Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our sheds? These FAQs may help

Thinking of buying a new shed but have a few questions? Below are some frequently asked ABC Sheds questions that may help.

General FAQs

What are the benefits of hot-dip galvanised columns and trusses?

Whether you live near the coast or rurally, your shed will be exposed to some form of corrosion. Hot-dip galvanising is the only solution to ensure your shed can withstand harsh weather conditions. Benefits include increased longevity of galvanised columns and trusses which is normally in excess of 50 years. Galvanising also provides a hard-wearing and even protection for your shed frame – something that no other coating can do.

Can I erect my shed myself?

Yes, you certainly can. The construction is a simple bolt-together process and providing you have the necessary access equipment – it’s easy! Every kit shed comes with footing cages, bolts, screws, downpipes, gutters, flashings, an installation DVD and a clear set of instructions. You will also be assigned a dedicated project manager that will be willing to assist you throughout the shed build.

I received a price from ABC Sheds for the erection of my shed – what is included in that price?

This price includes everything. All pier hole boring and concrete needed for the piers, crane hire, scissor lift hire and accommodation for the erection crew. The only additional expense for our customers will be the concrete for the piers.

In order to receive my ‘Be Rewarded!’ gift card, do I have to place an order with you?

No – if the person that you referred to us places their order before you, we will still send you your card once their commencement payment has been received.

Shed design FAQs

What is the maximum depth that your buildings can span?

Our sheds and buildings are engineered to span from 12 metres (30 feet) up to 60 metres (200 feet) clear span and further if needed.

Is there an economical or best height for a shed?

There is no such thing as an economical height – the height of your shed will depend on what you are using the shed for and/or, what machines you need to store in the shed. Before worrying about the efficiency of beam length, make sure you have accommodated for the biggest machine that you have. A shed that’s purpose-built for your requirements will always provide a high level of efficiency.

Shed construction FAQs

Can you extend my existing shed?

This depends on the type of shed you have and if it was built by us originally. If your shed is an ABC Shed then the answer is yes, we can extend it. Otherwise, the answer would generally be no.

Do ABC Sheds build garages and carports?

No, not as such – our buildings start from 12 metres deep and go up to 60 metres so they are generally engineered for larger farm sheds or industrial buildings.

Can you build complete horse stables?

We don’t manufacture stable panelling or the interior components of horse stables, however, we can supply the shed for your stables.

Can you build shearing shed fit-outs?

When it comes to shearing sheds we will only supply the shed, not the interior fit-out. You would need to contact shearing shed fit-out specialists for the manufacture of interior shearing shed components.

Consent & compliance FAQs

Are your buildings compliant with the Building Codes of Australia?

Absolutely – all structures are site specifically engineered by an independent structural engineer.

Are ABC Sheds ‘Shed Safe’ accredited?

Shed Safe accreditation only applies to purlin construction sheds. ABC Sheds use UB columns and open web truss construction which exceed all building standards and are inherently safer and stronger. Therefore it is not required to have Shed Safe accreditation to prove the strength and safety of our sheds.

I need help gaining council consent for my shed – can ABC Sheds help?

While we advise that council applications are to be completed by the customer, we can help to arrange council consent if required. This is generally organised through a private certifier and will be at the customer’s expense.

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