Sydney company, BFS Constructions were contracted to undertake a major renovation on a large residential property at Manning Road, Double Bay. Built in the 1930’s and located four storeys up at the end of a long driveway, the grand old family home needed a complete makeover and additional accommodation for a growing family.
The brief included some internal reconfiguration of existing walls and the addition of external concrete balconies with lift access - and had to be built to maintain and match the original charm and fittings from the old home. The new design included a concrete slab across the entire top floor for a rooftop apartment, paved terrace and garden areas.
The existing design called for major propping and formwork to the roof top slab, requiring support from the lower ground level through the timber floors and ornate ceilings to support the weight of the concrete. This meant major destruction through each level with extensive restoration upon completion.
An internet search by BFS Director, Tallal Mostafa, for a longer span steel decking product found Truedek and it proved perfect for the job, as the TD90mm panels could easily span the required areas without any requirement to prop underneath, leaving the timber floors and ceilings in original condition. The system and outcome were ideal for this project as it saved time in construction and stripping traditional formwork and restoration expenses.
It was the first time our Site Manager, Mohammed Khan had used Truedek and after a 15 minute training session, he was surprised how easy it was to put together. We wish to thank the team at Truedek for assisting us during the design and installation process and we highly recommend this system as an alternative to traditional formwork.