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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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Single Garage with Storage Space

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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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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Triple Garage - 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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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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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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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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