3D floating beamed ceiling effect completes shopping centre mall
SUPAWOOD’S Supaslat MAXI BEAM forms a decorative floating timber beam effect which flows along the mall ceilings of the food precinct at the Campbelltown Mall in Sydney NSW. The designers, Edge ID, originally incorporated the lighter timber slats of SUPASLAT for the ceiling refurbishment. However it was decided that slats would not achieve the impact they visualised and wanted the look of a chunkier decorative timber beam instead.
This alteration to the design presented potential installation obstacles and a cost blowout so Supawood recommended they use the heavier, more pronounced lineal look of the Supaslat MAXI BEAM as a light weight economical beam alternative to heavy solid timber.
MAXI BEAM is supplied pre-finished and can be ordered to the exact lengths the design configuration requires. The beams are also light and easy to work which meant there was minimal disruption to trade in the centre. The light weight nature of MAXI BEAM provided a cost saving by overcoming the issue of weight restriction on the existing overhead structure and other associated additional costs had solid timber been used.
Choosing SUPALAMI as a durable, low maintenance finish was a further saving and offered the look and texture of solid timber that was required. Light Tasmanian Oak was selected. The 3D effect is achieved by staggering the MAXI BEAM in 2 different depths. Lighting and other services such as the sprinklers are integrated between the beams, the lighting highlighting the staggering.
SUPAWOOD assisted to overcome the issues of product change by having the perfect alternative in their extensive range. This saved time and guaranteed the builder, Prime Build, still met the lead-times required. SUPAWOOD also recommended AKM as an installer to further ensure the builder could meet the client’s tight program and budget for this striking retail fit-out.
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