Curious about concrete panel prices?
How much will the concrete panels for my shed cost? Can I retrofit concrete panels? Is it cost-effective?
Over the past twelve to eighteen months, grain sheds, fertiliser sheds and calving sheds have all been in high demand.
And multipurpose sheds have also been popular. For example, an open front shed with one or more bays dedicated to grain storage.
And these shed builds all require concrete panels.
To accommodate this increased demand and provide our customers with quality and cost-effective concrete panels for their sheds, Action Steel established a pre-cast concrete manufacturing plant.
This was an exciting move forward for the company and saw some impressive projects completed in 2022.
If you are also looking to build a shed with concrete panels, or if you are considering retrofitting panels to an existing shed, then you might be wondering about concrete panel prices.
So, how much do concrete panels for sheds cost?
In this price guide, we discuss current concrete panel prices, the cost to retrofit panels, concrete bunker prices and the factors that influence the price.
We also discuss some potential cost-saving options for your project too.
Read on to learn all about it!
Concrete Panel Prices In 2022
The average cost of concrete panels in 2022 was approx. $290 per square metre including GST and installation.
This does cover quite a range of different-size projects and designs though, with prices ranging from $230 per square metre to $390 per square metre.
Calving sheds are usually on the higher end of this price range, largely due to them being smaller projects.
The most popular concrete panel size for calving sheds is around 1.5 metres high which costs approx. $500 per lineal metre.
As an example, 1.5m metre concrete panels on one side and one end wall of a 50m x 27m x 5m calving shed would cost approx. $36,000 including GST and installation.
In contrast, the panels for large grain shed projects are more cost-effective per square metre.
For example, the 3.5-metre-high concrete panels for a 90m x 30m x 7.5m grain shed cost around $275 per square metre supplied and installed, including GST.
The Cost To Retrofit Concrete Panels
If you have an existing machinery shed or hay shed this could be converted to grain storage by retrofitting concrete panels.
The cost to retrofit concrete panels does depend on the size of your shed.
As an example though, the cost to convert a 48m x 24m open front hay shed to a grain storage shed with 3-metre-high concrete walls, a concrete floor and the additional steel work required is approx. $275,000 including GST and installation.
The concrete panels in a purpose-built shed usually cost less per square metre than retrofitting panels in a shed. This is because the concrete floor in grain sheds and fertiliser sheds forms part of the engineering for the walls (as they are tied into the slab).
This is not a requirement in calf sheds though, due to minimal loading.
So, retrofitting concrete panels may not necessarily be the most cost-effective option.
But it could be a more financially viable option for you than a purpose-built grain shed. It really depends on your budget and your long-term storage plans.
You can learn more about grain shed costs in this article – How Much Does It Cost To Build A Grain Shed?
Concrete Bunker Prices
The Action Steel pre-cast concrete plant also has the capability to manufacture concrete bunkers that can be used to store different commodities i.e., fertiliser, super or lime.
For example, a 10-bay bunker project with 3.5 metres (W) x 5 metres (L) x 2.4 metres (H) bunkers would cost approx. $95,000 – $100,000 including GST and installation and excluding concrete on the concrete floor.
So that’s an overview of current concrete panel prices! If you would like an accurate, obligation-free quote for your project, please don’t hesitate to give us a call – or submit a quote request form. Our building consultants are always more than happy to discuss the different options available.
Factors That Influence The Price Of Concrete Panels
There are several factors that influence the cost of concrete panels.
The main factors are the size of the panels, the size of the shed, the project location and whether the panels are tied to the concrete slab engineering.
For example, the project location will impact the cost of transport.
The cost of concrete is also obviously a significant factor and concrete prices have been rising.
How To Save Money On Your Concrete Panels
There are several ways to save money on the concrete panels for your shed project.
First and foremost is the fact that Action Steel manufactures concrete panels in-house. Other shed manufacturers will arrange concrete panels via third party supplier and then add a margin to this.
Another way to potentially save money on your concrete panels is to arrange the transport yourself. There are load and safety requirements to meet though.
And some customers have purchased concrete panels as supply only, which can be another cost-saving for you if you are prepared to arrange the install yourself.
Concrete Panel Project Ideas
Browse the gallery below for ideas for your shed project.
We hope you have found this concrete panel price guide helpful! These articles might also be relevant to your project planning:
- What Thickness Do Concrete Slabs Need To Be? How Much Do They Cost?
- What Is The Best Way To Store Fertiliser?
- Top 10 Questions About Building A Grain Shed, Answered
- How Much Does It Cost To Build A Shed Canopy?
For more articles like these and the latest farm shed resources, browse our Learning Hub.
And if you have any questions about concrete panels and concrete panel prices – give us call!