THE Shed Company is committed to quality, and proudly manufacture our buildings from premium BlueScope Steel. Not all sheds are created equal so before you choose your new shed, ask these important questions.
1. Does the steel in your shed meet Australian Standards?
Most sheds are designed and built in Australia, but in some instances the shed and the steel can be made somewhere else. Steel made by BlueScope Steel is 100% Australian made and guaranteed to meet or exceed Australian Standards.
To comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requirements, the steel used in your shed should comply with the relevant Australian Standards.
ZINCALUME® steel (often used in roofing and walling) and GALVASPAN® steel (used for the important structural components) are made to comply with AS1397. COLORBOND® steel is made to comply with AS2728.
2. Will your shed stand up to Australia’s harsh conditions?
Around Australia BlueScope's scientists have been testing steel products for over 45 years in some of the country’s harshest climatic conditions. Australia has some of the highest UV levels in the world, which can play havoc with painted steels.
In fact, AS2728 requires pre-painted steel used in buildings to be tested in designated extreme climates throughout Australia, including sunshine exposure sites. As required by the Standard, testing is conducted for performance attributes such as blistering, cracking, flaking and peeling.
In other words, COLORBOND® steel is tested against defects that you do not want to see appearing on your shed. Can you be sure this testing has been performed on pre-painted steels made in other countries, to foreign standards?
3. The workmanship in your shed may have a warranty but what about the steel?
In addition to the workmanship that goes into your shed, make sure the steel used in your shed has a warranty you can trust. Roofing and walling made from COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel is backed by a warranty from BlueScope Steel right here in Australia.
Please visit the BlueScope Steel website to review all terms and conditions of this warranty.
4. Is it genuine COLORBOND® , ZINCALUME® and GALVASPAN® steel in my new shed?
Look for the brand. Make sure you get genuine COLORBOND® , ZINCALUME® and GALVASPAN® steel by looking for the brand marking printed on the reverse side of the steel. Made only by BlueScope Steel, these registered brands have built a reputation as some of the most trusted building materials in Australia.
THE Shed Company sheds feature high tensile cold-rolled structural steel sections, manufactured from GALVASPAN® with a minimum of 450 MPa. Our steel kit homes are manufactured from TRUECORE® steel (also a BlueScope Steel product), that delivers functionality and strength in stud wall frames, roof trusses and flooring systems.