Our Qikpanel sub-floor cassette offer is gaining plenty of interest in the Victorian Gippsland region. We completed our third supply and install job only last week, with a fourth project lined up for installation late-August. This month’s Project Profile focuses on the latest job in Drouin. The striking feature of this project was the ability to complete both sub-floor cassettes and wall frame installation on the same day.
Our pre-cut pergola service was the ideal choice for a Shrine being built at Wollemi College in Werrington. The posts and beams were machined and pre-coated by Meyer Timber and meshed together perfectly with roof trusses by Hunter Frames. Featuring F27 recycled posts and GL21S beams, the 12x12m structure will be a local landmark.
The Eternity Life in West Footscray (Melbourne), a 61-unit (4-storey) residential development, was opened in late 2020. The floor system for this project was designed and supplied by Meyer Timber/TBS using pre-fabricated cassettes incorporating a custom-designed acoustic system. The builder, who traditionally uses concrete floors, was pleasantly surprised by the level of comfort and stability that he experienced when walking on the floor during construction.
Our first sub-floor cassette job for 2021 was a real success, as we were able to meet all expectations of the builder. A solid and level floor completed within a day allowed the carpentry crew to seamlessly install wall frames on the following morning. The cassettes included sub-floor insulation, wet-area flooring and set-downs for showers, so the builder had less issues to worry about on site. What’s more, our supply and install (including bearers) package meant the builder’s carpentry crew was able to finish off another job simultaneously, giving cash flow benefits to the builder.
Recently Meyer Timber combined forces with modular building fabricator Pro9 Global. Located in Greystanes NSW, this project used the Pro9 insulated wall panels externally, along with traditional timber stud walls internally. Walls were followed in short succession by Meyer Timber cassette floor, stairs and roof. Two innovative companies working together for a great result!
Notwithstanding the difficult year, we have been able to introduce new products and systems to the domestic market on a regular basis. meyBRACE timber portal system is the latest offer that has started to make a difference by resolving complex wall bracing issues..
We were challenged with the design and manufacture of cassettes for a valley roof, to meet stringent Passive house standards. The result: Each roof stage installed in under 2 hours. Walls by Westview F&T and roof by Meyer Timber tested to achieve less than 0.6 air changes per hour (The average Australian House achieves 15 air changes with all doors and windows closed). Congratulations to the team at Blue Eco Homes on an outstanding result.
Richard Crookes construction was awarded the contract to re-purpose an old Masters warehouse to be the new headquarters for the Mid North Coast City Council in NSW. With a very short build time and over 1,500m2 of ceilings to provide for internal offices, they chose to partner with Eastlands and use LVL ceiling cassettes. Meyer Timber provided the production drawings and cut to length timber.
Recently we had a chance to show-case all of Meyer Timber’s cassette options, with pre-fabricated floor, rafters and stairs within a single house. Accurate framing by Dahlsens Ulladulla and builder Matt Stewart ensured all the members slotted together with precision. Saving weeks of on-site labour, this is an excellent example of how Frame & Truss plants can add value by partnering with our pre-fab team.
Our ‘cousins’ Timber Building Systems (TBS) were challenged with the task of installing 2 luxury apartments on the rooftop of an existing shopping arcade right in the heart of the South Yarra shopping precinct. This project certainly presented some challenges, with no lay-up area, no time and a small footprint for the crane, but the TBS team managed to complete it in only 2.5 days. The developer has now fully realised the value of the air space above the property, therefore dramatically increasing the value of the investment without buying any more land.
What to do when you are stuck at home over Easter – build a pergola. This structure uses a variety of Meyer Timber products including Rite Pine pre-primed posts and beams, hySPAN LVL rafters, MGP12 pine battens, meyCHOICE ceiling lining boards, as well as frame screws.
Hot off the press and only completed a week ago, Meyer Timber is proud to have worked with Lipman to supply Baubuche screening for a common area at Macquarie University. The project involved supply of 68 main blades which we 8.4m long, 600mm wide and 80mm thick. To further complicate the build there were 6 different main blade profiles and the maximum length supplied could only be 4m, meaning site lamination was required. Many thanks go out to all involved including Lipman, AKM Projects, Pollmeier, TBS, and Macquarie Uni.
If some pre-fabrication is good, then more is better! The Meyer Timber Prefab team along with Eastland Frame and Truss continues to push the limits with a super-sized cassette for the Flynns Beach Holiday Villa project. Measuring in at 12.6m Long x 3.8m Wide the jumbo cassette completed the entire ground floor in a 10 min crane lift. A collective sigh of relief was heard across Port Macquarie as the panel dropped smoothly into place.
It was a case of Meyer engineers coming to the fore, when others turned their backs, to help the community in Goulburn to re-build their popular aquatic centre in quick time. Our involvement, in both design and supply, also ensured that timber continued to play a part in the upgrade of 18m glulam portal frames that failed during heavy snow fall in mid-2019. The design was carried out by Meyer engineers with peer review from Adam Hugill, a local consulting engineer.
Our pre-fabrication team in NSW has now begun offering pre-fabricated or flat pack stairs – taking them to the next level (pun intended). This can be done as a kit form or fully assembled and is of huge benefit to builders as it provides safe access to the first floor as soon as the floor is in place.