You’ve decided on a size and style for your shed and sent your specifications out to your Ranbuild dealer for a quote. Your quote will come back quickly – now’s the time to go through it in detail to see what you’re really getting before you make a decision.
Your quote will come with a description of the main materials, shed size, any accessories, wind and terrain code rating and colour selection. All pricing and terms of payment are included. If there’s not enough detail on your quote, feel free to request more. Attached to the quote will be the elevation drawings. Any discrepancies should be discussed directly with the dealer to make sure all details are clear.
- The steel may be measured as BMT (Base Metal Thickness), which is entirely structural material. Some suppliers give measurements as TCT (Total Coated Thickness), which includes coatings, about 0.05mm of extra thickness. This means that a BMT of 0.42 and a TCT of 0.47 are describing the same thickness of base steel. Make sure you know the difference as different suppliers describe materials using different terms.
- Check that all parts and fixings are included in your quote. Ranbuild dealers offer an all-inclusive cost, but some other suppliers omit common fixings for a cheaper price. All fixings in Ranbuild quotes are specified as high-grade, hi tensile options, this is one area where it is a false economy to opt for cheaper versions.
- Check the warranties. BlueScope Steel offer warranties on products such as COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel. Check if the shed is made by an Australian manufacturer and if they carry a local warranty.
- For a supply and install service through our dealers, check that the company is capable of managing all aspects of the installation. Not only can you end up footing unexpected bills, but if you start managing subcontractors, you may be defined as an owner-builder and require costly licensing.
- If your supply and install quote covers gaining all relevant approvals, check what documentation costs are covered under the quote. Talk with your Ranbuild dealer about what they will require from you.
- If you will be installing your shed, check that all of the construction can be done using tools you have available. While you may need to hit the hire shops for some parts of the job – especially concreting – being able to use your own tools to erect your shed will save you money and stress.
- For DIY quotes, Ranbuild supply the most comprehensive and detailed assembly guides going around complete with itemized parts list (BOM), engineering, construction and slab plans and detailed process and procedures to reference.