Project Overview

Project Abbotsford Grove
Builder Aspyer Group Pty Ltd
Architect Watson Young Architects
Location Ivanhoe, Victoria

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / Design and fabricate a lightweight steel frame system in lieu of timber and structural steel without compromising the structural requirements of the cantilevered canopy.


> The Cortek design team reduced significant structural steel for the canopies by hanging outriggers off the steel posts incorporated in the external walls.

> Compared with a timber system, the steel frames were faster to install. No further adjustment or straightening was required with frames fabricated accurate, straight and true.

> Thorough and precise shop detailing, deliveries scheduled to suit the project program, and dedicated on site design and engineering support resulted in a smooth and positive experience for the construction team.

In the builder’s own words:

‘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, Aspyer Group