To help budget for your shed we’ve pulled together an approximate list of costs per m2 based on previous work completed for our clients. Prices are approximate only as actual prices may fall outside of the ranges provided.

The exact cost will come down to several variables including the height and complexity of the build.


Farm sheds

Subject to the type of shed you require the average cost per m2 for kit only sheds can be broken down as follows:

Bulk storage shed (grain shed, fertiliser shed, feed shed): $180 – $200/m2

Typical size: Bulk storage sheds are a specialised product, so it’s difficult to determine an average size.

Compost barn, loafing barn, free stall barn: $90 – $105/m2

Typical size: sizing for these barns depends completely on the size of your operations. However, we suggest you work with a minimum of eight square meters per cow plus feed lanes you want to include. To ensure the most return on investment you can discuss your specific requirements with our dairy building specialists today.

Hay shed/machinery shed: $115 – $120/m2 (3-sided shed)

Typical size: 40m x 21m, 32m x 18m

Shearing shed: $145 – $160/m2 (fully enclosed shed)

Typical size: 32m x 15m

Agricultural yard cover: $90 – $100/m2 (roof only yard cover)

Average size: It is difficult to determine an average size of yard covers as all farmer’s cattle/sheep yards are completely customised.

Find out more about how much it costs to build a cattle or sheep yard cover.


Equestrian buildings

Indoor riding arenas, stables, equestrian complexes: $110 – $150/m2

Typical size: 41m x 21m roof only arena cover including install at a cost of $110,000*


Commercial buildings

Offices, showrooms, retail building etc.

The higher the degree of complexity, the greater the input from consultants. Subsequently you will see an increase in cost per m2 ratio as reflected below.
Please note we provide design, engineering and construction of the Colourbond and steel structure only. All other additional parts to projects specified below need to be organised by you independently or by your commercial builder. Costs will differ depending on wind region of the building location.

Commercial – Colourbond shed (structure only): $350 – $ 550/m2

Commercial Colourbond shed with office, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and external works: $900 – $1500/m2

Commercial precast shed with office, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and external works: $950 – $2000/m2


Industrial buildings

Factories, warehouses, large workshops etc.

Industrial buildings tend to follow the principal function over form. Subsequently, there is less emphasis on the aesthetics of a building. The benefit of this is buildings can be more economical to build and simpler to erect than commercial buildings.

Industrial – Colourbond shed (structure only): $300 – $ 500/m2

Industrial Colourbond shed with amenities, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and external works: $700 – $1200/m2

Industrial precast shed with amenities, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and external works: $900 – $1850/m2


Custom houses/sheds

Habitable dwelling frames and liveable sheds: $190 – $454/m2
Typical size: 15m x 20m at a cost of $57,150*


Recreational buildings

Ball court cover, learning areas: $130 – $199/m2
Typical size: 32m x 17m at a cost of $109,880*


Aviation hangars

Aeroplane hangars and helicopter hangars: $250 -$350/m2
Typical size: 18m x 18m at a cost of $80,000 excluding installation*

*All prices are an indication only and are subject to change at any time due to industry steel prices.