Cranbrook School Chapel

New future-focused buildings at Cranbrook’s Bellevue Hill senior campus are designed to embody the school’s holistic ethos, make the most of its remarkable topographical setting, and help prepare Cranbrook for the century ahead.

A significant aspect of the redevelopement is the chapel, with the interior completely covered in Sculptform blackbutt Click-on Battens; a gorgeous sight to see!


Click-on Battens


Blackbutt Spotted Gum

Blackbutt Click-on Batten Ceiling

Click-on Battens crafted from blackbutt timber, a beautiful Australian species, line the walls and ceilings. On the ceiling, the battens are paired with beams to create an abstract grid pattern across the room. Creating interest and breaking up all of the timber elements.

Linear lines are achieved across the walls of the chapel with Click-on Battens, looking spectacular while also providing acoustic benefits within the space. Acoustic backing was installed behind all the battens in the room, helping to improve the acoustic rating of the chapel.

Product Specifications - Timber Feature Ceiling within Chapel
Product Click-on Battens
Species Blackbutt
Profile Block, 42x42mm, random lengths
Spacing 10mm
Coating Clear oil
Mounting track Suspended ceiling mounting track
Acoustic backing Yes

“Our guiding principles for the new buildings put people at the heart of the design solutions and make meaningful connections to place.”


Product Specifications - Timber Walls
Product Click-on Battens
Species Blackbutt
Profile Block, 42x19mm, random lengths
Spacing 10mm
Coating Clear oil
Mounting track Standard mounting track
Acoustic backing Yes

Spotted Gum Timber Soffits

Outside of the chapel, the exteriors soffits are covered with lines of spotted gum timber, another Australian favourite renowned for durability and warm tones.

With a block profile in a 42x42mm size, the battens are coated in a clear oil which protects against the elements. Much needed with the location by the coast in Sydney.

Project Summary




Richard Crookes Construction


Interior Works


Sydney, Australia




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