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05/05/2020

Cladding Options

One of the most common questions that we get when designing a new shed structure for a client is “what cladding options do you have?” Steel cladding, whether it is locally supplied or imported can be confusing. This is due to cladding profiles offered by different suppliers sometimes having different names even though they may […]
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06/04/2020

Australian Made Steel

Why buy an Australian made BlueScope Steel shed? When you decide to push the button and go ahead with the construction of a shed, garage, carport or pergola to suit your needs, there is always going to be a choice of whether to go Australian made or not. There can be a lot more to […]
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02/07/2019

A closer look at the American Barn

One of the most iconic looking structures around, the humble American Barn is sometimes referred to as a heritage or traditional barn. Driving past country estates, American Barns are a common sight on the Mornington Peninsula and throughout Victoria, however there is a lot more to them than meets the eye.   Typically, an American […]
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01/05/2019

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Gaining access to your new shed!

Once you’ve decided on a basic design for your new shed, the next question often is “How do I get in?”. Whilst personal access doors are usually included in one form or another on almost every shed we build, the decision to go with either a traditional roller door or a steel sliding door is […]
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26/03/2019

Should I be an Owner Builder?

When considering constructing a new shed, carport or patio, one of the most important decisions you will make (after first designing your custom structure and deciding how to best cater for your individual requirements) is whether to tackle the project yourself, or appoint a registered builder to take care of the process for you. What […]
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21/02/2019

Carport

Do I Need A Permit For My Shed, Garage, Carport, Veranda Or Patio?

In Victoria there are two main types of permits you may require if planning on building a Shed, Garage, Carport, Veranda or Patio at your property; these are a building permit and a planning permit. We explain each in more detail below:   A Building Permit In most cases, a building permit will be required […]
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15/06/2018

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How to attach a verandah to your house?

One of the main considerations when designing your verandah or patio is how to attach it to your house. Here at Melbourne Garages there are three main options we use with the SOL outdoor verandah and patios. Let’s look at the following options: Wall connection Roof Extenda brackets Fascia connection Let’s briefly look at the […]
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31/03/2017

Versatile, Undercover Farm Solutions

With the rain having finally hit, and daylight savings coming to an end, it’s really starting to feel like Autumn – which means it’s time to get your undercover storage sorted! We can build farm sheds to just about any size and style, with many options for open or closed bays to provide versatility in […]
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03/02/2017

Love is all around!

Love your caravan? Your boat? Or maybe your car is your pride and joy? Why not spoil them this Valentine’s Day with a safe, secure and sheltered shed! We can design to just about any shape or size to keep your beloved clean, dry and in pristine condition. Give us a call on 5979 3677 […]
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27/01/2017

Style and Function

This striking shed has been finished in horizontal corrugated Colorbond Steel, in Surfmist and Dune for a stylish and modern finish. At 7x 9m with 2m lean-to and a 30 degree roof pitch, it’s an excellent example of how playing with cladding styles and window sizes can create a truly unique looking shed. This shed […]
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