ABC Sheds Blog

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.

6 types of commercial building perfect for steel

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.

How to get a tax advantage for hay storage

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.

A new equipment shed for Wallaby Hill

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.

Gable versus skillion roof sheds

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.