON PTy LTd                                                                234 Berkeley Road
     issue, as things from inside had to be transported a long distance up           PO Box 1021                                                                                   Unanderra NSW 2526
                                                                                     Mascot NSW 1460                                                                               t. 02 4271 5522
     corridors and down stairs, so we had our boilermakers make specialised                                                                                                        f. 02 4271 6620
                                                                                     t. 1300 30 66 88
     material handling equipment that would fit in the lifts. We make our            f. 1300 55 33 04                                                                              e. info@utjinteriors.com.au
     own equipment when we need to.                                                  e. demo@dalleydemo.com.au                                                                     www.utjinteriors.com.au
                                                                                     www.dalleydemo.com.au


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                                                                                                                                                         CREATIVE CUSTOM
                                                                                                                                                         CONCEPTS



                                                                                                                                                         G      iven a concept brief, Di Emme Creative Solutions’ team of
                                                                                                                                                                artists, tradespeople, and industrial designers can produce
                                                                                                                                                         distinctive identity-creating features such as the sculptural ceiling
                                                                                                                                                         elements that welcome patrons to Wollongong Central.

                                                                                                                                                         At the entries rows of flowing multi textural forms, incorporating
                                                                                                                                                         hand crinkled metal, recycled timbers, decorative finishes and textured
                                                                                                                                                         paint, impart a sense of the quality and variety afforded to patrons of
                                                                                                                                                         the center. Inside the food courts the ambiance is enhanced with Di


                                                                                                              BREWING
                                                                                                                                                         Emme’s custom engineered and fabricated wave form ceiling, crafted
                                                                                                                                                         from recycled timber.


                                                                                                             UP CULTURE                                  The entire process including design, materials and finishes sampling,
                                                                                                                                                         engineering, fabrication and installation, involved Di Emme for three
                                                                                                                                                         months, with site works undertaken at night due to the shopping
                                                                                                                                                         centre’s continued operations.



