ABC Sheds Blog

How to reduce the risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)

With a recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesia, the possibility of the devastating disease is looming over Australia. Since 1872, Australia has been completely free of FMD but it’s still one of the most serious biosecurity concerns threatening our borders.

Studies show that if the disease does infect Australian animals, it could cost the economy more than $80 billion within the next decade. So while extra measures are being taken to contain the Indonesian outbreak, it’s important to be prepared for the potential spread of the disease to Australian soil.

A guide to warehouse construction in Australia

Investing in a warehouse could be one of the best decisions you ever make for your business. Warehouses provide a functional and affordable workspace solution allowing you to protect goods, machinery and stock, and keep supply chains running smoothly. Because of this, the convenience, efficiency and lasting investment of a commercial warehouse is a great way to expand your business.

Can polycarbonate sheets be used in a shed?

Polycarbonate or translucent sheets are a popular construction material due to their ability to let in natural light, but are they the right choice for something like a farm shed or industrial building? While there are numerous benefits to be had from using polycarbonate sheets for construction, there are some considerations to be made so that they're used appropriately.

What’s the most economical shed height?

Choosing the right height for a farm shed or industrial building is a critical decision, and can be quite daunting if you’re building a shed for the first time. Once a shed is built, it’s very difficult to adjust the height to suit your needs, so getting it right at the design stage is imperative. You’ll need to consider not only the shed’s purpose but also accessibility, storage capacity, local restrictions and more before finalising your shed plans. That’s why we’ve written this blog to give you a helpful guide to choosing a shed height that suits your needs. Learn more about choosing the most appropriate height for your future shed or industrial building.

The advantages of drive-through machinery sheds

Looking after your farm machinery is important, so choosing the right shed to store it in should be a priority, especially heading into winter. Farm machinery is a huge investment, so keeping it running as long as possible is both economical and necessary. Maintaining machinery requires it to be dry, sheltered, serviced and clean, which means it needs to be appropriately stored. Among the popular farm sheds for storing machinery is the drive-through shed; this is because it is designed to meet the practical needs of farmers while offering versatility should their needs change.

The steps to buying with ABC Sheds

When purchasing any big ticket item like a new car, home or shed, it always helps to know the process involved so that you’re well prepared before you start. In particular, the process of building a new shed can be a lengthy one and with manufacturing and building delays due to increased demand and material shortages, some people are surprised at just how long the process will take, from start to finish.

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.