The owners of Century City Square in Cape Town installed over 1 000m² of Balau timber to bring warmth and texture to its various exterior structures.
This massive installation took place in 2016 and was successfully completed in only 3 months by Decks4Life, a family-owned business based in Cape Town that services the commercial, architectural and residential market.
Change in colour specification
The timber was initially specified to be left untreated to age to a silver-grey colour. A few months after the installation was complete, the client decided that the brown colours present during installation were preferred. By this time, the timber had started to age and was mostly grey.
Decks4Life set out to revive the original colour and seal and nourish the hardwood. They called in the help of ProNature who suggested their exterior sealant with a brown tint. The client chose ProNature Outdoor – Mahogany.
Quality and expertise
Attempting to return aged timber back to its original colour can be disastrous if not executed correctly. ProNature’s knowledge, advice and range of quality products were invaluable in this process.
Decks4Life have been called back every 18-months to 2 years since to reseal the timber. Thanks to the ProNature sealant, preparing the surface simply requires washing with a high-pressure washer and a light scrubbing. The timber is then ready for reapplication of ProNature Outdoor.
Decks4Life offers solutions for decking, wall cladding, screens, pergolas and balustrades for both hardwood and composite materials. For added protection and durability, they highly recommend the services and products of ProNature.
Project: Century City Urban Square
Architects: Vivid architects
Main Contractor: Murray & Roberts
Scope: Decking, wall cladding, screens, benches, planters and feature items
Timber Finish/Maintenance: ProNature Outdoor - Mahogany
For more information on finishing products, contact ProNature:
Tel: +27 21 556 1238, WhatsApp: 067 329 8943
For more information on these and other exterior installations, contact Decks4Life:
Tel: +27 21 762 4752
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