Macarthur Anglican School


Macarthur Anglican School

Cobbitty, New South Wales

Architect: Mayoh Architects
Builder: Reitsma Constructions
Developer: Macarthur Anglican School

Colour by Design to soffit cladding

Material & Application

Using our CXD process in collaboration with the design team, our ECOTONE team created a specialised wood grain colour finish using ECOTONE Matt Plus and ECOTONE Sharp. The surface colour finish was applied onsite to the grey compressed fibre cement cladding soffits to match in with the internal timber used in the project.


The design required a space that was inviting and inspiring to students allowing them to remain in touch with the outside as well as being environmentally friendly. Our long-life ECOTONE finish to cladding replicating natural wood delivered in both design and sustainability. This project also went on to win a commendation award for Learning Environments Australasia Category 2: New Construction / New Individual Facility (or Facilities) Over $8m.


The challenge of incorporating feature timber soffits within a bushfire zone was solved by the use of ECOTONE over non-combustible fibre cement sheeting. The soffits were colour matched to the natural spotted gum timber, which was used internally, resulting in a seamless visual appearance and an external soffit that is almost indistinguishable from real timber

Jonathan Henley, Mayoh Architects

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