One Wallace Place Apartments

1 Wallace Place, Toorak, Victoria
2003 MBA Excellence in Tilelaying Award Winner

What the judges said:
"Acclaimed by the judges as a superior demonstration of precision, complexity and breathtaking excellence, this job was recognised for its first class workmanship.

"More than 2,000 square metres of internal and external tile laying was undertaken to ensuites, powder rooms, laundries and balconies.

"Attention to detail at all stages of the works was crucial as evidenced in the alignment of all fixtures, fittings and tiling which left no margin for error in the cutting and installation; the constant and vigorous monitoring of colour variations between tiles of limestone; and the intricate patterns utilising tiles of various dimensions."

The site:
One Wallace Avenue, Toorak, is the ultimate in luxury living, featuring limestone, porcelain and ceramic surfaces.

The materials:
Italian limestone was used in ensuites and powder room floors and walls. Each limestone tile was selected and colour matched by BTC together with suppliers, RMS Natural Stone and Ceramics.

A combination of 30 x 30cm and 60 x 30cm tiles were used to create intricate patterns on the balconies.

Biggest challenge:
A floor waste 'smart tile' in ensuites was aligned with ensuite fixtures and fittings, leaving no margin for error in the cutting and installation.