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Nawkaw colour system restores warehouse brickwork


When this old, unused warehouse underwent renovations, the developers were looking for a solution that would give the brick facades a fully restored look and give it street appeal. Rather than render and paint, Nawkaw Australia was called in to convert the dirty common brickwork with corroded mortar joints into an attractive face brick facade.

Nawkaw Australia owner Anthony Watling says this was achieved by permanently staining the faces of each brick in the facades of the building using the Nawkaw colour system, as well as removing and repointing the corroded mortar.

"This process is quicker and more cost effective than painting, demolition and bricklaying or replacing of bricks." "Painting requires a lot of preparation, including repointing the mortar and having the walls chemically cleaned, primed and then painted.

"Recolouring with the Nawkaw system is completed in less time and at lower cost than the alternatives, including painting over brickwork". "It also environmentally safer, as there is no acid cleaning involved, requires no demolition and is guaranteed to last. It is less invasive on the street, as we use a scissor lift to move up the wall, rather than set up a construction site with scaffolding and ladders".

Project manager Ron Natoli says the owner's brief was to restore the building but retain the inherent character. The cost efficiency was a bonus. "The result were already visibly apparent a day after. Nawkaw started, especially as there was no major scaffolding covering the work." He says the long term durability of the re-coloured masonry was another factor for the choice, as painting requires ongoing future maintenance. The warehouse has endured a number of alterations over the years, resulting in mismatched exteriors. Nawkaw matched the colours to look authentic, without changing the streetscape says Natoli. In addition Nawkaw gave the facade added appeal by selectively colouring the decorative brick arches above the windows to match a traditional "blue-black" brick. Watling says the company uses its own proprietary permanent masonry stains which leaves a noticeable colour change without changing the texture and natural look and behaviour ofthe bricks.

Future additions and constructed with a dissimilar brick can be colour-matched as well. Brick, brickwork, mortar, concrete can be treated with the system.



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