ABC Sheds Blog

Steel shed trends to watch in 2022

Each year, shed design trends come and go, bringing with them a variety of new styles and ideas. 2021 has certainly been another interesting year with COVID-19 continuing to impact many Australians' daily lives and ways of working. We’ve had to adapt with most of us now comfortable with change and what curveballs (or lockdowns) come our way.

Building the perfect training arena

After successfully competing and training in the United States, professional rider Christan Trainor made the journey back to Australia where she has since established Glenhill Sporthorses. Glenhill is a boutique training and breeding facility in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales where they focus on quality and bringing out the best in each horse.

Our most frequently asked shed questions

The ABC Sheds Sales Team

Discussing people’s dream shed means we’re asked a bunch of questions each time. And while we do have an FAQ section on our website to cover many of these, that doesn’t mean we don’t see the same few questions appear every so often. 

Reasons to invest in a yard cover

A yard cover serves multiple purposes on a hard-working farm. From protecting animals from the weather to provisioning a safe working environment, there are a number of reasons to consider adding one to your farm. In this article, we’ll explore the top reasons farmers invest in a yard cover.

5 things to consider when building a school COLA

Creating an environment that allows children to get out and enjoy the outdoors all year round is important, particularly for schools that have an emphasis on sports and outdoor education. Furthermore, being able to offer students a sun-safe environment at the peak of summer is vital so that they’re protected from the harsh rays of the sun.

A school COLA is a covered outdoor learning area that is generally manufactured from steel and features a large canopy for shelter and weather protection. School COLAs can come in all shapes and sizes and span wide spaces, which make them the perfect solution for schools that need a lot of space for their students.

Site preparation tips for a shed

Building a new shed comes with lots of important decisions – and we’re not just talking about how big your shed should be! Shed orientation, where your shed will be located on your property and even things like extra storage or a loading bay are all very important considerations that need to be made at the design stages. One design consideration that sometimes gets overlooked and shouldn’t be forgotten, is preparing your site appropriately for a shed. But what does this involve and why is it so important?

What is the hot-dip galvanising process?

Here at ABC Sheds, we use hot-dip galvanising to ensure that our sheds can stand up to even the toughest Australian weather conditions. But, just what is hot-dip galvanising, and how does it protect a steel building like a shed?

How a hay shed saves you money

So you’re considering a new hay shed? Great choice! A new hay shed is not only an excellent way to keep your harvest safe, secure and protected, but a quality shed is also a good way to save some money. Better yet, a well-thought-out hay shed could also make you money down the track!

How a covered horse arena pays off

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.

Follow animal effluent best practice with your shed

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.