The American Barn style of shed appealed to Tony & Raewyn Weenink and they felt it would compliment their new home near Matamata. Tony needed plenty of workshop space and wanted to utilise ply & batten cladding on the front wall to give the shed a distinctive look.
What We Did
A total of 14m wide and 16m long, this American Barn retained most of the internal columns to allow for a ply & batten dividing wall running the full length of the building. The left side of the shed is mainly open, with the end bay partly enclosed to store firewood.
Inside the main part of the shed, one portal frame had an internal column removed to provide the clear and unobstructed area Tony needed for his woodworking. Wall girt size and spacing was varied to allow for the differing attachment requirements for ply & batten cladding compared to steel cladding. The flexibility of our design and engineering system allowed for this level of customisation to be achieved easily and economically.
The Weeninks have a custom designed steel shed that completely meets their expectations and has added real value to the property. Finishing touches like the Whirlaway roof ventilator and 22 degree barn window make the building great to work in and a pleasure to look at.