Project 474 Beach Road, Beaumaris
Builder Paragon Properties (Developer)
Architect Beyond Design Group
Location Beaumaris, Victoria
Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Top Level Wall and Roof Truss Framing
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 arriving on site straight, true and accurate to specifications, no straightening or planing was required once installed. As steel is also extremely durable, long-term protection is provided against rot, rust and termite attacks.
The use of an SBS Group steel framing system successfully combined the multiple framing packages into one smart solution. The time and effort of coordinating and tendering timber walls, trusses and structural steel packages was therefore minimised.