Case Studies

Project: Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club

Date: Completed in late 2015

Problem: Neeson Murcutt Architects needed a solution that would protect the pipi shell toned glazed brick walls and unique matching glazed ceramic tile roof on the $2.2 million rebuild of the Old Kempsey-Crescent Head Surf life-saving club. They wanted to avoid grime and salt accumulation on the roof system with minimal maintenance from the volunteers and to reduce maintenance costs.

Application: Pippi-shell toned mosaic-glazed brick and a matching glazed ceramic tile roof.

The architect designed the outside surfaces so they would be durable in the marine environment and easy to maintain. With difficult access to the roof, the builders decided on ecotio2® to help with maintenance and cleaning of glazed ceramic roofing.

Outcome: Using the power of daylight, rainwater and dew, ecotio2® created a self-cleaning roof that continually breaks down algae, mould and organic matter, which can cause unsightly stains.

“After considering a number of different approaches to solving our problem a photocatalyst coating proved to be both the most effective and inexpensive solution.” — Tamas Jones, project architect

Project: North Bondi home

Date: August 2016

Problem: This project was utilising an exclusive thin brick imported in to Australia. The brickwork was already going mouldy prior to installation.

The client wanted to ensure the longevity of the building materials and to retain the “as new” appearance of the property. The house also contained large, glass panels that were high up and difficult to access. The solution needed to reduce the expense and maintenance required for these panels.

Application: Brick and glass

Outcome:  Ecotio2® was applied to both the brickwork and glass panels. The coating greatly reduces maintenance requirements and the expense of keeping the building looking as new.

Project: Self-Cleaning and Anti-Fungal – Glenorie

Date: September 2015

Problem: Trapped dirt on the pavements in the outdoor entertainment area was a persistent problem. In the past mould and black algae stains would be cleaned with chemicals and high pressure water cleaning, but the results were only short-term.

Application: An application of ecotio2® Photocatalyst Coatings.

Outcome: The area has been transformed and the pavers are now self-cleaning.

Project: North West Rail Link Sydney

Date: Under construction

Problem: The principal contractor required a coating that would protect the concrete piers of the skytrain from graffiti strikes and would help protect the concrete.

Application: ecotio2® on smooth precast off form concrete

Outcome:  As ecotio2® doesn’t contain any organic or synthetic materials it won’t break down – making it durable even in the harsh Australian sun. Graffiti can be easily removed via a solvent wipe from any smooth off form concrete covered in ecotio2®. Over time the surface will naturally self-clean any graffiti strikes using just light and rain.

Additionally the photocatalyst technology of the ecotio2® coating will protect the concrete surface of the skytrain from fouling materials. Dirt, dust, road grime, oil and air-borne pollutants and smog are broken down into oxygen, carbon dioxide and water.

Using the power of the sun and rain, the concrete becomes self-cleaning and will help to keep the skytrain looking newer for longer. It will help to reduce overall maintenance and cleaning costs as well as preventing carbonation of the concrete.

The coating will extend the overall life of the structure without the use of harmful chemicals

Compare the above two images from 2016 and 2018.

The concrete has kept clean and pristine!

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