Skip to the main content.
Request a quote
Request a quote
Download our dairy barns guide

Vinnicombe freestall dairy barn_gallery 01

 Advanced dairy farm building design can future-proof your farm and set you up for generations. Learn more.

Download guide

Feature case study

Powercor industrial depot 2_gallery

The building needed to have a 50m clear span width to accommodate servicing inside as well as a fire isolation section and a truck wash.

View case study

Feature article

Dawn McKenzie indoor dressage arena 3_gallery

Benefits of installing an arena cover

For equestrian enthusiasts, trainers, and horse owners alike, an indoor arena represents a major asset. This article highlights the benefits of having an indoor equestrian space.

Read more

Latest case study

Perry Demolition combined office and warehouse 5_gallery

Combined office and warehouse 

Perry Demolition's requirements were for a new premises that included a stylish reception area with a double-storey void, a unique façade, and angled canopies, including a deck. 

View case study

Mt Isa Bunnings combined retail and hardware store

Project overview

Hutchison Builders approached us to design, fabricate and deliver a retail hardware store incorporating an outdoor nursery area, 2300m2 main retail area, 800m2 landscape yard, customer entry point and an inward goods canopy.

Due to the remote location of the store, Bunnings chose to explore our Design Build Advantage process rather than applying a traditional tender project delivery. This helped to simplify the project and save costs. 

Project Value: 

  • $1.3M* 

Building size:

  • 5,300 square meters

On-site build time:

  • 11 weeks

Project collaborators:

  • Hutchison Builders
  • Fire service engineers
  • Hydraulic engineers
  • Shade sail experts
  • Group 4 Architects

Our scope and build details:

  • 3D Structural steel drawings.
  • Engineering certificate and computations.
  • Structural concrete engineering.
  • Fabricated hot dipped galvanised steel package.
  • Purlins and girts.
  • External steel cladding (roof & wall).
  • Internal structural walls.
  • Industrial fire egress compliant access doors.
  • Guttering and rainwater systems.
  • Roof and wall insulation.
  • Skylights.
  • Cantilever canopy.

Job site location:

  • Mt. Isa, Queensland

*All prices are an indication only and are subject to change at any time due to industry steel prices. The prices also do not include erection or site preparation.

Mt Isa Bunnings commercial building
Mt Isa Bunnings commercial retail and hardware store
Mt Isa Bunnings warehouse shed drawings

Challenges and solutions

To comply with the different heating and cooling blanket requirements in the Section J Report, several different blanket thicknesses were required across different parts of the building. To simplify this and find a practical solution, we implemented the Ashgrid system and several different insulation thicknesses. Additionally, we used specialised 10mm polycarbonate skylights in the roof to help achieve the required R rating (the measurement of how well a building material withstands heat moving through it).

To ensure the structure was in line with the building code, we provided a custom-engineered internal firewall.

While designing the building, we included extra large SHS columns through the nursery area to carry large industrial shade sails. Reinforced roof framing and plant deck supports were incorporated into the roof design to allow for heating and cooling units.

Love what you see?

Get an obligation free quote today.