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Dulux Trade gives Harvey Street flats a face lift

CLC Contractors Limited in conjunction with Cornwall Housing joined forced to appoint Dulux Trade Commercial Colour Services team to give the Harvey Street Flats a new lease of life with an updated colour scheme fitting of the buildings' design.

Situated in the riverside community of Torpoint, Harvey Streets Flats provide accomodation for over 78 residents accross 11 blocks of flats.

"To create outstanding colour outcomes it is always best to be part of the project from the infant stages. For the Harvey Street Flats project, we worked with both the Cornwall Housing and CLC Contractors, meaning we were able to relate colour substrates, form and function without losing sight of the eventual end users of the spaces"

Bob McLellen, AkzoNobel Specifier Development Manager

As the first block of apartments can be seen when arriving by ferry from Plymouth, the colour needed to be impactful, yet sympathetic to both the area and design of the building.

Over the duration of the project, Dulux Trade, with artistic direction from Cornwall Housing, provided and implemented the technical specification needed to meet the cyclical requirements of Cornwall Housing and their tennants.

Spanning 10 weeks, the Harvey Flats refurbishment saw a full revamp of the buildings' exterior, including powerwashing to remove all loose materials.

The four main colours used were Australian Sands, Lunar Grey and Dusted Blue on the masonry, and Graphica Grey on the plinths and bonds.

The core product of choice was Dulux Trade Weathershield Exterior High Gloss, which is teh last product used in a three part weather ressistant and flexible paint system. Specifically developed to give long-lasting, high gloss protection for exterior woodwork, the system contains a fungicide to inhibit mould growth on the paint film which helps it stay cleaner for longer.

"Those that regularly passed by the Harvey Street Flats will know that the exterior of the buildings were in significant need of a refresh. The project saw more than a splash of paint thrown onto the buildings, it was a much more complex process than that. Each of the buildings was stripped right back and the surfaces brought up to standard before any colour was applied"

Wayne Cavilla, CLC Contractors