Farina Restoration

Solid Timber Trusses using recycled timber

The historic township of Farina, located 620 Kilometres north of Adelaide, was a vital part in the development and support of Australia’s early inland population and agricultural growth. Abandoned in the 1960’s, Farina is now being restored by a volunteer group (The Farina Restoration Group Inc.)

In 2009 a group of Caravanners and Campers, led by Tom Harding, a Caravan Industry Australia veteran inspired industry and touring members to join him on a pilot exercise to re-establish physical and historical evidence of Farina.

Five successful annual work programs later, involving a total of 150 Caravan and Camper volunteers from all Australian States, involving 20,000 volunteer hours, $150,000 in personal donations, grants and very significant in-kind support, enabled them to achieve significant outcomes.

Farina is representative of many lost townships and their history in inland Australia.

Vicbeam is pleased to support this initiative in supplying engineered solid hardwood bolted trusses for the new museum and bakery.

Truss Specifications:

  • Top & Bottom Chords: 200 x 50 Solid Red Ironbark
  • Webs: 100 x 50 Solid Red Ironbark
  • Hip, Jack & Creeper trusses made from the same materials.
  • Lintels: 387 x 85 GL13
  • Steel Fixings: Powder Coated Matte Black
  • M12 Coach Screws & Bolts
  • Spax Screws
  • Engineering: Tim Gibney & Associates
  • Onsite Supervisor: Andrew Wallace (Commercial Builder) from Vicbeam donated his time to assist with installation of trusses.
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