Middlehurst was an exceptional project set in a well established, operational yard. Set to incorporate a new woolshed complex in conjunction with involving the existing woolshed for extra sheep storage, and also to retain history of the existing shed was very important.
Sue and Willie had put a lot of thought into this entire project and together with Farmbuild we developed a comprehensive design which covered off all of their needs. The level shearing board is set in a mono style layout which was decided upon discussions between Sue and Willie, Midddlehurst Stations shearing contractor and wool handlers. This is a critical area of the shearing operation for usability, efficiency and accuracy. This shed has a large wool handling and storage ability. There is a small kitchen area inside the shed also.
The storage under the wool room is a huge asset for the woolshed. A gradient concrete base making washing out an easy process was placed followed by a grating system set on fibreglass pedestals which proved to be a huge success. Sheep flow extremely well from this area up through the existing shed then into the catching pen area. The count out area is fully covered linking to a well thought out footbath and handling race.
The use of colour steel cladding and windows means that this large building blends in with its surroundings and other out buildings.