ABC Sheds Blog

How much does it cost to build a fertiliser shed?

If you’re a farmer, you’ll know the importance of having a reliable place to store your fertilisers. But before you start planning your new fertiliser shed, you may wonder how much it will cost to build. 

In this article, we provide a full breakdown of the costs to build a fertiliser shed. We also discuss the most suitable storage conditions, and we will provide some helpful tips to keep costs down.

Why grain storage is important

Grain storage is an essential part of the during and post-harvest process that helps to preserve the quality of grains and protects them from pests, moisture, and other potential contaminants whilst improving harvesting efficiencies.

In this article, we explore the benefits of effective grain storage and the different options available to you. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or new to the industry, read on for everything you need to know about how to properly store your grains.

Our favourite projects of 2022

In the past twelve months, we’ve been busily working on sheds all over Australia. With material shortages and unpredictable weather, it sure has been a wild ride for the shed-building industry. Despite all of the challenges, the ABC Sheds team is proud of what we have achieved, with 170+ new sheds being built across the country. 

To inspire your next shed, we thought we’d share a few of our favourites from 2022 with you. From large industrial buildings to loafing barns, our team share all of their highlights. Find out what they had to say below.

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.