There’s something very special about the relationship between Australians and their sheds. It’s not just the place we go to do things or to store things, it’s a place we go to simply be. Tinkering, rearranging or cleaning out are perfectly respectable pastimes for a quiet Sunday afternoon.
A good shed not only protects your belongings and gives you extra workspace, it becomes part of family life and should last the life of the family. From storage for everyone’s bikes and vehicles to a teaching place where the kids learn which nail to use, to a craft space where you don’t need to clean up every time.
Whether you’re thinking of a small carport, a medium-sized garage with some work space, or even an expansive structure as part of your farm or business, a shed is the most cost-effective way of gaining highly usable space in a reasonably short time. A good shed also adds value to your home or property and is a much treasured asset that improves the overall worth of your patch, not to mention the intrinsic benefits of such a useable and pleasurable space.
Sheds come in a range of materials, but the most versatile and simple is steel. Steel sheds, garages, carports and farm sheds are available in a huge variety of prefabricated designs and can be configured to your exact needs. They provide the perfect balance of looks, cost, ease of building and recyclability. Choose sheds made with BlueScope Steel products, such as COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel for guaranteed strength and durability designed for Australian conditions.
All Ranbuild sheds, garages, carports and steel kit buildings meet the requirements of the BCA (Building Code of Australia) and Australian Standards, are guaranteed ShedSafe and are engineered specifically for your site, the conditions and purpose. Your Ranbuild Accredited Dealer can provide evidence of compliance to these requirements to give you peace of mind that the building and construction is compliant to all relevant codes and standards.
Before choosing your shed, set out clearly what you want and need, and then talk to your local Ranbuild dealer to find out which style and size of shed best fit your needs. All our sheds can be supplied as prefabricated steel kits for DIY options (sometimes described as supply only) but for most shed projects, unless you’re a tradie or an experienced owner-builder, you’ll usually find it better to buy your shed as a supply and install option, where the Ranbuild dealer will manage all the approval and building process for you.
Regardless of whether you plan to buy your shed as a DIY option or supply and install, you must make sure it has council approval. Your Accredited Ranbuild dealer can help with this process or even do it for you as part of their overall service. If you want to undertake the council approval process yourself and are confident in making your own application, the process isn’t as hard as it looks.