The Barns of Freeling

In the heart of South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the historic The Barns of Freeling property has undergone a transformative renovation to convert it into a large event space, ideal for weddings and functions.



Rylock Windows & Doors were contracted to aid in the installation of the windows and doors to Australia’s first custom-built silo accommodation on the residence. Rylock’s Architectural Aluminium and Commercial series windows and doors in Colorbond™ Monument powdercoat finish feature throughout the silo accommodation. Providing panoramic views of the entire property, Rylock’s windows and doors allow residents to gaze out onto the sprawling hills of Barossa Valley and take in all of Australia’s natural beauty.

The Rylock team were incredibly pleased with the final result of the renovation and is a massive triumph for the team to have been a part of.

1. What type of windows and doors were specified for The Barns of Freeling, and in which rooms?

Entry into each of the silo accommodation spaces is through a hinged door, with a large fixed lite window that floods the dining and kitchenette with natural light. The living space features French doors, fixed lite, and awning windows with an openable sash for ventilation, that are positioned low to the ground, so as not to obstruct the expansive views beyond.

Each silo features a split-level interior, with access to the first floor via a curved staircase that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom features a high, coned ceiling with French doors that open out onto a suspended curved balcony with sweeping views of the picturesque wine and grain region.

The property’s adjoining event space features large fixed lite and double hung windows which promote cool breezes. These are positioned alongside 6-metre-wide Commercial Series Sliding Doors which feature a flat sill for zero threshold installation, which offers a seamless transition to the outdoor entertaining spaces.

2. How were the project’s site conditions an important consideration?

Rylock worked closely with Bishop Building to specify the correct window and door types and glazing solutions to suit this particular site and solar orientation. Rylock products have been tested by the CSIRO to be compliant with bushfire attack level requirements, and this project is in a BAL19 region so it’s fitted with stainless steel flyscreen mesh, for example.

Rylock products undergo Australian Standards testing for compliance with AS2047 Windows and External Glazed Doors to ensure specified products meet the wind classification of the site, which in this region is N3. This ensures that the product is fit for purpose and meets structural integrity requirements.

3. How do these windows and doors contribute to the function of the project?

With a solutions-based approach, Rylock products are designed with thermal comfort in mind to help regulate the living environment for year-round comfort. All Rylock windows and doors feature grade-A safety glass as a standard specification. Rylock windows and doors are designed to exceed Australia Standards and in such a picturesque location, the clients were keen to draw the outside in, through expansive views.

4. Rylock is known for its technological innovation in windows and doors. Can you tell us a bit about the technology behind the windows and doors that are specified for The Barns of Freeling?

As an Australian-owned 40-year-old company, Rylock uses locally sourced aluminium and processed glass, Whether a site is urban, coastal or rural, every custom window and door combines quality, style and performance to deliver an optimal product solution. Rylock is committed to harnessing the latest technology with computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines for precision profiling of complex aluminium extrusions.

For more information Rylock Windows & Doors

Designer JBG Architects

Builder Bishop Building

Photography Clique Creative

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