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Northwood Apartments

Northwood Apartments

Project Overview
  • Project Northwood Apartments

  • Builder Hamilton Marino Builders

  • Architect SACBW

  • Location Fitzroy North, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Smart Frame / Pre-Fabricated Facade and Feature Framing

Rising behind a heritage facade, the contemporary style of Northwood Apartments combines the past with the present, offering 71 residences over 6 levels.


As a smarter and easier alternative was required, SBS Group worked alongside the builder to develop an SBS Smart Frame solution for the facade.


The system involved the pre-fabrication of modularised units to incorporate the corners and angles of the facade features. Manufactured using light gauge steel and delivered with brackets and lifting hooks, the frames were simply craned in and fixed back to the slab once on site. The SBS design also enabled the face of the framing to be pre-clad prior to lifting. As a result, the installation process was streamlined, removing the need for top hats/battens and saving time and associated costs.