Below you'll find a list of some of the frequently asked questions we get asked. Click on a question to reveal the answer. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, feel free to contact us or speak directly to one of our dealers.
Q: Why Choose a Ranbuild shed?
A: With 55 years experience and as a foundation member of the steel shed industry you can be assured that all our designs are of the highest standard. The use of only quality materials and rigorous testing will ensure your shed not only looks good but will withstand the toughest conditions.
Destruction testing confirms our engineer's calculations and sets the safety margins for components and buildings alike.
Every test is carefully recorded. Angles, braces, cleats and members are all subject to the same pressure. The results are then analysed and final recommendations are given.
This series of base plates have just completed tests for up-lift and horizontal deflection. As you can see, they weren't destroyed; even after applying three times the design load the plates never budged.
The Ranbuild infinite test bed allows us to apply loads to structural members representing both live and dead loads. Ranbuild test all new sections and designs in a similar manner. The tests and resulting data are usually far more accurate and more comprehensive than information supplied by the original manufacturer. These are just a sample of tests Ranbuild carry out to ensure quality.
Q: How do I order a building?
A: Simply contact your local Ranbuild dealer to arrange a quote.
Q: Do I need approval to construct a Ranbuild building?
A: In most cases, the answer is yes. Ranbuild buildings are designed to meet the relevant building codes and full engineering documentation will be provided. On receipt of a deposit and signed order, these documents will be prepared for issue.
Ranbuild’s design and engineering is constantly cross checked with the current building code requirements. You can be assured that Ranbuild buildings will meet the demands of local building authorities.
Q: What if I need to obtain Council approval before I build?
A: You can still place your order with a nominal deposit of 10% of the purchase price allowing us to:
· release the Engineering Plans and Specifications for you to submit to Council for approval
· provisionally place your building into our production schedule.
Q: How do I pay a deposit?
A: After your tax invoice has been raised you can pay by cash, cheque, direct deposit, EFTPOS or major credit cards. Please check with your local Ranbuild dealer.
Q: What type of vehicle access doors can I have?
A: On garages we give you a choice of three top brand roller doors. Additional options are colour, whether they are keyed alike or electrically operated. On larger commercial, industrial or farm buildings we offer the choice of horizontal external sliding doors or large size vertical rolling doors.
Q: What maintenance is required?
A: ZINCALUME ® and COLORBOND ® high tensile steel has been specially developed to withstand Australia's harsh climatic conditions. It therefore requires minimal maintenance. Regular washing with water will enhance the life of your building and also maintain its appearance.
A maintenance guide is included with the erection instructions.
Q: What is Ranbuild Better Pay?
A: Ranbuild BetterPay allows you to purchase a shed today while making convenient set payments. The process is quick and easy and your contract has. NO INTEREST EVER! Answer a few questions and we will complete the half page application for you. You choose your payment plan.
The application and process takes only a few minutes. After approval, we will send the application and you will receive a confirmation letter detailing the dates and amounts of each direct debit.
Q: Can I have a building designed to my specifications?
A: We specialise in customised solutions to suit your requirements. Ranbuild have over 100,000 different building options. Please ask your Ranbuild dealer for more information.
Q: Are your buildings designed for concrete footings or a slab?
A: We have three ways of fastening down our standard buildings. Each way can be used with footings, a slab, or both.
· Cast-in U straps – used for Barns and the domestic garage range.
· Threaded and cranked bolts – used for large buildings.
· Column embedded in concrete – mostly used on free-standing carports.
We do not use chemical anchors (chemset) or expanding bolts on main-frame columns.
Q: Are there guarantees on Ranbuild buildings?
A:All Ranbuild buildings are designed in accordance with the Standards Association of Australia building codes and come with up to 15 years BlueScope Steel warranty on framing and cladding.
Q: Will your sheds match my existing buildings?
A: Ranbuild's extensive range of colours, cladding profiles and roof styles will suit all existing buildings. Consult your local Ranbuild dealer for more details.
Q: Will my shed fit my equipment?
A: Our modular design system allows us to offer scope and flexibility to suit any location.
Q: What does the kit price include?
A: All materials necessary to complete your Shed are factory packed, sealed then delivered to site. Standard kits contain:
· Galvanised steel framing, roof and wall sheeting, and flashings
· Full size guttering with brackets, sealant and down pipes
· Hi Tensile, zinc plated bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, and cleats
· Certified engineering plans and specifications
· Comprehensive illustrated assembly manual.
Q: Can you deliver everywhere?
A: With over 20 manufacturing centres Australia wide, we can deliver to most locations. Some remote areas may be more economically serviced with your own local carrier. You also have the option of picking your building up from your closest BlueScope depot.
Q: How long does it take to have a building delivered?
A: Once full payment is made your Ranbuild dealer will advise of a delivery date. This can vary depending on the size and complexity of your shed. Please ask your local Ranbuild dealer.
Q: Are your sheds easy to build?
A: Many of our clients erect their own garage and farm shed kits. Together with our comprehensive instructions, you should not have any difficulty in erecting your building.
Q: How long will the building last?
A: All our buildings are designed to meet the current Australian building standards. All frame members and cladding are manufactured from the range of roll-formed products produced by BlueScope Steel, and carry a warranty of up to 15 years (conditions apply).
Q: What wind rating is the building designed for?
A: >Ranbuild can supply buildings designed for any region in Australia including cyclonic and sub alpine areas. The design criteria will be clearly shown on the quotation form.
Q: What if I don't want to build it myself?
A: We are registered and licensed builders with experienced erection teams on call. Our builders are trained in the erection of our buildings and have all the equipment and experience required to complete your shed to the highest standard.