3 Things Every Commercial Shed Owner Needs to Know

Your commercial shed investment is built to last generations, so how do you get it right?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach or silver bullet to execute a perfect shed, but rather a series of considerations. Productive and durable farm sheds are more than just a shed structure. These considerations lead to tailored and unique specifications for your individual needs – providing the perfect solution for you and your farm.

The Spanlift team has been heavily focused on the agricultural industry for many years. We work with our customers to produce steel farm sheds that suit their needs under harsh Australian conditions, to last generations.

So, what are the 3 things ever shed owner needs to know to gain maximum return from their investment?

1.  Your Commercial Shed Will Be Bigger Than You Think

Growth and development are two things everyone strives for in different areas of life; it shouldn’t be any different when purchasing farm infrastructure.

Across our 15 years of experience, we’ve never heard our clients say their shed is ‘too big’. On the other hand, it’s costed customers more to expand a shed later on rather than building the right size to begin with – which has sacrificed their economic benefits.

It’s a common mistake we see. While our Spanlift sheds are built to make future expansions and alterations as seamless as possible, it’s often more taxing when it comes to finances and time. Who wouldn’t want one less headache?

Not sure what your future needs are? Here are some things to bear in mind when commencing your project:

  • Consider what your needs will be in the next 3-5 years
  • Measure and plot where you will store your equipment
  • Take note of the height of your tallest piece of machinery and add an extra meter to your shed

2. Commercial Shed Location & Orientation

Where your galvanised structure is located is just as, if not more, important than the design itself – have you put the proper considerations in place to maximise this?

When you build a shed, you don’t build it to be moved. So, for your commercial shed, there are some further considerations.

  • Proximity to your paddocks
  • The privacy and protection your commercial shed location
  • Analysing the foundation to establish safeguards for future operations

For a vivid and comprehensive look at your shed’s location, nothing beats expert advice. The Spanlift team offer this free – book your free on-site consultation with one of our shed experts here.

3. Consider your finances and cash flow

Building a commercial shed is an investment, one that is built to span across generations, so it’s important to establish a proper design and execute accordingly. Shed prices fluctuate due to a wide range of factors, so it’s not the best avenue to explore when trying to save money.

Whether your finances are sufficient or not, commence the process with your end goal in mind. Knowing your desires and needs highlights the uncompromisable aspects of your future shed – as well as the items that fall as premium, such as COLORBOND®, automatic roller doors, insulation and so on.


Before building your commercial shed consult a shed expert. The team at Spanlift are here to help, we have shed consultants with a wealth of knowledge, and we want to share our knowledge so take advantage of our industry experience.

Whether you’re looking to build a commerical shed, industrial shed or a machinery shed. Get tailored expert advice from our team to help you navigate your shed build here.