With a passion for horses that started in 2001, Abe Graham grew up spending his weekends at campdrafts, working his way through mini, junior and juvenile drafts in Central Queensland. At just 23 years old Abe has already started his own training facility west of Rockhampton and currently has over 20 horses in training.
If you own cattle, livestock, or run a sheep and beef farm, then chances are you already have a customised yard cover or fabricated shed, or you are looking to build one. Whatever the situation, you will need a shelter for milking cows, housing animals or sheltering them from extreme weather conditions. Whether you’re looking to build a new or replace an ageing shed, this could be the perfect time to review your waste management processes and infrastructure.
Steel has many benefits and is known for its durability, weather resistance, and corrosion resistance. Steel is a quality material that makes it perfect for buildings like sheds that are exposed to the elements and Australia’s harsh weather conditions.
Large manufacturers often rely on storage warehouses and industrial sheds for their operations so it’s important that they have facilities that are built to last, and won’t degrade over time. They also need scale and steel can span widths and lengths that other materials simply cannot. Steel is the perfect material for these commercial buildings.
Getting a fodder storage or hay shed constructed on your farm is a smart move that will reduce fodder storage losses, however, an investment like this isn’t cheap. The more hay you harvest the bigger the shed you will need, therefore increasing upfront costs. This can be a big deterrent for farmers to organise new and much-needed hay storage if they’re already battling with the effects of drought, fire and COVID-19.
COVID-19 threw many challenges at businesses across Australia and the equestrian industry was no different. Multiple lockdowns and travel restrictions meant that many equestrian events were either postponed or cancelled. The team at Wallaby Hill saw first-hand the effects of COVID-19, which forced them to cancel their Equestrian Extravaganza in April 2020.
When designing a shed an important consideration that shouldn’t be overlooked is the roof. The type of roof that you use on your shed can not only dramatically change the look of your shed but could influence the practicality, as well as the budget!
Advances in technology and construction have meant that we now have lots of options when it comes to the design of a shed, and the type of roof that we choose. Often we get asked about the differences between a traditional gable roof and something more modern, like a skillion roof. Each roof has its own practical benefits, and design appeal.
While you may have an idea of what your future farm shed or industrial building will look like, have you considered the orientation of the shed? Shed orientation is something that can be easily overlooked and in fact, is often a missed opportunity to make the most of your surroundings and seasonal weather conditions. If considered at the design stage, the orientation of your shed has the potential to provide many benefits!
Whether you’re a seasoned rodeo attendee, or perhaps you’re looking to set up your own rodeo event arena for the first time, it can be helpful to know the rodeo arena regulations and requirements. Because it’s not just the size of the arena that needs to be factored in, something like the material used for the surface is also an important consideration.
From hay sheds and dressage arenas to aircraft hangars and industrial sheds, our customers often come to us requiring a bespoke farm shed or rural building. David Stuart approached us last year after his travel plans changed due to the effects of COVID-19 – it was the perfect time to get a few extra things done around the farm which included getting a custom arena cover built. David isn’t just your ordinary equestrian enthusiast, however!
Are you considering a new steel shed for your farm or business? With a wide range of options available, it can be confusing to determine exactly what you need. From structural steel to purlin, wide-span or something more compact, it can seem like the options are endless when it comes to choosing your perfect shed!
In this blog, we wanted to take a closer look at the differences between purlin and structural steel. Just which is better for your new shed?