To provide inspiration for the use of DECO aluminum building products and finishes, the DECO Innovation Centre' was created as an informative and interactive space for architects, builders and homeowners. Designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke architects, the center has several creative designs made from DECO’s Australian-made, fire-safe building products and finishes, such as the renowned DecoWood® timber-look finish.
The idea behind the design was to highlight the products through an immersive environment with innovative designs, from the anodised chevron feature façade to the architectural shade sails and grand canopy entrance, DECO products and finishes were used not just for everyday projects, but to create architectural masterpieces.
For visitors, seeing the products and finishes in context and at full scale helps in visualizing how the products will look in their projects. The interactivity is there to encourage creativity as they touch and feel the products and finishes. Throughout the display centre the extensive DECO product range has been used at full scale and in real-life applications:
|Area ||Products used |
|Outside terrace || DECO’s certified non-combustible DecoClad® cladding profiles, the FZ bushfire-rated and slip-resistant DecoDeck® and DecoSlat® fencing and screening |
|Showroom cladding ||A full-scale DecoBattenTM wall showcases the ingenious QuickClickTM two-piece batten system and its variety of batten sizes and shapes. |
|Showroom interior || DecoFloorTM timber-look aluminium floorboards, the ultimate kitchen splashback DecoSplash® and the brand-new DecoCeilingTM panel system |
|Entire building || DECO’s Super DurableTM powder coat finishes, including all 30 of the popular DecoWood® woodgrains as well as the recently released concrete and rust-look finishes |
The DECO Innovation Centre serves as inspiration for anyone designing, building or renovating a home or commercial property. Conveniently, members of DECO’s expert team are available in the showroom to assist visitors in bringing their designs to fruition. Helpfully, a wide selection of free samples can be taken home.
The DECO Innovation Centre is located in Minto, NSW, and is open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and weekends by appointment.