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If you are after the latest news, product information or DIY tips for everything to do with your shed or kit home, read over our latest blog posts below.

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The Rising Price of Steel

Growing demand for iron ore, limited supply of coking coal and disruptions to shipping are just a few factors leading to the rising cost of steel across world markets. Australia is no exception to this global trend with suppliers like BlueScope Steel announcing increases to the price of their steel to keep up with global demands.

Below we discuss the three main factors pushing up steel prices both around the globe and in Australia.

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The Patersons: Standing up to the Heat

The words coming from Malua Bay local Fraser Paterson are measured and calm. But the tale he is retelling of his experience of the 2019 New Year’s Eve fire was anything but calm.

“It was scary,” adds Tracey, Fraser’s wife, with a more emotional tone. “But we didn’t have time to think. We just had to act.”

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Open Over Festive Season

The festive season is here!

Just like Santa and his elves, the Wide Span Sheds team will remain working hard over the holiday season to ensure that our customers continue to receive our incredible service and "no compromise" quality sheds. ...

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Meet Frank Ashman

Frank and his wife Lynn moved to the Darling Downs several years ago with their Santa Gertrudis cattle farming operation in tow. First up, they built themselves a Wide Span Sheds Machinery Shed.

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Customer Stories

Meet Michael Baker

As a Wide Span Sheds customer for over 15 years, Michael’s world was rocked when an electrical fault in his four-wheel drive winch ignited a fire that went on to destroy his four-wheel-drive and the shed it was housed in.

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Customer Stories

Meet Ken Cowden

Ken’s not your average type of guy. A gold prospector, timber merchant, and overall handyman who thinks building a Wide Span Sheds kit is a lot like putting together a giant Meccano set. These are just some of the reasons why he qualifies as a Wide Span Sheds Legend! 

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Meet Pat Stephens

Pat’s not one to let age, health issues (or anything else for that matter) get in the way of getting the job done. These things are just minor setbacks, and why we think he’s a bit of a legend…

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Council Approval in Australia for Steel Garages

A steel garage is a Class 10a building, which effectively is a non-habitable building. As garages can be large structures, if you are planning to build in a built up suburban area then chances are you will need to apply for council approval before you can commence construction. ...

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