Designing a Workshop shed or Garage, hobby shed or teenage retreat.
A brief “guide” or “how to” about workshop sheds. When it’s time for a quote click one of the buttons below.
Category : This size shed fits within Domestic Sheds, Garages and Workshops, Small Farm Sheds, Week-enders.
Materials : Colorbond, Zincalume or combination, Galvanised steel, Hi-tensile steel,
Estimated cost : Quality Steel Kits from around $9,000 – $16,000 depending on site windspeeds and accessories. Concrete slab EST $5,400 plus, Erecting EST $2,700 upwards – On simple sites a total job cost can be $17,000 up for a good workshop Usual features : A workshop shed usually has 2 or 3 roller doors in the front or side walls depending on the orientation of your shed. One or two PA or personal access door. Several windows however some people leave them out for security reasons. A common addition to these sheds is an awning for additional shelter or for outdoor entertaining. Sometimes a workshop shed has a combination of enclosed bays and open bays. Cross vetilation is an important consideration for workshops. Insulation may also be desired if you will be working inside the shed.
Special considerations : In suburban council areas the wall heights and set backs from boundaries are especially important items to consider when planning a shed. Some council areas may have size restrictions when it comes to larger domestic sheds. often the larger the shed the further it must be from the boundary. Check with your council certifier.
Sizes : A workshop shed can vary in size depending on the bay size and your needs. Most major manufacturers can create bays up to 4m in size with their domestic range of sheds. Therefore your shed could be a 6m x 12m, a 6m x 14m, even a 6mx 20m. Spans can also be larger or smaller (usually larger) . You could have a 7m x 16m for example or a 8m x 20m and still be a 4 or 5 bay workshop shed.
Accessories for Triple Garages : Roller doors, insulation, skylights, whirly bird ventilators,windows, sliding doors, vermin seal, 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 workshop shed or garage.
- Is the manufacturer ShedSafe?
- Is your dealer ShedSafe accredited?
- Does this design suit my site windspeed?
- Does this design meet my use (Importance level)?
- Are my buildings openings big enough? eg…will the boat or caravan 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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