Estimates can vary wildly for costs when building a shed. Each project is different, and there are various things that influence final price.
We have calculated the average cost-per-square-metre below for some of our main industries. It is very possible that your actual cost will differ, but you may be able to use these figures for relatively simple shedding.
NOTE: These are estimates and actual prices may fall outside of the range. The exact cost per square metre comes down to a number of things, including height and complexity. Projects can differ.
Including: Garages, carports, storage sheds, workshops etc.
Average cost per square metre: $236m2 – $318m2
(Note: Domestic builds have a higher cost per square metre because they generally have much lower square metreage. This cost covers site preparation and erection)
Typical size: 12m x 9m at a cost of $24,126
Including: Hay Shed, Machinery Shed, Grain Shed, Cattle Sheds etc.
Average cost per square metre: $67m2 – $110m2
Typical size: 24m x 18m at a cost of $45,620
Including: Indoor riding arenas, stables, equestrian complexes etc.
Average cost per square metre: $90m2 – $136m2
Typical size: 41m x 21m Arena Cover at a cost of $83,760.
Including: Offices, showrooms etc.
Average cost per square metre: $130m2 – $229m2
Typical size: 36m x 22m at a cost of $122,000.
Including: Factories, warehouses, large workshops etc.
Average cost per square metre: $106m2 – $176m2
Typical size: 36m x 20m at a cost of $76,220.
Including: Habitable Dwelling Frames & Liveable Sheds.
Average cost per square metre: $190m2 – $454m2
Typical size: 15m x 20m at a cost of $57,150.
Including: Ball court cover, learning areas etc.
Average cost per square metre: $99m2 – $149m2
Typical size: 32m x 17m at a cost of $80,130.
Including: Aeroplane hangars & helicopter hangars.
Average cost per square metre: $187m2 – $281m2
Typical size: 18m x 18m at a cost of $70,370.
How To Keep Your Horse Cool This Summer
Australia is known for it’s scorching summers, under which animals can suffer if they are not built to cope with the heat. Horses can become unwell if not cared for properly in the hot weather. Here are ten tips on that will help you keep your horse healthy and cool this summer.
Hydration is essential in ensuring a horse stays healthy in the hot. At all times your horse should access to a sufficient water supply. If your horse is reluctant to drink you can soak hay in water for them to provide additional hydration.
Horses loose minerals from sweating in the heat. Make sure you are helping replace these by giving them a good quality electrolyte formula.
Try to avoid working your horse when the outside temperature exceeds the horses body temperature. For a horse this is about 37.5 degrees Celsius.
Flyveils provide protection from flies and and can also keep the sun off. Just remember that they do restrict vision at night so remember to remove it overnight.
Having fans in the stable is a good way to keep the air moving in the stables. This also helps to keep flies from settling.
What Time to Ride
Try to ride in the evenings or early mornings as these are the coolest parts of the day.
Horses can get sunburnt badly in hot weather. They can even receive scars from the burning. To avoid this apply sunscreen or zinc to all white areas on the nose, or use a flymask with a protective nose flap.
To help your horse cool down more quickly hose it down with water.
Owning a horse, you should know the signs of heat stress and how to avoid it. This is a serious condition that starts with dehydration and can result in heat stroke if the horse is not attended to sufficiently.