Brighton Mazda

Brighton Mazda

Project Overview
  • Project Brighton Mazda

  • Builder S J Higgins

  • Architect Techne Architects

  • Location Brighton, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated External Framing

Inspired to create innovative, efficient and time-saving solutions for our clients, the SBS Group design team have something in common with Mazda: ‘Driven By Imagination’.


Drawing on 15+ years of experience in developing build smarter approaches for projects such as Brighton Mazda, SBS analysed the challenges facing the construction teams and put forward a lightweight pre-fabricated alternative for external box features. By replacing structural steel, the system enabled an easier and faster install compared with traditional on site construction methods.


The framing was designed to work in conjunction with primary steelwork for fixings, allowing the contractor to directly fix cladding to the framing. Being lightweight in structure, the use of EWP’s instead of scaffolding to install further contributed towards a simple and quick on site process. Impact on the project schedule by obstacles and delays such as inclement weather, RDO’s, difficult site access and other trades was also significantly minimised as a result.