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Different Kinds of Sheds & Their Average CostsAll of the below costs are in Australian dollars and they include the cost of installation. They do not include the cost of internal fit-outs, plumbing, electricity etc.
GaragesThe average cost of a garage is $27,185 based on 1,060 quotes. A typical size would be a 10.8m x 7m garage.
Hay ShedsThe average cost to build a hay shed is $58,234 based on 369 quotes. A typical size at that cost would be a 30 metre x 12 metre hay shed.
Indoor Riding Arena CoversOur average cost for an indoor horse riding arena cover is $153,864 based on 373 quotes. At this cost, a typical size is a 61m x 21m riding arena cover.
Livestock Yard CoversThe average cost to build a yard cover is $128,599 based on 151 quotes. This includes quotes for saleyards over 10,000m2. For private yard covers, the average cost drops to $44,080 from 132 quotes. A typical livestock cover at this cost would be 24 metres x 18 metres.
WorkshopsOn average, a workshop costs $82,964 based off 141 quotes. This average includes industrial-sized warehouses that include office complexes. However, if you're looking for a backyard workshop (like a mancave), you're looking at less: the average cost is $33,109. At this cost, a typical size is 12m x 8m.
Aircraft HangarsThe average aircraft hangar costs $123,011 based on 57 different quotes. An approximate size at this cost would be a 16m x 21m hangar capable of holding multiple planes or helicopters.
WarehousesThe average cost to build an industrial warehouse is $166,336 based on 284 different quotes of past jobs. A typical size at this price would be a 35 x 30 x 6.5. However average prices vary significantly for warehouse buildings depending on the size. Smaller warehouses can cost as little as $10,000, whilst larger warehouses can cost as much as $400,000.
FactoriesThe average costing to build a factory is $209,659 based on 68 different quotes of past jobs. An approximate size for a factory of this price would be 76 x 25 x 6m. Smaller factories usually cost from $10,000 - $45,000. However larger factories are commercial sized jobs and are more expensive usually ranging from $80,000 to $400,000.
Shearing ShedsThe average cost to build a shearing shed is $59,714. An average size shearing shed would be 24 x 11 x 5. This price is based on 42 amount of different quotes. The price of a shearing shed ranges from $15,000 up to $150,000 depending on its size.
CarportsOn average, a carport costs $11,288 to build, based off 227 quotes. At this price, a typical size would be 12 x 8 x 3m. Small carports can cost between $3,000 - $5,000, while larger carports can cost up to $18,000.
What are they and will I need one?Building permits are documents that approve the construction of your shed and are issued by your local council. If your shed is over 10 square metres, then you will require a building permit. Anything over a 3 x 3 metre shed will require a permit. You will also require a building permit if your shed matches any of these conditions:
- The height of the shed is over 2.4 metres.
- The shed is closer to the boundary than 90cm.
- The shed is attached to an existing building or is an extension to an existing shed.
How Much Do They Cost?Unfortunately, councils do charge a fee for a building process - they usually cost around $900.
Who Sorts Out The Building Permit?You can do this yourself as the owner of the property. If you're going through a shed building company, they should offer to do it on your behalf to save you doing the paperwork.
What are they and will I need one?A planning permit is paperwork issued by your council that gives permission for you to proceed with development of your land. This happens before the building permit stage. Many sheds will not require a planning permit - the only way to know is to contact your council. Generally, there are four conditions that mean you will need a planning permit:
- Your property is smaller than three hundred square metres.
- Your property has a special zoning.
- You plan on building on a property that has no dwelling/house.
- There is an overlay on your property (a council document recording the environment around the property).
The Building ProcessFor custom engineered designs (anything larger than a backyard shed), there is an 8 step process. This 9 step process includes the manufacture of all material components in our Kyneton factory. Below is a complete list of steps in the process: Step 1: Consultation - We meet with you do discuss your basic ideas, and sketches or plans you have developed, and any considerations that need to be taken into account. Step 2: Site survey and inspection - We visit your site to address any issues and to inform our draftsmen when they design the building. We take into account drainage, wind tunnels, weather etc. Step 3: Design & Planning - Your shed is designed and a model and drawings are created. Step 4: Building Permits - Your shed designs are submitted to your local council for approval. Step 5: Engineering - Your shed designs are sent to our engineer, who ensures that the planned shed can withhold any load, wind levels or other stresses. Step 6: Fabrication - Steel is ordered in to our factory and is welded together to create the components required to build your shed. Step 7: Galvanising - Your shed components are sent off to be galvanised - which means they are coated in zinc and protected from rust and weathering. Step 8: Construction - Your shed goes up! We get a team of our trusted erectors to put the shed up on site. Step 9: Hand over - The job is finalised and the shed is yours!
Your Shed's Distance From The BoundaryHow far are you legally required to build your shed from the boundary? It depends on the size and usage of your shed. Domestic (or 'backyard') sheds need to at least 15 centimetres from the boundary. However, if they are over 3.6 metres high, then they need to be 1 metre from the boundary. The distance increases at the height of the shed increases. Farm or agricultural sheds need to be 5 metres from the boundary unless there is a road nearby. These sheds also need to be 20m from any road, and 100 metres from any highway. Industrial sheds may have stricter limitations and will depend on your council.
Mistakes To Avoid When Building A ShedThere are common problems that occur if you go into a shed project without proper prior knowledge. These are the things to avoid:
- Getting your engineering done separately.
TestimonialsHear about previous clients and their experience building sheds, from small winery sheds to huge grain sheds. Transcript: "I'm Owen Latta from Eastern Peake Wineries. We've got this new extension that we've done just behind us here. Central Steel Build were very good the way they went about it. They were fantastic the way they said 'Well, this is the size you can go with so you're not spending too much extra on things you don't need.' Easy to work with and the quality of the steel that was used was right on." Transcript: "I'm Mark Brisbane, a dairy farmer at Dhurringile, near Shepparton. It's very strong. It went up in 2 and a half days. It's very easy and very enjoyable - cows actually want to come into the dairy." Transcript: "I'm Jim Riordan from Riordan group in Geelong, Victoria. Right from the outset, from the designs to the planning, through to construction, the results have been fantastic. The professionalism in the way this has been handled has been first class. The sheds will be here for a long time & they suit our bulk requirements."
Building A Liveable Shed or Shed HomeSheds can be built to a Class 1a standard - this means that they can be inhabited as a livable building. The average cost of a habitable dwelling frame is $64,699, based off 39 quotes. Building a steel-framed home is usually an aesthetic choice or a choice that intends to protect the structure of the building against bushfires. There are three things to keep in mind when building this kind of shed:
- There are a number of criteria that you'll need to meet as you plan and build your structure to allow it to be inhabited. A good shed builder will know all of these requirements and can work through them with you during the design stage.