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.  

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Steel Garages and Hidden Costs

Posted on 28 May 2015

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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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Large Farm Storage Shed

Take an Online Tour of our Virtual Steel Building Displays

Posted on 14 May 2015

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The smartest of investors like to do their research first – that’s why we have created our online virtual tours. Potential customers can look through our buildings in the luxury of their own home, in their own time.

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Structurally Strong Industrial Steel Buildings

Posted on 7 May 2015

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The evolution of the industrial steel shed or commercial premise has been extraordinary, and these buildings have really evolved over the past 50 years. We’ve seen many iconic buildings made from this powerful building material, and we have witnessed firsthand these buildings withstand strong gale-force winds and immense pressure from the natural elements. 

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Steel Buildings Engineered for Cyclone Prone Regions

Posted on 30 April 2015

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Australia has seen it’s fair share of cyclones in recent years, and Cyclone Yasi is one that changed the shed industry forever. The absolute devastation it caused called for a review of steel sheds designed for cyclonic regions, and the building standards in these areas were significantly increased. 

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Horse Arena Exterior View

Powerful Horse Riding Arenas

Posted on 23 April 2015

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If you are an equestrian enthusiast, then our bet is that you enjoy year round riding, which isn’t always possible especially with the unpredictable Australian weather. However, if you are lucky enough to invest in a Wide Span Sheds steel riding arena, then you can design a shed to suit the climate in your region. 

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Suburban 2 Double Garage Extra Length in BLUE

A Steel Garage is more than just an Extension to your Property

Posted on 16 April 2015

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When installing a new garage on your property, you are not just adding an extension. You are also increasing the value of your property through the additional storage space that is created. 

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Country Classic Single Garage Front

Key Things to Understand Before you Purchase a New Shed

Posted on 9 April 2015

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Unfortunately, buying a shed isn’t as easy as just going to your local shed shop, selecting the one you want and erecting it in your backyard. The shed buying process actually takes time and planning. If you are contemplating purchasing a new shed, then you will also need to do a little research. 

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Barn Site Preparation

Preliminary Site Works for your Shed

Posted on 2 April 2015

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In order to assemble your shed on a sound foundation, you will need to do some preliminary works. These will help the shed construction go a lot smoother in the later phases. It is best to speak with your certified shed builder to ascertain the most cost effective methods that comply with your local building regulations. However, here are a few things you can do to get the preliminary works started. 

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The Steel Stable: Designing the Ultimate Horse Shelter

Posted on 26 March 2015

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Looking for a reliable and sturdy horse shelter for your prized animals? Wide Span Sheds has an incredible range of steel stables, all of which have been designed to the very latest in Australian engineering standards, are ShedSafe accredited and made with world-class BlueScope Steel. 

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