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Any dairy farm needs one crucial structure in its infrastructure - a good dairy shed! As the heart of the farm, with a dairy shed you're offered a safe space to provide sanctuary for your cows and a central hub for productivity, keeping everything running smoothly and efficiently.

At Fair Dinkum Builds, we're experts in creating dairy sheds that are designed to meet your specific needs. Not only is every aspect of your dairy shed tailor made, but the high-quality materials and craftsmanship, backed by our ShedSafe accreditation and 30-year system warranty, means you can rest assured you'll be getting a dairy shed that can truly stand the test of time.


Customisable Dairy Shed

From the size of your dairy shed to the colours, roof pitch, and optional extras, every element of your structure is custom designed to perfectly fit your specific requirements.

Take a look at our Shed Designer App today to see what's possible, and you'll be one step closer to designing your ideal dairy shed.

Stramit® Corrugated roof and wall cladding
  • A long-lasting roof and wall cladding that gives an iconic look to any sized rural shed
  • Cost-effective and quick to install
  • A lightweight, easy-to-handle, popular rural choice.
Corrugated cladding on a skillion shed with lean-to
Stramit Monoclad® roof and wall cladding
  • Monoclad® cladding can be used in conjunction with Stramit’s Monolap® joint system to allow for long-run, single panel roofing on your rural shed
  • A perfect balance of wind-resistance, water-carrying capacity and convenient fastening
  • A great all-rounder, ideal for large and smaller rural sheds alike.
Close up of Stramit Monoclad wall cladding
Stramit Longspan® roof and wall cladding
  • Stramit Longspan® is one of our most architecturally versatile roof and wall claddings
  • Its simple-to-use design allows for freedom of design
  • A cost-efficient, lightweight and durable cladding that is ideal for rural sheds.
Close up of Stramit Longspan profile
Stramit K-Panel® wall sheeting
  • K-Panel® is a wide-covering sheeting that's perfectly suited for smaller rural sheds
  • The low profile facilitates smaller flashing, making this ideal for smaller builds
  • K-Panel® cladding is a fast and easy way to cover your rural shed.
K-Panel shed with glass sliding door
Stramit Monopanel® wall cladding
  • Give your rural shed a fresh and polished look with this profile’s concealed fixing and clean lines
  • We offer Monopanel cladding in our full variety of COLORBOND® steel colours
  • Not available in Queensland, Northern Territory, or Western Australia.
Close up of Stramit Monopanel wall cladding
Stramit® C-Clad 280
  • Features traditional lines and concealed fixing to enhance any house or shed
  • Easy to install
  • Low profile allows for smaller flashing and easy cleaning
  • Suitable for horizontal or vertical applications.
Stramit SharpLine® architectural wall cladding
  • SharpLine® cladding transforms any rural shed into an exceptionally stylish, eye-catching structure
  • Let your creativity take centre stage and set your rural shed apart from all others
  • SharpLine® cladding can be installed vertically on sheds, and comes in multiple cover widths for optimal convenience.
Close up of Stramit SharpLine wall cladding

The large range of COLORBOND® steel range of designer colours offers a classic and contemporary palette to enhance the beauty of every build.

COLORBOND® steel
Bluegum®

COLORBOND® steel
Southerly®

COLORBOND® steel
Night Sky®

COLORBOND® steel
Surfmist®

COLORBOND® steel
Shale Grey™

COLORBOND® steel
Evening Haze®

COLORBOND® steel
Dune®

COLORBOND® steel
Woodland Grey®

COLORBOND® steel
Monument®

COLORBOND® steel
Gully™

COLORBOND® steel
Jasper®

COLORBOND® steel
Wallaby®

COLORBOND® steel
Ironstone®

COLORBOND® steel
Deep Ocean®

COLORBOND® steel
Windspray®

COLORBOND® steel
Basalt®

COLORBOND® steel
Pale Eucalypt®

COLORBOND® steel
Cottage Green®

COLORBOND® steel
Manor Red®

COLORBOND® steel
Paperbark®

COLORBOND® steel
Classic Cream™

COLORBOND® steel
Dover White™



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The COLORBOND® steel colour swatches displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

COLORBOND® steel and ® colour names are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058.

More weather protection for steel industrial buildings in coastal and industrial environments.

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Shale Grey™

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Monument®

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Woodland Grey®

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Surfmist®

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Dune®

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Wallaby®

COLORBOND® Ultra steel
Windspray®



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The COLORBOND® Ultra steel colour swatches displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

COLORBOND® Ultra steel and ® colour names are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058.

