Reimagining a Kiama Icon

Located on Sydney’s picturesque South Coast, Kiama Leagues Club is a drawcard destination for locals and tourists alike. In 2022, the Club began expanding its footprint, building the new Cedar Cutters Sports Bar to service its growing community.

Designed by EMVY Design and built by Pearce and Percy Constructions, the Cedar Cutters Sports Bar demonstrates how Screenwood’s acoustic wood PANELS empower greater architectural vision while ensuring patrons’ comfort.

Kiama Leagues Club


The Brief: Carpark to Sports Bar

“The design brief was to completely transform a car park and storeroom into an entirely new habitable environment with eating and entertaining areas,” says Carley Austin, Director of EMVY Design.

“Our design vision was adventurous, and we sought to create a uniquely vibrant space that ignites conversations in comfort. To achieve this, we blended a palette of traditional soft and opulent colours and materials with the space’s industrial elements and used an exposed salmon ceiling, Italian marble mosaics, and rose bronze beer fonts to enhance the ambience.”

The Need for Acoustic Wall Covering & Ceilings

The Cedar Cutters Sports Bar is surrounded by residential areas and other hospitality venues. “While the Sports Bar encourages vibrancy in volume, we needed acoustic materials that could absorb sound, create warmth, and complement our industrial materials,” continues Carley. “The bar’s main areas have floor-to-ceiling screen zones to view sporting events. It was essential to contain the noise within these zones and control direct sound and reverberation throughout.”


Screenwood PANELS 6030-4 were used in the Cedar Cutters Sports Bar to reduce reverberation and increase speech intelligibility providing patrons with acoustic comfort.

Transforming Interiors with Timber Ceiling Panels

PANELS 6030-4 in Blackbutt Clear

EMVY Design selected Screenwood’s acoustic wood PANELS in solid timber for the ceiling and foyer bulkheads to control reverberation and improve speech intelligibility. Decorative pre-finished Screenwood MODULO® tongue and groove linear lining boards were also chosen to add interest to walls, columns, and seating. 

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The Artistry of Acoustic Wall Covering Solutions

PANELS 6030-4 in Blackbutt clear & MODULO Groove 50 in Navurban Ravenswood

“Visually, Screenwood acoustic wood PANELS and MODULO® create a warm palette which can only be achieved with a natural product like timber,” continues Carley. 

“We liked how the profiles integrate with each other and the range of finishes available. We particularly chose Screenwood wood PANELS as they offer an aesthetic and practical appeal and because of their fire and acoustic properties. Their ease of installation and ability to integrate our LED linear lighting systems also played a decisive factor in finalising the specification of Screenwood products.”

EMVY Design plans to use Screenwood products in the foyer and gaming area for Stage Two of its Kiama Leagues Club project.

Kiama Leagues Club

Click here to view detailed information on the Screenwood profiles and finishes selected for this project and browse more images of our products in action.

The Cedar Cutters Sports Bar is located within Kiama Leagues Club at 109 Terralong Street, Kiama, New South Wales. Photography credit: Rachel Tagg Photography

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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