In Castlemaine, an excellent build is filled with even more excellent contraptions.
Up The Creek workshop focuses on detailing & restoring vintage and rare cars.
Check out our video & photos, or take a look at the ABCs coverage of the workshop.
A Little About Up The Creek
For over 25 years Up The Creek Workshop has been restoring, rebuilding and maintaining different makes of Pre-war cars. Examples include from Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Benz, Talbot and many more. One of their most recent projects was to reconstruct the engine of the sole surviving 1914 Delage Type-S grand prix car.
Take a look at some of the images below of whats going on inside Up The Creek Workshop at the moment.
DesinaBuild Ideas & Inspiration
ARCHITECT-DESIGNED GETAWAY IN THE HIGHLANDS
This incredible property is tucked away in Mt Buffalo. A gorgeous building; well-designed and perfectly suited to the environment.
WOOD & STEEL MASTERPIECE
A striking, simple but unique concept; the combination of steel and timber offers a refreshing, remarkable way to create a wonderful building.
A HILLTOP, LIVEABLE GREEN HOUSE
This daring build combines a stunning fit-out, with the majority of the building dedicated to space for gardens and vegetable patches, with a small space at the end for a cosy living area.
A CURVED-ROOF HOME AND GARAGE
This project matches the design of the home with the garage. Both making us of striking curves and sturdy, fire-resistant steel frames, the project is impressive & memorable.
To find out more about our DesinaBuild range, get in touch.
7 Things You Need To Start An Equestrian Business
“As long as people research what their resources are, what support they have available, what their fallbacks are, their competition and where they want to be in the future, they are likely to have a plan that will succeed.”
A lot of people involved with horses are passionate. Very passionate. That’s what makes the horse community special; everything is done with real enthusiasm and real energy.
Passion for the equestrian world is necessary because working in the industry is hard work, long hours and relatively low pay. The reward is the work itself; being able to spend every moment of your week working with horses. That love for the work needs to be able to get you out of bed early every morning.
All good businesses are built on a wealth of experience. The longer you’ve been around horses, the better you will be able to make business decisions.
The single best option for getting into the horse industry is to find a way to start small. Start a hobby business. This will prove that your business idea works and will give you the experience you need to make it work on a larger scale.
It’s very difficult to start an equestrian business alone. Support in any form is helpful.
If you have a partner with a stable income, that can give you the freedom to get your business off the ground.
If you know people already in the industry; ask them for advice. If you are humble and hardworking, people will be willing to help you out.
When you’re assessing your prospects, honesty is the single most important attribute you can have. Don’t let your passion cloud your view. If something doesn’t look like it will work, don’t do it.
Passion will drive you, but honesty will make sure you succeed. Be a realist as often as you can.
A business plan
A lot of people throw themselves into things without a forward-looking plan. Planning can be frightening; it’s the moment you find out if your business really has a chance to work.
That’s the reason it needs to be done.
Good people skills
Interpersonal skills make a big difference in the equestrian industry. They will help you grow your reputation and ensure that people come back to you.
Horse riding is a hobby for most people, so they want their experience to be a pleasant one. Try to offer that.
Setting up a business is half the battle. You then have to maintain it and grow it. Without clear goals being set, it’s easy to be idle and miss out on opportunities.
Setting goals will improve your growth, help you avoid failure and they’ll make running a business more enjoyable.
To see some of our private horse arenas, download our brochure at the top of the page.