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From the Resene News – issue 3/2008

Peninsula belle - Bella Vista Apartments

The new Bella Vista Apartments finished with Resene PaintsThe expansive new Bella Vista Apartments gaze from their location at the corner of Te Atatu Road and Gunner Drive on the Te Atatu Peninsula through to the panoramic vista of the Waitemata harbour and bridge.

The five storey exterior is dressed with a blend of materials, with glazing set to a backdrop of Exotec board with expressed joints and sponge plaster over concrete.   The combination of materials imparts textural interest and aesthetic appeal to what is now the largest apartment complex on the Te Atatu Peninsula.  The wall space is extensive, spanning 2000 square metres on the exterior and over 3000 square metres on the interior.

The view to harbour waters is echoed in the selection of the exterior colour palette.  The Exotec infill walls are finished with two coats of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer followed by two coats of Resene Lumbersider CoolColour™ tinted to Resene New Denim Blue (charcoal blue).  Resene CoolColour™ technology reflects much of the sun’s energy that a normal paint would absorb, reducing the heat buildup in the coating and minimising heat transference into the substrate and building.  The complex hue is complemented by Resene Black Haze (cloudy grey white) tinted into Resene X-200 weathertight membrane over a base of Resene Concrete Primer and Resene Thixalon 5 thixotropic coating applied by Blacktex sleeve for a light textured profile. 

Inside, the selection of Environmental Choice paints has been continued with Resene Broadwall waterborne wallboard sealer followed by Resene Zylone Sheen waterborne low sheen on paperfaced plasterboard walls and ceilings topcoated in Resene Ceiling Paint

Service areas were finished in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel for a durable, washable finish. 

And for those lucky enough to call Bella Vista apartments home, the warm glow of the sun setting over the harbour is the ideal backdrop to come home to.


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Architect: Ashton Mitchell Architects
Building Contractor: Adrian John, Project Manager, Clearwater Construction
Painting Contractor: George Sun, Senior Painting Services
Resene: Duane Thompson, Central Auckland Trade Representative; Kane Walmsley, Auckland Architectural Services Representative 

George Sun ph 0274-439-966

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