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Farm shed prices — costs explained

Farm shed prices — costs explained

The right farm storage is a game-changer, keeping your valuable assets safe and secure. A ...

Shed terminology explained

Shed terminology explained

A shed-building project is filled with technical terms and industry lingo, which can be confusing. ...

Machinery Sheds Australia

Machinery Sheds Australia - 4 designs to inspire you

Machinery sheds provide a practical and secure space to store your valuable assets and equipment. ...

Best Sheds Australia versus ABC Sheds

Best Sheds vs ABC Sheds – which is better?

When building a large shed, you need a reliable, trusted supplier specialising in the right type of ...

Horse arena construction tips

5 horse arena construction tips

At ABC Sheds, we’ve worked on a wide range of equestrian buildings over the years, including horse ...

Do it yourself shed kits - are they worth it?

Do it yourself shed kits - are they worth it?

In this article, we explain what a kit shed is, the pros and cons, and how they compare to ...

How to choose a shed colour

How to choose a shed colour

The colour of your steel shed has a major impact on its energy efficiency, durability, and visual ...

Cotton shed suppliers in Australia

Cotton storage shed suppliers Australia

If you’re in the market for a cotton storage shed, a structural steel shed should be at the top of ...

The benefits of fertiliser storage

The benefits of fertiliser storage

Correctly storing your fertiliser is critical, especially in light of the current urea shortage in ...

Big shed Australia

Big sheds Australia – what are my options?

If you want to build a large shed, you must have full confidence in your supplier. The question is ...

Zincalume® vs Colorbond® – what's best for a shed?

Zincalume vs Colorbond – what's best for a shed?

When building a shed, the best cladding material is a major decision. Not only will this impact the ...

Our favourite shed projects of 2023

Our favourite 2023 shed projects

Over the last twelve months, our team has worked on sheds all over Australia. The ABC Sheds team ...

Customised farm machinery shed

How to customise a farm machinery shed

In our years in the shed-building industry, we’ve built a lot of farm machinery sheds. During that ...

Guide to estimated shed quotes

Estimated shed quotes: what does this mean?

Every shed company quotes differently so it's important to know that what you're receiving is ...

Galvanised versus painted steel

Galvanised steel vs painted steel – which is best for a shed?

There are lots of decisions to make when purchasing a new shed, including which material is best. ...

ABC Sheds mezzanine floor in a shed

How to add a mezzanine floor to a shed

A mezzanine floor is an excellent way to maximise storage inside your shed. The extra floor space ...

Learn about Australian shed houses

What is a shed house?

If you’re looking for an innovative way to build a house, holiday home, or weekend getaway, it may ...

Built strong, delivered quick. Introducing Durakit

New kit sheds from Durakit

Here at ABC Sheds, we are always looking for ways to align our processes with our customers’ needs. ...

Shed bracing types

What are the different shed bracing types?

Depending on the shed and your requirements, there are several different types of bracing that will ...

Wind region changes: How these impact sheds

If your shed does not meet the National Construction Code, you may have to take it down or halt ...

Shed door options

What are your shed door options?

Choosing the right shed door can be daunting, especially when you consider functionality, frequency ...

5 things you need to consider for your new farm shed

A well-designed farm shed allows you to run your farm more efficiently. By creating a practical ...

What is a widespan shed?

What is a wide span shed?

If you’re planning to build a new shed, you may have heard the terms ‘wide span’, ‘portal-frame’ or ...

What sized sheds do ABC Sheds build?

What sized sheds do ABC Sheds build?

If you’re planning to build a shed in Australia, you have a lot of suppliers to choose from. The ...

Discover how to compare shed quotes

How to compare large shed quotes

When building a steel shed, you will need to compare quotes from several shed suppliers. If you ...

The best farm shed suppliers in NSW Australia

Best farm shed suppliers in NSW

If you’re in the market for a farm shed in New South Wales, structural steel sheds will be at the ...

7 steps for site preparation

How to prepare your site for a new shed

Building a shed comes with lots of decisions – some of which happen long before construction ...

Learn about the cost of an industrial shed

How much does an industrial shed cost?

If you’re planning to build an industrial shed, the construction cost is likely a critical factor ...

Here's how much hay can be stored in a hay shed

How much hay can be stored in a hay shed?

For hardworking farmers, having the right amount of hay storage is crucial. A well-designed hay ...

See if you need council approval for a farm shed

Do farm sheds need council approval?

If your shed does not meet local council regulations, you may have to take it down or halt ...

See how much a fertiliser shed costs

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 ...

The reasons why grain storage is important

Why grain storage is important

Grain storage is an essential part of the during and post-harvest process that helps to preserve ...

