Wide Span Sheds Blog


If you are after the latest shed news, product information or DIY tips, please read over our latest blog posts below.  

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How Does Terrain Affect my Shed?

Posted on 20 August 2015

The wind speed in your region is made up of a number of factors, and the terrain plays a significant part in how the wind speed, and the direction it flows will affect your building. The terrain is broken down into five categories:

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Dimensions for your Shed or Garage

Posted on 6 August 2015

There are so many details we need to consider in order to select a shed that is right for you and the site it is intended to go on. That’s why your Wide Span Sheds representative will ask you lots of questions. They are basically trying to understand your needs, and get accurate information so they can give you an accurate quote. 

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The Famous Double Lock It Up

Posted on 3 August 2015

Considered one of our most popular buildings in the rural garage and workshop range, the ‘Double Lock it Up’ is a great steel building for the serious workman. 

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Why Should I Buy with a ShedSafe Accredited Company

Posted on 30 July 2015

In the past decade there have been more rogue-shed operators than you could count on two hands. When it comes to a structure like a steel building, you should only expect the very best quality. Buying an inferior quality steel shed could be detrimental to not only your bank balance, but also to the lives of those that are in and near the structure. A steel building can be deadly if it is not engineered to a certain standard and not constructed properly. 

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Why Many Farmers Opt for ZINCALUME® Steel

Posted on 27 July 2015

ZINCALUME® steel is a popular choice for many farmers, and why shouldn’t it be? It is a high quality galvanised steel that has the lifespan of up to four times that of other galvanised steel products. It is a product of iconic brand, New Zealand Steel and it simply looks amazing.

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Take an Online Tour of our Virtual Steel Building Displays

Posted on 23 July 2015

The smartest of investors like to do their research first – that’s why we have created our online virtual tours. Potential customers can look through our buildings in the luxury of their own home, in their own time.

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Shielding Factor and How it Affects your Shed

Posted on 23 July 2015

As with Terrain Category and Topography Factor, the Shielding Factor also plays an integral part in determining the site design criteria for a particular location. As the name suggests, it looks at structures that will potentially ‘shield’ your shed or garage from the wind. 

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The Steel Stable: Designing the Ultimate Horse Shelter

Posted on 20 July 2015

Looking for a reliable and sturdy horse shelter for your prized animals? Wide Span Sheds has an incredible range of steel stables, all of which have been designed to the very latest in engineering standards, are ShedSafe accredited and made with world-class New Zealand Steel. 

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Colour Coordinating Your Shed

Posted on 13 July 2015

It is time to purchase a new steel shed for your backyard and you have picked the design, size and the location. Now all you have to do is select a colour combination to match your existing home. Easy… right?

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Double Checking Shed Door Heights

Posted on 9 July 2015

Double-checking your shed door heights is an absolute necessity, and this is one of the biggest mistakes our customers make. You know what you need to keep in your shed so before you even start looking for a new garage or shed, make sure you measure everything you intend to put in it. This way you will have the appropriate clearance to get everything in through the doors. 

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