Another one of Brisbane’s iconic and heritage listed properties in Highgate Hill has recently had a complete re-paint care of Rochele Painting. At 68 metres tall, Torbreck Home Units was Brisbane’s first residential tower. Construction ambitiously began in 1958, was completed in 1960, and was awarded heritage status in 2000.
Situated on a rise in Highgate Hill, this Brisbane landmark overlooks the river and the Brisbane CBD. It is well worth a look for those interested in Brisbane’s rich architectural history. To be honest, Torbreck was one of the more unique and challenging jobs Rochele Painting has carried out so far this year.
Being a heritage-listed building Rochele Painting are well aware, and used to the level of care needed to complete such a challenging job. To complete the Torbreck job, Rochele Painting implemented the use of High Rope Access and Abseiling, in preference over traditional scaffold.
Access has had huge advancements in recent years. The rigging system implemented at Torbreck was a temporary and portable system. The roof, under the waterproofed surface, consists of thin layers of levelling compound, not suitable for permanent anchor points. This is testament to the age of the iconic building.