Need A New Covered Outdoor Area?


We can help you protect your students from the rain and sun.

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School COLA Buildings

Do you want to transform your schoolyard into a functional outdoor environment?

We can protect your students from both the rain and UV damage with our range of school COLAs and gymnasium designs.

At Techspan, we can provide a quality Covered Outdoor Learning Area specific to your school’s requirements.

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School COLAs To Suit Your Needs

Adaptable Designs

Our range of heavy duty Buildings are surprisingly adaptable. When you start with a pre-engineered standard frame design and adapt these to your requirements, it is sure to give you a strong, yet efficient outcome.

Superior Strength & Reliability

We ensure that our structural steel framed sheds are much stronger than lighter alternatives. Our sheds combine Sturdy UB columns, and Gal web trusses to provide a super strong frame. Don’t run the risk of something inferior just because it may appear cheaper.

Assist You With Building Approvals

We can assist with your council planning application by providing plans and certification and free advice.

Design & Certification

To give you assurance and peace-of-mind about the strength and security of your investment, we have all of our designs certified by a fully Independent Registered Structural Engineer.

No Size Restrictions

With clear span designs from 6 metres to 60 metres available, there are not many structures that we can’t build

Accredited Installers

Proper assembly and erection of your shed are vital to ensure a long and profitable lifespan. We can help you find local experienced and accredited tradespeople who can be trusted to do the job right.

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Custom Outdoor Covered Area Designs

Curved Roof

If you are looking for a design that is truly stunning, consider a curved roof. It will set you apart from the rest!

Weather Protection

Increase your protection from the weather by including a couple of side walls or perhaps just a gable infill or site skirts.

Smooth Posts

We can construct the columns for Pipe or RHS to create a smooth look. This will also reduce the potentially dangerous edges on the I-Beam columns.


Hot Dip Galvanize your Structure for added Corrosion protection and it will enhance the look as well.

Bird Proofing

We design our sheds so the children don’t have to worry about nasty surprises from above!

School Compliant Design

We work with you to create a cover to suit your needs whilst still remain compliant to the Educational Facilities Standards and Guidelines.

Why Choose TechSpan?

  • Customisation Is Standard
  • Weekly Project Updates
  • Quality Assurance
  • Structural Strength
  • Australian Owned & Made
  • 25 Year Guarantee
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How We Can Work With You

Our team of experts are more than happy to help with your shed design. Give us a call today.

Send through the details of what you want and we can start designing your new steel building.

Looking for a face-to-face experience? Feel free to organise a time to drop by our office here in Armidale. 

Resources To Help You Build Your Shed

Optional Extras

Do you have specific requirements for you covered outdoor area? Check out our listing of additional options for your school building.

Case Studies

Are you wondering how other people have provided shade for their students. We have listed a number of case studies, detailing how we helped others.


Are you looking for ideas and inspiration for your new outdoor covered area? Check our shed solutions from the past 25 years.

The Process

Are you overseeing the construction of an outdoor undercover area? We have created a step-by-step guide to help make the process easier.

Design Guide

Need help with your shed design?