View our favourite 2022 projects

Our favourite projects of 2022

In the past twelve months, we’ve been busily working on sheds all over Australia. With material ...

See which type of door is best for a shed

Roller doors vs sliding doors – which is better?

For most farm sheds and industrial buildings, door access is crucial. To keep your operations ...

Read our tips for fertiliser storage

How to properly store fertiliser

When storing your farm’s fertiliser, there are several things to know that can improve ...

Learn the difference between BMT and TCT cladding

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 ...

View hay shed prices in Australia

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 ...

Learn about the history of ABC Sheds

History of ABC Sheds

The ABC team has been designing and building Australian sheds for four decades but there's more to ...

6 things to know before building a steel shed

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 ...

Learn about shed bay sizes

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 ...

Reduce the risk of FMD

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 ...

A guide to warehouse construction in Australia

A guide to warehouse construction in Australia

Investing in a warehouse could be one of the best decisions you ever make for your business. ...

See if polycarbonate can be used in a shed

Can polycarbonate sheets be used in a shed?

Polycarbonate or translucent sheets are a popular construction material due to their ability to let ...

The best height for a farm shed

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 ...

The advantages of drive-through machinery sheds

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 ...

Learn the steps involved when buying an ABC shed

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 ...

Learn about the differences between grain sheds and grain silos

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 ...

Check out the blog for the ultimate aircraft hangar inspiration!

Aircraft hangar inspiration

Whether you need an aircraft hangar for a new aviation park or you have a hobby plane that needs a ...

Learn more about workshop sheds here

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 ...

Learn about the cost per m2 for popular steel sheds

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 ...

Our most frequently asked equestrian shed questions can be found here

6 frequently asked equestrian shed questions

Equestrian sheds and horse arenas are becoming increasingly popular, in fact, a covered riding ...

See what the most popular farm sheds in Australia are

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 ...

Plan your shed for 2022. Find out more here.

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 ...

Check out our favourite projects of 2021

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 ...

Steel shed trends to watch in 2022

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. ...

ABC Sheds frequently asked shed building questions

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 ...

Farm yard covers Australia

Reasons to invest in a yard cover

A yard cover serves multiple purposes on a hard-working farm. From protecting animals from the ...

Learn 5 things to consider when building a school COLA

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 ...

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 ...

See how a hay shed saves you money

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 ...

Learn how a covered horse arena is paying off for Abe Graham

How a covered horse arena pays off

With a passion for horses that started in 2001, Abe Graham grew up spending his weekends at ...

Follow animal effluent best practice with your shed

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 ...

See 6 types of commercial steel building

6 types of commercial building perfect for steel

Steel has many benefits and is known for its durability, weather resistance, and corrosion ...

How to get a tax advantage for hay storage

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 ...

See how we helped Wallaby Hill with a new equipment shed

A new equipment shed for Wallaby Hill

COVID-19 threw many challenges at businesses across Australia and the equestrian industry was no ...

See what the difference is between these popular roof types

Gable versus skillion roof sheds

When designing a shed an important consideration that shouldn’t be overlooked is the roof. The type ...

What you need to know about shed orientation

Shed orientation – what you need to know

While you may have an idea of what your future farm shed or industrial building will look like, ...

Rodeo arenas and rodeo sizes are explained in this blog

Rodeo event arena sizes explained

Whether you’re a seasoned rodeo attendee, or perhaps you’re looking to set up your own rodeo event ...

A custom dressage arena cover in Nebo, QLD

A custom dressage arena cover in Nebo

From hay sheds and dressage arenas to aircraft hangars and industrial sheds, our customers often ...

Purlin versus structural steel sheds

Purlin versus structural steel sheds

Are you considering a new steel shed for your farm or business? With a wide range of options ...

Should you own or lease an aircraft hangar?

Should you own or lease an aircraft hangar?

The often varied and hot weather that we experience across Australia means that it’s essential to ...

Aircraft hangar homes

Aircraft hangar homes

Aircraft hangars have been around for decades – in Australia it’s reported that the first ...

What you need to know about equestrian sheds

Equestrian shed basics: what you need to know

If you’re building an equestrian shed or horse stables for the first time, then you’ll have lots of ...

Solar panels used on the roof of a shed

Harvesting solar energy on a shed

More than 2.5 million Australian households now harness solar power across the country. As one of ...

Our favourite shed projects of 2020

Our favourite projects of 2020

It’s that time again where we take a look back at the year that was and share a few of our ...

The process of building a shed

The process of building a shed

There’s a famous saying along the lines of “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The Romans were right – ...

