As well as recladding, Duratec offers a suite of building and facade refurbishment services, from concrete repair and structural strengthening to coatings and waterproofing. In fact, there is little the company won’t turn its hand to.

The concept of recladding has been ‘trending’ over the past few years, ever since regulations were tightened so that building facades met more stringent standards. Duratec has become known for its cladding replacement services, however, the company’s dedicated building and facade division offers so much more.

While Duratec was replacing cladding long before guidelines were revised, that is certainly not all it was doing. Over the last decade, Duratec has been honing its expertise and gaining valuable experience in the much broader realm of building and facade refurbishment. Services include:

  • Concrete repair
  • Structural strengthening
  • Coatings
  • Waterproofing
  • Asbestos and lead-paint removal
  • Glazing replacement and repair
  • Roof replacement and repair
  • Installation of wet and dry fire systems
  • Reproduction of architectural features, including heritage elements
  • Flooring systems
  • Building fitouts
  • Electrical upgrades
  • HVAC upgrades

Prior to refurbishment, Duratec’s engineers conduct a condition assessment to identify the type, extent and root cause of the deterioration. Options for remediation are then discussed and a scope of works is developed.

There’s no doubt, however, that refurbishment projects can be tricky. Detailed planning is crucial as there are many factors to consider and tasks to juggle. It can be a balancing act but that’s where Duratec’s experience comes in.

Over the years, the company has gained an understanding of what is most important to building owners during a refurbishment project. This includes:

  • Attention to public safety
  • Minimal disruption to tenants and visitors
  • Collaboration and communication with all stakeholders

Duratec keeps these factors front of mind throughout the refurbishment process, and has tried and tested ways to mitigate disruption, including building encapsulation, acoustic dampening devices and non-impact tools.

An agile, open-minded approach helps to deliver successful project outcomes for building owners, and has allowed Duratec to gain experience, and hone its skills and expertise.