Secure & Protect Your Fertiliser Supply With Concrete Panel Fertiliser Sheds

Farm Sheds

Concrete panel storage sheds are the best way to keep your fertiliser protected.

Fertiliser sheds are increasingly popular. 

Storing fertiliser on-farm is the best way to secure your supply and avoid the uncertainty of shortages, rationing and unpredictable deliveries. 

Concrete panel storage sheds are the ideal storage option for protecting your fertiliser. There is a range of configurations available and options for the segregation of products such as urea, MAP and DAP.

Fertiliser sheds are also cost-effective and versatile investments. When fertiliser storage is not a requirement the shed can easily be repurposed for grain or machinery storage

Best-Practice Fertiliser Shed Configurations

The best configuration for your shed will largely depend on your operational requirements such as the amount of product being stored, the number of products being stored, whether you are tipping into the shed and your future plans for the shed.

These requirements will influence details such as roof pitch, shed height and access points. 

Common Configurations

  • A three-sided shed with an open gable end. 

Options for this configuration include an extra bay at the front for additional weather protection or sliding doors can be installed to keep it secure. While a fully-enclosed shed provides superior weather protection, the advantage of an open end is that it enables tipping right through the shed. 

Permanent concrete panels or removable t-walls can be installed for segregation of products. 

  • A fully-enclosed shed with sliding doors at each end and concrete panels in the middle of the shed for segregation.

A popular option for large multi-purpose bulk storage sheds, this configuration allows the shed to be loaded from both gable ends.

  • A fully-enclosed shed with sliding doors along the shed and segregated bays for storing multiple products. 

This configuration could be adapted to include two or three segregated bays and one gable end used for a bulk storage area. 

Standard Fertiliser Storage Shed Sizes

Shed size and storage capacity are one of the most important details of a fertiliser shed project. 

Standard Action fertiliser shed sizes include:

500 Tonne Storage 

  • 15m (W) x 18m (L) x 6.75m (H) fully enclosed shed with sliding doors on one gable end and an outrigger system to provide a wide opening. 

1000 Tonne Storage 

  • 18m (W) x 24m (L) x 6.75m (H) fully enclosed shed with sliding doors on one gable end and an outrigger system to provide a wide opening. 
  • 18m (W) x 30m (L) x 8.25m (H) open gable end shed. Includes an extra bay for additional weather protection and extra height to accommodate tipping inside the shed.

1500 Tonne Storage 

  • 18m (W) x 32m (L) x 6.75m (H) with fully enclosed shed with sliding doors on one gable end.
  • 24m (W) x 34m (L) x 8.25m (H) with open gable end shed. Includes extra bay for additional weather protection and extra height to accommodate tipping inside the shed.
Please note, these sizes and designs are recommendations only and can be easily customised to better suit your operational requirements. 
Customisation options include concrete panels for segregation

Segregating your fertiliser shed with permanent concrete panels does influence the overall storage capacity. Removable t-walls are recommended for the dividing walls. T-walls provide greater flexibility by giving you the option of either storing one bulk product or segregating multiple products.

Some other size and capacity considerations to keep in mind include understanding the bulk density of different types of fertiliser. For example, the bulk density of grain or Urea (at 750kg / M3) is approximately the same as storing 1/3 MAP (1000kg / M3) and 2/3 Urea combined.

Use the fertiliser storage calculator under the Sizing tab below to learn more about bulk density and storage capacity. 

Fertiliser Shed Design Features & Ideas

Design features and ideas for your fertiliser shed could include a steep roof pitch (to accommodate tipping in the shed). 

Outriggers can be installed to allow sliding doors to be opened and stacked out of the way. 

Another recommended inclusion is a concrete slab. A concrete slab makes loading and unloading the shed easier, reduces fertiliser wastage and allows a high level of hygiene to maintained. Concrete slabs can be included in our scope of works and arranged by our projects team. 

Corrosion Protection For Longevity

Fertiliser is highly corrosive which is why concrete panels are an essential inclusion. This extend the lifetime of the shed cladding by protecting it from both rust and machinery damage. 

Additionally, every Action shed is a fully hot dip galvanized structure made from Australian Steel. This includes the heavy-duty UB columns and the open web trusses. This guarantees your fertiliser shed will be a long lasting asset. 

You can learn more about why we hot dip galvanize our sheds – here.

Fertiliser Shed Options

Fertiliser Calculator

To help you determine the best shed size for storing fert, use this calculator.

Put in your shed size and fert type and the storage volume and total tonnage will be displayed.

Standard Farm Shed Sizes
& Designs

The standard shed spans and sizes we offer have been extensively researched and designed to suit agricultural and farming operations.

If you require a particular size and shape please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak with one of our shed professionals.

Span Length HeightBay Size
15m  (50ft)x24mx6m8m
15m  (50ft)x32mx6m8m
18m  (60ft)x32mx6m8m
18m  (60ft)x40mx6m8m
21m  (70ft)x32mx6m8m
21m  (70ft)x40mx7.5m8m
24m  (80ft)x40mx6m8m
24m  (80ft)x40mx7.5m8m
24m  (80ft)x48mx7.5m8m
24m  (80ft)x64mx7.5m8m
24m  (80ft)x80mx7.5m8m
30m  (100ft)x56mx7.5m8m

Design Options & Ideas for
Your Farm Shed

We offer a range of options to help you customise and tailor you farm shed to suit your needs.

Learn about these options and discuss your farm shed project design with our building consultants.

Australian-Made Steel Cladding

We offer two cladding profiles for your shed project – Trimclad® or corrugated iron.

While most of our farm shed build are clad with zinc cladding, we do also offer Colorbond cladding.

If you aren’t sure which options would best suit your shed project, our guide helps explain the advantages and disadvantages of the two products.

View some of our Fertiliser shed projects

19.5m x 18m x 6m fertiliser shed

Condobolin NSW

39m x 21m x 7m grain/fertiliser shed

Kinnabulla VIC

32m x 27m x 8.5m fertiliser storage shed

Donald VIC

24m x 15m x 8m commodity shed

Trawalla VIC

24m x 18m x 6.75m fertiliser shed with concrete panel walls

Wareek VIC

Contact our expert building consultants today to discuss your requirements!

1800 68 78 88