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All the best information you need about buying and building a Steel Shed in one spot. 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. Get what you need and have it delivered to home or site!

  • 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.
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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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Unlock Your Shed’s Potential With LED Lights for Every Occasion

shed lighting solutions

Steel sheds have a variety of useful purposes and applications for homeowners. They’re an excellent way to create flexible spaces that suit specific functional needs. From extra storage to workshops, there’s practically no limit to their utility. There’s one thing that they can’t do without though, and that is appropriate lighting.

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The 5 Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Workshop Shed

LED lighting for workshop sheds

Over the past years, a noticeable shift began to occur from traditional lighting to LED lighting, thanks to its numerous benefits. This type of lighting has already gained considerable ground in Australia and is now more and more prevalent in workshops and backyard sheds. You’ve probably aware of the hype around LED lighting but are not sure what the reasons are to back this up. This is why we are going to elaborate on these benefits and how LED lighting is an ideal option for your shed, as well as suggest you some of the best solutions on the market:

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Decorative Shape Barn Windows for Shed and Barns – Dimensions

These decorative barn windows for the apex areas of sheds are a great feature. They look specially good in the tops of American Barns offered by most of the Best major Shed companies in Australia like Ranbuild Sheds, Widespan Sheds, Fair Dinkum Sheds, Sheds & Homes, Shedboss, Totalspan, and more. They are best installed during the erecting of your shed but if you need the holes created in advance whilst you erectors are on site then here are the critical dimensions.

Bottom cut 845mm
Side cut 303mm
Centre Line height 475mm (say 480mm)
Draw line between centre top and side tops to create cutting line.
See image below for an example

Barn Window - Measurements


You can shop online through our E-store to buy top quality  Barn Windows Here that are Australian made and designed for use in steel buildings. Advance Metal Industries Australia manufactures our windows. It is a family operated business presently run by two brothers which began in 1984. The company has been developed with the aim of providing products of superior design and quality. First class workmanship is not only the pride of our trades’ people, it is a management policy. Buy the Best Shed Windows around.

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New Mount Plate for High Profile Cladding Available Now

An addition to the range of shed products available now is the Colorbond mount plate for high profile cladding. This comes of the back of the Corro mount plate for corrugated and custom orb profiles that has proved popular with electricians and owner builders.

The High Profile mount plate sits between 2 ribs of high profile cladding like Trimdek, Trimwall, Monoclad or Trimclad. These compliment our Corro Mount Plate range for when you shed has high profile cladding. Available in all Colorbond colours.

Available in a range of colorbond colours

Available in a range of colorbond colours

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Excellent New Stable Panels for Comfortable Boarding: A Great Treat for Your Horse

Champion Stable panels

It is not easy to run a horse boarding facility efficiently without adequate provisions for the horse’s comfort. There are a number of challenges such as managing the stall bedding, handling the horses well, and employee guidance that all experienced equine facilities need to take into account. Many riders seeking to find accommodation for their horses want to ensure that they get the best care for what they spend.

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Setting up Your Office in a Steel Shed

setting up a steel shed office

When you think of your typical office, you don’t think of it being set up in a steel shed. However, for those who want to work from home without distractions, backyard shed offices could be an amazing option. Shed offices could also be great for worksites where an office needs to be in the mix of everything that is going on.

Steel shed offices can also be a great way to create an office when you are on a budget. Here are some great ways that you can fortify, decorate, and make your steel shed office a place to relax and focus on your work.

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ShedBlog Produces a New Cladding Identification Guide

wall & roof cladding guide

It’s rare when you get to build your very own shed. In most instances, you’ll be forced to use the one you were left with unless you rebuild everything from scratch. This is most likely perfect for the majority of the population who don’t have an interest in their shed.

If you’re different it means you’ll want to fix it up, which can actually be a lot tougher than it sounds. This is because all sheds vary and it’s hard to spot the exact make/type of cladding used. Luckily you now have a guide to help you out.

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