Building A Warehouse: A Case Study
Many of our clients who are considering building find it useful to see a previous project to understand the process.
Below, we look at the construction of a large warehouse in Daylesford, which was erected in 2016 and is currently leased out to commercial tenants.
Our client planned on building an 80 x 30 x 6.5 metre warehouse in Daylesford. He intended to lease the space to commercial clients to operate a business out of.
He also had previous experience building for the purpose of renting to local business, so had a strong understand of the demand for warehouse space.
DESIGNING THE BUILDING
In order to meet the requirement of commercial operations, our client worked closely with our engineers to ensure the building would hold up to robust commercial use. This including strengthening structural component and ensuring that the wall could bear a load if they were required to.
Give the size of this project, the total cost came between $340,000 and $360,000.
Approximately $270,000 of this cost when to the kit itself (the components of the steel structure). And additional $72,000 went towards the erection of the building.
THE FINISHED PROJECT
The project was erected without a problem, and is now fully functional with reliable tenants operating a business from the site.
See images of the project below, including aerial drone footage.
Before & after construction:
Does My Shed Need A Permit?
When thinking about building a shed you will have to consider the possibility of needing certain permits, so your shed can be legally constructed. For a shed there are two types of permits that you may need to obtain.
A Building permit is required for most building work. When designing and constructing a complete structure, such as a shed you will need a Building permit. The purpose of this permit is to ensure that the construction will comply with Australian Standards and that it is suitable for use. These types of permits can be obtained from any registered builder.
Not every construction requires a planning permit. These permits relate to the use and development of land. To find out if you need a planning permit you will be required to contact your local council. Each council has their own planning scheme, thus requirements for permits will vary for each council. It is up to you to find out from your council whether a Planning permit is required for the construction of your shed.