Matched timber finishes flow from inside to out for retirement village entry

Matched timber finishes flow from inside to out for retirement village entry

RSL Lifecare Tobruk Village, Austral NSW

Posted By: Colin Beattie   1st, April 2022

SUPALINE interior and exterior panels have been used to lift the atmosphere of the entry into the RSL Lifecare Tobruk Village in Austral NSW.

The brief for the facelift required cost-efficient timber look panels for walls that extended from the interior out into the exterior of the space and also to replace stackstone tiles on a exterior 'vertical fin'. The finish on both the interior and exterior panels needed to match as closely as possible to existing timber cladding on the columns within the space.

The client consulted SUPAWOOD to advise on suitable panel options to apply to each of the spaces that could be matched so the warm feel of the timber could flow seamlessly through from one to the other.

After a review of budget pricing and product samples was undertaken, it was decided to proceed with our recommendation of SUPALINE Aluminium in a SUPAMETAL timber finish for the external sections, and SUPALINE on a FR MDF in SUPAFINISH timber laminate for the internal area. Both products were supplied in an appropriate finish of Tasmanian Oak to achieve the very closest match possible.

It was also essential that both the finishes and the substrates chosen were fit for purpose in this type of application. The result of the choices for the panels for both areas were Fire Group 1 and zero VOC.


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This project shows how very different products and finish types across the SUPAWOOD range can be matched to achieve a durable, seamless transition from inside to out on a building.

Project: RSL Lifecare Tobruk Village

Address: 120 Tenth Avenue, Austral NSW


Interior walls: SUPALINE in a finish of SUPAFINISH Tasmanian Oak laminate on a FR MDF substrate.

Exterior walls in portico: SUPALINE Aluminium in a finish of SUPAMETAL Tasmanian Oak.

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Installer: All Aspects Facilities Services – “Very happy. Quality product & service. The finished project looks great.”


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