Horse Stables & Machinery Shed


Horse Stables & Machinery Shed

Location: Glenrowan West, VIC
Structure Type: American Barn for Horse Stables and Machinery/Farm Shed
Shed Size: Stables 12m x 12m, Machinery Shed 30m x 10m

The Dream

Glenrowan local Mick P. approached the Buffalo Built team for help designing two steel sheds for his property. Mick’s collection of both horses and farm equipment had grown over the years and he had outgrown the original facilities on his farm.

Mick wanted a new barn for his horses and a good-sized machinery shed and workshop that would give him enough space to store, maintain and repair his tools and equipment.

“We chose Buffalo because we wanted to use a local shed builder, and someone who could handle the barn and machinery shed. We knew we needed to house our horses, but we started with a blank canvas in terms of design. We ended up going with a barn-style shed because they’re a great multipurpose space.”


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The Shed

We helped Mick design an attractive horse stable based on an American barn design, measuring 12 x 12 metres and featuring COLORBOND Woodland Grey Monoclad cladding. The American barn features a high-roofed central space flanked by two smaller spaces, helping to channel heat up through the centre roof vents and away from the horses to ensure their comfort on hot days.

Two double sliding doors were fitted at either end of the structure for a horse breezeway, and four fabricated window shutters allowed for additional temperature and light control.

In addition to comfortable quarters for his horses, Mick needed a generously sized multipurpose farm shed with space for storage as well as plenty of flexible workshop space. The Buffalo Built team designed a simple but practical structure with 3 large roller doors and one large open bay for ease of access.

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The Result

We were happy to hear this glowing praise from Mick: “They look bloody awesome! I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.”

Aaron from the Buffalo Built team adds that Mick was a pleasure to work with and a legend of a client.

“We are pumped with how they have finished off – certainly a head turner of a setup,” says Aaron.

Many months on, we visited Mick to see how things were going.

“Since having our new structures we’ve run some school camp activities here, and trained others thanks to the new barn and our existing arena. And of course, we’ve been able to house our own horses in a safe, undercover, weatherproof shed.”

“I found the whole journey from start to finish was a great experience – Buffalo Built walked us through the whole program so we knew what we were going to get, and when we were going to get it. It was seamless from permits to engineering – everything went smoothly.”

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