A Modern Man Cave

Project Overview

The Situation

The clients wanted a good solid shed and when they looked around, Waikato Sheds  responded promptly, were easy to deal with from the moment they came to site, and obviously provided well made structures. To top it all off, they were were affordable and they also liked that Waikato Sheds would undertake all the dealings with the Council.

The build was site specific to the ten acre block in Tamahere, and the client knew the property well, it having been in the family for some years. They had shifted from down the road and wanted a shed for a workshop and vehicle, and possibly space for a home business or home industry, so wanted the shed built with a bit of ‘wiggle room’.

What We Did

Considering their build not quite the ‘stock standard’, the client knew the size and shape he wanted, and how it would be situated in relation to the elements, with picturesque views across to Pirongia. But he also wanted some more practical elements, such as a lean-to off one side as a kind of ‘open workshop’, where he could use a sander without dust permeating the shed. A side window was added to enclose the lean-to and provide shelter from the elements and they also added outside power points and lights. The client has his own building projects  – playhouses – but may move on to to smaller scale builds, however he is currently focused on the post and rail fencing for the property.

The Outcome

The shed houses their work vehicle, tools, and the scaffolding they use around the property, and the shed is lined and insulated. A separate private space is carpeted, and could be what you call a bit of a ‘Man Cave’. The shed is close to the house with asphalt laid which is just about settled – they have had to be careful with vehicles for 12 months as the asphalt takes some time to set or ‘cure’.

They think they didn’t have to compromise throughout the building process and their expectations were met. The shed is enjoyed by friends and family, and yearly on Waitangi Day they host a ‘day out’ from the shed, which includes a range of activities such as gumboot throwing competitions and poi making.

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