Why DIY Sheds?
Australian products - Everything is fabricated locally
Quality materials - We use Australian Bluescope steel materials
Precision engineered - Everything to make owner-building easy!
All engineering documentation supplied - Ready to submit to council
Save $$$ - Build yourself or hire your own trades and SAVE!
Great price - Compare us with any Australian product
Option of portal frame, or custom stud frame
(stud frame is perfect for lining or using weatherboards)
About DIY Sheds
DIY Sheds are owned by TORRENS Building & Property Consultants - renowned for quality kit homes.
Our reputation for quality extends to our sheds and we use quality materials, including Australian Bluescope Steel (not inferior, imported materials). Our sheds are engineered to a high standard, with plenty of bracing. We also quote on engineering tailored to your site, without adding on variations after contract for 'engineering requirements'.
All our sheds are rated to a windspeed of at least 42m/s and include vermin proofing, PVC downpipes and delivery to site.
DIY Sheds only use quality Australian Bluescope Steel materials, coupled with precision engineering, so that our customers have the best shed possible. Here is why we are renowned for our quality:
0.42 BMT corrugated or trimdeck/trimclad sheeting (thicker steel)
0.42 BMT corrugated or trimdeck/trimclad sheeting
High-strength cold-rolled C-section frames, pre-punched for easy assembly, ranging from C15010 - C40024 B2B
Tophats or Z-purlins. Maximum spacings 1500mm for maximum strength
High-strength custom brackets. Bolted, not screwed.
Embedded brackets for columns
Custom folded flashings, precision engineered for a perfect finish
Customised metal vermin proofing that sits flush and blends in with the wall colour of your shed
Colorbond gutters and PVC downpipes included in every kit
While portal frames suit steel cladding, stud frames are perfect for lining with plasterboard, insulating, and using different claddings eg weatherboards. A stud-framed shed also allows for greater design flexibility. Best of all, the price difference is negligible for spans up to 6-7m, making them perfect for cabins, man-caves, workshops or garages with lofts. When it comes to lining and fit-out, stud frames are the easier and more cost-effective option.
For a small up-front design fee, we can design a unique custom-designed shed, workshop or cabin and supply you with external or external/lining kit.
Custom Design Stud-Framed Sheds
What Wind Rating Do DIY Sheds Build To?
Engineering requirements differ depending on the location of the block and surrounding trees and buildings. Each shed is engineered to the position on the block.
All our sheds are built to at least 42m/s wind rating.
In Cyclonic areas, we engineer each shed to suit the requirements of that particular shed.
Can DIY Sheds Customise Our Shed?
Our sheds are based on portal frame designs and we can customise any size and colours to suit most requirements. We will also suggest any changes that will make your shed more cost-effective.
Is Engineering Documentation Included?
We supply detailed construction drawings, engineering calculations and foundation designs - everything you need for council approval. All you have to supply is a site plan and ownership details.
Is Delivery Included?
Our pricing includes delivery to many areas and we are driven to expanding into more and more areas. Some remote areas may incur additional transport costs.
How Do Customers Save with DIY Sheds?
Most shed companies will contract concreters and installers to erect a shed - and then add on a mark-up. Owner-building or project managing yourself can save you 20-30% overall.
TIPS for Purchasing Your Shed:
Australian steel: Generally, Australian Bluescope steel is offered in the full range of Colorbond colours (eg. Surfmist, Night Sky, Classic Cream...). If the colours are not Colorbond colours, the materials are very likely inferior, imported materials. Cheap imported materials have been commonly known to rust prematurely and even twist.
Wind rating: Check that the wind rating of the quoted shed meets the requirements for your area. Many sheds are advertised based on very low wind ratings, which are unsuitable for council requirments.
If you are erecting your shed on a hill or open field, exposed to high winds, you may also need to increase the wind rating of your shed.
Steel thickness: Steel thickness is important. Although the thickness only varies a few millimeters, the difference in quality and strength of the final product is very noticeable. Some companies will refer to TCT (Total Coated Thickness) which includes paint and primer coating, which is different to the industry-standard BMT (Base Metal Thickness) of steel.
Components: Check the quality of the components eg. window manufacturer, roller door manufacturer, portal brackets and embedded brackets. Using well-known brands will save a lot of warranty problems.
Always check engineering details: it may sound obvious, but minor engineering specifications are often overlooked that can result in very costly rectification work eg. bracing not screwed in correctly, roof screws not spaced correctly.
Basic building methods: it is a good idea to have a professional build or assist you in building your first shed. They will advise on building methods only learned by experience eg. allowing for roof compression and expansion. Larger sheds will require cranes, scissor lifts and safety equipment and are erected differently to smaller sheds.
Builders and Shed Installers
Shed building is a great business for newly qualified builders to get into, or experienced builders to semi-retire into.
DIY Sheds offers licensed independent builders and shed erectors the opportunity to sell and build sheds to their customers without having to spend time and money on engineers, sales and administration staff. We'll take care of the enquiries, council approvals, engineering and delivery, so you can concentrate on building and/or project managing the build.
We can also help you set up your business and marketing:
we set up your personal webpage to help sell your brand, with lead enquiries forwarded to your email
we design and order your business cards
we setup online marketing (billed directly to you - no fees)
we manage your enquiries and leads, including quoting, follow-up calls and emails
we quote on all sheds, and provide a break-down on trade rates
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