Important Questions You Must Ask Before You Buy Your Next Shed!
Below you’ll find many of the questions most commonly asked before people buy a shed.
The answers will help you to fully understand what Grant Sheds can do for you and how our super strong “Aussie Tough” sheds are better than others.
Click on the question to reveal the answer or just scroll down the page to read them all.
Q1:Can I get the shed I want and stay within my budget?
Because our quoting process is done on our specialized shed quoting programs, it is easy and quick for us to give you a number of written proposals for different shed sizes or layout plans.
We can give you:
- A number of proposals for different shed sizes or layouts
- Provide detailed, written proposals quickly
- Give you printed drawings of the shed(s) so you can “see” and easily understand the layout and the quote. By providing this, you will be able to compare prices between different sizes and design layouts to see what best fits with your shed needs and your budget.
Q2:I want a good, STRONG shed. How can I be sure your sheds won’t let me down?
We are so confident of the strength and quality of our sheds that we offer an incredible and outrageous “50 Year Structural Guarantee”.
How can we do this?
Grant Sheds has been building “Super Strong, Aussie Tough” sheds in South Australia since 1952… that’s 60 years… and 10,000+ sheds !
This means we well and truly know sheds, we know how to make STRONG sheds and we know how to design sheds. We know the region’s weather, it’s environmental conditions, the types of materials to use and how to design, manufacture and build sheds that will last 100+ years.
Q3:Can you tell me how you do things better?
Certainly. We have a reputation for premium quality sheds that are STRONG and very TOUGH and will stand the test of time. Here are just some examples of the many ways we achieve this:
- Our sheds are designed by professional structural engineers to make sure they comply with the current Building Code of Australia and they are designed to withstand a 1 in 100 year freak weather event. The designs are based on the wind readings over a 100 year return period. In SA (Region A), this equates to wind speeds of 147 kph – that’s 41 metres per second !
- The strong steel frames won’t blow down or attract termites. They are heavy duty sheds, designed to withstand your local conditions. If our sheds were body builders they’d be in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Mr Universe” class!
- We supply long-length, overlapping roof purlins and wall girts that give much stronger connections than typical butt-together C-section purlins. The overlapping creates the same effect as “continuous” purlins and this is much stronger than butt joints.
- Grant “True Blue Aussie Tough Sheds” are well braced as this is an integral part of the design structure – it adds strength and rigidity and peace of mind for the owner.
If these components are omitted, the shed strength is compromised and may lead to structure failure in high wind and up-lift conditions. Even the smallest of our sheds has bracing in them.
Our customers tell us the strength and cross-bracing in the roof sections is much better than in other sheds they’ve seen.
These are some of the many reasons why SA farmers have come to rely on us as the only company they will build a shed with, and the only shed company they will recommend to their family and friends. Over 53% of our shed sales are from existing customers and referrals from happy customers.
Q4:Do you use Australian material?
Yes. We use top quality, first grade Bluescope Steel products.
Q5:What happens with Council Building Approvals?
With 60 years of experience under our belts, we understand the building application processes, compliance issues and regulations, so we’ll help you get your council approval.
After you order your new “True Blue Aussie Tough Shed” from Grant Sheds, we will draw up all the technical engineering plans on our computer based programs. You will get:
- Layout drawings in plan view
- Elevation drawings x 4
- Member schedule
- Footings detail
- Connection details, and
- Engineering Calculations
This will give you all the engineering information about the structure of the shed that you need to submit to council with your building application. We’ll also give you advice and suggestions to get your approval as quickly as possible.
Q6:Are your sheds easy to build yourself?
Yes… As long as you have some building knowledge. You need to understand the necessity for things to be square and level.If you get your footings right, the rest will be relatively easy. Building Instructions are supplied but you do also need to remember it is a big job. You need the right equipment for keeping things square, lifting frames into place and working safely.
It certainly isn’t a one man job.
We do make it easier, by having the framing and purlins pre-punched with holes for nearly all the bolts that hold the components together and this will save you a huge amount of drilling time.
Here’s what others have said about building their own Grant Shed…
If you are a confident handyman type, you know it is a big job that will take time and if you understand that if you’re not building sheds all the time it will certainly be harder for you than for an experienced builder, then you are probably OK to build it yourself.
Q7:Can you build my new “True Blue Aussie Tough Grant” shed for me?
Yes. Our Grant Sheds accredited “Precision Shed Builders” can save you time and money. The “Precision Shed Builders” we use are exceptionally qualified. They take pride in their workmanship and always perform to a high level. Several of our building teams have been with us for 20+ years !!
Now that’s irrefutable proof of our confidence in their workmanship. It’s also proof that they enjoy working with us… and for good reason. You don’t get that kind of lasting relationship without exceptional commitment to quality in terms of product and service from both parties.
We make STRONG sheds that are designed to be easy to build and we support our builders by organizing their schedules, delivering sheds on time and fixing any issues that arise quickly, so they can get on with their job of building your shed to the highest possible standard.
Right: “Precision Shed Builder” Steve Charnstrom has worked with Grant Sheds for 20 years
Q8:How quick can you supply and build my shed?
That depends on the shed type, size and time of the year. It also depends on if we are building it for you or just supplying the shed kit. Supply is usually 4-8 weeks if we’re supplying the kit only. If you want us to build it for you, then we will talk with you when quoting and give you an indication of the time frame if you were to place your order at that time. But if you wait some months before you order, our whole building schedule may have changed dramatically.
When you place your order, only then can we lock you into our building schedules. We will then be able to give you a specific building time and we won’t put any other shed order in your building spot.
Q9:What are the payment terms?
This depends on the size, type and value of the shed and whether you are buying just the shed kit or the shed erection as well. The payment terms will be shown on all shed proposals and confirmed with you when you order.
Q10:What happens with delivery?
There are a number of delivery choices and the best method for you will depend on a number of variables. We will talk these through with you to establish the best and most cost effective method for your own circumstances.
But the choices are:
- We deliver direct to your shed site on our own trucks & trailers
- You can collect from our factory
- We can organise delivery by an independent truck company
Q11:Will I have to chase you for information on when my shed will be supplied?
No, we keep you informed every step of the way. From the time you contact us for a quote, through to the design stage, the manufacturing process and the delivery and construction of your “True Blue Aussie Tough Grant Shed,” we will keep you “in the loop.”
You won’t waste your valuable time chasing us up with telephone calls to find out what’s happening or when the shed or the builders will arrive. We’ll have all your contact details so even if we can’t reach you by phone one day, we’ll send you a note by fax, email or text to keep you informed.
Rudall, Eyre Peninsula