A farm shed is a great option if you need to store hay, farming equipment or animals. If you are looking to install a farm shed, it is important that you carefully consider the different features which are on offer as well as how to avoid potential hazards. Below is a simple guide to things you should consider before you invest in a farm shed.
The location of the farm shed
You should have a survey carried out so you can map the location of any subterranean cables and pipes. This will ensure they are not damaged when digging the foundations of the farm shed and will also allow you to guarantee the pipes and cables can still be accessed for repair and servicing if needed.
If you have an area which has already been concreted or compacted, you should consider placing your farm shed in this location. This will reduce the overall cost of installing the shed as it will remove the need for carrying out work on the foundations before erecting the structure.
You should also ensure that there are no low tree branches or power cables overhead which could come into contact with and damage the shed.
The size and layout of the farm shed
When considering what size farm shed to invest in, you should carefully consider what you wish to store in it. Measure the height and width of any machinery you wish to place in the shed to ensure it can easily fit within the space. If you plan to keep animals in the shed, you should ensure that the shed has adequate ventilation and drainage systems.
The type of door used to access the farm shed
You should carefully consider the type of door you wish to install on your shed. While the traditional design of a farm shed features a swinging door, they can prove to be cumbersome as the space they swing through will need to be kept clear. This can remove the potential storage space within the farm shed. A good alternative to a swinging door is a roller door, which operates vertically, as they are easy to operate and will provide you with plenty of space, especially for large farm sheds. If you have any questions about the best type of door for your farm shed you should contact a door specialist today. They will be happy to offer further assistance and advice.