Sheds

Structured To Work For Agribusiness & Rural

Agriculture is the lifeblood of our amazing country and Techspan Building Systems are proud to have partnered with this industry for over 25 years, pursuing our mission to provide superior steel building solutions completely customised to suit a range of agricultural applications. 

By blending innovative design, quality products, modern manufacturing process of the highest standard and a passion for good old fashioned personalised service, Techspan help you make the right choice for your agribusiness and rural infrastructure. 

Techspan specialise in large purpose-built steel sheds and covers to suit a range of feedlot and agribusiness requirements. From feedlot covers, fodder storage, calving sheds, yard covers, machinery storage, processing facilities and more, you can be sure you’ll get a customised solution that is structured to work and that the process from scoping your project to design, engineering, manufacturing, site dlievery and installation is made simple. 

Having completed well over 200 agribusiness projects, Techspan understand the demands that the industry operates within and how important quality, practical, efficient and enduring infrastructure is in maximising productivity, safety, security and accessibility. Our reputation is unrivalled when it comes to listening to customer needs, attention to detail throughout every stage of a project and standing by our quality workmanship.

At Techspan, customisation comes standard. Your project is tailored to your exact needs.
Structural strength is our promise, with 3 times the steel in the frame compared to a cold form equivalent. Everything is sourced, designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia and backed by a 25 year guarantee so you can rest assured that your shed is built to last and structured to work.

Printable Design Planning Worksheet

Are you ready to start planning your next project? Do you need some assistance making all the decisions that come with designing a new structural steel building?

This worksheet will guide you through some of the considerations you should think about before your design consultation. The best way to approach a new steel building and reduce your shed cost is by getting a clear picture of the end result.

Printable Design Planning Worksheet

Agribusiness & Rural Sheds Structured To Work

Custom Designs

Our Agribusiness and rural shed designs are surprisingly adaptable. We can completely customise your shed’s design to your needs.

Superior Strength & Reliability

Our sheds combine Galvanised web trusses and sturdy UB columns to ensure a super strong frame. Our steel farm sheds for sale are much stronger than the lighter alternatives.

No Size Restrictions

Our clear span designs range from 6 metres to 60 metres and beyond! There are not many rural structures we can’t build.

Assistance With Building Approvals

Currently putting together your council planning application? We can help you by providing certification, plans and free advice.

Design & Certification

All of our farm shed designs are certified by a fully Independent Registered Structural Engineer. You can be at ease knowing your investment will stand the test of time.

Accredited Installers

We might make great sheds, but their proper assembly and erection are vital to ensure the longevity and strength of your investment. We can help you find a local experienced tradesperson who can be trusted to do the job right.

Our Shed Options

Size

Size

In many ways this is the single most important decision in your project. It is a juggling act managing space requirements, budgets and sometimes site restrictions.

It is important to consider for future expansion in this area as there is nothing more frustrating than having your hard earned expansion stilled by lack of space.

Shape

Shape

Shape is another thing to consider. Don’t let anybody push you into a box that is not the right shape for you.

Why struggle for years with an inefficient layout when this can be streamlined with a little planning.

Height

Height

Have you considered your current and long term requirements in this area? Maybe you have been planning for some larger machinery or some higher pallet racking.

Extra height is not as expensive as you might think.

Foundations

Foundations

TechSpan’s engineering experience starts underground. All designs include foundation details which can be customised to suit your location and soil. Our buildings are held down with engineered cast-in hold down bolts.

Watch out for low cost alternatives that use light weight plates and brackets that are only fixed down with low strength masonry anchors. No short cuts should be taken in this critical area.

Bay Spacing

Bay Spacing

The Bay spacing refers to the spacing of the portal rafters lengthways down the building. Our normal bay spacings range between 6 – 8 Meters.

We can accommodate spacing both smaller and larger than this to suit individual requirements.

Columns

Columns

All columns on TechSpan buildings are constructed using universal beam. These are of solid one piece construction from top to bottom.

These are painted using our signature triple coat protection system zinc-rich primer long lasting shield against corrosion. For exceptional protection, columns can be hot dip galvanized.

