Making Sure Your Shed Can Handle The Conditions

sarah | 01/26/22

Our KiwiSpan experts ensure your shed is built to last by customising the structure to your specific site terrain. Just as every building is unique, so is its location and the surrounding landscape. These factors need to be taken into account to ensure the constructed shed can withstand wind speeds on your site.

KiwiSpan’s shed designer tool allows you to factor in key aspects of the terrain such as:

  1. Location. Of key importance is the typical wind speed in the region and the height of your proposed shed. The stronger the typical winds the more support the structure needs to withstand the wind pressure. Likewise, the taller the building, the more it captures the wind and thus the stronger it needs to be.
  2. Surrounding landscape. The density, scale, and proximity of wind barriers can have a significant impact. For example, a building in an open grassy field is far more exposed to the full force of the wind than a building surrounded by lots of other tall buildings which shield your building from strong winds.

One other aspect to consider is the possibility of harm your building could cause, if your shed can’t withstand the wind or weather conditions. This is clearly greater in densely populated areas and for commercial sheds which many people work in, than for small residential and rural buildings. Our experts will allow for this level of risk as they calculate the structural requirements of your proposed steel shed in NZ.

With KiwiSpan you can be sure we’ll think through these details – so you don’t have to. Our experienced shed builders understand how to engineer a shed to the site’s conditions. There’s always the option to increase the robustness of the design to your satisfaction too.

Talk to your local KiwiSpan team to start a conversation about your unique site. Or use our online 3D Designer Tool to visualise the options before requesting a free quote. When you choose KiwiSpan, you choose a quality steel shed, designed just for you.

Whether it’s a shed, farm barn or carport, KiwiSpan has a customised solution for you. Contact us HERE today to get the ball rolling on your next project.

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