New South Wales government architects have taken an innovative approach to the start of the Mowbray Public School build, choosing Futurewood facade cladding for its exterior.
Still underway, the project has so far seen the majority of the primary building completed, with an additional portion of Futurewood fencing to the front of the main building to complement the cladding also used in the portico entrance.
Futurewood’s facade cladding is a smart solution to traditional timber exteriors, given its durability, low maintenance and cost-efficiency, all of which help decrease the expense of the school’s maintenance and increase its sustainability.
As the schoolyard is a high traffic area; the construction of the new school building required products that could handle wear and tear. The practicality of minimising the upkeep of the school, whilst maximising its hardiness, means that the end result is a new school that will well and truly handle life after its initial construction.
In addition to selecting Futurewood’s facade cladding for its favourable cost and relatively low upkeep, the overall aesthetics of the school, architecturally speaking, has been provided with a modern artistic, eclectic facade thanks to the range of facade material’s used across the project.
The facade cladding provides a timber-like finish, without the trouble of sourcing a typically more expensive and less sustainable timber product.
From an educational perspective, the selecting of environmentally friendly material as a key component of the build will help nurture and educate students towards adopting a positive attitude towards sustainability.
Choosing Futurewood Facade cladding is an ideal option for large commercial projects such as the Mowbray Public School, with very cost effective pricing and time saving construction, it provides a significant cost-benefit advantage for any project.