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Location: Adelaide, SA
Client: ALF Max
Sector: Sports & Recreation

Project Details

It doesn’t take long to realise when you walk into AFL Max that it’s not your average recreation centre. With activities such as climbing, trampolining, VR gaming and many more, AFL Max is an entertainment centre for the whole family. The common denominator, a love for Australian rules football.

James Podsiadly, a former Crows and Geelong player, came up with this innovative idea as he wanted to provide “a genuine, exciting and immersive indoor AFL themed experience” that the whole family could enjoy. After three years of hard work and with the help of his co-founders Darren Thomas and Eddie Taylor, this vision has finally come to life.

With a variety of different playing areas, it was vital to select the most suitable materials for each of the different surfaces and areas according to the purpose of the area and building regulations. Many criteria had to be considered as some areas needed to be fire rated, some required the use of water resistant linings and other areas were to be exposed to heavy traffic and needed impact resistant linings.

To accommodate these requirements, 3 different fibre cement materials were selected; Duraliner™ Plus, a highly effective fibre cement board used in wet areas and for fire and acoustically-rated interior walls, Duralux™ Plus, also ideal for interior linings in wet areas and Duracom Greystone™, a pre-finished facade system that is high in impact resistance and delivers a raw concrete appearance whilst being fast and easy to install.

GTEK™ 13mm Plasterboard, GTEK™ Fire Rated Plasterboard and GTEK™ Wet Area Plasterboard were also used in the project in order to accommodate the aforementioned requirements.

BGC collaborated with Upside Building, the supplier of plasterboard and fibre cement linings, to select the most suitable products from the range in order to meet the specifications provided by the architect. Upside Building then supplied these products to King Constructions, the head contractor for the project who installed the products on site.

BGC is delighted to have played a part in bringing this vision to life and wish AFL Max and everyone else involved in the project best of luck in the future.

BGC were great to work with on this project. We wanted to work with a local supplier so we could manage deliveries of materials to site, a seamless process was undertaken by BGC from ordering through to delivery to site. Transport and delivery were key ingredients to the efficiency of the project, BGC didn’t let us down in this regard.

Brett Grove – Upside Building

We were delighted to build the AFL Max facility, it was an exciting project to be involved in as we all love AFL footy. The end result of the project was fantastic due in part to the quality of BGC materials supplied by Upside Building.

Aaron King – King Constructions

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