Building a warehouse is a large investment and its worth spending the time to get right.
Below, we take a look at the major points you need to focus on as you plan and construct your warehouse.
Building Permits & Zoning.
This is something to get on top of early. If you have a location in mind, you need to ensure that the council will allow you to build there, and you need to know what kind of limitations they might set on your warehouse building.
A good shed builder will have an in-house expert who can guide you through the building permit process. They will take care of the details and you can focus on ensuring you get the structure you need.
Find Out How Much Space You Need.
If you’re building a warehouse, you probably already have an operation of some kind. Measure out the space that this operation takes up. This is the absolute minimum space your warehouse needs to cover but, given that you’re probably a growing operation, you’re going to need to calculate how much more space you might need.
An investment in your company’s infrastructure of this size should suit yours needs for 5 – 10 years (after which you may need to consider further expansion). Write down a growth plan the details your productivity increase year by year, then calculate how many extra machines etc. this will require. You can then start to estimate how much space you’ll need in 5 or 6 years times.
Consider Storage Space.
If you hold stock, this is another thing to consider. If you’re planning on allocating storage space; what will go in there and how much space will it take up? These things need to be considered when developing the plans for a warehouse.
Access and vehicles.
The design of your warehouse needs to allow vehicles to access your building and there needs to be spaces allocated for loading, unloading, deliveries and packing.
Find Opportunities for Improvement.
You’re taking them time to take a big step forward with your business. This is also the time to think about how you can get ahead. If there are efficiencies or new techniques that you can incorporate into the design of your warehouse, this can be a great way to increase your competitive edge.
Central Steel Build has built thousands of sheds across Australia, including hundreds of warehouses and factories.
Cost to Build Factory or Warehouse.
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Cost to Build A Metal Barn
How much does it cost to build a metal barn?
Metal barns can be a great investment; they offer more storage space and they look great.
Whether you’re after an Aussie-style barn or an American Barn, we have you covered. Each job is different, so for an exact figure you might want to get a quote (we answer within 24 hours).
For an estimate of how much your barn might cost, see below:
Small to medium barns
A small to medium barn includes anything with a floor area up to 10m x 10m. These can be used for storage, workshops or car parking.
Smaller stable barns are often used for horses, and these can cost as little as $20,000.
Cost range: $20,000 – $30,000
Taking a step up in size will bring you into the next cost bracket. Medium barns range in size, up to 29m x 12m.
Cost range: $30,000 – $55,000
Very large, industrial barns can cost as much as $200,000.
These range in size up to 61m x 27m and are large buildings. We’ve had clients build barns with indoor riding arenas inside them, and we’ve had clients building industrial dairy barns.
Cost range: $55,000 – $200,000
You Won’t Believe What These Blocks of Wood Become
An incredible artwork from chainsaw sculptor John Brady (check out more of his work here).
See four slabs of beautiful timber transform into something absolutely breath-taking.