Project Balwyn T Apartments
Builder Orange Building Solutions
Architect CHT Architects
Location Balwyn, Victoria
Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Top Level Wall and Roof Truss Framing
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 were approved and signed off by the builder, manufacture commenced in a quality controlled factory environment.
Frames arrived in scheduled deliveries to site. The lightweight yet high strength material meant frames could be easily installed by hand.
Another key advantage of using a pre-fabricated steel system over against timber is steel does not warp, twist, split, crack or shrink. Frames remain straight and true and once erected, no further straightening or packing out is required, saving on any future maintenance issues.