The Meyer Timber NSW office is a “proof of concept“ built to test an innovative new timber based prefabricated building system. The construction of the building shell took only 2.5 days to erect. This prototype project confirmed the ability of timber to be used as the primary structural material for mid-rise multi-residential and commercial buildings. The intelligent use of timber allowed the architects to create double height spaces and large 14m spans using beautifully sculptured glulam beams and columns.
On final analysis it was established that timber could not only achieve a green design but could also offer fast and precise pre-fabrication with cost advantages over conventional construction. Timber accounted for more than 80% of the construction materials which include the finished walls, exterior cladding, structural columns and beams. Ultimately the end product is a light-weight building of high quality that is installed very quickly but also allows for a huge reduction in truck movements and on-site waste.