The Oldfield family were looking for a weekend getaway in the mountains but not too far from home. A five hectare site was found in Caversham Road, Lidgetton.

Architect’s brief

As the family business was involved in the design and erection of steel structures, the architect was requested utilise as much steel as possible.

Description of the structural framing

All columns and external rafters were fabricated in 200×100 hollow sections to allow them to be used for water evacuation. Rafters were simple 200×100 IPE sections. All steel was hot dip galvanised and painted internally where exposed. Externally all steel was left galvanised

Steel cladding

The architect specified steel side cladding to match the roof with only the gables being constructed in face brick.


The most challenging part of the project was the detail in the flashings at the interface of the various elements, windows, doors, brickwork, gutters etc.


The use of steel allowed for high uninterrupted open spaces in the entertainment area as well as clear external areas.

Completion date of steelwork February 2018
Completion date of full project June 2018
Tons of structural steel used 20
Structural profiles used Beams, rectangular tube and cold rolled purlins
Completion date of cladding March 2019
Cladding profile/ type used Brownbuilt profile/ Chromadek®
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 1000 sq.m
Nominator Cousins Steel International (CSI)
Client/ Developer The Stonehouse Trust
Architect Joy Brazler Architects
Structural Engineer CSI
Engineer CSI
Project Manager CSI
Steelwork Contractor CSI
Steel Erector Kalleb Rigging
Cladding Manufacturer Arcelor Mittal South Africa
Cladding Supplier Global Roofing
Cladding Contractor Kalleb Rigging
Corrosion Protection
Phoenix Galvanising