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RAAF Darwin Heritage Homes

The RAAF Base Darwin is a heritage-listed operational air base in the Northern Territory. The Base still houses many buildings from WWII, including several Heritage Homes. Higgins was engaged to perform a repaint to these buildings. 

The key challenge in repainting these heritage-listed buildings was the lead paint that required removal prior to repainting. There was a significant volume of lead that required removal, all of which had to be done ensuring no contaminants escaped. 

We encapsulated the building, with all paint flakes double-bagged and disposed of off-site. Pre- and post- project all operatives had lead tests taken to ensure there was no exposure that could cause harm. Similarly, soil tests were taken pre- and post- project to ensure no lead had contaminated any surrounding soil. 

Though challenging at times, our Darwin team was thrilled to be able to apply our craft to this historical site.

To see the other buildings our Darwin team has transformed, click here.