Project Overview

Project Bella Vista Apartments
Builder One Construction Group
Architect SL Architecture & Salter Architects
Location Mt Bulla, Victoria

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / A pre-fabricated system was required to support a 7.5kPa snow load without jeopardising the ceiling height, achieve the required BAL rating and enable quick erection on site due to limited construction time frames.


Top level walls and trusses were detailed, engineered and fabricated in-house to withstand heavy snow. Frames were delivered in time before the winter season sets in.

> By using a LGS solution we avoided using a portal framed system with infilled metal framing to satisfy the fire engineering requirements

> The frames were pre-fabricated which reduced our erection process from stick building by at least half the time – saving approximately 4-6 weeks.

> The frames were extremely accurate to the shop drawings.

> Steel framing does not bow or twist which meant that our services and finishing trades were able to rough in without any framing straightening required.