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Giant L Bead/Archway Study: W Brisbane Hotel

Brisbane, QUEENSLAND, Australia 

Strikingly overlooking the Brisbane River stands the new W Brisbane Hotel. This is the first five-star hotel in 20 years which opened in Brisbane, Queensland, as well as marking the return of W Hotels Worldwide into Australia. The W Brisbane Hotel is a welcomed addition to South East Queensland’s growing vibrant city. The interior designers’ theme “A River Dreaming”, influenced the design of it’s 312 guestrooms and luxurious suites, which includes Australia’s indigenous roots, colonial heritage and the Brisbane River and Mount Coot-tha views.

Developer Shayher Group appointed contractor Brookfield Multiplex and Superior Walls and Ceilings development over the mixed-use complex. Noe Perez, Trim-Tex’s Technical Sales Representative toured on site with contractor Superior Walls and Ceilings to learn more about the Australian commercial processes, “It is rewarding to see a company like Superior Walls and Ceilings who do such high quality work, understand and use Trim-Tex products to such a high level of craftsmanship.” 

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The following Trim-Tex products were used in the ballroom, meeting rooms, restaurant, and atrium of the development. The Giant L Bead & Archway has the traditional design of the L Bead & Archway, but finishes with a slight radius edge. It’s used to finish the rough edge of the drywall. Archway is great around duct work and piping, for finishing columns, curved walls and soffits. Giant L Bead has a 5 5/8" return leg and is pre-scored at 4 13⁄16", 4 5⁄16" and 3 13⁄16". Contractors also used the  Corner Bead & Archway, which has the original corner bead design featuring a slight radius on nose, and the archway minimum is 10" inside radius or 18" outside radius.

Another product, the 9010 1/2'' Tear Away L Bead was used onsite as well. The product is used to finish the rough edge of the drywall and features a tear off strip that acts as a guide for the taping knife, as well as a protective mask for mudding. Lastly, the Dual Angle Dual Grit Sanding Block was used. This Sanding Block is for simplifying sanding and has radius edges to prevent gouging & scuffing of compound. It is also 40% larger than standard blocks, measuring at 5” x 3 1/4”.

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project facts

$200Million AU Dollars
231,706m2 (2,494,060sqf)
82 stories 
Developer: Shayher Group
Architect: DBI Architecture
General Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex 
Contractor: Superior Walls and Ceilings

trim-tex products

Giant L Bead & Archway
Corner Bead & Archway
9010 1/2'' Tear Away L Bead 
885 Dual Angle Dual Sanding Blocks

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