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Professionally designed dairy barns built for success. Advanced dairy farm building design can future-proof your farm and set you up for generations. Learn more.

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The structure was divided into several purpose-built spaces including retail services and display, offices, amenities, equipment services, and spare parts sales. 

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The new warehouse needed to fit in with the existing infrastructure onsite and feature 10m eave heights to increase vertical storage capacity. 

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At Central Steel Build, many of our projects are built using the roof lift method as an alternative to the stick build process, the common shed process. This allows us to get our projects built in a much shorter time frame and is far safer for our installers. 

Roof-lift method

How does it work? The trusses of the shed or building are stood, the roof is framed, flashings and gutters are installed, and the roof is clad. All of this is done on the ground allowing for a much more efficient construction process. Each of the columns is attached to the roof structure so they can swing into place as the cranes lift the roof to height. Our installers then carefully guide each of the columns onto the footing bolts, before finishing off the remainder of the build.

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“It’s quite impressive to see such a big structure come to life in this way, it can go from the ground to something incredibly substantial in a short period of time.” — Joe Stevens, Central Agricultural client. 

Our project managers say enhanced safety is one of the biggest advantages of using this method, closely followed by speed. Because the roof is constructed on the ground before being lifted, it reduces the need for installers to work at heights, therefore reducing the likelihood of accidents. Installers can also work more efficiently when working on the ground, reducing overall project installation time frames.

The roof lift method can also be used for projects with limited access, such as the large ball court cover for Cranbourne East Primary School in Melbourne, in partnership with Brocor Landscaping. The cover was set to be constructed in an area that had restricted access on one side because of existing infrastructure. 

Usually, we would use cranes on either side for even weight distribution but in this case, we needed to use three 130-tonne cranes on one side of the structure and lift from the eaves. These extra heavy cranes had the additional reach and distance required to lift the whole structure from one side.  

To guarantee flawless operation and delivery, we partner with highly experienced installers for this method. 

See footage of the Cranbourne East Primary School project below. 

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