ABC Sheds Blog

What is a wide span shed?

If you’re planning to build a new shed, you may have heard the terms ‘wide span’, ‘portal-frame’ or ‘clear span’. As industry experts, we often get asked about these terms and whether they are worth factoring into a large-scale shed design. 

In this article, we explain what wide span sheds are, how they differ from other shed designs, and the best applications to use them. Whatever your needs, find all the advantages of wide span sheds below.

What sized sheds do ABC Sheds build?

If you’re planning to build a shed in Australia, you have a lot of suppliers to choose from. The key to choosing the right company is knowing what type of shed you need and the appropriate design specifications. 

In this article, we outline which shed sizes we specialise in and those that we don’t. To find out if we’re a good fit for your shed project, find our full sizing breakdown below. 

How to compare large shed quotes

When building a steel shed, you will need to compare quotes from several shed suppliers.  If you don’t know the industry terminology and the various factors that influence pricing, this can be a challenge.

In this article, we provide everything you need to know to understand your quote – from the basic specifications to the hidden expenses that may be overlooked.

Best farm shed suppliers in NSW

If you’re in the market for a farm shed in New South Wales, structural steel sheds will be at the top of your list. These sheds are strong and built to last – but how do you choose the right supplier?

With so many shed builders to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we make it easy with a list of the top farm shed companies in the state and what kind of projects they each specialise in. 

How to prepare your site for a new shed

Building a shed comes with lots of decisions – some of which happen long before construction begins. One essential consideration that’s often overlooked is how to prepare your site for a new shed. If left to the last minute, it may lead to expensive and frustrating delays later on.

So what steps are involved in site preparation and how can you get it right?

How much does an industrial shed cost?

If you’re planning to build an industrial shed, the construction cost is likely a critical factor in your decision. 

From the size of the shed to the location, many variables can affect the overall cost of your industrial building. However, understanding the average cost per square metre can provide a good indication of what to expect. 

How much hay can be stored in a hay shed?

For hardworking farmers, having the right amount of hay storage is crucial. A well-designed hay shed will not only keep your hay dry and full of nutrients, but it will also be a valuable long-term investment for your farm.

The question is – how much hay can your shed store? Getting this wrong could lead to wasted hay and money. 

Do farm sheds need council approval?

If your shed does not meet local council regulations, you may have to take it down or halt construction. To avoid unwanted frustration and fines, you need to be clear on the relevant guidelines before construction begins.  

In this article, we outline the key considerations to make when planning a new farm shed as well as the key steps you need to take. 

How much does it cost to build a fertiliser shed?

If you’re a farmer, you’ll know the importance of having a reliable place to store your fertilisers. But before you start planning your new fertiliser shed, you may wonder how much it will cost to build. 

In this article, we provide a full breakdown of the costs to build a fertiliser shed. We also discuss the most suitable storage conditions, and we will provide some helpful tips to keep costs down.

Why grain storage is important

Grain storage is an essential part of the during and post-harvest process that helps to preserve the quality of grains and protects them from pests, moisture, and other potential contaminants whilst improving harvesting efficiencies.

In this article, we explore the benefits of effective grain storage and the different options available to you. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or new to the industry, read on for everything you need to know about how to properly store your grains.