Building a Shed on Sloping Land

Just because your land is sloped doesn't mean building a workshop, storage, agriculture, or another type of shed is impossible. There are a few more steps and considerations, but done properly, it could end up being the best use of that otherwise wasted space. Here's what you need to know. The paving slab and timber sleeper foundation can accommodate a small slope if you cut a little on one side of the slope and build up crushed stone on the other. For this article, though, we are focusing on … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Shed Approvals in WA

Sheds can meet a wide variety of needs for homeowners in Western Australia. From storage space to housing machinery, sheds can offer some additional covered space for possessions or hobbies without the more expensive and intricate requirements of other buildings. The process of getting approvals for sheds may also be easier, or completely unnecessary, depending on several factors. Do I Need Shire Approval to Build a Shed? In many situations, you do not need shire approval for your shed. In … [Read more...]

Determining Your Shed’s Wind Rating, And Why It Matters

If you're looking at putting up a shed, you're likely considering a number of factors. One detail you may not have thought of is a wind rating. Keep reading to learn what a wind rating is, how it affects the shed you choose, and why it matters. What Is a Wind Rating? The explanation is simple: a wind rating is assigned by your council to certain areas. The rating itself is determined based on a number of factors, including the geographic region, topography, shielding, and terrain. Wind … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Spot for Your Shed

When we do consultations for storage sheds in the Perth area, we often find that little or no thought was put into where to actually put the shed. One of the main advantages of sheds is that they provide the ultimate in flexibility, but a lot of people fail to fully utilise that flexibility. Here are five tips for choosing the perfect place to build a storage shed in your yard, farm or commercial property. 1. Terrain Do you want to walk over rocks to get to your shed? Do you want to trip … [Read more...]

Get Your Shed Summer Ready Now

As all who own sheds know, summers in Perth can be harsh. They produce temperature extremes that can make a shed very uncomfortable to work with. Whether it’s a barn, storage shed, garage or industrial shed, the Perth climate can make it dangerous for work and damage its contents if not properly ventilated and insulated. Insulation The choice of materials in a shed can make a huge difference in how well it is insulated. If your shed is too hot in the summer, there is a good chance that … [Read more...]

7 Things to Keep in Mind When Considering Outdoor Storage

Storage sheds have become common in the Perth area for two main reasons. First of all, space is at a premium in Perth and many suburbs as the average block size has decreased by almost 50% in the last forty years. The other reason is that a well-constructed shed provides the best value for the money you spend on storage. Here are seven things to consider when looking at a storage shed.   Price vs Quality A lot of people think going to a big box store and buying a cheap shed is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Removing Stubborn Stains from Your Concrete Floor

We have supplied farm sheds, storage sheds, garages, industrial sheds, barns and even aircraft hangars to our many friends in the Perth area. No matter what the size, shape or usage, they all have one thing in common: they should be laid on a concrete slab. From time to time, we get phone calls asking how to remove stains from the concrete floors. Since we use sheds for so many different purposes in Australia, we field questions about a lot of different stains and different situations. … [Read more...]

BlueScope Steel: The Best Choice for a Long Lasting, Corrosion Resistant Shed

Anytime that you are building a shed, be it for home use or for industrial or business purposes, you want it to be able to stand strong for a long time to come. Crafting the best shed involves using the right materials to combat the wear and tear of time and weather. Among the many materials possible BlueScope Steel stands as one of the best in the field because it is resistant to corrosion. The Corrosion Factor One of the most damaging influences on metal sheds is corrosion. … [Read more...]