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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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Dimensions for your Shed or Garage

Posted on 6 August 2015

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There are so many details we need to consider in order to select a shed that is right for you and the site it is intended to go on. That’s why your Wide Span Sheds representative will ask you lots of questions. They are basically trying to understand your needs, and get accurate information so they can give you an accurate quote. 

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Why we put our Trust in BlueScope Steel

Posted on 30 July 2015

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BlueScope Steel is a trusted Australian brand; an icon that has been producing high quality steel to the Australian market for half a century. BlueScope Steel take what they do very seriously, and they conduct regular testing and analysis on their steel products, working tirelessly to better improve and align their products with Australia’s changing climate. 

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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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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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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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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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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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