“We’re now able to  keep all our toys in one place and still have a workshop space, it’s the ultimate man shed.”

Noel & Barb McCrostie, owners

Man Shed

Project Description

Client: Noel & Barb McCrostie
Location: Alexandra
Key materials: Steel portal, colorsteel cladding

The challenge

The owners needed space to keep a number of vehicles, boats and machinery all in the one.

Our approach

Construction NZ


The initial discussions were about what needed to fit in the shed, the workshop space required, the door sizes and heights required.


The building was then designed in three parts to suit the different space requirements, it’s basically three sheds put together with different roof heights. A 15 x 12m smaller toy shed, 11.55 x 11.2m centre workshop, 18 x 15m large toy shed.


Specialised Structures supplied a kitset, local builders constructed this building for the owner.

The result

Here is a modern contemporary structure, reflecting what can be done with flare and initiative.