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.
Cost To Build A Basketball Court Cover
The average cost to build a basketball court cover is $128,600. The price ranges from $31,000 up to $270,000, which the total price depending on the total area covered by the basketball court cover.
Small Ball Court Covers
Small ball court covers span an area the exact size of a full court; 28 metres x 15 metres. The cover is engineering to avoid the use of wire cross-bracing, making it safer for users.
Cost range: $25,000 – $35,000
Medium Ball Court Covers
Medium ball court covers span an area approximately the size of two full basketball courts. A typical project of this size would be 40 metres x 36 metres.
Cost Range: $100,000 – $150,000
Large Ball Court Covers
Large ball court covers span an area up to 60 x 40m.
Cost range: $220,000 – $300,000
Will I Need To Arrange Buildings Permits?
Ball court covers do require buildings permits, but these are usually not left to the end client to organise. A reliable builder will organise these on your behalf; we have an in-house expert who handles all permits.
Have You Built Ball Court Covers Before?
We’ve built over 80 ball court covers in the last 5 years and have built thousands of steel structures since our beginnings in 1975.
Our team includes engineers, draftsmen and project managers, all with years of experience in their field.
See a slideshow of our previous educational structures:
Where Can I Find Out More?
You can download a brochure of our educational buildings, including testimonials & photographs, by clicking through to our COLABuild brochure.
5 Inspiring Design Trends for Australian Homes
Small is convenient and stylish
Minimalism is a trend that has taken over home architecture recently. This trend is driven by the current high prices of land pricing and the environmental cost of large homes. Also, the idea of living more simply without compromising quality of life is promoted by minimalism. In accord with this fad architects are needing to factor in the use of space and ease of living when designing homes.
Welcome back nature
The idea of bringing the garden inside the house has come to life in the last few years in forms of rooftop gardens, fern walls and interior design features that celebrate nature. Indoor garden elements bring in a less structured approach to design with a fresh and natural atmosphere.
The trend has been encouraged by largescale projects such as 2009 New York High Line elevated park and the latest Seoul Sky Garden project in South Korea.
Above ground pools
Above ground pools have become common recently in city houses, often around the same size or slightly larger than an inflatable pool. These pools are more design orientated than practical, with the purpose to provide a view of water from the kitchen or living area. They tend to vary in size, with some being big enough to swim laps in while others being only waist-deep in water.
For a long time now kitchens have been designed to be an open space in the centre of the home, with easy access from any room in the house plan. This is changing as more people are taking on the idea of a hidden kitchen called a ‘prep kitchen’. These small tucked away spaces allow for food preparation, necessary appliances and the mess of cleaning up to be hidden from sight. This idea allows for the ‘on display’ kitchen to follow a minimal design and be more of a social area in the house for when having guests.
Energy efficient homes
The ideas of energy efficiency and ecological design have found their way into modern architecture building and design. These homes do not only have a lighter ecological footprint, but they are trendy and in fashion at the moment.