PDT architecture recently contracted Transitions Polishing and Grinding to install an environmentally friendly mechanically polished concrete floor in their new offices located in the McLachlan and Ann Development in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. This polished concrete floor would become a contributing factor to the architecture firm submitting their project to the Green Building Council of Australia with the aim of achieving a 5-Green Star Rating. The offices, which occupy the complete third and fourth levels of the building, has Transitions mechanically polished concrete floors in all common areas and hallways. Combined with fantastic interior design and furniture choices, the new office space is contemporary, edgy and above all functional.
The client wanted a floor that was Green Star Accredited, to contribute to achieving a 5-Green Star rating for their new office space. Furthermore, the client aimed to achieve an industrial look and feel.
In addition to fulfilling the abovementioned objectives, achieving a slip rating of R9 and R10 in the common areas and kitchen areas, respectively, was imperative for the chosen flooring product to be installed in the new PDT office space.
PDT Architecture selected Transitions mechanically polished concrete floors with a satin finish and partial exposure of aggregate for their new office in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. As gloss levels and slip ratings directly contradict one another, the higher the gloss the lower the slip rating, choosing a satin finish enabled the client to achieve their required slip ratings of R9 and R10. The gloss level chosen also contributed to achieving the industrial, rustic look. This is in addition to a partial exposure of aggregate.
Transitions worked closely with PDT Architecture to assist in delivering an environmentally friendly flooring product. With prior knowledge and experience in green star rated projects (Click here to read more about the Hillend Ecohouse in Brisbane - Choosing a Green Alternative - environmentally friendly polished concrete floors by Transitions), the Transitions team recommended Transitions mechanically polished concrete in correlation with low VOC sealers and floor hardeners to achieve this goal. This was further aided by utilising the existing slab, which meant that no added materials had to be transported into the project and no additional weight was added to the building. PDT Architecture are targeting a 5-Star Green Star rating for their new office space, of which the concrete floor is a contributing factor towards the credit requirements of the rating.
The Transitions mechanically polished concrete floors installed in the new PDT Architecture office space in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane met the objectives and requirements set down by the client. Feedback received by Transitions from this project was that the overall service and product achieved, exceeded their expectations.
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