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Steel vs Wood: What’s the Best Material to Build Sheds?

Izzie | 02/08/23

When constructing a shed for your business, lifestyle, or residential needs, you must ask yourself if you want a steel shed or a wooden shed. The material used for your shed building will impact its durability, functionality, and aesthetics, so it’s important to make an informed decision. Read on to learn the differences between steel vs wood and why we believe nothing beats NZ steel sheds.


What You Should Know about Wooden Sheds

Wooden sheds have hung around for centuries. They have a traditional look and can be somewhat flexible in design, making them a popular choice for the past few decades. Whether you’re looking to add a splash of colour or keep it all-natural with a wood stain, there are many design options to choose from.

Wooden sheds are also customisable. Designing a unique shed layout that suits your property when working with wood is easy.

However, while wooden sheds have been around for centuries, there are plenty of reasons we believe they should be left in the past. Wooden sheds are extremely susceptible to insects, fire, and weather-related damage. New Zealand weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable, so choosing a shed that will withstand the elements is essential.

Wooden sheds are more suitable for short-term storage than long-term commercial and industrial purposes. They will require more maintenance, costing more money in the long run.


Why Steel Sheds are a Kiwi Classic

For KiwiSpan, the debate between steel sheds vs wooden sheds is an easy one. Discover why more and more Kiwis are opting for steel sheds over wooden ones.


A Long-Lasting Solution

Steel is not easy to damage and will provide long-lasting durability even in the harshest conditions. At KiwiSpan, we make all our sheds with galvanised steel, which protects against the rust and corrosion often caused by overexposure to rain. They’re also naturally fire-retardant. Our steel sheds have proven themselves time and time again in the harshest climates NZ has to offer.


The Eco-Friendly Option

The steel we use on all our sheds is the only material used in construction today that can be 100% recycled and reused. When you opt for a steel shed, you’re minimising your environmental impact and helping keep Aotearoa as green as possible.


A Modern Look

Steel sheds go beyond durability and sustainability; they are also aesthetically pleasing! Steel looks much more modern than timber and will complement contemporary lifestyle property beautifully.


Get Yourself a KiwiSpan Steel Shed Today


The debate between steel sheds vs wooden sheds is a matter of form or function. Here at KiwiSpan, functionality is the number one goal of any shed, so we create steel sheds that will maximise the use you get out of yours. Talk to our team about your requirements, and we’ll create a solution tailored to your needs. Give us a call today to discuss our range of sheds, from storage sheds to large commercial projects.


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