Stone & Wood Brewery, a boutique brewery in Byron Bay, NSW moved into its new home within the Byron Bay Industrial Estate, just a few minutes’ drive from the town centre.

Designed by Harley Graham Architects, the brewery’s new facility may seem like a large shed but inside it is a much more sophisticated offering. The multipurpose building brings together smart design and glazing choices to create a naturally ventilated oasis just right for this sub-tropical location in Byron Bay.

Originally established by three friends, the community-focused Stone & Wood Brewery had a modest beginning in a much smaller shed in 2008. With the brewery’s growth and success came the need for new premises, and the opportunity to bring all operations under one roof.

The high-ceilinged space with a mezzanine level was designed to provide one home for all the elements of business operations. Brewing, management, marketing, sales and finance now operate from the premises, alongside a cellar door and gathering spaces, which are open to the public for tasting and dining.

Given the facility’s location in the sub-tropical Byron Bay region, smart design determined the building’s orientation on the site. The tall open northern facade facilitates natural ventilation in summer from the prevailing northerly winds, while the southern facade is punctuated with louvres that allow the air to escape.

The southern glazed facade, designed to showcase the inner workings of the brewery, has been constructed with Alspec’s Hunter Evo single flush glazed framing and McArthur Evo centre pocket framing. The dark finish of the Duratec Zeus Black Matt powdercoated aluminium framing provides a complementary pairing with the locally-sourced recycled wood cladding.

While over-sized timber-clad shed doors enclose the main building entry, glazed doors across the site were selected from Alspec’s ranges including Hawkesbury Commercial multi-fold doors, ProGlide High Performance sliding doors and Swan Evo 45mm commercial doors. All three styles are easily integrated with the Hunter Evo and McArthur Evo framing and are finished in the same colour as the framing.

Alspec Products Used:

  • Hawkesbury Commercial Multi-Fold Door
  • ProGlide High Performance Sliding Door
  • Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
  • Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
  • McArthur Evo 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
  • Gas Strut Servery Window
  • Swan Evo 45mm/70mm Commercial Shopfront Door
  • Applied Finish: Duratec Zeus Black Matt