The Convenience of Lean-To Sheds: How They Simplify Your Storage Needs

23 / 04 / 2024
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Lean-To Sheds

How Lean-To Sheds Simplify Your Storage Needs? Durasteel Would Share You These Tips

If you are discovering that your storage needs at your commercial or industrial set up or on your lifestyle block are not being met, it may be time to start shopping for a lean to shed. This type of shed is named for the fact that it often operates as an abuttment to an existing building and also because it will often have a sloped roof on one side, however you can also order a lean to shed that is freestanding and there are options available that have a flat or pitched roof.


At Durasteel we make versatile steel lean to sheds that can be used in any number of ways and here we have put together some information for you to help you see where a custom designed lean to shed may be useful to simplify your expanding need for storage.


Read on as we explore the materials we use, discuss some of the ways you might utilise this type of shed and discover the types of warranties you can connect with if you choose a Durasteel lean to shed.

Lean to Sheds Built to Last

Although there may be a tradition of building a timber framed lean to up against your existing industrial or commercial structure or on your lifestyle or larger residential property, times have changed. With Durasteel leading innovations in the industry, there are now more robust options that offer an increased lifespan to ensure that your machinery, equipment, marine vehicles, stock or animal feed can be housed successfully in the long term.

Why Choose a Steel Shed?

Steel is an excellent choice when you are shopping for a lean to shed as it is robust, long wearing and fire resistant. Steel is a non toxic material, so you can be certain that you are hitting the mark when it comes to health and safety and a steel lean to shed will also be resistant to wear from rust and corrosion.


Selecting steel construction also presents a higher level of security, as the cladding and doors are harder to penetrate. This means you can sleep easy while your valuable machinery, equipment, stock and stores are safely tucked away. Durasteel only uses New Zealand made steel, and this markedly reduces the carbon footprint created by importing building materials from overseas.


Great Looking Sheds


If you are looking for a shed that doesn’t just perform well, but also looks great, a Durasteel lean to shed ticks all the boxes. Our lean to’s come in a range of colours and unlike wood, they don’t need a paint touch up every few years to retain their attractive finish. Our cladding comes with a 15 year guarantee which means you can sit back and relax while your lean to does the job of looking great and keeping your assets protected.

Custom Built to Fit

Our steel-manufactured lean to sheds can be customised to meet your requirements. From industrial machinery storage to commercial agricultural storage, we have you covered. If you have a lifestyle block or a larger residential property we can construct a lean to to address storage for your hobby fleet or your leisure vehicles, and we work with industrial and agricultural business owners across the Canterbury region to ensure that they get the exact shed they need. 


Our customisations include ensuring that your foundations are fit for the type of ground and the location you have chosen to position your shed. We consider the weather, particularly if you are choosing to combine open and closed configurations, designing to alleviate too much wind exposure, and we offer door installation that can be customised to accommodate the height and width you require to house larger items.

What kind of dimensions are available?

While a lean to shed may traditionally have been used as a smaller add on to a larger structure, Durasteel can build you a resilient steel lean to that works across a huge range of sizes. Think bout what you need now and in the future and then start a conversation with our highly experienced team. 


We have a proven track record of success and we work alongside you from the initial concept, through consent and all the way to completion to keep your project on track – no matter what size your desired lean to shed might be.

Warranties for Peace of Mind

In addition to a great looking, highly functional lean to shed, you also get a 50 year warranty on structural integrity alongside our 15 year cladding warranty. We stand by all the work we do and we have excellent relationships with reputable contractors in the area. So when it comes time to pour your foundation and get your steel structure building underway, you can relax in the knowledge that we have you covered – literally. 

Get in Touch

If you are ready to expand your storage with a high quality steel lean to shed, we can help. Get in touch today for a free quote or to discuss designing a bespoke shed that will meet your storage requirements and enhance the value of your property. 


At Durasteel, we love what we do, and it shows in the exceptional outcomes we deliver for every client.

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