Project

Repainting a Heritage-Listed High-rise in Highgate Hill

Comm Project – Torbreck Home Units Slider

Torbreck Home Units painting featuring high rise building and palm trees with blue sky
img-torbreck-home-units7
img-torbreck-home-units4
img-torbreck-home-units6
img-torbreck-home-units2
img-torbreck-home-units8
img-torbreck-home-units9
img-torbreck-home-units5
img-torbreck-home-units10
img-torbreck-home-units3
Torbreck Home Units painting featuring high rise building and palm trees with blue sky img-torbreck-home-units7 img-torbreck-home-units4 img-torbreck-home-units6 img-torbreck-home-units2 img-torbreck-home-units8 img-torbreck-home-units9 img-torbreck-home-units5 img-torbreck-home-units10 img-torbreck-home-units3
Suburb

Highgate Hill Brisbane, QLD 4101

Job Performed

High Rise Painting, Colour Consulting, Abseil Painting

Project Notes

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.

VIEW MORE PROJECTS