Years Archives: 2016

Wonderland Trusses

King Post Trusses

Open truss roofs can make a small room feel more spacious and offers greater flexibility to install various forms of lighting.

The King Post truss using either solid or laminated timber is a cost effective truss which provides a sharp focal point to any room. They can also be made with curved webs and chords.

Structurally the bottom chord acts as a tie beam for the room, restraining the outward thrust where roof meets the ceiling and walls.  The truss keeps the walls from spreading due to roof loads.

Truss Specifications:

Glulam: GL18S Vic Ash

Truss Span: 6.9m

Room length: 13.520m

Top & Bottom Chord: 300 x 85 GL18S

Webs & Post: 120 x 85 GL18S

Jack Rafter: 300 x 85 GL18S

Hip Rafter: 300 x 85 GL18S

King Post Truss weight: 330 kgs each

Coating: Intergrain

Installation time: 3.5 hours

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Gemson Constructions

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Hastings
This Project Occured In
2016

Bolted Scissor Trusses

Exposed architectural trusses

Exposed bolted trusses assure any house or commercial structure a point of architectural focus which meets traditional or contemporary themes.

Scissor trusses are commonly used to create the look of a vaulted ceiling, ideal for structures with high roof pitches.

There are various configurations to a scissor truss but in its pure form it is characterized by the crossing of two bottom chords, forming an X.

Through a collaboration process Vicbeam designed this modified scissor truss to meet the homes structural and aesthetic requirements.

Vic Ash timber was specified, though various timbers and sizes can be used to create large open span areas.

 

Truss Specifications:

 

Bottom Chord: 180 x 85 GL18S

Top Chord: 180 x 85 GL18S

Post & Web: 180 x 85 GL18S

Span: 13.40 meters

No of trusses: 3

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Rydall Constructions

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
NSW
This Project Occured In
2016

Pure South Dining

Fine dining with river (and glulam) views

This newly re-imagined Pure South Dining development comprises two levels in Melbourne’s Southgate complex. The river Level is an all-day eatery & bar where you can dine to suit your mood; unplanned, relaxed with friends. Sit at the bar or in front of the open kitchen to enjoy the beautiful produce, or catch someone for a drink and snack at the unique window seats that put you right on the buzzing boardwalk.   The upstairs dining room is designed with a modern twist offering stunning views over the Yarra River.  The glamorous upper dining room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through glass walls.

The design architect Zeljko Trkulja introduced glulam columns with steel pivoted base connections to create a stunning structural facade.  The laminated timbers are made from modest radiata pine and coated with Cutek with walnut tint to enrich their appearance.   The double columns provide striking symmetry and the integrated downpipes is a clever design touch.

Glulam Columns : 350mm x 75mm GL13S H3 Treated Pine

Coating: Cutek

Project Information

We Worked With

Architect: Gray Puksand

Engineer: Wood and Grieve

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Southbank
This Project Occured In
2016

Corporate Slide

Corporate frivolity – amazing office slide!

Once in a while we are commissioned to make something unusual and this was a first for Vicbeam. This was an urgent job to say the least, taking two weeks from start to finish in January 2016, plus two days’ freight to Brisbane.

This slide allows employees to zoom down from the management level to their workspace in seconds – quicker than taking the stairs.

People sliding down in suits is not something you’d expect – the timber had to be completely smooth. We provided the sides of the slide and a boat builder created the deck and assembled the slide in Queensland.

The slide was created using Victorian Ash Glulam and curved to a tight radius of 789mm & 1067mm. The slide is one story high and measures over 6 meters in length and each curved beam weighs 210 kilograms.

A lot of thought and preparation went into the manufacturing of the slide to ensure the straight section was straight and then to achieve the two differing radius’ for the top and bottom of the slide. To achieve the 2 radius’ and the straight section we had to alter our curve press specifically.

Vicbeam are the only company in Australia that were willing to take on the curve at the specified radius. The tighter the radius the thinner the laminations, so the detailed work to prevent blowouts was extensive.

Project Information

We Worked With

Builder: Torre Developments

We used the products
This Project Took Place In
Queensland
This Project Occured In
2016