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors are the most versatile and cost effective door option, having virtually limitless configurations. From a standard opening, to a whole sliding wall. Large doors are no use if you cannot open them! We insist on over-engineering our door hardware to ensure many years of trouble free operation.

Purlins & Girts

Purlins & Girts

TechSpan use high tensile Australian 450 Grade roll-formed purlins and girts on all buildings. Low grade imported alternatives are not considered by our engineers.

Personnel Access Doors

Personnel Access Doors

Most larger buildings require one or more PA doors as the larger doors normally cannot be opened from the outside. For this reason it is often useful to locate your PA doors near your larger doors.

Depending on the size of your building, Council Regulations could require you to have further PA doors around the perimeter of your building for use as fire exits.

Cladding

Cladding

The majority of TechSpan buildings are clad with high tensile roll formed cladding. The two main options are Zincallume or Colourbond finish.

Zincallume is the most cost effective while Colourbond gives you the opportunity to personalise your building. Gutters and downpipes offer further room for creativity in this area.

Many past projects have blended the two by using Colourbond cladding on the walls and Zincallume cladding for the roof. TechSpan use double zinc coated cladding for even our Colourbond has a layer of zinc under the color for superior corrosion protection.

Insulation

Insulation

Insulation is often an area that is passed over in shed design. The benefits of working through this are long lasting and rewarding.

Options include Anticon or Sisalation, Roof Insulation Blanket and Air-cell. Anticon is almost essential for most buildings as nobody really likes condensation dripping everywhere on those cooler mornings. 

The roof blanket offers further benefits – cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It is truly surprising what difference it actually makes. Please consider these requirements carefully.

Air-cell in is a premium insulation product which offers superior insulation qualities while maintaining a very low profile of just 8mm thick. It looks like foil backed “Bubble Wrap”.

Ventilation

Ventilation

Natural roof ventilation serves two very important functions on your building. It provides temperature relief by allowing the hot air that gathers up in the ridge of your building to escape, creating a convection current thus drawing cooler air in through the lower openings. Provision can be made to have these seasonally adjustable.

The other benefit of roof ventilation is it allows unwanted fumes to escape from the building. Maybe the old tractor is not running like it used to, or perhaps those welding fumes are a bit overpowering. It is surprising what results can be achieved with natural ventilation.

The two most popular options are Ridge Vents and “Whirly birds”. The TechSpan team can help with your requirements.

Open Sides

Open Sides

Open sides on buildings are a useful option for allowing easy access to your covered area. Depending on your situation you may like to have one end or one side open — possibly even no walls at all.

Internal walls can be constructed should you need “half and half”. TechSpan designs are all fully flexible and can cater for the combination that best suits you

Mezzanine Floors

Mezzanine Floors

Including a mezzanine floor in your new project design is a cost effective way of increasing the floor area of your building without increasing its footprint. TechSpan can accommodate all your requirements in the area including stairs and balustrading.

Skylights

Skylights

Skylights are a great way to take advantage of natural sunlight to light your building. The team at TechSpan has many ideas in this area for both roof and walls. Investment in this area will pay itself off many times by reducing the ever-rising cost of electricity used.

Recent Agribusiness Case Studies

31m (w) x 110m (l) Feedpad Cover, Nowra NSW

Agribusiness | Feedlot Sheds

Milkhaven Dairy in Nowra NSW sought to maximise cattle comfort and milk production. The vision was to achieve a large sheltered area that would provide shade, maximum airflow, keep the… Read The Full Case Study

35m x 128m Warehouse and Feed Processing Facility, Oakey QLD

Industrial | Custom Sheds

Working with R&F Steel Buildings, Techspan supported the design and manufacture of this state of the art warehouse and feed processing facility in record time. The Brief R&F Steel Buildings… Read The Full Case Study

25x95m Cotton Gin Facility in Carroll, NSW

Agribusiness | Custom Sheds

This purpose-built cotton gin facility in Carrol, NSW (near Gunnedah), was designed, manufactured and installed by Techspan for our client, Carrol Cotton. The Brief The cotton gin facility needed to… Read The Full Case Study

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