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Sheds in New Zealand – A guide to choosing the perfect Agriculture Structure.

When choosing a shed, the following factors should be considered:

· How much storage space is needed and what is the purpose?

· How will the size and layout of the build area affect the building?

· What style and size of shed suits my needs?

· What is my budget?

· What are the features I am wanting or needing to include in my shed?


How much storage space is needed and what is the purpose?

Considering how much storage space and the purpose of the structure is possibly the most important choice as it is a deciding factor in most of the other questions you will ask your self while choosing a shed. The larger the storage needs, the larger the shed. From smaller storage sheds to larger agriculture machinery storage sheds, avail space is a big concern. You must allow yourself to consider futureproofing of these structures by including extra space for future upgrades and purchases which will need to be housed, as well as space for movement around and for stored materials/equipment. For this we recommend an extra 20%-30% of extra storage space within your structure.


How will the size and layout of the build area affect the building?

How big is the area where I want to build? How are building materials and construction vehicles able to get to my site? Where do I want the entrance of my build to be located within the structure for ease of access? These are all important questions as it decides the layout within the site, as well as the layout of entrances and exits within the structure. Changes to these choices could affect the smooth running of the build as well as easement within the building.


What style and size of shed suits my needs?

Are you needing a pole style shed with open sides for ease of access and storage or are you needing a more closed in style of shed? Different needs require different styles of sheds. The size of the shed is an important factor to think about. The larger the size of the structure the larger the span needed, at Sheds and Barns we offer clear spans of up to 50m +. In areas where height limits are in place this is important to think about as the pre-build process may take longer.


What is my budget?

As we all know deciding your budget for a build is possibly one of the most important choices. It is important to view your structure as an investment into future proofing storage needs and not as a cost. Therefore, a lower initial cost may not be the best choice as quality matters and those offering low costs may not carry strong, long-lasting materials for your build.


What are the features I am wanting or needing to include in my shed?

What will your structure be used for? Features and inclusions to think about include ventilation, plumbing, lighting, power and windows and access doors. All

these inclusions can of course be customised to your build.


Steel structures are the best option for quality and affordable builds for those who are wanting durable versatile solutions which will stand the test of time in the harsh New Zealand climate.




From small shed to wintering barns to commercial and industrial structures, here at Sheds and Barns we have solutions for all needs.



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