News & Media Releases

The Olsen Hotel

Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining magazine - July 2010 Issue.

Bartucca Tiling & Construction was honoured to engage in the tiling work for the Olsen Hotel's 229 five-star suites, luxurious day spa, and restaurant.

Upon entry to this boutique hotel, guests are greeted by a grand reception area adorned by large and lavish 1000 x 500mm limestone tiles. This is a representation of the quality tiling finishes employed throughout the hotel.

The Olsen Hotel's restaurant Bluebottle, also sought Bartucca's expertise for the wonderful and intricate round mosaics adorning its columns and bar; reflecting the waves and islands of the sea.

DFO Spencer Street

Published in the Herald Sun - Tuesday October 31, 2006

Direct Factory Outlet brings a new and exciting style of shopping to the retail scene. Unlike DFO's first Melbourne centres at Moorabbin and Essendon airports, the Spencer St centre has slick finishes of an A-grade shopping centre. The actual physical presentation - the tiling, floor finishes & treatments, and shopfronts are as good as any shopping centre you've seen in the country. About 40,000 shoppers a week are expected at the CBD centre.

The Master Builders Association of Victoria

Published in the Age, Monday May 21, 2001

Excellence in Tile-laying

Floor tiling is increasingly influencing the image of modern commercial buildings. Bartucca Tiling won its award for its work in the Exchange Towers, Little Collins Street, which also won an award for the builder. The tiling, the judges said, played a major role in creating the transformation of an existing outdated building.

The ground floor was totally refurbished, with tiling to the lift lobby, concierge desk area, a restaurant, food court and shops. Marble and granite was used extensively, with a different pattern on each floor to 'theme' each level. Unique designs utilize different types of marbles and granites with brass inlay strips.

Other spaces requiring large areas of tiling were the bathrooms and kitchenettes to all levels. The tiling was due by an eight man team and the working rate was about 150 square metres a week.

For some of the patterns, laser cutting of the tiles was done off-site. Special attention to preparation and the use of clear glues was done in areas requiring white marble to prevent staining. All tiling work was done to a tight schedule. The tile layers had to work around the other trades and in some cases layed one side of a floor while other work proceeded . This called for precise planning and patience.

The Master Builders Association of Victoria

Published in the Age, Monday May 21, 2001

Excellence in Construction Awards

The tiling and floor patterns by Bartucca Tiling played a major role in creating a vibrant commercial atmosphere in both The Jewel and Exchange Towers. The unique designs encompass different types of marbles and granites, as well as brass inlays and a series of intricate patterns and interesting colour combinations. The judges noted that no fault could be found in the regularity of line or level, as well as noting the expertise necessary to accommodate the many changing designs in both projects.