Why Custom Steel Sheds Are the Ultimate Solution for Your Storage Needs

10 / 03 / 2024
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Custom Sheds

Storage Sheds

A new custom-built shed is a fantastic addition to any property and the perfect answer to your storage requirements. If you are struggling to decide on the material for your shed, we can help. 


As New Zealand’s premier shed experts, we know the ins and outs of designing, manufacturing and installing premium custom steel sheds. From their unmatched durability to the flexibility of design, read on to discover why steel sheds are the optimal choice for storage solutions and worth considering for your next build.


When you choose a custom steel shed, you can rest assured knowing that your building is safe – in more ways than one. Firstly, steel is a good choice for health and safety because it is non-toxic. Secondly, it offers protection against theft, thanks to openings and cladding that are difficult to pierce. Thirdly, as a natural fire retardant, steel is a practical option for storing valued assets, stock, machinery and equipment – especially in a commercial setting with high electrical activity. 

Superior Quality 

Steel is an incredibly resilient, robust material. At Central North Island Sheds, all our sheds are made in New Zealand, and we only use locally-made steel to ensure the highest quality. Steel features an impressive strength-weight ratio and unsurpassable durability. It is resistant to rust and corrosion and provides excellent protection against severe weather conditions, such as strong winds and intense heat. 


Still not sure if a steel shed is the one for you? Have confidence knowing our sheds come with a 50-year structural warranty and a 15-year cladding warranty. We are also ShedSafe™ accredited, meaning you can trust that our sheds have been independently assessed for quality and meet the highest industry standards. Proven to stand the test of time, a steel shed is the only way to go.

Low Maintenance

No one wants to build a brand-new shed only to spend a fortune repairing it months or years later. Luckily, steel sheds have a long lifespan and require minimal maintenance over time. Here are just a few of the ways that steel is a low-maintenance choice:


  • Painting: Unlike wood, steel does not require a fresh coat of paint or stainer every few years. 


  • Pests: Steel is pest-resistant, meaning you don’t need to constantly treat your building with pesticides – or face large repair bills for insect damage. 


  • Cleaning: Metal is easily cleaned with a hose or water blaster and does not rapidly attract mould, mildew and fungus, like other materials.


  • Structure: Steel framing is unlikely to cause your shed’s structure to warp, meaning you won’t need to pay for expensive repairs for weak doorframes or sheetrock cracks. 



Another reason steel sheds are a terrific storage solution is their flexibility. You might think this goes against the nature of such a tough, durable metal, but steel is highly adaptable and ideal for customisation.  


Achieve your dream shed by adding unique elements and personal touches to your design. With steel, you can bring your vision to life and create a shed that fits your available space like a glove and matches your style preferences inside and out. If the piece of land you are working with is difficult in size or gradient, we can tailor your shed to measurements that work down to the last millimetre. Internally, we can build specialised shelving, partitions or other organisational spaces to maximise your build. 


We can adapt your shed for whatever function or purpose you have in mind. Our expert team will take care of whether you are looking for a garage, stables, lean-to, carport, or something else. Steel’s flexible nature allows you to customise every element of your shed, from the roof pitch and windows to the colours and doors. 


Did you know that steel is the most recycled material on earth? It’s also 100% endlessly recyclable and does not suffer degradation during the process, meaning it can be safely and effectively recycled over and over again. Adding to its sustainability is the fact that steel generates minimal production, manufacturing and demolition waste. It can be engineered to exact dimensions for reduced on-site cutting and waste, and it can even be used to limit a building’s cooling and heating needs – thus lowering the energy intake. By selecting a steel shed, you can feel good knowing you are choosing a sustainable product with a low environmental impact.  


Build A Quality Custom Steel Shed Today


Ready to invest in a steel shed that suits your needs? Complement your property with a unique, cohesive look that blends form with function. Our friendly and experienced team will help guide you through the process from start to finish, delivering a complete service that will exceed expectations. Contact us to explore your options!