One of our previous projects involved working with Tangled Maze in Creswick.
Their wonderful property already has some beautiful buildings, a hedge maze and a mini golf course.
We helped them build a space for and indoor skating rink and a laser tag arena – which are both now in use.
Take a look as some photos below.
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Amazing school buildings converted into homes
School building are built for functionality and efficiency, but they also often have an unrealised beauty to them.
Every town needs a school, and as towns grow, old schools are left and sometimes fall into disrepair.
But these optimists have claimed some fascinating and beautiful old school and turned them into their homes. Take a look below.
1. School House in country New York.
This tiny school house is located in an isolated township in country New York, in America.
The quaint interior and the buildings isolation make this a delightful little getaway. Most of the woodwork is original, and objects like the library ladder when kept to retain the building’s character.
2. Highschool converted into apartments.
Highschools are often brutally functional; with cold metal railing and simple layouts.
But for some, that’s the perfect starting point for a living space. This old high school was refurbished and divided up into apartments.
3. Toronto High School from the 60s.
This Toronto family bought an entire school that was built over 70 years ago.
The left most of the interior intact, changing only what was required to make the building more energy efficient and easier to heat.
4. Tiny school house in Canada.
One of the benefits of converting an old school is that they tend to be quite large, which is great for big families.
Not so with this school, which must have had a single class (and a small one at that). This tiny school is now a tiny cottage for a small family to live in.
5. Australian industrial school.
Old technical schools are often filled with big, clunky furniture and rough brick. And that’s exactly what some people are looking for in a home.
The amazing building is a perfect example of the overlooked potential of old school buildings.
Solariums and chandeliers: A look at our most luxurious horse facility
Central Steel Build designs and constructs steel buildings. The fitting out is done separately by others.
Our buildings become a space for some of the most incredible facilities in Australia. This amazingly lavish horse arena was fitted with solariums, offices, viewing rooms and even chandeliers.
It’s a great example of what can be done if you have the time and money. For this project, the owners really decided on the best available for each option.
Let’s take a look at some of the finer details:
Wood grain panelling is the most expensive option for kickboards, but it also looks the best. The perimeter of this arena has been fitted with high quality wood and it looks great.
This is another real luxury that is certainly worth the effort. Putting a viewing room in your building that looks out onto the arena is a great idea. It’s also a good investment, and makes it easier for you to host events at your arena.
This building was full of high end facilities like solariums. They make the arena much more functional. One of the first questions that needs to be answered when building an arena is How will the arena be used? It’s all about making sure the functionality is there to meet your needs.
This is our favourite part! A lot of great design and interesting building techniques were used for this project. The building combines a traditional barn-style look with contemporary details. The use of wood and steel looks wonderful together and the light fittings and stone details add charm to the place.
This is certainly one of the most visually impressive projects we’ve built. It’s great working with a client who is so aware of how the building itself will be affected by the details and facilities that go into it. It’s a beautiful building.
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