Farm sheds are an advanced, specialised version of the domestic shed, built for farming and rural industry.

Queensland Shed Markets can assist with every design, from machinery sheds and hay sheds to storage sheds and barns.

We have flexible design options to customise your buildings.

Our sheds and barns are made with 100 per cent BlueScope Steel.

You can add further extensions to our designs by adding bay to each end of the shed.

Queensland Shed Markets is a proud member of the Australian Steel Shed Group, an initiative of the Australian Steel Alliance.

Complete Farm Shed Solutions

Farm sheds have different engineering and construction from a domestic shed and fall under separate Building Code requirements.

For example, a standard garage would generally be recognised as a domestic type of building and would have an importance level of 2. A farm shed, on the other hand, would generally have an importance level of 1.

The type of farm sheds Queensland Shed Markets has built in the past includes:

  • Shearing sheds
  • Plant equipment and machinery sheds
  • Hay sheds
  • Piggery, dairy and machinery sheds
  • Fertiliser and grain storage sheds
  • Barns
  • Stables
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Farm Sheds vs Domestic Sheds

Farm sheds are a variation of the domestic shed, used in conjunction with general farming equipment and requirements. They are not your typical double or triple garage – the engineering and construction are different, as well as the Building Code requirement of what is known as the “importance level”.

For example, a standard garage would generally be recognised as a domestic type of building (i.e. for domestic use) and would have an importance level of “2”. A farm shed, on the other hand, would generally have an importance level of “1”, which means lighter gauge steel is used in its construction. Domestic types of structures at an importance level of “2” will use heavier gauge steel, and more of it, in order to be safer for domestic use.

To assist in determining between the two types of buildings, and which is more suitable for your intended use, you need to ask yourself: if a violent cyclone or storm was to hit and destroy the shed, would any flying debris hurt or damage anyone or anything within the vicinity of the building? If the answer to that question is yes, then your farm shed should be rated as an importance level of “2” rather than “1”, and needs to be built as a domestic type of structure.

What is the vicinity? In Queensland, there is no official rule determining the safe distance or vicinity. However, at Queensland Shed Markets we practice lessons learns from real events and experience, and as such as we recommend a vicinity of at least 200 metres. But in every case, common sense should always prevail.

Please refer to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) website for more information about the building code requirements for constructing a shed on your property. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with us for professional advice about your specific situation.

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Our farm sheds will deliver:

  • Durability
    Queensland Shed Markets designed farm sheds are manufactured and constructed using premium steel products for optimum strength and stability. They are finely crafted in full compliance with Australian building codes and come complete with a warranty to protect your investment.
  • Versatility
    All our farm sheds for sale can be customised to your required size, length and height, with a wide variety of steel cladding and Colorbond colour options to ensure a perfect fit with your business and location.
  • Adaptability
    We can build open front sheds, enclosed and partially enclosed sheds, with some open bays. You can also further customise and adapt your shed with any number of extra features such as machinery roller doors or sliding doors, windows, aircell insulation and exterior cladding.
  • Affordability
    All our farm sheds are exceptionally resilient and are made of galvanised steel components to provide you with a highly economical structure that will endure anything and last for many years to come. Our farm shed prices are also among the most competitive in the market today, giving you even more value for your money.