SBS Group supplied an extensive range of prefabricated complex curved and straight bulkhead frames during the refurbishment of The Buchan Group-designed Chadstone Shopping Centre in Chadstone, Victoria.

Having partnered with SBS Group on an earlier refurbishment of Chadstone Shopping Centre, the builder, Probuild Constructions recommended using SBS’ lightweight bulkhead framing systems for the Stage 40 upgrade.

Working closely with the plastering contractor, Arc Plastering, SBS Group supplied prefabricated complex curved and straight bulkhead frames. SBS Ultra Frame systems were detailed and engineered with superior cantilevering load capacity, replacing the proposed traditional and expensive structural steel.

The frames were curved in two or three directions and designed to incorporate services as required. Plasterboard was typically directly fixed to the frames.

Being prefabricated, there was no wastage or cutting required onsite with SBS frames delivered for quick and easy installation using a flexible joining system. The use of EWPs to install also saved significant scaffolding costs.

“Thanks for your effort at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Your team were a great help with constant changes to design and program... they were professional and maintained an ever evolving manufacturing and delivery schedule.”

- David G. (Arc Plastering)

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