From Wood to Metal: Comparing Farm Shed Materials

11 April

Choosing the right material for your farm shed is not a task to be taken lightly. The material you choose can greatly impact the longevity, durability, and overall functionality of the shed.

In this article, our Managing Director Ross Barker delves into two of the most common materials used in farm shed construction: wood and steel.

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

In this Article:

Farm Shed Materials – Pros and Cons

When it comes to farm shed materials, wood and steel have their own unique sets of advantages and disadvantages. Wooden sheds, for instance, offer a classic aesthetic and can be easily customised. However, they require frequent maintenance and are susceptible to damage from pests and weather conditions.

On the other hand, steel sheds are well known for their strength and longevity. Hot dip galvanised steel sheds are resistant to pests, fire, rust and harsh weather conditions. Although they may initially cost more than wooden sheds, they are more cost-effective in the long run due to their durability and low maintenance requirements.

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Durability Factors

Durability is a key factor to consider when choosing a farm shed material. Factors that contribute to durability include weather resistance and maintenance requirements. Although it can look classic and beautiful, wood requires more upkeep, needs regular painting, and is more vulnerable to warping and rot than steel.

Steel sheds, with their superior weather resistance and lower maintenance requirements, are highly durable. They can withstand harsh weather conditions and require less upkeep, making them a smart long-term investment.

Plus, Buffalo Built’s structures are backed by a lifetime structural guarantee so you can rest assured your shed will last for many years to come.

"Steel sheds are highly durable, can withstand harsh weather conditions, and require less upkeep, making them a smart long-term investment."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Our Recommendations

While a wooden shed may have its charm, the practical advantages of steel cannot be overlooked. Given the pros and cons and durability factors of both materials, it’s clear that steel is the preferred choice for the modern farm shed.

Steel sheds are strong, cost-effective to build, made from sustainable and infinitely recyclable material, and can easily be adaptable to various designs.

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

Get a Steel Farm Shed from Buffalo Built Wangaratta, Mansfield and Braeside

We specialise in steel farm sheds, serving the Wangaratta, Mansfield and Braeside regions. Choosing a steel shed from Buffalo Built ensures you invest in a modern, practical, durable, and long-lasting design.

Our team is ready to help you make the best choice for your farm and ensure you get a farm shed that is built to last, looks great, and meets your unique needs.