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Project value 

$350k - $400k

On-site build time

Five weeks

Building dimensions 

64m x 24m x 7.5m high

Building location

Windermere, VIC

Project collaborators 

Precast concrete supplier

Rowallan Lodge farm shed   

Client/company

Rowallan Lodge is an established agri-business in Windermere, Victoria that specialises in cattle and range of different cropping.

The brief 

Our client required a large multi-use farm shed to store machinery and implements, as well as hay storage and a section for long-term storage for bulk grain and fertilizers. 

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Our scope and build details 

  • Structural steel drawings.
  • Engineering certification.
  • Engineering computations.
  • Structural concrete engineering including raft slab and precast wall design for grain area.
  • 3D structural/shop steel drawings.
  • Fabricated hot dipped galvanised steel package.
  • Purlins and girts.
Rowallan Lodge grain and machinery shed

Challenges and solutions 

When designing the farm shed's grain storage area, our client needed a 16m opening and a 6.5m opening height. For this, we used an upgraded header beam so an intermediate post could be removed. The header beam was engineered to take the weight of four large top hanging sliding doors used to seal the grain compartment. 

To ensure ease of sliding and minimum ongoing maintenance on the sliding doors, we provided our client with a custom continuous ground guide system. This also creates a better seal to reduce dust ingress into the grain storage section. 

We designed 2m high precast walls for three walls in the grain area. Above this we clad the walls internally to remove ledges that grain dust would build up on over time. 

Rowallan Lodge agricultural shed
Rowallan Lodge farm machinery shed