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...]

Choosing Lighting for Your Stable

You have decided to build a new barn with Durastall stables for your farm in the Perth area. You have learned how a barn made of BlueScope Steel from Action Sheds Australia can save you money while providing years of service. You already know that adequate ventilation is of paramount importance for the health of both you and your horses. But have you considered the lighting? You not only want your stables to be well-lit, but you also want the electrical systems that provide the lighting to … [Read more...]

Building the Perfect Shed for Your Livestock

When you are building stables and barns, the sheds that you construct do not only impact you; they also affect all of the animals that dwell within them. As it is, you want to ensure that you build the shed not only with your agricultural interests in mind, but also mindful of the health and well-being of your livestock. Expert Design Before construction begins, the design process is key to ensuring that your barn or stable turns out in the best interests of your livestock. … [Read more...]

Selecting the Right Flooring for Your Stable

A stable is an excellent place for your horses to live and play in, but a lot of planning goes into, or should go into, its construction. If you are planning on building a new set of stables, then flooring is one of the most important factors you should consider because it is vital to the health of your animals. A Hard Sell The two major kinds of flooring are those that are hard and those that are soft, and each have subcategories underneath them. Hard floors are popular for stables … [Read more...]

Top Tips to Consider When Designing Your Perfect Stable

To be able to build the perfect stable, you need to prepare for it. There’s no other way of going about it. Yes, whether you’re a big breeder with 100 horses or own just one horse, you need to have the right plan for building your stable. This will make your structure more efficient and more cost-effective at the same time. Here are some stable-designing-and-building tips that you should take note of: Look Into Your Site Requirements If you’re building a barn or a stable, it … [Read more...]

Stop “Horsing Around”: Stable Design and Ventilation Are Crucial For Your Horses

As we may already know, horses are meant to roam around the outdoors, where they can run around and be in their natural environment. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible all of the time. There are many factors, such as bad weather or when the horse has been injured, which can require that they stay safe and sound indoors. To keep your horses safe, you need to make sure that their stables and indoor environment are as safe and as comfortable as possible. Otherwise, you might end up doing them … [Read more...]