Makers’ zone: The Shed is home to four new five-micron units. Photo: GRAHAM PERKINS

Cleaner air to breathe at Buninyong Shed

August 23, 2020 BY

A NEW air filtration system at the Buninyong Men’s Shed will ensure all members of the creative and social community organisation can breathe easily once they return, post lockdown.

Funded by a $6000 grant from the Buninyong & District Community Bank, president Graham Perkins said the four units filter air down to five-microns and are proving effective.

“The cost of the units was just over $4000, the parts and fittings with the electrical people came to about $1700, and we put them up ourselves,” he said.

“It’s all about air quality for the guys getting on in their years. The units have three speeds; low, medium or high, and spit out suitable air for breathing.”

The filtration system is wired to run after the Shed shuts, so when members return, there’s no dust settling.

“It’s a good, healthy option for a clean environment. We really are appreciative to the bank, and grateful for the safer atmosphere the units create,” Mr Perkins said.

Buninyong & District Community Bank chair, Ian Corcoran said the board has been an active supporter of the Shed from the outset.

“Our purpose is to build community by supporting groups and organisations, such as the Men’s Shed, which play a pivotal role in addressing social isolation for men,” he said

“The Shed provides a safe, friendly and welcoming place for men to work on meaningful projects, which contribute to the wider community.”

The Buninyong Men’s Shed has about 50 members and typically works on projects for the community or children. Get in contact via buninyong.shed.org.au.