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 To Make Dressage Arena Letters
Setting up your own dressage arena is a whole lot of fun – and the letters are the finishing touches. It’s nice to have them looking good.
We’ve arranged some easy methods in order of difficult. (our favourite is the PVC foam method, which looks great and is cheap).
One – Waterproofed cardboard (Super easy & quick).
This is the easiest method – you could probably get it done in an hour or two using things you already have lying around. It looks pretty good from a distance, and is certainly passable.
- Cut the letters out of some corrugated cardboard.
- Paint over the cardboard with black paint.
- Put together a water and glue mixture. Dip the letters in the mixture and cover both sides.
- Clip to a line to dry.
- If you’re a perfectionist – go over the letters with black paint one more time to tidy up any irregularities.
Download the letters here to trace onto your cardboard.
Two – Soccer cones and mailbox letters (easy)
An easy, practical method if you can go to a store and get the right cones.
This is great if you’ve outlined a dressage arena on flat ground.
- Buy soccer drill cones & letterbox letters
- Attach the letterbox letters a little below the half way point.
- Cut off the top of the cones.
This is a nice way to get a professional looking dressage marker. For added flourish, you can put an upturned pot inside the marker and place some flowers on top so the poke through.
Three – Foam sheets (medium difficulty)
The hardest part of this method is sourcing the foam sheets. Some places like Bunnings sell them for about $10 for a pack of foam sheets.
- Trace and cut letters out of the black foam.
- Attach cut-out letters to a sheet of white foam or board.
- Attach to dressage arena.
This method takes some skill and precision, but can look good and last a long time.
You can use the same letter template as above.
Four – Wooden letters (difficult)
Hand-made wooden letters are a bit of a challenge – but if you’re handy with wood and have some left over slats, they last a long time and can look nice unpainted.
Your letters will be slightly blocky – but that can all be part of the charm.
- Print out the letter template below.
- Cut length of wood that match the template.
- Glue the wood together and allow to dry.
- Apply varnish if desired.
Download a template here for wooden block letters.
Five – Professional dressage letters (easy, expensive)
The easy but expensive way. Horse stores often sell letters pre-made. Wire framed letters can be stuck into the ground, while hang-over letters can be temporarily attached to a fence.
They’re useful & easy, but they’re also expensive and don’t always match the look you want for your arena.
For arena ideas and inspiration, download our brochure.
Sheds and Garages in Romsey
Our company offers design and construct services of sheds and garages in Romsey and surrounding areas. All our buildings are custom, we service from big to small exactly to the clients needs and specifications.
Our offices and fabrication factory are in Kyneton (35km from Romsey), allowing our company to service a wide range of areas in Victoria.
We construct the following buildings in Romsey and surrounding areas:
Other Steel Framed Buildings
Here are some past projects that we have built in Romsey:
1. Custom Shearing Shed
This shearing shed is designed in a practical sense for its purpose of shearing and the amount of persons and animals that need to be using the building at one time.
2. Backyard Shed with Roller Door
This residential storage shed offers a perfectly neat and classy solution to your home storage needs.
3. Industrial Truck Storage Shed
The dimensions of this industrial truck storage shed were designed specifically to ensure enough space was allowed to house all vehicles and trucks.
4. Customized Equestrian Stables
The stone and wood cladding of these stables take away any idea of being a tin shed. The building is unique and athletically pleasing in design.
5. Aircraft Hangar Buildings
These aircraft hangars are designed to easily store the specific airplanes that are housed in them.