Create a softer, more subtle look with a true Matt finish.

COLORBOND® steel Matt
Bluegum®

COLORBOND® steel Matt
Monument®

COLORBOND® steel Matt
Basalt®

COLORBOND® steel Matt
Surfmist®



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The COLORBOND® steel Matt colour swatches displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

COLORBOND® steel Matt and ® colour names are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058.

Achieve the design edge you’re looking for with the UniCote® LUX world-first, innovative multi-paint method and stand out from the crowd.
UniCote® LUX finishes are only available in Stramit SharpLine® and Monopanel® cladding.

UniCote LUX Stramit Silver Quartz Swatch

UniCote® LUX
Silver Quartz

UniCote Lux Stramit Weathered Iron Swatch

UniCote® LUX
Zinc Graphite

UniCote Lux Stramit Pentagon Swatch

UniCote® LUX
Pentagon

UniCote Lux Stramit Spectrum Swatch

UniCote® LUX
Spectrum

UniCote Lux Stramit Weathered Iron Swatch

UniCote® LUX
Weathered Iron

Swatch of close up UniCote LUX Ashwood woodgrain texture

UniCote® LUX
Ashwood



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The UniCote® LUX images displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

UniCote® is a registered trademark of Colossal Management Pty Ltd.

Apply MagnaFlow® sheeting to your steel building projects for more durability and extra protection in corrosive environments.

MagnaFlow®
Off White

MagnaFlow®
Birch

MagnaFlow®
Armour Grey

MagnaFlow®
Slate Grey

MagnaFlow®
Monolith



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The MagnaFlow® colour swatches displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

MagnaFlow® is a registered trademark of Fletcher Building Holdings Limited.

SuperDura™ Stainless steel is design to provide performance in severe coastal and industrial environments.

SuperDura™ Stainless steel
Windspray®

SuperDura™ Stainless steel
Dune®

SuperDura™ Stainless steel
Deep Ocean®



Colour lead times may vary on certain finishes in some areas. Check with your Fair Dinkum Builds representative before ordering.

The SuperDura™ Stainless steel colour swatches displayed have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions, screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.

SupaDura™ Stainless steel and ® colour names are trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ABN 16 000 011 058.

At Fair Dinkum Builds, we understand the importance of having a rural shed that you know will work for your unique needs for years to come, which is why we tailor-make every rural sherd to meet your specific needs, using our unique design software. We can customise every aspect of your shed’s size, including the length, height, span and shape and more.

Taurean Commando Series
  • Ideal for rural shed owners who value security and elemental-protection
  • The wide-access doors of the Taurean® Commando Series are perfect for rural sheds
  • Gain easy and reliable access to your rural shed, in all weather conditions.

These Taurean Door Systems roller doors are also offered with Merlin or Grifco automatic door openers.

Taurean Windstrong®
  • Windstrong doors are perfectly suited to rural sheds in areas of high-force winds
  • Features a built-in flexible sealant strip within it to block leaves, dirt and debris
  • Large access doors are perfect for rural use.

These Taurean Door Systems roller doors are also offered with Merlin or Grifco automatic door openers.

Taurean Pr1me Sheds roller door
  • The Pr1me roller door features a refined spring-system that is tested to work for a lifetime of regular home use (25,000 cycles)
  • A general all-rounder, with solid performance and real value
  • Its rounded, reinforced panelling is perfect for security continuous rural shed owners.

These Taurean Door Systems roller doors are also offered with Merlin or Grifco automatic door openers.

