How to Ensure Your Farm Shed is Protected from Bushfires

How to Ensure Your Farm Shed is Protected from Bushfires
When you’re going to acquire a new shed for your farm or a workplace, quite an important thing is to make sure the structure is bushfire-proof.

Many think a bushfire is a low-risk possibility that won’t affect your new shed, but, actually, it is a common matter in Australia.

Bushfires are often caused by a natural disaster and a lightning strike, but mostly they are the result of the bonfire, agricultural burning and so on. 

The best way to ensure your new shed is protected in case of a bushfire is buying a sound product which is made of high-quality structural steel that doesn’t burn. Shed Bonanza offers steel sheds either with the Colorbond or Zincalume outside sheeting, which is not combustible. 

There are some steps to follow to keep your outdoor shed and its surrounds safe during the bushfire season.

Build a buffer

Whilst the details of your new farm shed are not combustible, actually, you don’t want your house to take the risk of catching fire. To minimize this risk, make sure your shed is placed at least 20 meters away from your house. 

Prepare by pruning your property

If there are leaves and gutters around your shed or home, it can be a push to a fire. So, you should give all the gutters surrounding your structures a big clean at least once a year, especially before the fire season starts. 

Declutter flammable materials during the warmer months

Maybe, it seems to you as a good sense, but it’s better not to take this seemingly simple tip for granted. Very often the flammable materials such as hay, wood, and chemicals are stored in farm sheds. While storing these items you should keep in mind that they can easily cause the risk of the fire, especially during the bushfire season. That’s why it’s absolutely vital that you declutter any unused items during the warmer months.

 

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