Wanaka Residence

160 Beacon Point Road

Popular in central Otago, rusted steel compliments schist stone and cedar timber very well. These colours reflect the rock and grasses of the local surroundings, allowing a building to blend into the landscape.

The idea behind this striking material is that a surface layer of rust will form, protecting the steel underneath from further deterioration and eliminating the need for other coatings. When the metal gets wet and then dries out, the rust layer becomes a little thicker, while the underlying solid steel is largely protected.

The conditions that exist in this dry, non-coastal region ensures the rust layer will continue to evolve in thickness for two or three years before stabilising. The result is a maintenance-free material with a unique aesthetic that lasts for many decades.

    Roofing Hub - designed by Mason & Wales
    Beacon Point Road, Wanaka
    Panel Manufacture