The success of any project is when the final outcome is exactly the same as the expectation of the customer.
The Top 10 Things to Remember When buying a shed
We help our clients understand what they want and need from a shed and ensure the right questions are asked all the way through the process.
Things we ensure our clients consider are below:
- Consider how the water will run off the roof of the shed and where it will flow. Skillion roof design directs the water to one side of the shed which maybe advantage to collect with plumbing or drain into nearby water tanks. It is important to have a thorough drainage plan to ensure water is not causing a problem for you, your property or your neighbours
- Is your site flat and level? If not it will require some site preparation. This can be quoted when we make a site visit.
- Sheds greater than 10 square meters generally require a building permit. We can assist with this.
- We require access to your site to deliver materials and possibly concrete or the bobcat. It is worth noting width or height restrictions and distance from the roadway to your site at the quoting stage so we can include the correct labor and equipment.
- Sheds can be built close to your boundary (150mm) or over 1.0m from your boundary but not in-between these measurements. There are other limitations regarding height and position in relation to front of property and easements. It is best to collect all information (titles, planned layout, shed size) and discuss with our building surveyor who can advise what is allowable. Special dispensation and consent can be requested to build on easements and boundaries.
- All of our steel products have paint systems formulated specifically for the harsh Australian conditions. Beware of cheaper products especially those supplied in boxes which may have paint systems not suitable for Australia.
- Think of what you may do in the future. The steel work may need upgrading to add solar panels. We can also use heavier corner posts to allow easy future shed extensions and avoid unnecessary replacement costs. Insulation of the roof and walls is best done at the initial time of your shed installation.
There are so many possibilities that we encourage you table all your ideas and proposed usage of your shed. We then work on getting the best solution for you.
Our Installation Process
As you can imagine, there are quite a number of tasks involved with any Shed Construction.
We provide our customers with all shed install options, encompassing full installation, 3 day Onsite Masterclasses through to phone support only for our Shed Kit only sales.
Our 3 Day Masterclasses are designed for those farmers or businesses that have the equipment and skill set to self-install, they just need a little hand to get the job started. Our Onsite Masterclasses are the perfect compliment to you and your assistants, and ensures the overall shed cost is minimised.
We also offer a full shed install for those who require our full assistance. Once we have completed the order and have an estimated delivery date in mind, the next steps is to complete the site preparation. Site preparation can either be completed by the Client or by Phoenix Sheds if required. We have a subcontracting team available to ensure that the pad is level and clear, and any access for cranes and scissor lifts has been provisioned.
The next step is to ensure that the first stages of erection take place, including the marketing out of the shed dimensions as well as digging and setting the Shed footers.
We then assemble the steel work on the ground at which point we lift the shed roof and columns to the correct height.
Walls are then sheeted and doors and windows are fitted, Flashings are installed and the finishing touches are applied to your shed.
Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled Processes - Know your Metals!
5 Things you didn't know about Cold Form Steel
1. It was invented in America over 100 years ago and has been used extensively ever since!
2. Every piece of cold form steel contains recycled steel making it the most environmentally friendly option
3. Constructions using cold form steel are often quickly to erect, saving time and labour costs
4. Cold form steel is non-combustible, making it one of the more resilient building materials around
5. It is an extremely stable building material, meaning is does not shrink, split, warp or crack