OzGrind was excited to team up with design-and-construction “power couple” Michael & Carlene Duffy to create their modern outdoor entertaining area and pool coping. Our work was just a small component that tied this beautiful space together.
With years of experience both on and off the screen, the duo’s stylish taste and work has been seen on Reno Rumble, The Block and more recently, Ready Set Reno. The new series followed the renovation of Michael and Carlene’s family home. Whilst renovating their own home, the couple travelled around Australia in search for inspiration while helping friends finish their own projects. The Tallebudgera property was purchased in 2009, and now after ten years of hard work, the place is hardly recognisable.
After seeing our work in a recently finished JH Dixon renovation (Episode 8), Michael and Carlene were set on having OzGrind finish their concrete steppers and pool coping. After a visit to the property and inspection of the work, we were 100% on board and keen to help out with our expertise. With only two weeks till reveal, time was precious, so we were straight on the job. The concrete steppers and pool coping were all honed to full exposure and most of the work was done by hand. Honed concrete is a long-lasting option for outdoor areas as it is sealed with a penetrating sealer, leaving nothing on the surface of the concrete to scratch, wear away or yellow over time. The finish that Michael and Carlene wanted was a matte finish.
We are extremely proud to have been a part of such an amazing renovation and couldn’t be happier with the result. The concrete steppers are an innovative and creative way to incorporate polished concrete in an outdoor pool area. Directors Veronica and Brendan Exner got the opportunity to meet Michael and Carlene and have spoken about further collaboration on future projects.