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Here are our top tips for building a Yacht club house that can be both aesthetically sympathetic to coastal Australia and hold its own against the untamed elements that will be thrown it.
So building with coastal conditions in mind is a common issue for Yacht club house renovators.
The longevity and maintenance requirements of materials in a coastal environment are the most crucial considerations when planning your Yacht club house.
So even though you won’t see it, corrosion won’t compromise the integrity of the coastal building.”
Picking the right type of stainless steel will give your Yacht club house the best protection from corrosion.
Grade 316 or equivalent corrosion resistance should be selected as a minimum if your Yacht club house is within 5kms of the surf.
Don’t forget the nuts and bolts of your coastal build need to be good quality stainless steel too.
Click here to find out more on the effects of salt deterioration on buildings.
Wash your Yacht club house down from time to time to get rid of the salt build up.
A postcode by the coast means your Yacht club house is more likely to be buffeted by extreme wind conditions.
In a location with a higher terrain category the windows and doors are stronger and the bones of the building are stronger,” says architect, Shane Blue from Bourne Blue.=
Where your site is located (is it in a cyclone or high wind zone)
The surrounding landscape (flat, hilly, forest)
Whether you have natural windbreaks like large trees or buildings to protect you
The last two points contribute to which ‘terrain category’ your site is in and will determine steps you need to take when building.
Cyclones affect roughly half of Australia’s coast – from Bundaberg in QLD up around the NT and down the WA coast to roughly Carnarvon, as you can see on the map (below).
Many other parts of Australia are also subject to high winds, so it’s worth checking out the Building Code of Australia’s requirements for you area.
So don’t get caught out in an area with a higher terrain category by not researching the recommendations for fixing roofs on to buildings.
A coastal roof is also punished by wind and salt so make sure you choose location-appropriate materials.
DIY house painting Melbourne of the exterior of a house is messy and costly work, so you want to make sure you choose the materials that will last longest.
Because of the way it’s made, fiber cement cladding doesn’t warp or crack, so paint will last longer on it.