The far northern parts of the sunshine state, and the buildings within those regions, face some of the wildest weather in the country (especially as tropical cyclone seasons can span for up to six months of the year!)
So, you might be wondering, what are the best aluminium framing systems for North Queensland?
The experts at Bris Aluminium explain all in this article and provide recommendations on the right framing solutions depending on where you’re based.
Building Standards and Earthquake Actions in Australia
While devastating earthquakes are not historically known to strike Queensland, it’s still important that structures are built well and meet Australian building standard AS 1170.4-2007: Structural Design Actions Part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia (unless they’re outside the scope of the standard).
If you are including aluminium partitioning in your project, we would suggest discussing your local requirements with your designer, engineer or builder.
At Bris Aluminium, we’ve had our internal partition systems independently assessed in relation to the Australian Standard for earthquake actions for your peace of mind.
You can download the full report on our website here, but if you’d like to learn which of our ISO-9001 certified products are best for North Queensland, keep reading.
Earthquake Hazard Factors for North Queensland
Hazard factors for a number of North Queensland cities have been set out in a report by the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society. They include:
- Townsville has a hazard factor of 0.07
- Cairns has hazard factor of 0.06
Best Aluminium Framing Systems for North Queensland
With the above in mind, if you wish to utilise Bris Aluminium products in your North Queensland project, you’ll have plenty of choice.
That’s because MOST of our framing solutions are adequate for Importance Level 4 structures, and a maximum hazard factor of 0.08. The only one that IS NOT adequate for this hazard factor is the Supreme 64 Settings Slimline System.
Out of Bris Aluminium’s products, you should feel confident using the following systems in any Cairns and Townsville residential or commercial project:
- Supreme 92 System
- Supreme 76 System
- Supreme 64 System
- Econo 76 system
- Econo 64 system
- Adjustable System
- Cavity slider System
- Light duty shopfront System
Aluminium Partition Systems for Queensland Building Projects
Bris Aluminium has also put together guides for other Queensland regions:
Building in the south-east corner? View our blog here which discusses specific regions and which partition systems are best for those.
If your project is in central Queensland, we’ve also outlined hazard factors and the most suitable Bris Aluminium partitions in an article here.
Would you like to find out more about our aluminium partition systems, windows and door frames?
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have, so please give us a call today on 1300 274 407.
Bris Aluminium is a locally owned and operated company which supplies Australia’s best aluminium partitions, door frames and windows. You can easily shop our product range online.
Our high-quality products are affordable, great value for money and customisable. We can help with superior office fit outs for a variety of businesses and can assist with a range of residential space saving solutions as well. To make things easier, detailed design drawings are also available online for every product we stock.
Bris Aluminium’s quality assured certified products have a high level of adaptability and meet Australian standards including access requirements relating to disabilities.