Project details

Location: ANZ branches across Australia

Architect: Breathe Architecture

Date completed: March 2022

Products used: Cork Wise Flooring in Original Harmony and FSC-certified Timber

 

A project promoting wellbeing and positive connection

The project:

ANZ’s new nationwide branch design, known as ‘ANZ Breathe’, is a reflection of their commitment to doing business responsibly and ‘shaping a world where people and communities thrive.’  The project was based around ANZ’s three core values: environmental sustainability, secure housing, and financial wellbeing for all Australians.

The brief:

They partnered with Breathe Architecture to come up with a modular design that is flexible and can change along with the ever-evolving needs of their customers. The biophilic design was not only inspired by the natural world; it also set out to protect it. The materials used had to be adaptable and able to be repurposed, remodelled, or recycled at the end of the tenancy.

The future of finance meets the future of flooring

The solution:

At the centre of this project was an eco-conscious selection and application of organic materials. Cork Wise and FSC-certified Australian timber from Market Timbers were chosen for their natural health benefits and structurally safe and sustainable properties. Using Cork Wise flooring meant that no glues or adhesives were needed, so the emission of unwanted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could be avoided.  Then, hardwood veneer was used on plywood instead of plasterboard for custom-built furniture. The simple screw fixings and recyclable aluminium light fittings will mean furniture can be easily disassembled and reused. The light touch and warm tones and textures of the materials made for a modern banking branch that feels welcoming, safe, and familiar.

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What our customers are saying

michele rossiter
michele rossiter
2023-11-30
My experience with this wonderful company after 18 months of dealing with tradesman, from an insurance claim ,who ruined my floor with poor workmanship I went to see Gary and his team of professionals for help Raz was our saviour from our first meeting in my home to the finished product he was amazing I recommend this company to everyone for their knowledge and expertise The lovely James and his team who layed the floor with incredible skill workmanship we thankyou so happy and my home looks amazing
Jenny J
Jenny J
2023-05-23
At every step these guys were responsive, informative and efficient - just great to deal with!
Chester Brewer
Chester Brewer
2023-03-14
TMB timber has the best quality and design door for great price, after struggling with special order prices at bannings, door galore and door plus I was able to buy same door that’s 2k or more for an affordable price at TMB. Thanks Amarjit for great communication and advice,
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
2022-11-28
Rez Rezak and his team were totally professional. They supplied and laid our cork flooring without any hassles at all and were simply superb to deal with. Highly recommended.
Blake Boughton
Blake Boughton
2022-11-26
Spoke with Rez - Right off the bat it was fantastic customer service, even considering what I was after was quickly realized as far outside of my current budget for the project at hand. With the service I received over the phone however, I'm certainly thinking of spending some extra money through Market Timbers for a much higher quality panel. I mean, that IS what they do! Rez helped outline a panel that would work for me and quoted me a price, we had a discussion around the timber and some of the services they would be able to provide when it came to my new home office desk project. What I appreciate even more than what many would call the 'Standard customer service experience' was that he took the time to answer some of my more newbie questions and explain things for me. I'm far from familiar with any kind of woodwork; projects in Highschool are probably the most recent I've worked with any kind of wood. (Highschool certainly lifetime ago) Rez did a brilliant job of assisting me; with both his patience for my questions and the quality of his woodwork knowledge it provided me with some much-needed direction on my new desk project. From a slightly hungover Saturday morning call that could have gone any way - it was a fantastic experience. 10/10 would recommend giving the blokes down at Market Timbers a buzz if you've any timber related projects coming up!
Emma O
Emma O
2022-07-11
Excellent service from Rez, Andrew and co, from the first enquiry to the finished cork floor. Really appreciated the attention given to a small job like ours. Would definitely use Market Timbers again.
Ferenc Jakab
Ferenc Jakab
2022-05-05
The cork flooring is a fantastic product. We are situated 5 hours from Melbourne but Asad made our purchase easy, with technical advice, sending samples, helping us to estimate the quantity of flooring needed and arranging freight, which isn't easy at our location. Happy to recommend Market Timbers and their products.
Sophie Allan
Sophie Allan
2022-03-02
Asad and the team at Market Timbers have gone above and beyond to help us with lovely cork tiles for our renovation. Even though ours was a pretty small job they gave us great service and even located extra stock of a sold out product for us when we unexpectedly fell short with our original order. Highly recommend Market Timbers.
Jeffrey Moon
Jeffrey Moon
2022-02-21
Great advice and communication. Asad and the team were excellent. Delivery was on time, the driver was friendly and helpful. Really happy with the timber quality. A great experience all round.
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