ABC Sheds Blog

Roller doors vs sliding doors – which is better?

For most farm sheds and industrial buildings, door access is crucial. To keep your operations running smoothly, and the costs low, you need to choose a low-maintenance option to improve efficiency, durability and security.

The question is – are roller doors or sliding doors better?

How to properly store fertiliser

When storing your farm’s fertiliser, there are several things to know that can improve effectiveness, shelf life, and safety. Good storage and handling are crucial – especially when it comes to the productivity of your farm.

Organising your storage ahead of time will also save you in the long term. With large fluctuations in fertiliser pricing, it’s important to have an appropriate way to store it when the price is right. To help you store your fertiliser correctly, this article outlines some of the best practices for farmers. For ideal conditions, incompatible chemicals, regulations, and storage features you need, read on.

What’s the difference between BMT and TCT cladding?

When building a steel shed, you need to have full confidence in its strength, durability, and engineering. That’s why there is such a range of metrics and terminology in the industry to measure material strength and quality.

Two common terms used to describe steel cladding are Base Metal Thickness (BMT) and Total Coated Thickness (TCT). While they sometimes get confused, these are two separate measurements and must be used with care.

How much does a hay shed cost?

For farmers, the right hay storage is game-changing. Not only does dry hay keep livestock happy and healthy, but a well-designed hay shed will also be more cost-effective in the long term.

From size and span to future savings, there are several key factors that will influence the cost of a hay shed. To help you plan yours, we’ve covered each of these variables and the corresponding prices of different hay sheds below.

History of ABC Sheds

The ABC team has been designing and building Australian sheds for four decades but there's more to our history than you may realise!

To help you get to know ABC Sheds and our story, this blog will take you through each step in our journey, starting from a small Australian shed supplier to becoming the leading manufacturer of structural steel sheds you know today.

6 things to know before building a steel shed

While there’s no magic formula for building a shed, there are a few core principles to follow that will impact how your design comes together.

A shed is a major undertaking, but if you do it well, it will provide benefits both now, and into the future. To ensure your new shed is a success, here are 6 things that we think every shed owner or future shed owner should know.

Is there a standard bay size for a shed?

When building a new shed, one design choice you will need to make is determining the correct size or spacing for your shed bays. A shed bay is the spacing from the centre of one I beam, to the centre of the next I beam.

We often get questions from customers asking for guidance on bay size, but since there isn't a one size fits all solution, we thought we’d tell you what you need to consider when determining the best bay size for your needs. More often than not, the bay size you require will be determined by what you will store inside your shed.

How to reduce the risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)

With a recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesia, the possibility of the devastating disease is looming over Australia. Since 1872, Australia has been completely free of FMD but it’s still one of the most serious biosecurity concerns threatening our borders.

Studies show that if the disease does infect Australian animals, it could cost the economy more than $80 billion within the next decade. So while extra measures are being taken to contain the Indonesian outbreak, it’s important to be prepared for the potential spread of the disease to Australian soil.

A guide to warehouse construction in Australia

Investing in a warehouse could be one of the best decisions you ever make for your business. Warehouses provide a functional and affordable workspace solution allowing you to protect goods, machinery and stock, and keep supply chains running smoothly. Because of this, the convenience, efficiency and lasting investment of a commercial warehouse is a great way to expand your business.

Can polycarbonate sheets be used in a shed?

Polycarbonate or translucent sheets are a popular construction material due to their ability to let in natural light, but are they the right choice for something like a farm shed or industrial building? While there are numerous benefits to be had from using polycarbonate sheets for construction, there are some considerations to be made so that they're used appropriately.