Byron Bay’s boutique brewery makes smart design and glazing choices
Stone & Wood Brewery, a boutique brewery in Byron Bay, NSW, has moved into its new home in the industrial area of Byron Bay, a short drive from the town centre.
Designed by Harley Graham Architects, the new brewery facility may look like a large hangar, but inside it’s a much more sophisticated offering. The mixed-use building combines smart design and glazing choices to create a naturally ventilated oasis, ideal for this subtropical Byron Bay location.
Originally started by three friends, the community-focused Stone & Wood Brewery had humble beginnings in a much smaller hangar in 2008. With the growth and success of the brewery, the need for new premises s is felt and the possibility of consolidating all operations under one roof.
The high-ceilinged space with a mezzanine was designed to provide a home for all elements of business operations. Brewing, management, marketing, sales and finance now operate from the premises, alongside a cellar door and gathering spaces, which are open to the public for tasting and catering.
Given the installation’s location in the subtropical region of Byron Bay, clever design determined the orientation of the building on the site. The high open north facade facilitates natural ventilation in summer from the prevailing north winds, while the south facade is punctuated with louvers that allow air to escape.
The south glazed façade, designed to showcase the inner workings of the brewery, was constructed with Alspec’s Hunter Evo single flush glazed framing and McArthur Evo central pocket framing. The dark finish of the Duratec Zeus Black Matt powder-coated aluminum frame provides a complementary pairing with the locally sourced reclaimed wood cladding.
While oversized wood-clad hangar doors surround the building’s main entrance, site-wide glazed doors have been selected from Alspec’s ranges, including Hawkesbury Commercial multi-ply doors, ProGlide High Performance sliding doors and Swan Evo 45mm commercial doors. All three styles integrate easily with Hunter Evo and McArthur Evo frames and are finished in the same color as the frame.
Alspec products used:
- Hawkesbury Commercial Bifold Door
- ProGlide High Performance Sliding Door
- Hunter Evo 101.6mm Single Flush Frame
- Hunter Evo 150 mm single flush frame
- McArthur Evo 101.6mm Center Pocket Bezel
- Gas lift service window
- Commercial door Swan Evo 45mm/70mm
- Applied finish: Duratec Zeus Black Matt