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28 August 2006
here was a firm design imperative for the arcitects of Welkom's Palazzo Lavita Cluster Home Development: The access roads had to be different from the usual grey Run-Of-The-Mill paving. The surface had to be striking, but at the same time practical, traffic-friendly and hard-wearing.
In the opinion of the architects, Arc Interiors, the success of the project using Technicrete's Trojan pavers owed much to the immediate attraction of the paving in the complex. It's a small, intimate development of only nine homes. There were 45 potential buyers.
"That means we could have sold the development five times over," said an Arc Interiors architect. "The immediate first-sight attraction of the paving was certainly a major selling point."
Trojan square and slab pavers in a warm, autumn blend were used for the main surface of the access roads, with the same type of pavers in a slate colour marking out the borders, giving the distinctive effect the architects wanted.
The combination of slab and square-shaped pavers required special paving skill, and for this reason Technicrete advisers were on hand during much of the paving process. The paving was installed by Toris Paving a local based company.