Farm Shed Prices – What Does it Cost?
The shed is one of the most important buildings on an Australian farm.
But farm sheds are more than simply large covered spaces to store things in. Sheds are built to perform specific roles on a property and must be adaptable to meet the different needs of different producers.
The price of your rural shed will vary depending on a number of factors. As a quick guide, the table below displays prices for the most common farm shed types.
|28x15x5||Open End Shed||$33,500|
|31.5x18x5.5||Open End Shed||$47,500|
|40x20x5.5||Drive Through Shed||$57,500|
|45x18x6||Open front Machinery Shed||$73,000|
Prices can vary based on a number of factors, let’s look at the major factors that affect the cost of selecting and installing a farm shed.
Types and sizes of farm sheds
Generally speaking the basic makeup of a farm shed is determined by where the entrances and exits are. The most common types of farm shed have open fronts, open sides, or a combination of two or four open bays with a lock-up section.
From this basic level, any number of combinations can be created to suit a producer’s specific needs.
If you are looking for a shed to store machinery in, it’s vital that the shed has the right dimensions for you to store your gear neatly and have quick and easy access to it. It’s also paramount that any shed used for storing machinery is secure and able to protect your essential machinery from theft and the elements.
For storing fodder or grain, a farm shed must be able to withstand whatever the elements throw at it, from rain and hail to fire and flood.
You could also install a shed for many purposes, customizing the steel members to create multiple bays for different needs. So, when considering what type of farm shed your property needs, it’s vital that you consider what the shed needs to do and keep that in mind when making your decision.
Factors that can affect a shed’s price
The major factor that determines the price of a farm shed is the size. Generally speaking, a bigger shed will cost more than a smaller one. Additionally, the sizes and widths of the open bays and the doors that provide access to them will also influence the final price.
Other factors that can affect the price of a farm shed are if the building is to be erected in an open area away from other buildings, which could mean the shed may need extra support structures to assist with wind shielding.
Additionally, the features that you include in the shed’s design can also influence the price. Adding ventilation systems, air conditioning, extra security features and lighting can add up too.
You also need to secure building approvals from your local authority, which can affect the overall cost, as well as if you are building on flat, rocky or hilly ground, which can influence the installation costs.
Getting good quality for a fair price
Farming is a business and margins are always tight. It’s only natural then that when looking for a farm shed, you will seek options that are within your budget.
But a farm shed represents more than just an investment of money. A farm shed is a vital piece of infrastructure whose performance will affect the running of your property. It’s very important that your farm shed is made of quality materials and installed with excellent workmanship.
Price is certainly a major factor when purchasing a farm shed. But quality should never be compromised.