Newport Consulting Engineers

Sloping blocks tend to present unique challenges from the outset, however, transforming these spaces to be not only functional, but also visually enticing, is a challenge in its own. Tackling its own problematic block, Newport Consulting Engineers has achieved a striking outdoor space through its innovative approach to engineering and its keen eye for detail.

With a specific request from the homeowners to create an area that accommodates both entertainment and exercise purposes, Newport Consulting Engineers, along with Argo Architects + Master Planners for the pool’s design, Broadwater Pools for the pool’s construction, Tonic Projects for the construction of the entertaining areas and timber feature wall and Paul Lynch Landscapes for the surrounding landscaping, the team of professionals worked cohesively to create the wonderful space pictured.

At the initial design stages, it was decided the best way to counteract the sloping block would be to install the pool and entertaining deck at different heights, incorporating cleverly-placed outdoor features to complement.

Constructed at the side of the house, the main concrete pool measures 15m x 3m, creating a sense of openness in the backyard. Fully-tiled with a Jewels 4 Pools interior, the main pool boasts simple clean lines and a modern aesthetic. A 25-metre boundary sits to one side of the pool, most of which features a stunning Bisazza-tiled wall feature for dramatic viewing, as well as a timber-clad portion with LED uplights and lush foliage.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the space is the pool’s clever integration of flowing water between varying ground levels. To provide visual interest, the upper level of the block features two water ponds that flow back into the lower main pool. Laden with Bisazza tiles, these ponds are the perfect way to harmonise both the upper- and lower-tiered sections of the backyard. Skimmer Lids Australia also inset a matching tile to provide a flush finish for a modern streamlined aesthetic.

A Hayward filter and pump, as well as a Hayward Pure Silk chlorinator and Chromatalyzer keeps maintenance to a minimum, while an Evoheat pump and Liquid Blanket pool blanket guarantees comfortable swimming throughout the cooler months. In keeping with the modern design, softened concrete surrounds pool area, and leads all the way up through the stairs and to the gazebo and grassed area.

Newport Consulting Engineers provides a cost-effective and highly-personalised service of the design and construction of commercial and residential concrete swimming pools. The company also offers soil testing, slab and footing designs for new houses, engineering for decks and small residential projects, as well as custom-built homes and multi-level residential developments.

Newport Consulting Engineers boasts an impressive portfolio of small and large projects, which includes the design and construction of the Cricket Academy Centre of Excellence and the Yeronga Park Council pool.

Regarded for its expertise in swimming pool design, Newport Consulting Engineers designs and inspects more than 2000 pools per year, and is called upon by builders, regulators and clients to assist with old and new projects. Headed by Matthew Yourell, Newport Consulting Engineers endeavours to provide solutions to outdoor areas via ease and speed of construction, as well as a commitment to improving the lifestyle of its clients.