Sliding access doors
  • Increase the accessibility of your rural shed by opening up an entire wall
  • Improve ventilation within your shed
  • Provides total flexibility for how you use your rural shed
5 degrees
  • A contemporary looking, streamlined roof pitch
  • Ideal for rural shed owners who value their shed’s aesthetics
  • Can only be opted for with mono-pitched rural shed roofs.
Rural shed with 11 degree skillion roof with lean tos both sides
11 degrees
  • A subtle yet effective roof-gradient that is ideal on gable-roofed rural sheds
  • Cuts a traditional profile that is popular on hay-sheds and other rural settings
  • Can also be used on mono-pitched roofed rural sheds.
Rural shed with 11 degree skillion roof with lean tos both sides Rural shed with 11 degree gable roof with lean tos
15 degrees
  • A larger internal-clearance area suited to rural sheds that house machinery
  • Can be used on either mono-pitched or gable-roofed rural sheds
  • 15º is a visually pleasing roofline that delivers good water runoff capabilities.
Rural shed with 15 degree skillion roof with lean tos Rural shed with 15 degree gable roof
22 degrees
  • The ideal pitch for rural shed owners who wish to attach solar panels to the roof
  • 22º provides ample internal clearance that can fit hay bales, large machinery and more
  • A good all-rounder for weather performance
  • Suitable for application on both gable and mono-pitch roofed rural sheds.
Rural shed with 22 degree skillion roof Rural shed with 22 degree gable roof
30 degrees
  • 30º roof pitches cast a robust and defined profile that is popular with heritage-listed rural farm buildings
  • Performs excellently, even in snow and heavy rain
  • 30º provides plenty of internal clearance for your rural shed.
  • Suitable only on buildings with gable roofs.
Rural shed with 30 degree gable roof
45 degrees
  • A visually impactful architectural profile that closely resembles a church
  • Make your rural farm stand out through this unusual roof gradient
  • Excellent water-carrying capacity and performs well in snowy regions
  • Only suitable for gable roofs.
Rural shed with 45 degree gable roof
Step skillion
  • A slick and ultramodern roofline that is guaranteed to set your rural shed apart
  • Make the best use of your rural shed by adding additional coverage on one side
  • A great solution for where height restrictions may be an issue
  • Step skillions can be used on available roof pitches running between 5º-22º.
Rural shed with 11 degree skillion roof with lean tos both sides
Eave overhangs
  • Eave overhangs ensure the entry-point to your rural shed is protected
  • One of our most sought-out options for those who prefer modern looking rural sheds
  • Performs equally well in warm and cold climates and conditions.
Eave shed with multiple bays
Lean-to side walls
  • Give the most out of your rural shed by adding roofed area next to the main shed
  • Can be used for storage, a veranda, BBQ area or anything else you can imagine – clad it with walls for extra internal space, or leave it open for sheltered outdoor use
  • We can use lean-tos on any available roof pitch between 5º – 22º.
Rural shed with 22 degree gable roof
Champion Stable Systems
  • Fit out your rural shed to house your horses or other animals
  • Champion Stable Systems products include sliding and swinging stall doors, day yard doors, horse stall walls, wash bays and more
  • Build a durable home for your animals that's comfortable and stress free.
Stable stalls with swinging doors
Personal access doors
  • Achieve fast and easy access to your rural shed – without opening the roller doors
  • We can supply the personal access doors we fit to accommodate wheelchairs or wider-sized machinery
  • Our access doors come in a range of all 22 different COLORBOND® steel colour options as well as COLORBOND® steel Matt.
Man holding open the personal access door on his COLORBOND steel matt garage with a four wheel drive parked inside
Windows
  • Increase the amount of natural light in your rural shed
  • Our rural shed-specific windows will keep your shed watertight and warm
  • Our AMIA high-performance windows include an aluminium trim for a polished, professional look.
Man walking through a shed home office with plants and computers
Insulation
  • Prevent your rural shed from overheating through our Fletcher Insulation options
  • Strong heat reflection performance with optional R rating
  • Ensure any livestock is kept at a comfortable temperature
  • Prevent heat damage to feed, fuel or machinery within your rural shed.
Interior shot of a fully insulated shed
Whirlybirds
  • Make your rural shed a more comfortable place to be – regardless of how hot it is outside
  • Continually swap stale, warm air with a cool, steady breeze
  • Prevent condensation from damaging anything within your rural shed.
Corrugated shed roof featuring whirlybirds
Glass sliding doors
  • We offer two sizes of glass sliding doors to match any sized rural shed
  • Increase the ventilation within your rural shed
  • Open up large portions of your walls of your rural shed for seamless, easy access.
Sliding doors seen from the inside of a shed
Storage mezzanines
  • Make full use out of all available roof space in your rural shed
  • Reduce the amount of clutter on your rural shed floor
  • Organise the contents of your rural shed how you see fit.
Interior shot of a shed with a boat parked below the mezzanine floor
Stairs
  • Achieve safe and straightforward access to any storage mezzanine areas
  • We can fit stairs to match the height requirements of your rural shed
  • Our stairs are made from either wood or steel – depending on your needs.
Internal stairs inside a shed
Partitions
  • Divide a larger space into as many smaller ones as you like
  • Partitions give rural shed owners total control over the layout of their sheds
  • Can be a great way of organising storage areas or making an office space.
Internal shed wall creating one large open bay and one smaller bay
InfinitiLine® gutter
  • InfinitiLine® gutters offer fully compliant overflow protection in heavy rainfall
  • Concealed slots maintain a sleek and aesthetically pleasing look with smooth, uninterrupted lines
  • Our InfintiLine® gutters are only currently available in NSW and ACT.
Close up of the Stramit InfinitiLine Gutter showing the concealed overflow slots
Other gutters
  • Keep rainwater out of your rural shed effectively
  • Choose from our range of varying styles, shapes and sizes to create a rainwater solution that suits your property
  • All the gutters we offer meet various state and regional requirements and come in a wide range of COLORBOND® steel colour options.
Shot of the underside of eaves showing the downpipes and gutters
Skylights
  • Let the sun cast natural light into your rural shed
  • Avoid costly heating or electric bills by saving energy in the daytime
  • Our skylights are crafted from fibreglass or durable, long-lasting polycarbonate sheeting.
Inside of a gable roof shed with translucent skylight panels
Open bays
  • Remove a section of wall from your rural shed to achieve an open-bay look
  • Perfect for sheltered parking for vehicles or farm machinery
  • Increase the ventilation, sunlight and easy access to your rural shed.
Rural shed with 3 open bays
Fire-rated walls
  • Protect your building and its contents from fires in neighbouring buildings. (Fire-prone areas may need to comply with Bushfire Attack Level requirements. Customers should contact their local Fair Dinkum Sheds distributor to order a shed that complies)
  • Protect your livestock, feed, fuel, chemicals, and equipment from the risk of fire
  • Made with Stramit’s Uniguard™ fire resisting boundary wall system for superior protection.
Stramit Uniguard™ fire resisting boundary wall system in green

