Wide Span Sheds Blog

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.  

Barn Steel Shell

Shielding Factor and How it Affects your Shed

Posted on 23 July 2015

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As with Terrain Category and Topography Factor, the Shielding Factor also plays an integral part in determining the site design criteria for a particular location. As the name suggests, it looks at structures that will potentially ‘shield’ your shed or garage from the wind. 

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Country Home Jimboomba Complete

Impress with a Steel Framed Home

Posted on 16 July 2015

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Steel framed houses are all the go in Australia right now; in fact, they have been for quite a while. They look great, are super strong, affordable, can withstand Australia’s unpredictable climate and won’t be attacked by termites. These buildings certainly have a lot of integrity in the frame of the building, which is an extremely important aspect when building your new home. Let us explain. 

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Single Garage with Carport Extension Eucalypt

Understanding the Various Garages Available in the Market

Posted on 9 July 2015

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There are a whole lot of choices out there when it comes to garages; they come in an assortment of designs and sizes. You can get a garage connected to the house, detached buildings, detached garages with connecting carports and also garages with workshops. There really are so many options to choose from. 

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Farmers Value Open Front Farm Shed

We Love Steel Farm Sheds

Posted on 2 July 2015

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The team at Wide Span Sheds are known for providing Australian farmers with quality steel farm sheds of all shapes and sizes. We are a trusted steel building supplier, and that is because we have a genuine love and appreciation for rural buildings of all kinds. 

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Caravan Garage Storage

Organise your Garage

Posted on 25 June 2015

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Chances are you purchased your garage to store your property and to organise your life. Don’t let your new steel shed get cluttered and lost to the mounds of possessions you accumulate each year. Instead, get your garage set up properly.

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Back on the Farm Hay Shed Zincalume

Why Many Farmers Opt for ZINCALUME® Steel

Posted on 18 June 2015

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ZINCALUME® steel is a popular choice for many farmers, and why shouldn’t it be? It is a high quality galvanised steel that has the lifespan of up to four times that of other galvanised steel products. It is a product of iconic Australian brand, BlueScope Steel and it simply looks amazing.

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Suburban 2 BLUE

Shed Delivery Process

Posted on 11 June 2015

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Wide Span Sheds believes in providing an efficient service and when it comes to the delivery of your new steel building, we don’t want to keep you waiting. In most cases, you should receive your shed within 4 – 6 weeks from when your building goes into manufacturing. 

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Custom Industrial Building

Understanding Construction Bracing and How it can Effect your Shed

Posted on 4 June 2015

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Wide Span Sheds supply our steel buildings in kit form, which allows our customers to either erect the shed as an owner builder (permits may be required), or to employ the professional services of a qualified shed builder. 

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Suburban 4

Steel Garages and Hidden Costs

Posted on 28 May 2015


The price of your steel garage will depend on a range of things; such as the layout you select, the design criteria, whether or not you make changes, optional extras, right through to the design and delivery (if you are located outside of our delivery zones). We do not hide these costs from you, and our sales representatives will make sure you are aware of any additional fees throughout the sales process. 

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Hay Cover with Tractor and Man

Local Building Certifiers vs the Council

Posted on 21 May 2015

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One of the things Wide Span Sheds strongly recommends is that you find out what is required by council before you purchase a new garage, shed or kit home. You may need to submit a development application or apply for a building licence; the requirements can differ greatly depending on where you are located. 

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