Protecting your shed from the wind

While Shed Boss Fleurieu can build your custom designed shed quickly and efficiently with top quality materials and ShedSafe accreditation, we do have to take into account many factors before we begin construction. These can affect the legal compliance of your shed and the technical specifications we adhere to during the build.

By letting us know about these factors, we can help you put your shed or barn together even more efficiently. Here are the three main factors we need to know about, which fall in line with regulations set out by Standards Australia.

Wind region

As we all know, South Australia is a great and beautiful state with a huge range of different climates. From inner wetlands to the prevailing winds of the southern coastline to the raw beauty of the Murray Mallee, different environments will have wildly different wind levels. By letting us know the site and conditions , we can calculate the correct design wind speed to make sure your shed, carport or barn stands the test of time.

In Australia, there are generally four main wind regions – A, B, C and D.   South Australia is classified as "Wind Region A", as we  face the lightest winds when compared against cyclone prone areas in northern Australia, classified as "Wind Region D".


Depending on where your property is, the prevailing wind can  offer your shed some natural protection and minimise the impacts of strong winds. Another important factor is the surrounding buildings. If your shed is standing alone in an open area, then it does not have any shielding. One or two buildings between the prevailing wind and your shed may have some partial shielding, while buildings blocking off this wind completely is full shielding.

Shielding will also depend on the orientation of your shed.  Once you have worked out the  size of your shed, we will look at the location on your property where you're building to determine if your shed will be shielded.


Preparing your shed appropriately for wind loads doesn't just mean working out where your shed is in relation to the wind gusts either – we look at the ground as well. By giving us an idea of the terrain you want to build on, we can better protect your new shed asset.

There are six different categories of surrounding terrain, which range from poorly grassed and exposed terrain through to city buildings, with various levels of housing, grass and trees in between. If you're building close to the ocean, we'll take this into account too.

By letting us know these three details, you give us a fantastic idea of how to not just make your shed a great, functional building on your property, but also how to make it safe and sound against the South Australian weather.

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