How Much Does it Cost to Build a Shed or Garage?
The costs vary between projects.
An average project is a 5m x 12m shed for $24,000. You can see a more detailed break-down of costs here.
Do I need a building permit?
This depends on the size and usage of the building. You can give us a call and we can let you know in a couple of minutes. Our number is 1300 955 608.
We are registered builders, and can take care of all building permits internally.
Have you built other sheds & garages in the Macedon Ranges?
We have! In fact, we’ve built hundreds in the area. You can see a map of our previous builds here.
Can I see photos of your previous work?
Absolutely. The best way to look through photos of previous jobs is to download a brochure.
Do you have any testimonials I can refer to?
Yes, we do. You can see some of our filmed testimonials here.
How Building Permits and Planning Permits Differ
Building permits and planning permits are sometimes easily confused by people when building a shed. However you should be aware of the differences between these documents when going through with the construction of any type of building
The purpose of a planning permit is to give permission for the proposed development occurring on your land. A planning permit is not always required, however you should find out whether you do need one by contacting your local council’s Town Planning Office. If you do require a planning permit it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, although both applications can be made at the same time.
A building permit, on the other hand, makes sure the building is a safe construction and in line with the Building Regulations 2017 Interim and the Building Code of Australia and Building Act 1993. Building permits can be obtained from a registered builder. Central Steel Build are registered builders, and are able to sort any client’s building permit. Any building permit issued is required to be consistent with the requirements of the planning permit.
Things to consider when designing your purpose built stable barn
When designing the layout of your stable barn it is important to consider all aspects that could affect its workability. A well designed and well-built horse stables and barn has good lighting, is well ventilated, is easy to keep clean and is pleasant to work in.
Secure The Right Location.
Ensure you have the right site for your barn. Make sure your site is well drained and offers immediate access to utilities and to your driveway or the road. Spend some time on site on a windy day to make sure wind direction will not cause a wind tunnel through the centre isle of the stables.
Be smart when designing your barn by planning around the jobs you are going to be doing in it. This will improve efficiency and make chores quicker and easier. Try to minimise untidiness by identifying all potential sources of mess and plan your layout to confine that mess. For example, in a four stable barn, put the stalls together so when you muck, the mess stays on one side of the barn.
Leave plenty of room.
Make sure the isles will be wide enough to let you move equipment and horses. Bigger isles will bring more light in from the doorways making it doubly advantageous.
Maintaining good air flow is crucial to your horse’s health. Sufficient openings in the building allows fresh air to enter, and stale air to exit. Vent style windows positioned high where the horses can’t reach them, let in air and light. consider putting in ceiling fans over stalls as they significantly improve circulation.
Good lighting is important in your barn. It makes it easier to work in and attracts fewer flies. Windows and skylights will lower your electric bills.
Central Steel Build are experts in the design and construction of purpose built stable barns. Little tips like these can make a huge difference to your barn in the future. We ensure your barn and stables are built according to you and your horses needs while functioning in the best way possible. Work with us to build a flawless purpose built stable barn: get a quote here or call us on 1300 955 608.