Wide Span Sheds Blog - Building Design

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.  

Rural Sheds Lock it up 2 Single Garage with 3 open bays

How Does Terrain Affect my Shed?

Posted on 20 August 2015

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The wind speed in your region is made up of a number of factors, and the terrain plays a significant part in how the wind speed, and the direction it flows will affect your building. The terrain is broken down into five categories:

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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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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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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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Value Barn Colorbond

Colour Coordinating Your Shed

Posted on 26 February 2015

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It is time to purchase a new steel shed for your backyard and you have picked the design, size and the location. Now all you have to do is select a colour combination to match your existing home. Easy… right?

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Gable Open Colorbond Steel

Design Criteria and How It Affects Your Shed

Posted on 29 January 2015

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When you purchase a steel building kit from Wide Span Sheds, we need to make sure that it is engineered specifically for the site you intend to build on. You see, a building as big as a garage or farm shed can be quite unsafe if it hasn't been designed specifically for your site. 

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Are Steel Shed Kits Easy to Erect?

Posted on 15 January 2015

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Wide Span Sheds has been a leading Australian supplier of quality steel building kits for over 14 years. Our steel buildings have many applications including garages, farm sheds, stables, arenas, barns, kit homes and industrial buildings. A large number of our customers purchase the kits and erect them themselves as owner builders, but is it an easy process? 

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Colorbond Farm Shed - Mans Best Friend Open Front

Long Live the Shed

Posted on 19 December 2014

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There is no reason why your steel shed shouldn't be around for at least 20-years (or more), providing you take good care of it and purchase a quality structure. 

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