Building a New Farm Shed: 3 Things to Consider
If you are planning to construct a new farm shed on your agricultural land, there are a number of things you should consider before going ahead with the project. Below is a guide to some of the points you need to think about.
The purpose of the shed
Farm sheds can be adapted so they can be used for a number of purposes. Before bringing in the construction crews, you should assess if it would be better to buy a standard farm shed so it can be modified or if it would be better to have a custom farm shed designed and constructed. For example, if you are planning to use the shed to store equipment, you should be able to use an 'off the shelf' design. However, if the shed will be used to keep animals or to process crops before they are taken to market, you may require a more bespoke design.
The location of the shed
Before constructing a new farm shed, you should also carefully consider its location. For example, if you are building a farm shed which will be used as a place where you plan to store hay, you will want to ensure that it is not located at the bottom of a hill, where the ground is likely to become waterlogged or flooded during the wet seasons. If there is no alternative to building your new farm shed in a low lying area, you may need to ask the construction crew to install a new drainage system.
If you are planning to use the shed to keep animals, you should ensure that the location has adequate access which you can transport the cattle or sheep. If you are planning to use tractors or other machinery around the shed, you should ensure that there is adequate space so they can turn safely.
The future needs of your farm
When designing and constructing your farm shed, you should think about how your needs may change in the coming years. If you project that you will need more storage space as your agricultural business grows, you may wish to build a shed which can be easily extended when the time comes. Planning ahead in this way can help to save you time and money in the future.
If you would like further advice about designing and building a farm shed, you should contact a construction company which works in this area.