[Case Study] National Transport Museum In Inverell, NSW

Design Brief

The National Transport Museum was a pre-architected project that we did the engineering design for.

The design required some innovative ventilation solutions to maintain compliance for the large public open space that it was intended to be. Part of this process involved designing an attractive weatherproof louver system for the step up in the roof from one section to the other.

A lot of effort was put into making the underside of the roof look attractive for the public viewing. During the buildings' construction we made sure everything was structurally very neat and tidy.

A custom, raw iron entry awning was created to match the old antique motor museum concept.

Project Details

  • Manufacture Time: 6 weeks
  • Site Erection Time: 10 weeks
  • Purpose: Storage and exhibition of antiques motor vehicles and memorabilia
  • Clients: Boulus Constructions and Inverell Council
  • Location: Inverell, NSW

Building Features

Shed Configuration & Dimensions

  • Configuration: 30 metre clear span with 2 x 15 metre skillions
  • Dimensions: 60 metre x 66 metre
  • Bay Spacing: 8.2 metre bays
  • Clearance Height: 7 metre max


  • Column Construction:  410 UB and 250 UB 
  • Rafter Construction: Welded Web Truss
  • Steelwork Treatment: Painted

Cladding, Gutters & Downpipes

  • Cladding Profile: Trimdeck
  • Roof Cladding Finish: Colorbond
  • Wall Cladding Finish: Colorbond
  • Gutter Finish: Colorbond
  • Downpipe Finish: Colorbond

Custom Features

  • ​Barn style roof line.
  • Wall vets in roof step
  • Architectural awning.
  • Back bay open for undercover outdoor area.
Design Guide

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