Our industry-leading system warranty offers you peace of mind and security. All Fair Dinkum Builds designs are engineered using our unique software solutions and backed by our technical expertise, meaning we'll guarantee they'll withstand wind conditions for 30 years.

That's over and above any materials warranty you get from our suppliers.

Our system warranty is subject to the limitations and qualifications set out in the Warranty Terms and Conditions available here.

Our products are engineered to the highest safety standards and therefore comply with all national, state and territory building code requirements.

Our sheds are also ShedSafe accredited - an industry recognised stamp of approval, so you know that your shed will protect you, your family and your investment.

Designed specifically with you in mind

No matter how your shed supports your rural property or agricultural business, you’ll find the ideal solution with us. All our sheds are fully compliant with all relevant legislation and built to withstand the harsh Australian environment.

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What are the Benefits of Building a Dairy Shed?

Building a dairy shed with Fair Dinkum Builds can help you unlock several benefits, some of which you might not have considered. These include:

  • Livestock Shelter: A dairy shed provides your herd with safety when the weather takes a turn for the worse, keeping them happy and comfortable all year round.

  • Optimised Milk Production: With a dedicated space for milking and feeding, dairy sheds make it easier to establish routines and schedules, helping you keep milk production on track.

  • Improved Hygiene: Dairy sheds also allow for better control of hygiene and sanitation practices, reducing the risk of disease transmission between cows, improving milk quality, and maintaining a healthy environment for both you and your herd.

  • Streamlined Operation: Having all of your dairy operations housed in a single location streamlines management tasks, including feeding, milking, and health monitoring. In turn, you'll have improved efficiency, and you'll free up more time to focus on other aspects of your operation.

  • Protection: Another benefit offered by dairy sheds is a safe storage space for your milking equipment, feed, and other supplies, protecting them from the elements and theft.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Modern dairy sheds can be designed to meet regulatory standards for animal welfare, food safety, and environmental protection. So, by investing in a well-designed dairy shed, you can ensure that all regulations are being complied with.

  • Potential for Expansion: As your dairy operation grows and evolves, a custom designed dairy shed provides the potential for changes in herd size, technology upgrades, and innovative practices, supporting the long-term viability and competitiveness of the farm.


FAQS About Building Dairy Sheds

How much does it cost to build a dairy shed?

The cost of building a dairy shed will vary depending on the design options you've chosen. Contact us today to discuss your needs, and we'll be able to provide you with an accurate quote.

Do I need planning permission to build a dairy shed in Australia?

This ultimately depends on what state or territory you live in, as different councils have different building regulations. As part of our service, we'll help you determine if you need council approval, and if you do, we'll help you gain it.

Where can Fair Dinkum Builds build dairy sheds?

Fair Dinkum Builds has multiple outlets across Australia, and you can find your nearest here.