Primary Considerations at the Design Stage of Rural Shed Construction

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Primary Considerations at the Design Stage of Rural Shed Construction

17 March 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Rural sheds are some of the most convenient structures that you can add to your farm. Irrespective of what type of farming you engage in, a rural shed can be beneficial for equipment storage, hay storage or even the shearing of sheep. Nonetheless, wanting a rural shed is not simply about building an expansive structure on your property. A few considerations should be had in mind to ensure that the shed meets all the expectations you have of it. This piece illuminates the primary considerations when you are at the design stage of rural shed construction.

Open vs Enclosed

One of the first decisions you have to make is whether you want your rural shed to be enclosed or not. But this decision should not be based on aesthetics but rather dependent on the primary operations that will be carried out inside the shed. For instance, if the main reason why you are constructing a rural shed is exclusively for the storage of farm equipment, then it is imperative to have an enclosed shed to ensure the protection of the machinery. Alternatively, if the reason or the rural shed construction is for seasonal storage of hay, you should consider an open rural shed so that the hay does not rot. Take note, however, that an open shed primarily for hay storage is only viable during the warmer months. During the wetter months of the year, you could utilise the open shed for other applications.

Doors

Although an open shed may not need any doors, if you choose a closed shed then you have to deliberate on which will be the best doors for your structure. When deliberating on doors, you need to ask yourself whether you want to install them for security or if you only need them for easy access into the structure. Farmers that are planning to install farm equipment will require heavy, sturdy doors that will keep potential burglars at bay. On the other hand, if you will be keeping hay or other foodstuffs for your animals, roller doors are best since these will allow you to go in and out of the shed with ease while wheelbarrowing the foodstuffs.

Ventilation and insulation

Just as ventilation and insulation are important to your home, it is important for your rural shed too. Irrespective of what you may use your shed for, insulation ensures that the temperatures remain stable even while the ambient weather conditions are not. Hence, any fodder or equipment stores in the shed will not be exposed to harsh conditions. Ventilation, likewise, is essential to ensure that the shed is not at risk of mould or uncomfortably warm conditions.

For more information, contact a company like Twin City Sheds