Boost Your Wool Production with a Modern Steel Shearing Shed

Transform Your Wool Business with State-of-the-Art Shearing Sheds

Shearing sheds are an essential part of the wool industry, and whether you have a commercial farm or a hobby farm, a shearing shed provides a safe environment for the shearing process.

The design of shearing sheds has evolved over time, meeting the changing needs of both the shearers and the sheep. Many years ago, these sheds were simple structures made from timber and corrugated iron, and you’ll certainly still find a few of these old sheds around. Today, however, advancements in technology and the increased demand for wool production have resulted in buildings that are more sophisticated as well as designed for maximum output.

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Essential Elements of a Great Shearing Shed Design

One of the most important elements of a productive shearing shed is the layout. The most efficient layout is one that allows for a smooth flow of animals and workers throughout the process.

When it comes to the layout, you also need to consider how many catching pens you need, what size shearing area you need, and how much room you need for various machinery and equipment.

Another crucial element is, of course, ventilation. Sheep sheds can get hot and humid, and with plenty of bodies moving around, it can quickly become uncomfortable. Proper ventilation is essential to maintaining a comfortable work environment. You can do this by designing a shed with a higher roof as well as doors and ventilation fans.

Finally, safety should be a top priority when designing your shed. Shearing can be a dangerous job, and your workers and your animals need to be protected before, during and after the shearing process. You should consider non-slip flooring, where you will locate first aid kits and where you will locate emergency exits.

A high-quality and well-designed shearing building equipped with modern technology is an efficient shearing shed. If demand for your product has increased, an efficient shearing shed will allow you and your workers the ability to produce more wool in less time.

Why Steel Shearing Sheds Make Sense

Steel shearing sheds are becoming increasingly popular due to their durability, strength and low maintenance requirements. Unlike the more traditional timber sheds, steel sheds are built to last and can withstand harsh weather conditions. They are a cost-effective investment for farmers, particularly when you consider how long they last and that they can easily be custom-designed to meet specific needs.

One of the biggest advantages of a steel shed is its strength. It is a robust material that can withstand heavy loads and high winds, which makes it ideal for farms where there may not be windbreaks or other shelter options available. They can be built to any size and still maintain their strength.

Another benefit of a steel shed is its durability. Colorbond sheds, unlike timber sheds, are not susceptible to rot and decay, and they are also resistant to pests like termites, making them a low-maintenance option. If you’re a wool producer, your new building can be designed for sheep holding and to house your wool tables. We can also design your building to keep the risk of injury and the well-being of both people and sheep to a minimum.

If you need even more reason to build a steel shearing shed on your property, these sheds are also a lot more environmentally friendly than other options on the market. Steel is a recyclable material, and because it requires far less maintenance, there is less environmental impact on maintaining agricultural buildings. Because these sheds can be custom-designed, you can also include items such as skylights, insulation and even room for solar panels, allowing your shed to be even more environmentally friendly.

Lastly – the construction phase. A metal shed is typically faster to construct than a timber shed, and prefabricated sheds can be manufactured off-site and constructed on-site, which reduces the amount of time taken to build the shed. This means that you can be up and running in a shorter amount of time.

DIY Shearing Shed Kits

Shearing shed kits are a convenient and cost-effective way for farmers to build a shearing shed on their property. Shed kits include all the materials you need to construct a fully functional shed, including detailed instructions, and they are designed to meet your needs.

One of the biggest advantages of a DIY shed kit is that they are easy to assemble. You may need a builder with all the tools if you don’t already have them, but it is certainly something you can put together, meeting all building requirements and Australian Standards.

Another benefit of shearing shed kits is that they are customisable. Farmers can choose from a range of designs and sizes to ensure the shed meets their specific needs. Additionally, True Blue Sheds also offer a variety of additional features, such as insulation and skylights, to make the shed more comfortable for workers and animals.

When it comes to construction, shearing shed kits offer a faster and more convenient option than traditional building methods. The pre-cut pieces can be assembled on-site in a matter of days, compared to the weeks or even months it can take to construct a traditional shed.

Quality Shearing Sheds From True Blue Sheds

At True Blue Sheds all of our rural farm sheds are safe, strong and durable. We only use premium, long-lasting Australian BlueScope steel products that stand up to the harsh Australian climate and stay looking new for years.

We use ShedTech’s state-of-the-art design software that gives us enormous flexibility to tailor your shed around your desired use. We work with you to identify the purpose & optimum sizes, style and layout. Our sheds are built to exceed building regulations and Australian standards.

We manufacture our solid frames using galvanised BlueScope steel and offer a choice of either ZINCALUME® roofing, cladding and Raingoods of any of the full range of Colorbond colours. All standard BlueScope product warranties apply for up to 15 years. Your shed will stay looking good and maintenance-free for decades.

If you’ve been looking at upgrading your shearing sheds, we’d love to help you out. Contact us today, and let’s get your shearing shed design underway.


The wool room is an integral part of a shearing shed where harvested wool is collected, sorted, and processed. It plays a crucial role in the manufacturing and storage of wool, ensuring that the wool remains in optimal condition until it can be sold or shipped.
Proper lighting and ventilation are essential for the health and well-being of both the shearers and the sheep. Adequate natural light enables shearers to see clearly while shearing, and proper ventilation helps maintain a comfortable environment and minimize the risk of heat stress for the sheep.
The width and slope of a shearing shed depend on various factors such as the number of sheep to be accommodated, the size of the catching pen, and the preferred design. It is best to consult with experts who specialize in shearing shed design to ensure the optimal width and slope for your specific needs.
Most car sheds in Australia are built from steel and use Colorbond sheeting for the roof and walls. This is a durable, long-lasting material that can withstand harsh weather conditions.

What Custom Accessories Can You Choose?

  • Eave Extensions
  • Fibreglass Skylight
  • Roof Ventilation
  • Horizontal Cladding
  • Insulation
  • Doors (Roller, PA & Glass)
  • Windlock Roller Doors
  • 5,10,15,20,25 & 30 Roof Pitch
  • Steel Sliding Doors
  • Dividing Walls
  • Mezzanine Flooring
  • Vermin Protection
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