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Concrete for ECE Centres - a perfect combination of beauty and durability

Coloured concrete has provided the answers to many problems at The Rumpus Room, a new early learning centre in Point Chevalier, Auckland.

A large addition to an existing 1940s brick and tile house was built and the floor in the new extension was required to be a metre above the ground to ensure the floor to the building was all at the same level. Stahlton Rib and Infill flooring was specified and the concrete for this was coloured with SuperBlack from Peter Fell. The owners wanted to utilise the benefits of concrete flooring to maximise building comfort inside, while providing for the ultimate in durability.

Outside the coloured concrete allowed for a variety of shapes to be easily formed including a stream and a bike path. On a tight city site the concrete gave the flexibility to manage water flows, while allowing for a feature rich environment to keep the children engaged and maximise their learning potential.

Scarbro Construction worked with their subbies to ensure a stellar job. The formwork outisde was a particular challenge and you can see this in the pictures above

Client: The Rumpus Room Early Learning Centre, 7 Moa Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland
Designer: Willott Design
Contractor: Scarbro Construction
Concrete Contractor: Wrathalls The Concrete People; Rosco Coastline Concrete

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