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Ulverstone Wharf, Tasmania, Australia

Ulverstone wharf

Location: Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia

Distributor:  Ampelite Australia

Product: Marlon CS Longlife Opal

This wharf building located on reclaimed land won 1st prize in the Architecture and Construction (canopies) category of Brett Martin’s iAwards, November 2020.

The project incorporates three conference areas and a licensed restaurant on the existing wharf. The Marlon CS provides shelter to the outside paved areas.

The building structure consists of laminated Tasmanian Oak trusses, light timber framing, with a perforated Colourbond steel cathedral ceiling. The external cladding is blockwork and panelling. The canopies on the North and South elevations are made from structural steel and Marlon CS Longlife Opal. They provide shade and shelter over the timber decking area.

One of the more challenging aspects of the project is that the site is on reclaimed land. Therefore great care had to be taken not to overload the wharf area with heavy equipment or materials during construction. The lightweight Marlon was therefore not only a perfect fit aesthetically but also practically too.


  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Easy to handle
  • Longlife UV protection


Solutions Found:

  • Marlon CS Longlife Opal



  • The low weight of the product meant that the construction area, which is on reclaimed land, was not overloaded with heavy materials.
  • Marlon CS Longlife has excellent weather and UV resistance which is perfect for the local climate.

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