Farmers – Are You Ready For A Rainy Day?

Farmers spend much of their year managing the challenges of unpredictable - and often destructive - weather, so why put their prized assets at unnecessary risk by leaving them outside or exposed in an unprotected barn or shed? Winters in Australia can be harsh and high winds and driving, drenching rain can play havoc with farm equipment, feed and of course, livestock.  Even a few days of rain can turn bales of hay into garden mulch or harvested grain into cheap feed - and this can mean … [Read more...]

Do You Need Council Approval For Your Shed?

Even though building regulations have changed in recent years and constructing a shed or other type of freestanding outbuilding is now a more streamlined process involving far less red tape, in order to be on the safe side of the law, your starting position should be to seek planning permission before starting to build any type of shed on your property. The process may be as simple as a quick phone call to your local council to confirm that your backyard shed is exempt from requiring a … [Read more...]

Mezzanine In The Shed For Extra Storage

Is your shed bursting at the seams?  Could you do with some additional storage or extra floor space? A mezzanine floor could be just the answer to your shed storage woes. Simply put, a mezzanine level is a raised area in a shed or barn (which has a relatively high roof).   The good news is that in Australia, many of the sheds and barns are designed with a raised centre section which provides the perfect opportunity for including a mezzanine floor and additional storage space. Over and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips For Good Stable Maintenance

It’s not called ‘mucking out’ for nothing!  Cleaning out your equine friend’s home isn’t the cleanest of jobs, but with some organised planning and a good attitude, you can have a stable maintenance routine that everyone is happy with. Check out these five tips for good stable maintenance: Tip 1:     Have all the right equipment ready Providing a safe, clean environment for your horse is your main priority, but in order to do that, you need to have the right equipment at the ready.   … [Read more...]

Aussie Barn Design Vs American Barn Design

When is an Aussie barn not a barn?  When it’s an American barn, of course! The word ‘barn’ is the umbrella term used to describe the large steel constructions which are such a common sight on rural properties all around Australia, but there are actually some clear differences between an American barn and an Aussie one. That said, one design isn’t superior to the other.  When it comes to building a barn, the choice of design usually depends on the desired functionality and individual … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Horses Safe This Fire Season

Fire season is always an anxious time for horse owners and equestrian professionals around Australia because they know that there’s no such thing as a fireproof building, particularly in agricultural environments. However, there are lots of things that you can do to prepare for the fire season and minimise the risk to your horses and stables. Prepare a fire survival plan. This is your number one weapon in the event of a fire and the more prepared you are, the better chance your horses … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your Stable Cool This Summer

The long, hot Australian summer can be hazardous to equine health, particularly if horses spend long hours in their stables where the interior temperatures can be even higher than those outside because of radiant heat. Don’t risk your horses’ health - have a look at these top five tips for keeping your stable cool this summer. Air vents Hot air rises, so you need to find ways to get the air circulating and create openings so that the warm air can exit.  Depending on the style and … [Read more...]

Shed prices Perth – What does it cost to build a new shed?

If you're looking for a new shed, Action Sheds has you covered. We offer durable, top-of-the-line sheds in a variety of styles and sizes that are sure to fit any budget or location. We construct each of our sheds with heavy duty brackets and higher gauge materials. Our staff are trained to deliver and install them to the highest quality & standards so you know you are getting a shed you can depend upon. Shed Kit Sizes and Pricing At Action Sheds, we offer a higher quality with competitive … [Read more...]