It is very important for a packing produce shed to fulfil its purpose flawlessly in order to keep your produce in the best condition for sale, and to make the process of packing and unpacking a relatively simple one. Here are a few tips that are considered important when creating the ideal packing shed.
Make sure your packing shed is close to the paddocks containing your crop, so it is an easy job to move the harvest to the packing shed. The vehicle that will be transporting your harvest should be able to access the shed without troubles also.
The right amount of space
It is imperative that you plan your packing shed to the right dimensions so everything that needs to happen inside can do so easily and practically. Every packing shed will be designed differently according to the type of harvest it is specified to hold. Try to design your packing shed so the process will be streamlined and efficient.
Good lighting is important in a packing shed as it will allow you to see defects that may in your harvest. The best lights to show up flaws are SP-30 fluorescent or tungsten halogen quartz. Also don’t forget to put windows into the design of your packing shed in perspective of health and safety for workers.
The best flooring surface for a packing shed is concrete. Concrete allows for the use of wheeled trollies and other necessary tools like a pallet jack. Ensure your concrete floor slopes towards a drain to make it easy to wash.
Ensuring cleanliness is important in packing sheds to prevent food borne illnesses. The biggest cause for spread of germs is contamination from the handlers hands. Install a sink and tap with hot running water so employees can wash their hands before touching food. Make sure wash tubs and surfaces that are likely to contact produce should be easy to keep clean.
Removing water from washing produce is just as important as getting in in there. Plan for drainage when you design your wash station. It is common for local governments to require wash water to be put through a septic system. When planning this don’t make the mistake of hooking your packing shed up to your houses septic system, it will overwhelm the system with too much water.
The most efficient layout for packing sheds is one that will avoid extra steps and crossing paths. It will also move in the direction of the worker’s leading hand. Try to think about the process your produce has to undertake and how to make this operate in a streamlined practical way.
Machinery Shed Pricing
The cost to build a machinery shed varies due to different sizes and specifications. Here we give you a rough estimate of cost ranges. However, as all of our jobs are custom designed, you as a client can request a quote and get a response within one working day.
Small to medium machinery sheds
Small machinery sheds include smaller rural machinery buildings and storage sheds.
Cost range: $13,000 – $20,000
Medium machinery sheds
This bracket usually includes smaller industrial machinery sheds, medium rural machinery or storage structures.
Cost range: $20,000 – $ 100,000
Large machinery sheds
Larger machinery sheds include bigger commercial and industrial machinery buildings and large agricultural storage and machinery sheds.
Cost range: $100,000 – $400,000
Central Steel Build is experienced in the design and construction of machinery sheds in varying sizes and designs. We are happy to work according to the client’s needs and requirements to design and construct exactly the building you need. See below some of our past machinery shed projects.
Agricultural machinery shed
Machinery shed for winery
Rural machinery shed
Cost to build a hangar
How much does it cost to build an aeroplane hangar?
The average hangar costs $68,166. This cost is in Australia dollars, and cover the kits cost only.
Installation will cost approximately 26% extra. The concrete slab will cost approximately $110 per square metre.
Every job is unique, and the best way to answer this question is to get a quote.
Below we will give you estimates based on jobs we’ve done in the past and the general range of cost.
Small to medium hangars
Small to medium hangars can hold one aircraft. At the upper end of this range, you’re likely to have a floor area of approximately 12m x 15m.
Kit Cost range*: $35,000 – $50,000
*This price does not include erection or site preparation.
Medium hangars can hold multiple aircraft and often have space for extra storage or workshops. These can go up to 18m x 21m in floorspace.
Cost range: $50,000 – $80,000
Large hangars include room for multiple aeroplanes, accommodation and office space. These are often more than a single building, and can incorporate observation towers and other airport structures.
Cost range: $80,000 – >$130,000