DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE used light gauge steel (LGS) framing made from steel to reduce three months from the build program at the TRIBECA Terrace Homes project in Bulimba, QLD.
Luxury Brisbane living at its finest is the true foundation of this stunning residence. A benchmark for extraordinary contemporary residential design, this TriBeCa Terrace Home has been created for relaxed Queensland living. You’ll be inspired by the generous sized kitchen, stunning timber floor, quality cabinetry, stone bench tops, state of the art Miele appliances and more! Every exquisite detail has been perfectly considered to enrich every day living.
-2.7 meter ceiling heights
– Large bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder room, secure garage with storage
– Open-plan living/dining, Miele appliances, timber floors, natural stone benches, marble splash back, 2-pac cabinetry, soft-close drawers
As the principal builders on the project, VANTAGE BUILDER considered using block party walls and timber framing but opted for LGS framing made from steel. “The sheer volume of work and construction speed required to complete the works, meant that the LGS framing and lightweight party walls were a far superior solution,” said Brady, project manager at Vantage Builders.
The result was a cost saving of approximately 18% on the project's steel framing supply and installation component.
To help compress the 18-month build program to 15 months, the DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE design team expanded its detailing and manufacturing capacity. This resulted in seamless coordination of deliveries ahead of the need by trades. The net effect of these resource changes was the critical compression of Builders’ construction timeline.
Key benefits delivered
The following benefits were realised in utilising LGS framing made from steel:
This development, originally expected to take 18 months to complete, was delivered in only 15 months, thanks in part to the decision to use LGS framing made by DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE instead of traditional timber framing, and lightweight party walls over block party walls.
VANTAGE Builders estimated a material cost saving of approximately 18% on the project's steel framing supply and installation component by selectively replacing structural steel with LGS framing made by DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE.
By using lightweight and prefabricated framing made by DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE, the installation was four weeks faster for each dwelling than it would have been using traditional timber framing.
Architect Compnay observed that the use of 3D CAD-based frame modelling software introduced the ability to detect clashes at the design stage, avoiding costly and time-consuming changes during construction. Offsite prefabrication allowed the frames to be manufactured to more accurate tolerances than would otherwise have been possible, further improving installation efficiency on site.
Frames made by DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE have an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, which allows for the strategic minimisation of structural steel elements without compromising the design vision.
With prefabrication of the frames, waste and associated safety issues that could result onsite were minimised.
100% Borer Proof
Knowing that framing made by DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE was resistant to termites and borers gave the Client added peace of mind.
The TRIBECA Terrace Homes gated community was completed in 2019. TriBeCa’s full-floor living areas at the heart of each home grant you a sunlight-filled haven with perfect, seamless flow between indoor and outdoor areas.Outlooks over lush landscaping on every floor and elevated views create a sense of privilege and prestige in the heart of this charming inner city suburb.
Principal Steel Products
Wall framing, floor joists, structural framing, roof trusses, ceiling panels all made from AZ150 high tensile steel, and other structural steel beams. Upper roof, gutters and fascia made from high tensile color coated steel in the colour Surfmist, and lower roof made from color coated steel in the colour Monument.