     W         hen Altis and Mainbrace wanted a touch of style for the
               new food Court at Wollongong Central, they relied on the
     impeccable taste of the team at Cafe Culture. They specialise in
                                                                                  The range of products for both indoor and outdoor spaces
                                                                                  includes lighting, chairs, lounges, stools, tables, custom-made
                                                                                  furnishings, and the innovative Bloom Pots, 100 per cent recyclable
                                                                                                                                                         “We are an artistically driven company with fabrication skills spanning
                                                                                                                                                         virtually any material. What we achieve for clients can’t be done by
                                                                                                                                                         machine” said Di Emme Managing Director Robert Gonda.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ambiance for restaurants of the caliber of Neil Perry’s Rockpool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Fish) and statement building foyers commensurate to The Zenith
     sourcing and supplying high-quality, distinctively designed furnishings      polyethylene pots in a range of colours, shapes and sizes, which                                                                                   Center North Sydney or manipulating water in sculptural forms for
     and fittings for any project, anywhere in Australia.                         incorporate a light in the base, designed in Holland and exclusive     Di Emme’s hands on traditional skills were utilized on the restoration      public areas like St Margaret’s Square or Erina Shopping Center,
                                                                                  to Cafe Culture.                                                       of Sydney’s Capitol Theater and historical Town Hall. The painted           Di Emme has the creativity, knowledge and experience to make your
     For the food court, they sourced and supplied a dozen Skoop bar                                                                                     finishes division worked on the restorations, applying decorative           concept a reality.
     stools, an Italian designed product, and 20 Lithgow Ottomans, crafted        Green is absolutely in style: Cafe Culture’s Australian-made product   finishes and gilding for the public spaces, while the 3D division
     from recycled Tasmanian Oak. Cafe Culture modify furnishings where           lines are sourced from sustainable manufacturers working with          restored sculptural elements.                                               Di Emme’s expertise is not only utilized across all Australian States,
     required to suit a specific project’s needs. In this case, the Skoop bar     either recycled, plantation or FSC-certified timbers, and generally,                                                                               but also throughout the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.
     stools were altered to allow part filling with sand for greater stability.   finishes, adhesives and fabrics are low VOC.                           For Di Emme specialty finishes are quite literally a trademark, with        Currently, in Kuwait, Di Emme is engaged on multiple Metafinish
                                                                                                                                                         their palette including two patented products, Stonini Profilestone         projects, while a 6m Cherry Tree is about to be shipped to Macau.
     “Our range is carefully selected                                                                          This can-do team of design-savvy          Panels and Metafinish Applyable Metal Solutions.
     and we have confidence in all our                                                                         women have been helping create
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         di EMME CREATiVE sOLuTiONs PTy LTd
     products. Of course the aesthetic                                                                         distinctive spaces for over a decade.     Stonini Profilestone, made entirely in Australia, is an eco-friendly,           Head	Office	&	Showroom
     of the product is paramount,                                                                              Their past projects include the Shangri   lightweight, handcrafted, composite wall cladding, suitable for interiors       Unit 3, 87-89 Moore Street
     while taking into consideration                                                                           La Hotel, Gold Coast Airport, Robina      and exteriors. New to the Stonini range is Concrete which was recently          Leichhardt NSW 2040
     our client base and the various                                                                           Town Centre, Martin Place Bar, Atari      installed in Country Road’s fashion statement store in the Doncaster            www.diemme.com.au
     budgets they will have,” said                                                                             Australia, Australian Customs, the        Shopping Centre, Melbourne.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         New South Wales enquiries
     Director Marnie Hammond.                                                                                  University of New South Wales, and the                                                                                    contact: Robert Gonda, Mark Lovelock or Alexandra McCardle
                                                                                                               Museum of Contemporary Art. They are      “Metafinish is the only Green metal coating system available” said              t. 02 9550 0811 or
     “We do work on a varied selection                                                                         just completing work on The Mil, Made     Robert.” With it’s unique water-based formula, Metafinish opens up              Robert 0403 254 201, Mark 0403 254 208, Alex 0400 248 555
     of projects with interiors designers,                                                                     in Italy, and St Marys Leagues Club.      a myriad of design possibilities to take metal where traditional sheet          e. marketing@diemme.com.au
     as our range crosses over all areas:                                                                                                                metal or cast metals can’t go. It is ECO friendly and cost effective.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Victoria / South Australia / Tasmania enquiries
     hospitality, commercial, retail,                                                                                                                    Geyer Designs featured copper, aluminium, graphite and Iron                     contact: Eugénie Osterberg-Olsen
     residential, aged care.                                                                                                                             rust Metafinish partitions in their corporate fit-out for Queensland            t. 0403 254 200
                                                                                                                                                         Investment Corporation. As well as visually identifying the areas with          e. eugenie@diemme.com.au
     “We visit the Milan Furniture Fair every year to meet up with our                CAFE CuLTuRE AusTRALiA                                             the different metals available, Geyer made use of the vast array of
     suppliers and review new products and trends as well as talking with             1/1-25 Adelaide Street                                             textures achievable to include tactile excitement.                              Queensland / Western Australia enquiries
                                                                                      Surry Hills NSW 2010                                                                                                                               contact: Robert Gonda
     the interiors designers to come up with custom solutions. Cafe Culture           t. 02 9699 8577                                                                                                                                    t. 02 9550 0811 (ext 1) or
     offers Service, Quality Products and a commitment to ensuring                    e. sales@cafeculture.com.au                                        Di Emme is synonymous with exclusively custom made lighting and                 m. 0403 254 201
     everyone is satisfied, and happy with the outcome we have provided.”             www.cafeculture.com.au                                             water feature design. Whether creating illuminating features to set             e. robertgonda@diemme.com.au


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     THE HEALTH
     CRUSADERS
     It is widely acknowledged that asbestos is hazardous to human health.
     Asbestos has been used for decades in Australia in many building
     products. Legislation throughout Australia is becoming more
     stringent for managing risks associated with asbestos. The potential
     risk is none more apparent than during a major refurbishment of a
     large shopping centre.

