Considered back then a product of the future, compressed straw panels went hand in hand with the architects modernistic designs as a ceiling panel, providing excellent thermal and acoustic insulation for comfortable living. Architects such as Robyn Boyd and Paul Archibald also frequently specified the compressed straw panels in similar applications throughout the 70’s and 80’s in favour for a point of difference to traditional building practices with skillion roof design.
The residential project located in Melbourne’s south east, utilised Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections to provide a fast and pre-finished roof/ceiling system once the pre-fabricated wall frames were erected. Using the spanning capabilities of the Durra Steel Sections with Durra Panel Plywood finish, a high end ceiling system was created to compliment the large open plan living spaces.
The excellent thermal properties of Durra Panel were also considered during the design to help lower heating and cooling costs without sacrificing ceiling height. With all materials arriving on site cut to length and ready to be installed, the ceiling system was installed in just 2 days by local carpenters with no offcuts or wastage after construction.
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