Sought after Ockham Koa Flats in Meadowbank gets a modern update with UNEX Hampton Framed Balustrade System

Known for its newly designed, eye-catching, modern exterior, the 14-unit Koa Flats complex in Meadowbank offers a four-level complex featuring amenities such as a plunge pool and ten car parks.


From the start, stunning interiors provide a feeling of luxury for each unit in this complex, while on the outside, beautiful balconies provide unobtrusive views that can be enjoyed at leisure while sipping on a morning coffee or reading a newspaper.

Every part of this bespoke building design speaks to carefully selected materials and design choices handpicked for an exceptional result. Koa Flats has an undeniable character in its community, representing a future-proof complex designed for discerning residents. Even more so, it is a perfect combination of location and premium design, fitting in perfectly with its surroundings.

Ockham Koa Flats has certainly caught attention with its sleek exterior appeal. Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson has praised the building for delivering "great design, liveability and affordability," while also emphasising the importance of using quality materials and products that meet or exceed building codes and regulations.

With a prime setting in Auckland, New Zealand, this multi-story Ockham property’s exterior boasts high-quality finishes suited for a smart housing building. These finishes are the result of a collaboration with UNEX to update balconies and stair balustrades to create must-have finishing touches. UNEX, which is a well-known provider of visually appealing, high-quality products that are durable and exceptionally efficient, was an easy choice as a design partner for this task.

What led to the stunning final facade of the building was a successful collaboration, aimed at meeting the project's design requirements in every aspect. Here, two teams brought their expertise together for a bespoke project.

UNEX Systems worked closely with Ockham and Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers to create custom-engineered balustrades and PS1s that met all relevant building codes and regulations.

UNEX knew from the outset that the Hampton Framed Balustrade System with its curved extrusions would be ideally suited. Offering  50x16mm fins set between vertical square posts, these balustrades can perfectly create privacy without obstructing views or hampering an existing design.

For Koa Flats, this system resulted in a signature custom look that enhanced the building's unique deck design. Minimalistic-looking, yet modern and sleek, the Hampton Framed Balustrade system is made from high-quality aluminium and has a long-lasting powder-coated finish for excellent durability and corrosion resistance

The project required a total of 109 linear metres of balustrade, including retaining walls, balcony, and stair balustrades. Thanks to its easy adaptability, the UNEX Hampton Framed Balustrade System was adjusted to include curved extrusion, slim fine-style balusters and posts that matched the building's overall design aesthetic, while also providing the necessary safety and functionality required by building codes.

With a refined, superior look, the Hampton Framed Balustrade system has been an excellent choice for the Ockham Koa Flats project. It created a modern and functional residential building that is sure to be enjoyed by residents for years to come.

For more information on Site Specific Designs give the team a call at 0800 333 777.

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