SBS Group designed and fabricated a lightweight steel frame system for a cantilevered canopy at the Abbotsford Grove project in Ivanhoe, Victoria.

Designed by Watson Young Architects and built by Aspyer Group, the building required a lightweight steel frame system in lieu of timber and structural steel without compromising the structural requirements of the cantilevered canopy.

“The greatest outcome was the reduction in structural steel and successful resolution of the cantilevered canopy that enabled a full depth recessed pelmet to accommodate the internal blinds,” Sebastian W. of Aspyer Group said.

The SBS Group design team reduced significant structural steel for the canopies by hanging outriggers off the steel posts incorporated in the external walls. SBS’ steel frames were faster to install compared to a timber system. Additionally, no further adjustment or straightening was required with the frames fabricated accurate, straight and true.

SBS Group also prepared thorough and precise shop detailing, scheduled deliveries to suit the project program, and provided dedicated on-site design and engineering support, ensuring a smooth and positive experience for the construction team. 

SBS supplied a total of 5704 L/M of steel frames for the project.