CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor

02 Feb 2023 by Fairview


Briefed by the client, deciBel Architecture and Figurehead Constructions;

“The development will be a creative hub and incubator of modern professionals giving them the opportunity to live and work from home. The cross pollination of ideas will be facilitated by shared residential lounges, libraries, meeting rooms, and garden area’s spread across the project.”

CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor


The CV Windsor residential project was a very architecturally demanding design to install, while also being delivered during the challenging COVID-19 Victorian lockdowns which involved having to reduce the number of trades on site to a mere 25%. This saw the initial 26 tradespeople installing the product, reduced to only five people.

The complexity of the façade design on the southern elevation with varying projections and angles presented more challenges than initially expected by the builder and installer. Making the façade watertight with appropriate flashings and capping’s was a challenge, while installing the battening behind the paneling was far more complex than anticipated.

“We had to approach the installation with a measure twice, cut once mentality”,

Chad Group installer says.

Products were required on site within stringent time frames and installation efficiency and simplicity was a high priority. Regardless of the ever-changing government pandemic restrictions, the deadline for the project’s completion was non-negotiable. On top of this, the builder required a cost-effective solution that fitted within the tight budget, which was also impacted by the rising cost of materials and supply chain concerns at the time.

 CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor 

CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor

“If you haven’t seen it already, this is Windsor…One of the most challenging architectural designed external cladding projects to date by Chad Group Australia. 62 apartments, 9 levels. Cladding Genesis to all external facades. It’s a showstopper!”


Equitone was initially specified in architectural drawings; however, Genesis was then put forward as a value manage alternative product and was proven to be of equal or superior quality.

Fairview’s Genesis pre-finished fibre cement rainscreen cladding system was eventually selected by the Architect and Builder, over the originally specified due to Fairview’s 360° View Quality Assurance which ensures building façades installed with Genesis last with more than 50-years life expectancy and are supported with an extended 15-year manufacturer’s product and system warranty.

Genesis is preferred by Architects and Building Designers due to its level of compliance and versatility. The lightweight product has the ability to withstand all weather conditions, and when installed on a ventilated sub-construction system, Genesis achieves outstanding thermal and energy performance, allowing the building envelope to breathe. 

CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor

CASE STUDY: CV WINDSOR | 105 Punt Road, Windsor


Names of Architect: deciBel Architecture (Designer – Kim Westcott)

Property Developer and Builder: Figurehead Constructions 

Installer: Chad Group Australia 

Supplier: Fairview’s Genesis Raw Panel 

Colours: GR-7037 Basalt Grey and GR-7038 Light Slate      

With almost 30 years’ experience in the façade industry, Fairview is committed to providing aesthetically pleasing and safe cladding products to the construction industry. Our aim is to consistently facilitate the successful delivery of innovative façades that meet the requirements and vision of every project.With one of the largest stock holds in Australia, we have the ability to ensure a consistent and timely supply to our dedicated installer network. In addition, our flexible and innovative approach allows us to work closely with our clients to deliver the best possible project outcomes.Our HistoryFairview Architectural was developed to primarily service the aluminium composite façade market with our product Vitrabond. After several years, we began manufacturing Ceramapanel pre-finished CFC and soon after, secured the coveted ArGeTon terracotta façade tiles distribution for Australia.Our expansion into the United Kingdom market with our flagship product Vitrabond allowed us to establish a global presence, and this, in addition to growing our suite of façade solutions, indicated the need for a strategic realignment of our brand. In 2015 Fairview Architectural moved to simply be known as Fairview. This new approach allows us to better house the extensive suite of products we now manufacture and distribute and more effectively represents the innovative and professional company we have become.Our flexibility and attention to innovation, allowed us the ability to develop a range of non-combustible aluminium composite panel solutions, as part of our focus on addressing the issue of combustible façades; launching Vitracore G2 in 2015 and Vitradual in 2017.Corporate FoundationOur MissionInnovative and proactive organisation, consistently delivering industry leading façade solutions; renowned for excellence of product and superior customer service.Our VisionTo lead the industry through consistently facilitating the successful delivery of innovative façade solutions.Our ValuesTrust and respect / We work together to create a culture of interdependence built on trust, respect and dignity for all. Each person’s contribution is critical to our success.Achievement and Excellence / We strive for excellence in everything we do; we challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.Customer Service / We serve people in a way that is above and beyond what is expected.Meaningful Innovation / We are the Façade Company that invents products and solutions that matter.Uncompromising Integrity / We are open, honest and direct in our dealings.Solutions Minded / We are passionate about developing and presenting solutions for every project.


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