     Noel Arnold & Associates has over 25 years experience managing             The Crown Central Project was a great success for all involved.
     asbestos risks for a wide range of commercial and government
     clients from a variety of industries, including operating office towers,   Noel Arnold & Associates have announced the opening of their NSW
     industrial facilities, schools and hospitals.                              South Coast Office based in Wollongong. The office officially opens
                                                                                on 1st April 2010 and will be headed up by Nigel Johnson. You can
     Australian Standard AS 2601:2001 The Demolition of Structures,             contact Nigel on 0457 755 777.
     states prior to any renovation or demolition works, a hazardous
     materials audit should take place. The audit involves inspection and
     sampling building materials such as asbestos, Synthetic Mineral Fibres
     (SMF), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and lead paint.                        NOEL ARNOLd & AssOCiATEs PTy LTd
                                                                                    Suite 1, 73 Market Street
     Noel Arnold & Associates undertook a wide range of priority                    Wollongong NSW 2500
                                                                                    t. 02 9889 1800
     consulting services for this project, including detailed audits prior
                                                                                    f. 02 9889 1811
     to works, hygiene services during the removal process and clearance            www.noel-arnold.com.au
     certification following completion of remedial works.




              NEED FINANCE                                                                                                                              MAKE AN ENTRANCE AND MORE
                                                                                                                                                        W
       FOR CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                                                                orking through the nights, Nash Tiles’ crews gave                 Previously a trades only company, Nash Tiles recently opened a retail
                                                                                                                                                                Wollongong Central an entrance which will serve countless         showroom, showcasing tiles, stone, pavers and mosaics. Their range
                                                                                                                                                        thousands of feet for a very long time indeed, comprised as it is of      includes stone and tile products from Portugal, Italy, Turkey, China,
                                                                                                                                                        Bluestone paving tiles. In addition to the outdoor mall entrance on       and Thailand, and custom cutting of tiles and stone is available.



      FUNDS AVAILABLE NOW
                                                                                                                                                        the ground floor, Nash Tiles supplied and installed tiling for level
                                                                                                                                                        2 and 3 main malls, tiles for bathrooms and amenities and a tiled         For projects seeking that distinctive element to any tiled, paved,
                                                                                                                                                        feature wall on Level 3.                                                  landscaped or concreted area, custom design of large mosaics can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be arranged, with Nash Tiles coordinating design, undertaking
                                                                                                                                                        “We laid in total 6000m2 of Vitrified tiles, with approximately 2000m2    procurement, and then carrying out all installation work on site. In
                                                                                                                                                        in a flagstone pattern, also approximately 800m2 of Bluestone tiles for   addition, they can meet the requirements of Green Star projects with
                                                                                                                                                        the outdoor mall area and approximately 220m2 of Silver Travertine        low VOC adhesives, which were also used at Wollongong Central.
                                                                                                                                                        in 300 x 900, to the bathrooms.,” Said Nash Tiles General Manager.

                                                                                                                                                        “The job was completed over 3 months, with 30 tilers working out
                                                                                                                                                        of shopping hours (overnight). There are over 10 staff based in our
                                                                                                                                                        offices and on site, along with tilers. We can have up to 4 crews of
                                                                                                                                                        tilers on site at once.”

                                                                                                                                                        Australian owned and operated, Nash Tiles have been in operation
                                                                                                                                                        for 12 years, specialising in the supply and fixing of tiles, stone and       NAsh TiLEs PTy LTd
                                                                                                                                                        pavers. They also supply and install waterproofing, membranes,                31/192A Kingsgrove Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kingsgrove NSW 2208
                                                                                                                                                        sealing and movement joints, and have completed works for                     t. 02 9150 0304
                                                                                                                                                        commercial and residential projects large and small around the                f. 02 9150 0309
                                                                                                                    PO Box 248, Gosford, NSW 2250       Central Coast and Sydney area.                                                e. info@nashtiles.com
                                                                                                                   ph: 02 4322 1522 fax: 02 4322 1400
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