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Important Things to Consider When Building an Industrial Shed in WA


Important Things to Consider When Building an Industrial Shed in WA

Contemplating the construction of an industrial shed in WA? If so, you have a number of factors to consider. The right choices will result in a shed that fits your needs, works for your industrial application, stands the test of time, and delivers an optimum return on your investment. The wrong choices, though, will leave you stuck with an industrial shed that doesn’t perform well, that may not stand up to weathering, and does not offer much return on your investment. Let’s touch on some of the most important things to consider when building an industrial shed in WA.


One of the most important considerations, and one that will affect everything from the materials chosen for construction to size, location, and more, will be the function of your industrial shed. WA is home to a wide range of industries, all of which have specific processes and functions. For instance, will the shed need to hold up to corrosive gasses or other agents? Will it be exposed to salt? Will it be home to heavy equipment?


How large will your industrial shed need to be? This will be determined by a couple of things. First, you’ll need to consider the volume of work produced within the shed. How many workers will be in the shed at any given time? What about equipment, supplies and tools? Will you need the ability to hoist heavy loads with a mechanised lift, or use a front-end loader or forklift within the shed? In general, industrial sheds must be larger than you might assume because not only do they serve as work areas, but they also house materials and supplies, and some even pull double duty as warehouse areas.


This factor will hinge on a number of other considerations, but you want to ensure that everything used is of the highest quality possible. Sunlight and salt can wreak havoc on unprotected metal, but even conventionally coated sheet metal has a very short lifespan. It’s better to opt for an industrial shed that uses sheet metal clad with advanced coating materials that will withstand exposure to the sun, wind, rain, salt and extreme temperature fluctuations. Of course, you also need to consider the underpinnings – what sort of uprights are needed? What about things like girders and rafters? Will the roof supports be required to bear additional loads, such as a mechanical hoist on ceiling-mounted rails?


You also need to consider the location of your industrial shed. The area you choose should be easily graded to suit your needs, and large enough to accommodate not only the shed itself, but parking areas and unloading areas. Many companies need to plan extra-large unloading areas to ensure that large trucks and trailers can turn around easily.

These are just a few of the considerations you’ll need to make when building an industrial shed. To learn more about your capabilities and the possibilities available to you, we invite you to contact us today.

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