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  • When presented with the option of using either timber or steel for the top level of the apartment project, the builder chose the smarter alternative: light gauge steel.   Using a pre-fabricated LGS solution, a lot of the initial design ground work was completed before the frames arrived on site. Installation was therefore streamlined and quick with positive flow-on effects to the following trades.   Full shop detailing, engineering and framing layouts were combined with 3D virtual reality modelling and shop drawings, coordinated by the SBS Group team. Once drawings…

  • As part of Melbourne Airport’s Duty Free upgrade, vibrant and inspiring ceiling features were architecturally designed – adding to the long-legacy of the international terminal.   With a long history in manufacturing iconic and distinctive ceilings, SBS Group was awarded the contract to pre-fabricate a mixture of diverse bulkhead shapes.   Using light gauge steel, the frames were manufactured in sections to tight tolerances. With bulkheads arriving to site ready for immediate installation, the whole process was an easier, faster and more accurate alternative to a stick build method.  …

  • Using BHP cold formed Truecore material, wall framing and roof trusses were pre-fabricated for planned erection once on site.   By applying our BUILD SMARTER system, many smarts were achieved. This included deleting unnecessary structural steel, whilst fabricating the acoustic double walls into one wall, thus providing a quick and ready solution. Doors and windows were also easily incorporated into the pre-fabricated framing design.   The engineered design also incorporated the pre-fabrication of the complex roof pitched junctions and long span trusses.   As steel does not rot, twist or…

  • Many builders are choosing to replace timber and structural steel for top level wall and roof trusses with light gauge steel framing. Steel is proving to outperform timber with many short and long-term benefits.   This was the case for the iconic waterfront Beach Road project in Beaumaris with SBS Group designing and delivering the pre-fabricated steel wall and roof truss framing.   Steel has a significantly greater strength to weight ratio than timber, allowing for wider spans. Cold formed steel also does not twist, shrink or bow. With framing…

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