Years Archives: 2014

Cabin 2 – Blairgowrie

1980’s Log Cabin turned spectacular

Vicbeam were pleased to manufacture these GL13 Pine Beams.

The results are simply staggering.

Featured in the Age

Case study done by wood solutions.com.au

This project received nominations in two categories in the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects (Vic.) awards: ‘Small Project’ and ‘Residential – Alterations & Additions’.

Winner of 2014 Australian Timber design Awards, Residential Class 1 – new building

Featured on Timber Design Online

Project Information

We Worked With

Architect: Maddison Architects

Builder: Frank

Awards: Excellence in Timber Design - Residential Class 1 - New Buildings

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Blairgowrie
This Project Occured In
2013, 2014

Estate One – Dandenong

Dandenong’s premier business address

This project comprised of GL10 White Cypress beams being used as vertical fins to clad the front of the building.
Vicbeam assisted with the design of the corner connection. The beams were drilled, slotted and coated with Cutek (Chestnut tint) prior to delivery.

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Hacer

Architect: Watson Young

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Dandenong
This Project Occured In
2014

Gippsland Day Spa

Modern Wellness Retreat

Leigh Herbal director of Herbal Constructions contacted us to supply a laminated timber solution for a timber pergola façade, a focal point to the Brandy Creek Day Spa development.

The Gippsland Spa is a modern wellness building designed to house five treatment rooms and a Turkish hammam

The building is situated at the top of the Brandy Creek Estate property overlooking a peaceful valley and rolling vineyards, the building is a 70-meter-long rectangular stained timber structure, divided into three areas, connected by terraces and an external covered walkway.

Clad in black stained durable Cypress and H3 treated Radiata Pine glulam beams the building will remain a stunning and elegant design for many years to come.  Carr Design used the black glulam beams which were spaced at 1 meter centres to evoke the space between vines.

The simple statement in the landscape appears effortless: black cypress combined with black glulam beams. However, getting the perspectives as well as the amount of privacy required has made this simple design considerably more complex.

“The place should resonate with a sense of calm and tranquillity even if the process required considerable effort,” Chris McCue, Director of Carr Design.

Glulam has a high degree of dimensional stability because its manufactured from kilned dried timber (10-14% moisture).  The beams are manufactured from pre-treated LOSP timber which increases the durability and life of the timber to 25 years plus.  Vicbeam recommends a maintenance program to ensure the timber beams are well protected with coating systems which improves the life of the structure.
See more images at here.

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Herbel Constructions

Architect: Carr Design Group

Photographer: Wildwood Photography

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Drouin
This Project Occured In
2014

Leongatha Secondary College

Local school revitalised

The redevelopment of the Leongatha Secondary College is a major project that has brought the local public school into the current century. The facility is designed to cater for over 600 enrolled students. Using timber throughout the school, the school has been brought back to life.

Vicbeam were able to provide GL18 Victorian Ash Glulam beam with full fabrication, allowing the builder to crane the beams into position with minimal fuss.

We are delighted to see that TS Constructions were awarded the Master Builders regional award – Construction of commercial buildings over $6M.

Project Information

We Worked With

Architect: Kneeler Design Architects

Builder: TS Constructions

We used the products
This Project Was Budgeted At
8.5m
This Project Took Place In
Leongatha
This Project Occured In
2014

Marist College Bendigo

New school – New buildings

Vicbeam were pleased to be able to supply the GL18 Victorian Ash Glulam beams for this project. Delivered over three stages, these beautiful bolted glulam trusses were constructed by ‘the Truss Joint’ in Bendigo, just around the corner from the school.

Spanning up to 12 metres, these glulam architectural trusses are extremely impressive.

The Bendigo Advertiser covered the story on the 23rd of January.

Project Information

We Worked With

Architect: Y2 Architecture

Truss Assembler: The Truss Joint

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Bendigo
This Project Occured In
2014

Melbourne Zoo – Predator Precinct

GL18 Victorian Ash Glulam beam ‘Trees’ a roaring success.

Vicbeam were pleased to be able to provide the GL18 Vic Ash Glulam Beams for the Melbourne Zoo.

The ‘tree trunks’ comprise of 10 glue laminated beams all cut and spliced together which opens up into a canopy that supports the roof structure.

From under the glulam canopy, the public can view magnificent animals such as the African lions, wild dogs and the Philippine Crocodile.

We were delighted to hear that the project received a special commendation for ‘Excellence in Civil construction’ by the Master Builders of Victoria and we congratulate Lloyd group on their fantastic work.

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Lloyd Group

We used the products
This Project Was For
Melbourne Zoo
This Project Was Budgeted At
4.3 million
This Project Took Place In
Melbourne
This Project Occured In
2014

Penrith Baptist Church

Architectural Glulam trusses converge to central point of Church hall

Penrith (NSW) Baptist Church and Ministry Centre 2014

The architect, Esteban Olmos from MSK sought to design an environment that the Parish could use all year around without the need for costly air-conditioning. We also collaborated closely with the builder the Co-Wyn Building Group to ensure the project went without a hitch.

From its clever louvre window system (safetyline jalousie) to its high ceilings, which boast exposed, bolted timber laminated roof trusses, this cool space is very appealing and comfortable.

Originally the bolted trusses were designed in Radiata Pine as a cost effective solution, however we felt the space required the warmer hues of Victorian Hardwood (Vic Ash).

This project required full technical drawings and our fabrication service, which meant the client received the laminated bolted trusses complete and ready to install (fully coated).

Co-Wyn Building Group, in collaboration with the engineer and our drafting team ensured that the heights and levels of ground, columns and trusses were absolutely precise prior to manufacture. Together  we were able to identify and work through critical issues which resulted in a seamless and satisfying solution for all parties.

As you can see the Glulam bolted trusses provide a strong visual impact converging to a central point of the room – the stage.

Neil (Pastor) was delighted in the idea of hardwood trusses and today considers the meeting hall his favourite space in the church.

Project Information

We Worked With

Architect: MSK Architects

Builder: Co- Wyn Building Group

We used the products
This Project Was Budgeted At
4.2 Million
This Project Occured In
2014

Whittlesea Community Activity Centre

Bolted Trusses spanning 13 metres

Whittlesea Community Activity Centre is a modern facility incorporating a range of services for the local community.

Bowens North Melbourne on behalf of Contract Control approached Vicbeam to manufacture and fabricate 4 x GL18 Vic Ash Architectural Trusses spanning 13 meters long.

The Whittlesea Community Centre wanted to provide Whittlesea residents with a state-of-the art community hub, which would offer a host of additional facilities, meeting spaces and storage.

The new memorial hall caters for up to 200 people, and can be used for social & business functions.  The large room can be partitioned into three separate areas, all with individual access.

This project required full technical drawings for timber, steel fixings and fabrication of  the trusses. The trusses were assembled in house and then delivered to site ready to be installed.

Because glulam is made up of many laminates, you end up with a product which is stronger and straighter than solid timber, with strength and performance properties that are very reliable. Achieving a 13-meter bottom chord with solid timbers would prove difficult, however Glulam can be made up to 18 meters and even longer with splice connections.  As per the engineers specifications, the top and bottom chords were manufactured to 150×85 and the webs of the truss 85×85.

Vicbeam can assist you with design, manufacture and assembly of engineered architectural bolted trusses for residential or commercial builds.

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Contract Control

Architect: Whitefield McQueen Irwin Aslop

We used the products
This Project Was Budgeted At
8 Million
This Project Took Place In
Whittlesea
This Project Occured In
2014