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Gable sheds

1 March 2021


Looking to install a shed but can't decide which type of roof to choose? Gable roofs have risen in popularity in recent years due to their structural durability and affordability. If you're planning to install a shed in your yard, you'll never go wrong with this roofing style.

If you’re looking for one that's easy to install, affordable, and can last for many years, you will never go wrong with the gable shed. Take a look at its benefits and see if it's the one you're after...

Benefits of the Gable Sheds

Structurally sound

When it comes to structural durability, gable sheds are built to last, inside and out. The strong frame construction of this shed protects it from the elements, allowing it to stand up to heavy wind and snow loads. The slope of its roof makes it more stable than some other roof types. The slope also allows water and snow to run off quickly so they don't pool on the surface and damage your roof or interior. If you're living in a high wind area, the gable roof shed can also make an ideal choice – and we’ll engineer it to your site conditions.


From installation to maintenance, gable roof sheds cost less than more complex roofing alternatives. While gable sheds look visually appealing, they are also straightforward and affordable to build or install. In the long run, you may also even save on energy costs – the pitched roofs of gable sheds allow natural ventilation between the outer layer and the shed, helping preserve energy. You can also add extras like solar panels or whirly birds for long-term energy saving possibilities.

More head space

Hoping to maximise your shed space? Another reason you should choose the gable shed. The roof of this structure allows for higher side walls, which means you have more vertical storage for your long-handled tools. The spacious head room also lets you add attics and enjoy great ventilation opportunities at its peak.

Designed for every lifestyle

Let's face it. The more your family grows, the more it seems to you that the space inside your home disappears. That's why it pays to have a spacious and resilient gable shed outside your home. Regardless of your lifestyle, this shed will ensure that you and your family get to enjoy the extra space it provides in your yard. This shed is not only affordable, it also complements almost any home style. Whether your family needs a home extension to spend time in, a workshop, a hobby room, or just a place to store your lawn and garden equipment, a gable shed will surely make the grade.

Highly customisable

You wouldn't want to buy a shed that doesn't perfectly suit your requirements. One of the best things about gable roof sheds is that they’re easy to customise. Whether you need extra storage space, added functionality or visual appeal, you’re free to design your garden shed to suit your specific needs. Even if you're looking to incorporate some shelving, work benches, or flower boxes into your structure, you won't have any problem with the gable shed. Design your ideal storage solution to your ultimate convenience! You can even turn it into a playhouse, garden shed, or entertaining space, depending on what your lifestyle calls for.

Visually appealing

Did you know that unlike other roof styles, the gable roof does not just offer protection and space but also adds some visual appeal to your property? Yes, gable is among the most in-demand roofing styles because it is easy on the eyes. When you combine it with the broad range of COLORBOND® steel colours and finishes on offer, you can create a functional and beautiful structure that can even add value to your property. Whether you want your garden shed to blend in with your lush garden or match the colour of your home, there will surely be a colour tone to make your gable roof stand out.

Adjustable pitch

You can change the pitch and slope of your steel gable roof to suit your space. Choose from roof pitches between 11, 22, 30 and 45 degrees, and let your local shed expert know the size and height you need. By customising the dimensions of your shed and the degree of its pitch, you can create a gable roof that perfectly suits your wants and needs.


Gable Shed options

Lower pitched gable roof

The more popular options for gable roofs are 11, 15 or 22 degrees. These roof pitches offer great matches to many typical Australian houses. For a more subtle look, 11-degree roofs are perfect for residential use. If you’re after higher internal clearance, or you’re looking to install solar panels, then a 22-degree pitch might be better suited.

Higher pitch options

Looking for something more unique? Gable roofs let you take your roof line a bit higher than a skillion – you can also choose 30 or 45 degrees. A 30-degree roof pitch gives you tons of clearance to store tall equipment, vehicles or machinery – or if you want to build a mezzanine floor. If you’re really after something unique, there’s also the 45-degree option – this rare roof pitch will really make your shed stand out, resembling a church roof or a heritage building! Both options also offer strong performance in areas prone to snow or heavy rainfall.

Combined with lean-tos

Your gable roof may just be the beginning – for extra space, combine it with one (or more) lean-tos – you can either clad these and gain extra fully enclosed internal space, or leave them open for an added veranda.

Dutch gable

If you want to kick in some added aesthetic appeal without getting too complicated, the Dutch gable may fit the bill. This type of gable roof features a combination of the gable roof and hip roof, with the gable roof being on top of the hip roof. This roof style is only available on some of our Build types – ask your local expert for details!


Gable Shed Inspiration and Designs


Gable Shed FAQs

Q: What wind rating is my shed?

A: All buildings are supplied in accordance with the AS4055 for your area. Fair Dinkum Builds supplies site-specific engineered, ShedSafe accredited sheds to suit all wind regions of Australia.

Q: Does my building require maintenance?

A: To maintain your warranty, basic care and maintenance is required. ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel are designed for Australian conditions, and require an occasional wash with fresh water to keep them looking their best and prevent any corrosion. Find out more here.

Q: Are you ShedSafe accredited?

A: Fair Dinkum Builds, one Australia’s leading distributors of residential garages, carports, barns, farm sheds and industrial and commercial buildings, is leading the industry to be one of the first businesses to receive The Australian Steel Institute’s (ASI) new industry benchmark for steel sheds – ShedSafe. ShedSafe accreditation means that companies such as Fair Dinkum Builds have been independently audited to ensure that all guidelines set by the Building Code of Australia are adhered to in the design of your shed, barn or garage.


Contact Us

When it's time to buy a shed, you can't look past the roof. At Fair Dinkum Builds, we offer quality gable roof sheds and garages that are easy to install, aesthetically appealing, and come at a price you can afford. We also customise the height, width, length, and colour of your shed based on your style and needs. Contact us today for a quote.