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What defines a large shed and how does it differ from other shed types available in the market? In this article, we discuss the definition of a large shed, and what makes them so great. We will also cover some of the things you need to consider about the safety, maintenance, and large shed prices

Definition of a large shed

A large shed is a structure that has a span of 12 metres or more. These sheds are designed to be spacious, durable, and withstand harsh weather conditions. Large sheds may have additional features and areas to accommodate different uses or purposes.

Benefits of a large shed

There are many benefits to having a large shed - the main being the additional storage space it provides. If spacious enough, a large shed can provide a secure place to keep machinery and equipment safe from the elements. It can also be a great place to store items that are sensitive to temperature changes or dampness, such as agricultural goods or raw construction materials.

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When built using high-quality products like galvanised steel, a large shed can also offer a high level of durability. With a proven history of longevity, even in the harshest conditions, hot-dipped galvanised steel can offer up to 70 years of corrosion-free protection. When considering large shed prices, the initial cost of galvanised steel may be higher, but its durability reduces ongoing maintenance costs. This makes it cost-effective in the long term.

Large sheds can also be completely customised to suit your requirements. Every element of the structure, from the dimensions to the materials, as well as any additional features you might require, can be tailored to your needs. If you intend to build a commercial building, for example, you can even choose the depth, height, and number of vehicle bays, the type of doors on your workshop - everything you need to ensure your shed offers a return on investment.

Safety and wind ratings for large sheds

When planning the construction of a large shed, it is important to consider wind ratings. Wind ratings assist in determining how strong the winds are likely to be in a particular area. Each rating is based on a range of factors, such as geographic region, topography, terrain, and shielding. 

It can be easy to mistake the importance of wind ratings. However, in extreme weather conditions like high winds or cyclones, sheds can easily pose a risk to people and property. If you intend on constructing a large shed, it’s important to ensure it is rated highly enough for your area. 

Maintenance of large sheds

Many fall into the trap of believing a large shed is a ‘set and forget’ investment. But like any investment, it requires ongoing maintenance to keep its value.

Here are some handy tips for keeping a large shed in tip-top shape:

  • Check the shed interior for water spots, moisture, or other leaks
  • Check the shed interior for rodents and pests 
  • Examine the exterior for fading paint, dents, and scratches
  • Check any doors and windows for cracks or rust
  • Keep your exterior clean with a regular wash to ensure it always looks its best
  • Ensure your large shed is built with high-quality materials designed to last a lifetime

Prices of large sheds

Large shed prices can vary based on many factors, such as the materials used, the size and design of the shed, and its location. Before construction, it’s important to consider your budget and the features you would like included in your large shed.

A valuable structure to suit your needs

Whether you operate a farm or are a business owner seeking additional storage, a large shed is a versatile structure that can be designed to perfectly suit your needs. By understanding the benefits, maintenance requirements, and large shed prices, you can make an informed decision that ensures your large shed will provide a return on investment for years to come.

Looking to build a large shed? With over 40 years in the industry, we have built a reputation for designing and building high-quality, long-lasting sheds. Get in touch with our shed specialists today.