Designing a open sided Farm Shed for your property for Agricultural purposes.
A brief “guide” or “how to” about open front or open engineered farm sheds. When it’s time for a quote click one of the buttons below.
Category : This shed fits in the Small, Medium and Large Farm Sheds category
Materials : Colorbond, Zincalume or a combination of both eg, Colorbond walls & a Zinc roof. Galvanised steel, Hi-tensile steel.
Estimated cost : The cost of an open Farm Shed kit varies widely from as little as $3,500 for a small 6m up to $45,000 or more for a big open farm shed kit. Usual features : An open farm shed usually has a side wall removed from the building. This is known as open fronted farm shed or an open sided farm shed. If the gable end walls are removed this is known as an open ended shed.
Special considerations : There is much more to an open shed than just remnoving the wall sheeting and battens. An open shed is a big sail catching the wind. Farm sheds of less than 200m2 (NSW SEPP regs) are generally considered an exempt development as long as certain criteria are met like it is properly engineered steel structure, distance from boundaries, distance from neighbouring property homes, size, site etc.
Sizes : Farm Sheds are usually described in bay sizes and spans. Bay sizes are usually 4m or 6m. Sheds are found from 2 to 10 bays in length (3 -6 bays being the most common). Spans for farm sheds are another variable and usually set by the length of equipment that need to be stored. Standard spans could be considered as 6m, 7.5m, 9m, 12m, 15m, 18m, 20m & 30m
Accessories for Open Farm Sheds : Roller doors on enclosed bays, insulation, skylights, whirly bird ventilators,windows, sliding doors, vermin seal, partition walls to section off open areas, stable panels, power, plumbing, shower, toilet, wash basin, bar, security locks, mezzanine floor, Awnings & Annexes.
Things to remember to discuss with your shed supplier when choosing your open engineered Farm Shed. Farm Sheds are often offered as an importance level one building. make sure you speak with your ShedSafe accredited Shed seller about the importance level of your shed.
- Is the manufacturer ShedSafe?
- Is your dealer ShedSafe accredited?
- Does this design suit my site wind speed?
- Does this design meet my use (Importance level)?
- Are my buildings openings big enough? eg…will the tractor or truck fit?
- Will my council allow this size shed in the location I want to place it?
- When do you need to select the sheds final colours?
- Who is going to do the concreting and how much?
- Who is going to do the shed erecting and how much?
- What accessories do you need now and what could I install later?
Glossary : what do all these shed words I hear mean? Click to open the glossary.
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