Harbourside living

The design of this luxury apartment building makes the most ofits prime waterfront location and views of the Sydney skyline
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view of the saunders wharf apartments with all the structurla steel manufactured Southern cross rigging and construction featuring glazed ballustrading, louvres

In the past, traditional, inflexible building materials limited the design potential of large commercial properties.

Saunders Wharf has a structural steel frame, which was fabricated and erected by Southern Cross Rigging & Constructions (SCRC).

SCRC managing director Mark Merhi says that using a steel frame for the five-storey building made the project quicker and more flexible.

"The beauty of structural steel is that you can bend or roll it to suit any architectural design" he says. "It is much more flexible than concrete."

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view of the balcony on the saunders wharf apartments featuring timber decking, glass ballustrading

In the past, Merhi says developers have been shy about using structural steel.

"It hasn't been exploited to its full potential in residential developments. Overseas, it is used extensively on any type of development. There is a lot more that can be done with it in Australia."

SCRC provides structural steel fabrication, piping fabrication, erection and maintenance services from its five fully equipped workshops in the Sydney area. The workshops are capable of all kinds of structural steel and pipe spool manufacturing for the building and construction industries.

Merhi says the company has a good reputation for completing projects on time and within budget. SCRC takes considerable precautions against delays, including employing in-house mechanics who are available 24 hours a day.

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view of the steel beams holding the glass overhang at the entrance to the apartments

"In addition, our quality assurance system ensures our methods are always ahead of the industry standard," says Merhi.

For further information, contact Southern Cross Rigging & Constructions, 65-67 Mandarin Street, Villawood, NSW 2163, phone (02) 9783 5600, fax (02) 9783 5601. Email: markm@scrconstructions.com.au. Or visit the website: www.scrconstructions.com.au.

Oct 20, 2006
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