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Design Criteria

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

Storage Plus rural Workshop Angle

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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double lock it up Green Colorsteel

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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Classic Barn 3 Doors

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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Double Garage with More PA Door and Windows

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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Gable Open Farm Shed Colorbond Steel

Design Criteria and How It Affects Your Shed

Posted on 6 July 2015

When you purchase a steel building kit from Wide Span Sheds, we need to make sure that it is engineered specifically for the site you intend to build on. You see, a building as big as a garage or farm shed can be quite unsafe if it hasn't been designed specifically for your site. 

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