Built To Last: Custom Farm Sheds For Every Need

Custom Built Farm Sheds

Farm sheds are at the heart of farm operations. They play a pivotal role in ensuring smooth workflows, protecting valuable equipment, and optimising storage space. A focus on efficiency and functionality is paramount when designing a farm shed. But one size does not fit all. A design pulled from a catalogue will not likely serve your precise needs, forcing you to compromise on certain elements. A custom design is the best way to ensure a shed that will serve you for years. 

Melbourne Garages is a trusted supplier of cost-effective farm sheds that meet your needs. The options are endless, and you can customise all elements, including size, style, colour, and additional features. 

Use this guide to help you tailor your farm shed

1. Determine the placement of the farm shed

When deciding the exact location of your shed, it is essential to remember the space you require to move items in or out of it. It shouldn’t be too near to other home elements as you may not have room to carry more oversized items around it. Your farm shed should also be on relatively flat ground with enough clearance and must comply with council regulations. 

Melbourne Garages conducts a complete site assessment to determine the wind speed region, compliance with the Building Code of Australia, the terrain category, topography factor, and shielding factor to offer a ShedSafe-accredited structure. 

2. Have a specific use in mind for your shed

When designing your shed, it’s essential to identify all potential uses. This will determine the size and style. Farm sheds can also be used for storage spaces, garden sheds, studios and even guest accommodation. It can also have multiple uses, with an area for storage and a space for a home gym. 

3. Choose a farm shed style

You can select a range of shed styles at Melbourne Garages, including Gable Roof, Skillion Roof, Flat Roof, Flat Roof, Quaker Barn, and American Barn style. The style you select should be based on aesthetic preference and functionality, with the shed’s purpose in mind. 

4. Determine the ideal size of the farm shed

Your shed size will also depend on its intended use. You should measure the items that will be kept inside it and ensure enough space is left around them to walk through the area or fit additional items. 

Shed height dramatically impacts the feel of the space and its practicality. There should be enough room for clearance of the objects that will be kept in the space, so measuring these and allowing space for any potential fixtures on the ceiling is essential.

5. Decide where you want doors and windows placed

For the most appropriate placement of doors, it is essential to consider the best placement for the objects going through the doors. If your shed space will be used as a garage, consider placing the door closer to one side to allow maximum storage space along the other. 

When it comes to window placement, it is recommended that you factor in where would offer the best view and the best natural lighting or ventilation. South-facing windows capture more sunlight throughout the day, but if you plan to use the space more in the morning or afternoon, east-facing or north-facing windows may be preferred. 

The average roller door height is around 2.1m. To comfortably allow for a door this height, the recommended shed height is approximately 2.5m. 

6. Select your farm shed features

Depending on the purpose of your shed, you may choose to add a skylight, shelving solutions, lighting options, insulation, or air conditioning. These shed features can cater to your unique vision and enhance your space to suit your preferred functionality. 

7. Choose a farm shed colour

Melbourne Garages offers Bluescope Steel, and Colorbond sheds to ensure you have a range of choices. When selecting your preferred colour, consider whether you want this to match or complement your property. 

Design your ideal shed with Melbourne Garages.

At Melbourne Garages, our expert team can create an affordable custom build and produce a structure that caters to your specific needs, no matter what your shed will be used for. Use our advanced Multibuild engineering program to design and view a model of your project with ease, including a floor plan, 3D images and the frame structure.

Your design will consider every element to ensure smooth functioning and an aesthetic look, with our team guiding you every step of the way. Contact us to begin bringing your vision for your property to life and enquire about custom farm sheds today.