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Shedblog.com.au is a website designed to help people make informed  decisions when looking for a Shed, Garage or Carport to buy and it’s also for when you’re planning to improve, renovate, upgrade or extend your shed. 

  • What you should know about buying a shed.
  • What you should ask before buying a shed.
  • What to watch out for and what do those shed words mean?
  • Finance options for your new shed.

Head to our Shed Products Shop (see the menu – top left of the page) where you can buy all sorts of extras for your steel building including…

  • Insulation,  Shed Windows, Personal Access doors, Purlins & Battens
  • Vermin proofing, Knee & Apex Plates, Roof & Wall Sheeting.
  • Ridgeseal, Retroseal, Eaveseal, Rat proofing,
  • Stable Panels from Equistall, Garden Sheds,
  • Security locks for Roller Doors & more.

We hope that this FREE! site will arm you with the appropriate knowledge when looking to buy a shed and avoid any traps or pitfalls that can occur when buying a shed, garage or carport and help connect you with suitably accredited Shed Sellers.

Please read through the topics and past posts, use the site map, archive, search function or glossary and you may just find the information that you are looking for and if you can’t find the answer to a question please contact us and we shall answer as soon as possible.
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How To Turn Your Old Garage Into A Beautiful Craft Room In 6 Steps

Are there any interesting hobbies you’d like to try out? Sometimes people reject the idea because they don’t have enough room inside their home. A simple solution is to turn an old and unused garage into a beautiful craft room. If you’re interested it’s easier than you think, but there is some work you’ll have to do. Let’s break down the big steps you can’t ignore if you want the job done properly.

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Retrofitting Some Insulation

If you keep your car in your garage insulation doesn’t matter too much. It will only take you a few seconds to jump into your car. If you’re going to be spending hours and hours in your craft room the opposite is true, so make sure your walls and ceiling are insulated correctly to keep you comfortable in both summer and winter.

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Should You Choose InsulShed 50 Or InsulBreak 65 For Your Steel Shed?

You already have a beautiful steel shed, but at the moment there is something missing. It’s a common problem and everyone wants to know which type of insulation they should choose. InsulShed 50 and InsulBreak 65 are the most popular options available, but it’s difficult to pick between the them.

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First of all, you have to remember they’re both popular for a reason. Both types of insulation have so many amazing qualities in common, but they also have their differences. Let’s focus in on what those differences are and you’ll be able to decide which one is right for you. Continue reading

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5 Solid Ways To Protect Chook Sheds And Bird Aviaries From Predators

Some people love spending time outdoors gardening in the sun, whereas others prefer to raise chooks and birds. Both of them require a lot of work in regards to safety, but when you’re building chook sheds and bird aviaries it’s easy to minimise the risks of other animals attacking during the construction phase. I’m sure you’ll want to get started on the right foot, so let’s focus on the things you should be thinking about before undertaking your project.

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They Should Be Made From Steel

Can you ever in your wildest dreams imagine a predator breaking into a steel chook shed? A wooden one will also be safe in the beginning, but construction and maintenance are two different things. Even though something is okay now, it doesn’t mean it will be that way forever. Wood will deteriorate and if not maintained properly it becomes a liability, whereas steel will last forever.

Secure All The Gaps With Handyseal

Any kind of shed or aviary where you keep animals will have little nooks and crannies predators could easily exploit. You can instantly put a stop to that by using Handyseal, which will close up all those gaps vulnerable to attack. Not only will the PVC fill in the gaps, but it will expand over time sealing them up even more until it will be impossible for the smallest of insects to get inside. Continue reading

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How to Prevent a Thousand Bales of Hay from Spontaneously Combusting

You might have recently read about the big hay shed fires in Victoria. Two separate fires in different towns on the same day, and in both cases the sheds were completely destroyed. Over 1,000 bales of hay disappeared in a cloud of smoke that day too.

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Even though there were six fire engines and over two dozen firefighters at each site, it turns out arriving within 20 minutes isn’t good enough. These baled hay fires could have killed people and caused devastating damage to everything in their path, so it’s worth looking at how we can stop them. Continue reading

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How Does This Steel Garden Shed Reach Speeds Over 140 km/h?

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You can build the most elaborate shed in the world, but will it really stand out? Nobody is going to notice it sitting in the back of your garden, but they would if it was to whizz past them on the street. Kevin Nicks, a 51-year-old gardener from Oxfordshire in England decided he would test it out for himself. Within seven months his VW Passat with 16 years on the road suddenly morphed into a garden shed. Not only was this fast shed on wheels blowing people away, but it also destroys the current Guinness World Record. Continue reading

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Everything You Must Take Into Consideration When Building a Steel Horse Stable

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Horses used to roam around freely before they were domesticated. They would encounter all different kinds of weather and terrain as they wandered around. Even though they can handle the elements better than humans it’s going to hurt when they’re exposed to extreme weather conditions.

If you want them to live a more natural lifestyle they’ll need a steel horse stable, which will help improve their physical health along with their comfort level. I’m sure you’ll want to get everything right when it’s time to build your shed, so let’s look at things you need to take into consideration.

The Size of the Shed

The most important thing to think about when you’re considering the size of your shed is personal space. If your horses don’t have any it’s going to leave them distressed. As a general rule of thumb, you’re looking at around 12 square metres per horse. If they’re in stalls you’ll want them to be roughly Continue reading

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Why You Should Renovate Your Shed If It’s Used For Commercial Purposes

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Do you run a commercial business from your shed? It can be one of the nicest buildings in the world with the ability to stand out, but that only applies if your shed is in good shape. The exact opposite could be true if your shed looks tired and run down.

It could ultimately cost you a lot of business by horrifying current customers and scaring away new ones. Luckily you can revamp your shed without having to spend lots of money on a new one. Here are some of the areas you should focus a lot of your attention on.  Continue reading

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