Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here at National sheds, we get alot of email questions from people wanting to buy a shed. We understand it’s a big decision, and not one you can make uninformed.
Below is a selection of questions we receive on a regular basis-we hope the answers will help you to make an informed decision.
Are the kits easy to build?
Most of our clients erect their own sheds. If you have any queries our friendly staff will assist you. We also have a list of quality contractors that our clients have used in the past that you can deal with directly to assist in the construction of your building.
Do I need Council Approval?
Yes, in most cases you will need council approval. Once your deposit has been paid we will provide you the engineering details of your building. The basic construction of your shed will start, awaiting notification in writing that your council has provided approval. A final payment will be required once your shed has been constructed and is ready for delivery. If the building is not approved your deposit will be refunded in full on notification of refusal from the council.
How long before I receive my shed?
We will dispatch your shed as soon as the final payment has been received from one of our many manufactured locations around Australia. Delivery charges will apply and will vary dependant on your location. You should receive your shed in 4 to 6 weeks from the initial payment.
Can I customise my building designed to my own needs?
Yes you certainly can! We will do everything possible to make sure you get the exact building for your needs within engineering guidelines. Advise our friendly staff of your needs and we will bend over backwards to assist.
Are there any additional costs that I need to be aware of?
We will try to let you know how much delivery will be when you place your order but it can vary depending on the location of the site. Sometime it may only be possible to deliver to a depot of your choice depending on where you require your building.
What materials are used in your building?
All our kits are Australian made and we use Bluescope genuine Zincalume ® and Colorbond® high tensile steel. These materials are covered with a 15 year manufactures warranty.
Would I be able to live in my National Sheds shed?
According to the BCA (Building Code of Australia) a shed is usually determined to be a Class 10 building (Non-habitable building or structure). National Sheds can assist you in converting your shed to a Class 1 building (habitable dwelling) meaning you’ll have the assurance that the building is certified to enjoy living in.
Will freight be expensive?
Not necessarily, we have manufacture’s yards right across the country. Whatever your state may be, your building will be manufactured and delivered out of that state.
What wind rating is my area?
National Sheds will take the information submitted and determine the correct wind rating for your area. We can also offer buildings for anything from cyclonic through to snow loading areas. These details will be shown on your quote and comply with all ShedSafe standards.