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.
Manufacturing Steel Sheds in Kyneton
Central Steel Build is located in Kyneton, where our sheds are manufactured on site. We only use Australian steel which is brought to our branch and transformed into components of jobs ready to go out on site to be constructed.
We use a design to completion process, in order to relieve the stress from our clients and ensure the job flows smoothly from start to finish. The process consists of several different stages of which are listed below.
- The client receives a customized quote after talking to one of our sales consultants who is trained specifically in the industry under which the build lies.
- After finalizing the quote the building is engineered and designed specifically in house by our drafting team.
- Once the design and engineering is completed the build’s components in our factory located in Kyneton.
- These components are then sent away to be hot dipped galvanized.
- Finally the components are taken to site and constructed by one of our installer teams.
A project manager assigned to your job will oversee the whole process to ensure no problems are incurred along the way. We strive for complete satisfaction in our clients, sticking to deadlines and ensuring this process is as easy and painless as possible.
Our Top 6 Shed Designs
Our sheds are wide and varied, covering a range of different purposes.
And for every purpose, there’s a design, including custom-designed sheds.
Below, we’ve included 6 of our top shed designs.
The American Barn
The American barn is a real eye-catcher. The raised centre will make this shed stand out against the rest. It’s also a great way for maximising internal space and bringing in natural light, perfect for a workshop.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $70,000
The Aussie Barn
An Australian style barn is slightly more modest & humble than its American counterpart. A simple roof makes this a very functional building, made for people who just need some space and don’t worry too much about impressing their neighbours.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
The 3-Door Garage
A 3-door garage is great for families storing their vehicles, but it’s also great for storage space if that’s all you need. The two-toned colourbond design looks fantastic.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
Some people won’t be parking vehicles in their building. In that case, a storage shed with some workshop space is a great option. The above shed has some glass roller doors, bringing in natural light and opening up the shed space inside.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $50,000
Looking for something a little bigger? A lot of our clients own farms and are looking for hay storage space. An open-sided hay shed is perfect for this.
Cost Range: $10,000 – $150,000
If you feel like embarking on a bigger project, some of our most beautiful builds have been habitable dwelling frames. Our clients often work with their own architects to produce fantastic spaces like the one above, a bed and breakfast in Mt Buffalo.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $100,000