Are there any additional costs?
Once you have ordered and paid for your shed or home kit building, there are some additional costs you will face. You need to source your preferred licensed builder to take care of the erection of the building. Other costs (if required) may include concrete slab or piers, Council approval/applications, site works and any other trades (electrical, plumbing etc).
Are the kits easy to construct?
Our kits are supplied pre-punched and cut to correct lengths to ensure accurate assembly. Plus, easy to read detailed construction manuals with step-by-step instructions are supplied with every kit. Our shed and home building kits will often need experienced licensed builders to manage the project, or you can become an Owner Builder.
What is the quality of your buildings?
We manufacture our steel components from BlueScope steel products. We use GALVASPAN® structural steel components for sheds, TRUECORE® steel frames for houses, plus cladding and accessories in COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel. All of these products come with a full manufacturer’s warranty from BlueScope.
We are ShedSafe accredited, which means independent engineers have reviewed and certified our pre-engineering and designs as meeting the Australian standards and Building Code of Australia.
We offer additional strengthening techniques as standard in our portal frame sheds. As an example, we offer an additional 100mm overlap, beyond the minimum 10% of bay width, on our purlins and girts.
We also deploy site specific engineering which offers a more accurate design and engineering process for your property.
What is the strength of your building?
When getting quotes always ask what the weight of the building is. The kit that weighs more for the same size building will indicate it has heavier steel components than the kit that is a lesser weight.
Generally the kit that is heavier in weight will be stronger and may cost more, in the shed industry all shed supply companies are buying steel for near the same price.
Do I need Council approval for my kit?
Some buildings will be exempt of Council approval. You will need to contact Council or a Private Certifier to discuss your plans with them and confirm the approval required. You will be supplied with a Site Specific Certificate signed by the Engineer which you may submit to the relevant Council/Authority.
What is wind rating?
Wind rating determines the engineering design and strength of your building. All buildings must be designed to a wind rating (N1, N2, N3, N4). Our buildings cover the full wind code range including cyclonic and snow loading.
To provide you with an accurate quotation we need to know the terrain and topography of the building site. Our staff are fully trained to determine the wind loading of the building based on your specific building location.
Can I make changes to your standard design?
Yes you can, we pride ourselves on being versatile. We encourage you to design the shed to suit your needs, planned use and site. Lots of design extras are available to deliver the function you need within your new building.
Where do you deliver to?
We can provide nationwide delivery.
What type of sheds and garages do you make?
We use a pre-engineered portal frame C-section system for our sheds, garages, barns, rural sheds and industrial buildings. The portal frame system offers immense customisation with height, span and length adjustable in 100mm increments.
What do I get for my money?
When you make payment to Steel Buildings Australia you will receive the entire steel building kit delivered to your site. All engineering plans, slab details, architectural plans and a step by step construction manual.