09.02.2019
3 min read

Shed Prices – What Does it Cost to Build a New Shed?

The obvious answer is “it depends”. But for a quick, simple range, a basic 2m X 2m garden shed made from Zincalume (steel), will cost around $500 for a kit. A large rural use shed which you’ll see on farms will range all the way up to $20,000. The majority will fall somewhere in between.

Of course, no two sheds are the same, and this can be a complicated question. This is why we’ve broken this question down into a number of different factors so you can get a better idea about what kind of cost you’ll be looking at for your new shed.

  1. Shed size (ie. 2mX2m vs 100mX100m)
  2. Shed material (ie. steel vs wood)
  3. Shed use (ie. simple garden shed vs large rural or industrial sheds)
  4. Supply only vs Supply/install
  5. Customisation (ie. standard kit vs customised shape, style etc.)
  6. Location (ie. is the erection site in a rural or urban area?)

To start things off, take a look at the below table. This will give you an idea of the most common sizes along with the most common material and use case for each size. Keep in mind that these are prices for basic kits only, we’ll get into how prices can vary later. 

Shed Kit Sizes and Pricing

Shed Size (in metres) Shed area Best material Use case Average Price range
2X2 4sqm Steel/Zincalume Small residential garden $500
6X6 36sqm Steel/ZIncalume Medium sized residential $5,000 – $6,000
9X6 54sqm Steel/ZIncalume Medium/Large sized res $7,000 to $8,000
12X6 72sqm Steel/ZIncalume Large sized res $8,500 – $9,500
12X9 108sqm Steel/ZIncalume Large sized res $10,000 – $11,000
16X10 160sqm Steel/ZIncalume Rural/Farm use $15,000 – $16,000


Factors that Determine the Cost of Your New Shed

Shed Material

Several factors go into determining the cost of a shed. If you want to change the height, length, and width of your shed, the price will vary. The material you choose for your shed will also play a role in the cost. If you decide on colorbond sheeting, you’ll pay more than you would with zinc sheeting. Finally, the more exposed your building is, the higher the cost will be because you’ll have to include wind shielding. Things like earthquake areas, cyclonic areas, delivery location, concrete connection design, and site soil classification will increase the cost as well.

Shed Size

Most obviously, large farm sheds cost more than small ones. It is very important to determine what size shed suits your situation before deciding on what shed to buy. The easiest way to do this is to talk to an expert, you can discuss your requirements with an Action Sheds consultant at 1300 778 628.

Shed Use

Depending on the use case of your shed, the price may vary. For example, a large machinery shed will need to have more outfittings which could drive up the cost.

If you’re looking at a garage and need multiple roller doors compared to just one, this will also affect the price to some extent.

Installation Costs

There are two main ways you can purchase a shed, you can buy a DIY shed kit, or you can engage a builder to design, supply and install the shed. Obviously, a full design, supply and install will cost more than just the basic shed so keep this in mind.

Custom Shed Prices

Depending on the range of customisation you’re looking at including, this will also influence the price. This can include the roof type – skillion vs gable, the number of doors etc. A basic kit shed will always be the least expensive option.

Why Choose Action Sheds
At Action Sheds, we customise sheds to fit into any shape, size, or space. We’ve even designed and successfully built angled sheds for corner blocks. Our company has our builder’s license. This means that we are able to see the project through from beginning to end, and this can include gaining your shire approvals to complete the shed, build and supervision. We pride ourselves in keeping our customers up to date with the process, and we guarantee shorter production times so you can get back to your life sooner with your new shed.

If you’re interested in purchasing a shed kit from us, start by requesting a quote online. You can also contact us by telephone at 1300 778 628. We look forward to working with you!