Taking inspiration from the classic American and European timber framed buildings, Giddiup has set about creating the ultimate barns in Australia with a focus on durability, aesthetic beauty, recycled materials and individual client customization.
Features that are inherently shared with the american barns include paired doors, gabled roofs, heavy structural systems and good ventilation. These architectural elements suit our Australian conditions and lifestyle needs. The high ceilings create maximum air flow and a cool internal environment. The huge timber trusses allow for a large free space which can be utilized for a multitude of purposes and the paired doors are great for oversized machinery and easy access.
Giddiup sources fabulous timber for the barns and often the timber has itís own interesting history. Old wharfs, railway bridges, boat hulls and country sale yards are recycled and reused. The sheer size of some of these pieces of timber is magnificent.
In some instances, clients can choose to have their own timber milled on site in the way that farm buildings were manufactured prior to 1900. Milling homegrown timber can be a very rewarding process and forms a strong connection between the building and its environment.
For each Giddiup barn, the fixtures and hinges are generally handmade adding to the solid, rustic appeal as well as being far more durable than anything available off the shelf. Window frames, door handles and shutters are usually salvaged antiques from a wide variety of locations and clients are encouraged to be a part of this creative process.
A Giddiup barn is an individual work of art and a spectacular contribution to the countryside.