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Auckland's refurbished and repurposed former Central Post Office anchors the new Britomart station in the existing fabric of the central city

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With a project of this size, it wasn't just a case of slapping on a few coats of paint. Careful attention was paid to specifying Resene Engineered Coating Systems products.

The team from Resene worked with the architects to prepare a coating specification, estimate quantities and select colours. Resene Engineered Coating Systems are designed to withstand demanding environments subject to harsh weather conditions, corrosion or graffiti.

The steel window frames in the former CPO and the bus shelters outside were both coated with Resene Armourcote 220 to seal off surface porosity, before being topcoated with Resene Uracryl 403, a long-life, high-gloss urethane-acrylic finish.

The structural steel components of the glasshouse link are also sealed with Resene Armourcote, then given a metallic-look finish with Resene Imperite IF503. Resene marketing manager Karen Warman says the company's Metallics range, showcased in the Resene Metallics and Special Effects colour chart, is becoming increasingly popular, with 43 shades available for interior and exterior applications. For more details, contact Resene, phone 0800 Resene (737 363). Websites:www.resene.co.nz orwww.trendsideas.com/resene .

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First published date: 12 October 2003

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