Learn about designing a multi-purpose farm shed

Designing a multi-purpose farm shed

A quality farm shed is a valuable asset for any farmer or rural business owner. With the right ...

What you need to know about shed quotes

Understanding your shed quote

Any savvy farmer or business owner knows that they shouldn’t appoint just any shed manufacturer or ...

See how easy it is to assemble a steel kit shed

How easy is a steel kit shed to assemble?

While assembling a new farm shed or horse arena is no small feat, many people are unaware that most ...

See how you can save money when buying a farm shed

How to save money when buying a farm shed

Whether you’re looking to cut down costs or stay within an existing budget, finding the money for ...

Things that you should consider when building a hay shed

4 things to consider when building a hay shed

If you’re looking to create more hay or harvest storage for your property, then you may be ...

ABC Sheds enclosed dressage arena

Dressage arena surfaces – footing that counts

If you’ve decided to invest in a new dressage arena or perhaps you're giving your existing arena a ...

ABC Sheds inspiring dressage arena designs

3 inspiring dressage arena designs

Whether you’re looking for a dressage arena for riding or perhaps something a bit smaller for the ...

ABC Sheds farm machinery storage shed

Designing a farm machinery shed

If you operate a farm there’s no doubt that you will have farm machinery and equipment on-site that ...

Drought assistance available in Australia for farmers

Drought assistance available in Australia

Years of drought and hardly any rain have had a significant impact on Australian farmers. This ...

ABC Sheds farm machinery shed

Farm security and trespassers – protecting your farm machinery

For many farmers, farm security and the risk of theft are unwanted problems that are all too ...

ABC Sheds grain storage shed

What's the best grain storage option?

There are now various options available to keep grain secure – from bags and silos to grain sheds. ...

ABC Sheds hay shed

What's the best way to store hay?

Hay bales are a common sight on many farms across Australia and can be a good source of food for ...

ABC Sheds farm shed

What you need to know when building a farm shed

For any new building project, there can be a lot that needs to be considered before you get ...

ABC Sheds structural steel shed

How to benefit from the government tax write-off

2020 has been a tough year so far for many farmers across Australia. Bushfires ravaged many parts ...

Horses in paddock with loafing shed

What's a loafing shed and why do I need one?

A loafing shed can be a valuable asset for any horse trainer, especially those that may train their ...

Tack shed

Adding a tack shed to a horse stable

Many people think that a horse stable is simply a horse stable – a covered structure that can house ...

ABC Sheds farm shed

Stay protected: Insure your farm shed

For anyone that owns or operates a farm, farm assets like buildings, equipment and machinery are ...

Keeping Australia moving forward

On the 12th of March the government announced a stimulus package for Australian businesses to keep ...

ABC Sheds farm shed

How much does it cost to build a farm shed?

Just like any new shed or piece of infrastructure, the cost to build a farm shed can be a big ...

ABC Sheds horse stable project

How much does it cost to build a horse stable?

Having a secure stable block to house your horses is essential for any horse trainer or rider. ...

Rapid Relief Team Australia

Supporting RRT – how we're doing our part

Image Source. Just like you, we were devastated to see the toll the recent Australian bushfires ...

Aircraft hangar by ABC Sheds

5 things to consider when building an aircraft hangar

So you’ve decided to build an aircraft hangar – great stuff! If you’re choosing to build an ...

Farm shed by ABC Sheds Australia

How to get finance for your farm shed

Any farmer with livestock knows the effort and cost involved in continuing to buy feed for their ...

Benefits of a commercial steel shed

Benefits of a commercial steel frame shed

If you’re planning on constructing a new commercial shed or building then you’ll want to make sure ...

AMBOS Industrial Shed

Our favourite projects of 2019

Over the past year we’ve had the pleasure of working on some amazing shed projects across Australia ...

ABC Sheds blog

Our most popular blogs of 2019

With the end of the year fast approaching (hasn’t this year gone quickly!) we thought we’d look ...

NSW industrial and commercial building requirements

What are the NSW commercial building requirements?

If you’re looking to construct a commercial or industrial building, there are important things to ...

ABC Sheds traditional horse stable

Horse Stables - Inspiration

So you’ve decided to invest in a horse stable – good choice! Horse stables or sheds are a great way ...

ABC Sheds horse arena

Horse Arena Sizes

Whether you’re a dressage competitor, or you ride horses just for fun, the horse arena that you ...

A dressage arena that can be used in all seasons

Building a dressage arena for all weather conditions

Being based in New South Wales, Australia we’re no strangers to the heat and understand that ...

Building a covered horse arena

How to build a dressage arena

Filling the dreams of many avid riders is the ownership, one day, of an arena. And whereas the ...

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