Standard heights, spans and bay sizes for commercial sheds
Steelcorp uses several different standard sizes to fabricate our steel shed structures.
Standard shed spans (widths)
18m, 21m, 24m, 30m, 36m
The span is the width across the front of the shed from one side wall to the other. This is called the apex or gable end, or across the pitch.
Standard shed heights
4m, 4.35m, 5.1m, 5.85m, 6.6m, 7.35m, 8.1m, 8.85m
Shed heights are measured from the ground to the eaves, rather than to the top point of the roof. The eave is where the gutter line is.
Standard bay sizes
6m, 7m, 7.5m, 8m
Bays can be built as wide as 8 metres as standard. Bays can be stretched to 10m before a girder beam may be required to accommodate large equipment and allow access by various types of machinery. Anything above 8m is considered non-standard.
How do I know what size shed I need?
One of the first things to consider when building a commercial steel structure is how big you need it to be. The size of your shed will depend on your overall budget, and what you intend to use it for. It’s important to consider your budget and business plan first before you decide on the right piece of land.
However, knowing some of the standard dimensions we work with can help you plan ahead and get the best shed for your needs.
Of course, a bigger structure will generally be more expensive – but if you can plan ahead of time using standard shed sizes, you can avoid some additional customisation costs.
Likewise, planning for potential future expansion and building a shed that’s big enough to grow with you will ensure you’ve got ample space available for years to come.
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