ABC Sheds Blog

Grain sheds versus grain silos: What's the difference?

It’s an age-old question and something that we get asked time and time again – what’s the difference between a grain shed and a grain silo? Could one be more beneficial than the other? While they both store large amounts of grain, a grain shed functions quite differently from a grain silo so it’s important to understand the differences and benefits, of each storage solution.

Aircraft hangar inspiration

Whether you need an aircraft hangar for a new aviation park or you have a hobby plane that needs a home, it always helps to have some inspiration!

Here at ABC Sheds, we construct custom structural steel aircraft hangars for the secure storage of planes, both big and small. So whether you’re running a plane charter service or you need extra space to store the private jet, our aircraft hangars are designed with your specific requirements in mind.

5 things you need to know about workshop sheds

Investing in a versatile shed like a workshop is a wise choice! A workshop can provide years of valuable use and return on your investment and if planned correctly, will become a practical multi-use space for your farm or business.

Many businesses and farming operations that deal in maintenance and repairs will need a high-quality workshop on site that can meet a range of different requirements. A well-designed workshop will also allow you to handle your own maintenance and repair needs in-house without the need to outsource the work which could prove to be a costly exercise.

What’s the cost per m² for a steel shed?

The cost of a steel shed is a question we get asked frequently. This can be hard to answer as no two sheds are the same; in most instances, a steel shed will also be custom-designed to meet the customer's specific requirements which will drive up the price, should they choose optional extras.

The overall cost of a shed will come down to many different factors – from the size of the shed, to how many enclosed walls or bays you include, there are lots of things that could impact how much you will need to spend on a new steel farm shed or industrial building. What we can determine, however, is how much you can expect to pay on average, for a steel shed. This will then give you a good idea of how much you could expect to pay for a new shed.

6 frequently asked equestrian shed questions

Equestrian sheds and horse arenas are becoming increasingly popular, in fact, a covered riding arena is one of our most popular sheds! Highly versatile, an equestrian shed gives riders and trainers the flexibility to train when they please, and during any season of the year.

With this growth in popularity also comes more questions about these sheds, and their capabilities. An equestrian shed can be a big investment for anyone so people are increasingly wanting to know more and more about the process of building an equestrian shed, and just how customisable they are. Getting the horse shed or covered arena that’s perfect for your requirements is essential so it’s important that these questions are answered, before that all important shed order is placed.

The 5 most popular types of farm sheds in Australia

Sheds – they’re now essential for almost any farm or farming business. Whether you use them for hay or grain storage, or to keep important machinery and equipment sheltered from the elements, they serve a number of important uses.

What was once considered a luxury expense for some, has become a necessity that if built well, will last for many years to come while also serving multiple purposes. But just what are the most popular types of farm sheds, and why should you consider investing in one of them?

Planning a shed for 2022

As the end of 2021 nears, now can be a great time to start planning ahead so that you’re well prepared for 2022. Key farming activities roll around quickly every year and with material shortages and the construction boom affecting all aspects of the building industry, why not try and get a head-start on planning what you need for next year?

While it may seem simple enough to order the machinery and equipment that you need, manufacturing something like a new shed can take some time. Careful planning needs to be done at the outset so that you get the shed that’s right for your needs whether that be for harvesting hay or grain, shearing sheep, or housing valuable farm machinery.

Our favourite projects of 2021

It’s that time again where we take a look back at the year that has been – the highs, the lows and our favourite shed projects!

2021 has been a busy year with many new sheds completed across the country and we had a fair few that stood out. We asked our sales team to come up with their top shed projects of 2021 and they didn’t disappoint! From a bespoke aircraft hangar to twin combination sheds, see what their top picks are and get some inspiration for your next shed below.

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.