OUR BUILDING METHOD FOR

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

BUILT FOR YOU

Asset Building takes a customer-focused approach to the shed building process. When you choose Asset, we work with you to design the Shed, extension or awning around your specific needs. We usually work with companies in the Industrial/Commercial market, which spans industries as diverse as manufacturing, food processing, warehousing, air & aerial services, and educational facilities, through to heavy industrial sectors such as mining companies.

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Industrial Sheds Extension view before starting

DESIGN / PLANNING

We work with your company to take a genuine, thought-out look at what will work for you. Every company is different and operates differently, and so every shed needs to be designed differently around your needs. We work with you to help think through all the options and scenarios to ensure that your business can operate without the shed getting in the way, for instance installing awnings with no posts to facilitate truck movement, and clear-span structure designs to allow more workshop/manufacturing/warehousing space. Our team has the capability to make concept drawings of the proposed design, and to plan out the the use of the facility to allow for maximum utilization of space and functionality.

YOU CAN FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

We have had business owners say to us halfway through a shed project that they organized themselves "we wish we'd got you guys to do the whole lot" - all the hassle that comes with learning the building industry, trying to get subcontractors and all the different trades to work together to achieve the result you need, within your time frame, it just isn't worth it to a lot of business owners. We recommend that you work through the design and planning process, then leave the whole project with experts to complete - that's what we do every day, and we can save you a lot of time and hassle, which allows you to focus on your business and life, while knowing that the building will be completed right.

Griffith Industrial Shed and offices
Framing view on top of Industrial Extension

TYPE OF STEEL USED

When you're comparing shed types, there is a critical difference that is sometimes overlooked. We build with "structural steel". A lot of sheds are built with the "purlin-style" of building, which is incredibly efficient, but simply hasn't go the same amount of actual steel or strength. The purlin style sheds are fantastic for anything up to 12m, but we recommend that anything over 12m, and definitely over 18m should use structural steel.

Main types of structural steel used in our buildings:

  • UB Columns/trusses
  • Web Trusses
  • RHS

RHS framed sheds

We can use structural RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) for portal frames up to 12m wide. See the picture for what this looks like.
RHS is approximately double the strength of C/Z purlins.

UB Column frames

Above 12m span, UB (Universal Beams, or RSJ) columns & Web Trusses come into play.
See the photo for a 36m x 36m COLA we built using UB upright columns and Web Trusses.

Web Trusses

Web trusses are used for sheds with a larger span, as they provide a good strength-to-weight ratio.

RHS vs Purlins

Up close - RHS rafters with 'Z' purlins in-between. Note the obvious strength difference between the RHS & the purlins. In a lot of alternate shed construction types, the purlins are used as the portal frame, whereas we use the RHS. Asset's shed design won't let you down!

BENEFITS OF STRUCTURAL STEEL

  • Strength. This allows for loads on the roof (i.e. if you need to install solar panels on the roof), and also gives the options of greater clear-span distances. One other thing you can do with structural steel is cantilever awnings - awnings on the side of a shed that doesn't require posts on the edge of the awning, thus allowing greater freedom of truck movement. Very useful in warehousing situations where you need to keep the roller door-way open and stock inside and just outside the doors not to get wet, and to not lose any maneuverability of forklifts, trucks etc.
View of warehouse shed inside clearspan structure

What's usually involved in building / setting up an Industrial Shed

  • Mezzanine Flooring

    Many options with mezzanine flooring. From steel-built options which allow extra storage in a warehousing/manufacturing situation, to a stud-wall solution, which allows for offices to be built underneath at the same time as utilizing the space up the top for goods/stock.

  • Stairways

    Usually linked with mezzanine flooring, stairways are an important part of the building (obviously you've got to access the space up the top!) and have many options of how they're built.

  • Vehicle Pits

    Most useful for mechanic workshops, large companies that service their own vehicles or even government enterprises (like Griffith City Council's truck workshop built by Asset), pits can be built into the floor of the shed to allow for vehicle maintenance.

  • Offices

    Important for most businesses, this area is especially important to companies that have a sales arm attached to their manufacturing/warehousing solution and need good space to work from.

  • Electrical

    The electrical components of an industrial shed are important to plan for and get right. All buildings need lighting and basic electricity, but it is especially important for a manufacturing enterprise, with the power needs of automated machinery and other plant. If Asset is involved on a turn-key basis, we will be thinking of all the factors and bringing them together so that the key elements aren't missed, for instance forgetting to put the power into the slab or walls as it is built.

  • Floor coatings

    For most businesses, floor coatings in a shed is unnecessary but for mechanical or other messy work involving possible oil or chemical stains, it is a good idea to incorporate this into the planning to protect your floor long-term.

  • Gantry/Overhead Cranes

    Especially important for steel, automobile and other manufacturing environments involving large heavy items, Gantry cranes should be planned for from the beginning, as the price will change with these installed.

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Contact Us:

 02 6962 2458 | 36 Jensen Road, Griffith NSW

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