ABC Sheds Blog

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 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.

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.

Reasons to invest in a yard cover

A yard cover serves multiple purposes on a hard-working farm. From protecting animals from the weather to provisioning a safe working environment, there are a number of reasons to consider adding one to your farm. In this article, we’ll explore the top reasons farmers invest in a yard cover.

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.

Designing a multi-purpose farm shed

A quality farm shed is a valuable asset for any farmer or rural business owner. With the right design and build, as well as the highest quality materials, you’ll have a farm shed that will last you for decades to come.

A brand new farm shed is a big investment so it’s important to make sure that the shed can be properly utilised all-year-round, and that it doesn't go to waste outside of key farming activities. When it comes to ordering a new farm shed, many people don’t think of the multiple purposes a shed could be used for and instead, focus on one function whether that be for the storage of hay during harvest time, or for farm machinery storage.

Understanding your shed quote

Any savvy farmer or business owner knows that they shouldn’t appoint just any shed manufacturer or contractor until they’re supplied with a written quote. After all, a verbal agreement is only worth the paper it isn’t written on! But even when you get written quotes, it’s still wise to check the items listed, and the fine-print, to make sure that you don’t end up with a surprise when the bill arrives.

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 something like a new farm shed can be challenging. There’s always more urgent expenses that seem to appear and a new shed is a big investment that many farmers will choose to put off until ‘the time is right’.

While a farm shed can seem like a big purchase, a quality structure will more than pay off in the long-run and will bring you years of use. So is there a way to save some money when purchasing a new farm shed, and still end up with a structure that’s high quality?