Building Kit Delivery & Storage
We recommend reading the following information regarding the delivery and storage of your steel kit building.
Upon delivery of your steel building kit the driver must have clear access to the building site. Ideally access to the site must be within 5 to 6 metres of the building pad. This is to ensure minimal double handling of components, which can result in some form of damage, scratching or denting.
Storing your steel building kit correctly is important to maintain its condition and ensure safety. The following precautions must be taken to ensure your kit is stored correctly:
- The kit and various sections must be laid on a level plane. This ensures components are stable when retaining straps are released.
- Cladding should be placed on gluts or suitable timber dunning to avoid contact with mud or water. Stacks and piles of cladding have a capillary action and will soak up mud and water, denigrating the cladding surfaces.
- Do not use steel to support the section packs. Different types of steel will cause surface corrosion problems with cold form materials.
- Building kits should be raised and covered to protect components from water and harsh weather conditions.
- Rainwater goods such as gutters and flashings need to be handled carefully as they are easily damaged.
- Similarly, any roller or personal access doors need to be handled in the same manner and kept away from the main kit.
- Reduced airflow within a stack of materials can greatly increase the temperature of that material. Where PVC Vermaseal has been specified, we recommend storing it away from heat and sunlight until installed in order to prevent the risk of this product distorting in the heat.
- Bolts and screws must be kept in a dry environment to avoid fixings rusting
There is also a number of safety issues associated with storing your building kit:
- Slipping or rolling packs can cause crushing injuries.
- Sharp edges causing cuts and scratches.
- Pests and venomous animals taking residence within the kit.
To ensure these risks are best managed, stow your building kit correctly and ensure there is a perimeter barrier to avoid injury.
THE Shed Company provides detailed plans and construction manuals with the kit. Please store these in a safe place should you need to refer to them in the future.