Shed Project: Man Cave Retreat in Wonga Park

A sense of primal territorial pride led to this Victorian farmer engaging THE Shed Company Kilmore (in Wallam) into the design and construction of his man cave come storage shed.

rural man cave retreat

Full-service project

On his semi-rural hobby farm in Wonga Park, Victoria, this man-sized project took a team effort with those involved working tirelessly from dawn to dusk. THE Shed Company in Kilmore managed and collaborated with the client throughout the entire design-build process to create the perfect escape. Kilmore took the lead with coordinating earthworks, concreting, steel components and gaining council approvals by the Manningham City Council.

Custom designed man-cave

This man cave is a magnificent barn-style structure standing at 15 metres (total span including awnings) x 24 metres (length) x 6 metres (height). The symmetrical awnings are 4.5 metres (width) x 3.4 metres (height).

Capturing the essence of the stunning landscape of Wonga Park, THE Shed Company in Kilmore recommended to the client colours from the contemporary COLORBOND® steel palette. The client went with the complementary mix of IRONSTONE® and SURFMIST® to clad the structure.

Further enhancing the man-cave is a 6 metre wide x 4 metre balcony for relaxing and reading the newspaper in the sun. Large tinted glass panels were chosen creating a barricade around the top level of the verandah. The structure was separated into two floors, adding a mezzanine floor supported by BlueScope Steel columns. A beautiful timber staircase was also added for ease of access between the bathroom and kitchen to the downstairs gym and bar.

With the region known for its harsh summers with scorching sun and blazing fires, the team insulated the roof with Polyair Performa 7. The tower rook was insulated with a 75mm insulation blanket and foil, which is ideal for use under commercial and residential metal roofs. This high grade performance insulation will keep the structure acclimatised throughout the year, whilst providing energy efficiencies.

Man-cave plus storage

With Wonga Park being so close to the iconic Yarra River, this man cave come storage shed would not be complete without a home for his boat. High on the brief was plenty of storage space which was certainly delivered in the end result, with 3 lockable roller doors to house his treasured assets. The end result was a stunning shed the client is extremely pleased with.

Source: The SHED Company

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