The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Shed

Before you buy a shed here’s a few things to consider.

If you are looking to buy a new shed, would you talk to a shed erector who builds them for a living or a concreter, shed salesman, friend or anyone else? I have lost count of the number of time I’ve been called by a potential customer and find out they have taken advice from someone who then costs them time, money and a nasty headache.

Here are some useful tips to think about before making a purchase.

Tip 1. Buy Australian made and supplied products, preferably Bluescope Steel. There are several reasons for this;
You know you are getting high quality products which meet Australian standards and are protected by long warranty periods.

If there are shortages of components or incorrect materials supplied with your building kit, it is easier and quicker to organise replacements by dealing with a reputable local supplier. Interstate or overseas suppliers may take weeks or even months to respond to this type of problem.

Quality of product and aftersales service is generally vastly superior when purchasing an Australian product.

Tip 2. Buy from a retailer who can meet you face to face;

Find a shed supplier who can sit down with you and customise your shed either at your premises or at theirs. A customised building will usually cost no more than an “off the shelf” design.

All good steel building suppliers can design your building in minutes using engineering software capable of making an unlimited number of modifications and providing instant pricing. This makes it easy to tailor your shed to sit your budget and it takes no time at all, the right building at the right price, no hidden extras or surprises

Tip 3. Make sure your comparing apples with apples. If you’re getting prices from different suppliers, know what you are comparing;

  • Is the shed kit Australian made and supplied?
  • Is the building fully engineered to meet your site conditions?
  • Are the wind speeds used the same on both quotes?
  • Does the supplier provide detailed engineering plans and drawings including footing and slab details?
  • Is the framing material the same thickness or same type?
  • Is the roof and wall sheeting the same base metal thickness (BMT)?
  • Is the sheeting Zincalume? Is it Colorbond? or something else inferior?
  • What extras are included in the price? Gutters, P/A door, etc
  • Is delivery included?
  • What warranty periods are offered?

Tip 4. If you have any doubts talk to a professional erector before purchasing a steel building kit;

With years of experience in this industry, we can give you extra tips and advice on your new shed purchase which can save you money, time and costly mistakes.

Some shed suppliers make claims that their buildings are easier and quicker to build, saving money on the erection costs, for a real indication of costs involved in the installation of the building please contact us. We can provide an immediate indication of costs and advice and opportunities to save you money.

You can contact by phone on 0414 626 616, email at or fill out our quick quote form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.