George Corner Apartments

George Corner Apartments

Project Overview
  • Project George Corner Apartments

  • Builder Neometro

  • Architect McAllister Alcock Architects

  • Location Fitzroy, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Balustrade & External Wall Framing

After analysing the proposed project, SBS designed and identified potential smarts, replacing conventional and heavy structural steel with superior cold formed lightweight framing solutions. With the builder eager to reduce the build time of traditional on site stick building, SBS were awarded the contract to prefabricate external wall and balustrade framing. The framing was shop detailed, approved and then manufactured off site, incorporating tapered angles, enabling direct fixing of cladding. External walls were fabricated and designed to be lifted up into position in large sections, resulting in quicker installation with less lifts required. A clever bracket system also contributed towards quick and easy fixing off for the framing. Once the framing was installed, it also acted as a fall restraint system, providing additional cost saving advantages for the builder.