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Fair Dinkum Sheds

Four years of planning and construction and about $55 million later, the Chatham Islands has a new wharf. Fair Dinkum Sheds Canterbury was chuffed to be part of the Waitangi Wharf Upgrade – a critical lifeline to the outside world for islanders. Check out the launch video via Newshub below and our solid range of industrial and commercial workshops here

  • 10yr Master Builder Guarantee
  • Fully insured projects
  • Fully managed projects
  • Polite, honest, skilled builders
Our Industry Solutions

High-Quality Sheds for Sale in Canterbury NZ

American and Quaker Barns

Do you want a shed but also want it to be a design feature of your home or property? Our American and Quaker barns are the ideal solution.

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Commercial and industrial buildings

Whether you need storage sheds for your farm or your business (or anything else), we are the shed builders in Canterbury, NZ, you are looking for. Our solutions are fully customisable so you can get exactly what you need from a lean-to shed on a farm to a multi-bay commercial unit fitted with roller doors.

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Our shed design and construction approach can be adapted for house building. You'll get a high-quality and robustly constructed house with all the features you need including standard doors, sliding doors, windows, a mezzanine floor for additional upstairs living space, balconies, and more.

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Why Choose Us!




Talk to us and leave your build to the professionals. Our friendly consultants can help design and see your project through from start to finish.


Our kitsets are easy to build and include all necessary parts, but for those customers who do not have the time or resources to do this we have a range of services to help.


We tailor our products to suit you! Check out our app (available online or through Google Play/Apple AppStore ) to start designing your dream shed today!



“Durasteel offered us a turn-key solution to utilising their design expertise. They capably coordinated their trusted partners to provide quotations for builders to erect the Durasteel design, including other major contractors as needed for the tilt slab panels and extensive concrete works. This resulted in an estimated price to build the facility that was a massive 50% less than our previous cost estimates! ”

Lynn Anderson

Chief Executive - Orana Wildlife Park

“Overall we are very happy with the Durasteel Building. We are pleased to have chosen a steel building rather than a wooden one. Although there were a few learning curves, we managed to overcome obstacles with the help of Durasteel. Although there were a few learning curves along the way, which there always will be, when something is new and not been done before, we managed to overcome obstacles with the help of Durasteel. Council requirements mewant many adjustments to the plans along the way but we go there in the end. We have now lived in our house for one year and have gone through winter and please to say cosy and warm and heating bills minimal. Power overall, minimum, and house very easy to maintain. We had our builder around to give and annual inspection and pleased to report no crack, no door movements etc. Would recommend to any one considering. ”

Chaz and Suzi Cramp


“I purchased a Fair Dinkum Shed from the guys at Durasteel and have recently had it constructed. I found you guys excellent to deal with. There were no problems making changes to the shed design along the way. Your product is cost effective and I genuinely enjoyed the entire process. The product seems strong and durable anf meets my expectations. I am very happy and have already sent a number of referrals your way. ”

Gavin Hill

Tai Tapu, Canterbury

“I dealt with Durasteel Buildings Direct; Chris helped design my 32x9m farm building. They have a large screen on the wall in the office, this was great as Chris could rotate the design on the screen, and it gives a novice like me the perfect view of exactly what i wanted. Chris and Brent came on site at Springbank to check our progress. This turned out to be a simple build for me and I’m delighted with the finished product. The total cost of the Kitset and Building came in under budget. Thanks guys. ”

Grant Golie

Cust, North canterbury

“After problems with another shed company I approached Durasteel Buildings for a Fair Dinkum Shed. I was impressed by the quality look and feel of their Show Shed in Sydenham. Richard Howe provided me with excellent service and communication during the design and manufacture process. As a builder I choose to construct the garage myself and found this was easy to put together with the thorough plans I was given. I am pleased with the finished product, it looks great. Others who have seen the garage have made positive comments. I am confident the quality and strength of the Fair Dinkum Shed will protect me and my things. I have already put a friend in contact with Richard for a shed and expect to recommend others to him in future ”

Kelvin Clearwater

Palmerston, Otago

“We engaged Durasteel (Fair Dinkum Sheds) to build our garage and accommodation unit at Lake Ruataniwha. From the concept to the finished product, the service by all staff was excellent. They offer a quality product at a reasonable price. I would strongly recommend Durasteel (fair Dinkum Sheds) to anyone contemplating a building, don't look past the company that can offer a hassle free build. Well done and thank you ”

S & J Boswell

Lake Ruataniwha

Download FREE App

  • Design your own Shed
  • Change the dimensions
  • Add windows and doors
  • Insert internal walls or open bays
  • Choose your colour scheme
  • Submit for a free quote

Every Fair Dinkum Sheds building comes with:

  • 50-year structural warranty
  • 15-year cladding warranty
  • 5-year workmanship guarantee
  • Every shed is custom designed to your exact size requirements, at extremely competitive prices.
  • ShedSafe accreditation
  • Proudly NZ made materials
  • A Family-owned, Canterbury business.

Fair Dinkum Sheds buildings are designed to last, and come in a wide range to suit all budgets. If you need a building for a specific purpose Fair Dinkum Sheds will have the solution.

Lets Get in Touch!

Fair Dinkum Sheds has a solution to suit all budgets and requirements. There is no such thing as a standard size – you name it – we’ve got it. Let us help you design and build your dream building.