Shed Design

Shed Design Tips from the experts at Specialised Structures

Shed Design – Customised Building Specialists is who we are, and supplying NZ pre-engineered custom designed buildings is what we do.

  1. Shed Design – Use and Placement

To help decide what size building you need, ask yourself these questions:

  • What is your shed going to be used for?
  • What will your needs be in 20 years’ time?
  • Could it end up being your retirement hobby area?
  • Where is the shed going to be placed?
  • Is the area you have big enough for your new shed?
  • Are there any Council bylaws you will need to consider on the placement of your new shed on your property?
  • If your shed is for storing machinery, have you got enough room for access and easy manouvering of machinery especially in front of the shed.
  • Simple things like building your shed away from trees will also ensure your guttering is kept free of obstructions.
  • If you are debating whether to add an extra bay now, or if you should leave it until later; keep in mind it is far more economical to do the whole shed at once because you will save on building consent fees, delivery and install.
  1. Shed Design – Size

Depending on the proposed use of the shed, the factors you should consider when designing your shed:

  • Width – is your building going to be deep enough to fit the length of the items you need to put in it? Eg; your car, ute or boat, maybe a caravan, camper of even a truck
  • Roof Height – depending on what you are going to store in your shed, you will need to ensure you have enough roof height to accommodate everything comfortably.
  • Number and size of Bays – Basically the number of bays in your building will depend of the amount of gear you need to put in it. The size and the height of the bays will depend of the size of that gear. Note: Specialised Structures can make bays of any size and height.
  • Clearspan – Do you need a clearspan building? If not it maybe more economical to have centre posts.
  • Access – Roller Doors, Personnel Doors, open front bays.
  • Door Placement – If your shed is for storing machinery, you may also want to consider traffic flow patterns inside the building to determine door placement.
  • Lighting – clear lighting, open bays, roller doors, windows.
  • Ventilation – If you are building an animal shelter, you will need to ensure livestock are kept comfortable and healthy with natural ventilation.
  1. Shed Design – Materials your shed is built out of.

Here at Specialised Structures our buildings can be designed from a wide range of materials.

Most small to medium sheds in NZ, the framing is either lightweight cold rolled steel or of timber pole construction.

The team at Specialised Structures were pioneers of the lightweight cold rolled steel building design and construction in NZ. Their knowledge and experience in this product is second to none.

Specialised Structures not only offer timber pole sheds, but they are the only company in NZ which offer pre-engineered Laminated Timber Portal Buildings.

For the Industrial and Commercial customer, as well as the above, Specialised Structures offers Structural Steel Construction along with Concrete Tiltpanels. Various fire rating systems can easily be incorporated into any of our buildings.

All Specialised Structures buildings can be clad with almost any cladding type a customer desires, to give their building the exact look they are after.

  1. Shed Design – Budget

Specialised Structures will design your building to fit your budget. Our aim is to give you the most economical building to fit your requirements.

A great way to save costs is to erect the building yourself … Specialised Structure’s kitsets are affordable and we can supply you, or your builder, a construction pack with everything you need.  You have full control over your kitset building project.   

Remember Specialised Structures has a large range of building types and sizes, and they can customise any building to any size and look you require.

To give you a good idea on cost and building design, chat to one of our Specialised Structure’s merchants today.  You can contact them here or give us a call on 0508 787 828.  

View our range of Shed Designs in this video:

 

A Storage Shed for Lovett Family Farms

Storage Shed – Need One? 

Read about our latest project here at Lovett Family Farms…

Storage Shed

A Storage Shed can be used within the rural, industrial, and commercial industries for a diverse range of purposes.

Specialised Structure’s has recently built a storage shed for Lovett Family Farms in Wakanui, Mid Canterbury.

This storage shed is being used to store all their onions and you can view the stages of the build here on our latest YouTube video channel here.

Specifications for the building were:

  • 720 m2 extension
  • 24.000 m clear span
  • 4 X 7.500 m bays
  • 6.800 m knee height
  • 8.400 m apex height
  • Structural steel portals
  • Cold rolled roof purlins and wall girts
  • Colorsteel roof lined with plywood

Other storage sheds the Specialised Structure’s merchants have built throughout the country include bulk storage sheds in our commercial buildings section (view here), storage barns (view here), farm shed storage (view here), and garages with storage facilities (view here).

We are experts at customising the design and build process so you get exactly what you need in the way of your new storage shed.

Our commitment is to provide you with a solution that expresses the right balance between budget and purpose.

Not only can you customise your building, but you can also customise which parts of the process you want us to control. So whether you use your own architect or builder we will work with you to ensure that your vision becomes a reality.

Specialised Structures is a construction company that offers New Zealand’s widest range of Portal Construction Systems, using structural steel, cold rolled steel, timber and concrete tilt panel.

We can also provide kitset construction options should you wish to manage the project yourself.

Build something meaningful and of value with Specialised Structures, your Customised Building Specialists.

To request an estimate please contact a Specialised Structure’s merchant near you today or phone 0508 787 828.

 

 

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The Versatile Storage Shed

A Specialised Structure’s storage shed is a shed with a purpose!

We build our sheds to accommodate a wide range of needs and end uses.  These include sheds for the farm and home, to larger scale commercial and industrial sheds.

The versatility of a storage shed is only limited by your imagination.  It could be a shed to house your vehicles, equipment, chemicals, wood, tools, or office supplies. The final use of your shed could be anything from a safe place to house your classic cars through to a fully operational commercial shed for your business.

At Specialised Structures we offer a complete design and build service with the latest computer-aided design technology to turn your ideas into reality.  Our aim is to provide our customers with customised building solutions at cost-effective prices.

We can build your storage shed from a wide range of claddings including timber or steel construction. We can also build your shed to any size and include roller doors, aluminium windows and doors.

If you would like one of our Specialised Structure’s teams to give you a free estimate on getting your storage shed up and running, contact a Specialised Structures merchant located near you today!

 

We do the best farm sheds and barns in NZ

How do we know we provide the best farm sheds and barns in NZ?  Our customers tell us that’s how!  Specialised Structures doesn’t just build sheds, we help you create practical solutions for working smarter.

Just as no two farms are alike, no two sheds should be the same.  We take into account your unique climate, environment and needs to provide you with the best shed and building that is right for you.

Our products are NZ designed and engineered, and made of NZ sourced materials.

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