Project Overview

Project Northwood Apartments
Builder Hamilton Marino Builders
Architect SACBW
Location Fitzroy North, Melbourne

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / Rising from behind a heritage listed facade, the contemporary style of Northwood Apartments combines the past with the present, offering 71 residences over 6 levels. As a smarter and easier alternative was required, Cortek Framing by SBS Group worked alongside the builder to develop a Smart Frame solution that complimented the existing facade.


> The system involved the pre-fabrication of modularised units to incorporate the corners and angles of the facade features.

> Manufactured using light gauge steel and delivered with brackets and lifting hooks, the frames were simply craned in and fixed back to the slab once on site.

> The Cortek design also enabled the face of the framing to be pre-clad prior to lifting. As a result, the installation process was streamlined, removing the need for top hats/battens and saving time and associated costs.