The CV Windsor residential project using aluminum cladding was a very architecturally demanding design to install; while also delivered during the challenging COVID-19 Victorian lockdowns, which involved reducing the number of trades on site to a mere 25%. This saw the initial 26 tradespeople installing the product, reduced to only five people.
The complexity of the façade design on the southern elevation with varying projections and angles of the aluminum cladding presented more challenges than the builder and installer initially expected.
Becoming challenging in new ways with a measure twice cut one solution to make sure that each piece fit perfectly was a time-consuming issue that no one wanted to deal with but over time it became a more manageable process with the teamwork and effort of Chad Groups Install team.
Products were required on-site within stringent time frames and installation efficiency and simplicity was a high priority. Regardless of the ever-changing government pandemic restrictions, the deadline for the project’s completion was non-negotiable. On top of this, the builder required a cost-effective solution that fitted within the tight budget, which was also impacted by the rising cost of materials and supply chain concerns at the time.
Genesis was the product that was used on this particular project which is a cladding solution used more often now due to high-quality, prefinished, through-colored fiber cement panels.
We’re finding that metal cladding is becoming more popular than ever due to its large range of colors, profiles, and finishes it becomes a quicker install solution compared to other products which can rely on good weather.