Sheds are large investments and this is true whether you buy one for a home or a farm. So the last thing you would want is to spend money on a shed with a low quality build.
The only problem is who can you trust to build your shed? Many companies claim to have the best sheds that money can buy. Many even attempt to lure you in with handsome deals that are too good to pass up. But actually verifying their work is challenging with a lot of guesswork involved.
Purchasing a low quality shed could very well be a safety hazard, especially if it is used as a personal workshop. A much better solution is to simply only hire companies that are ShedSafe accredited.
What is ShedSafe?
ShedSafe is an independent accreditation program managed by the Australian Steel Institute to assist shed buyers to make an informed buying decision. Shed companies have to earn this accreditation and cannot simply apply for it. The process accredits both the manufacturers responsible for the shed designs and the sellers. The result is that consumers can buy sheds with confidence and are assured of its construction.
Here are additional reasons for hiring companies that are ShedSafe accredited.
Sheds must be built according to precise specifications. But precaution also needs to be taken to ensure it does not become a safety risk. Poor construction could compromise the entire structure, possibly leading it to collapse under heavy pressure.
Companies that are ShedSafe accredited must meet strict standards before a single shed is sold. And this is absolutely necessary to ensure the engineering and designs are validated for your safety.
Sheds from ShedSafe accredited companies will always be superior in terms of quality compared to those without accreditation. The manufacturer must successfully undergo an engineering review by a third party to approve all designs prior to construction.
Whether the shed will be used as an office or as storage for gardening tools, quality should never be sacrificed just to save a little money.
Sheds can be designed for barns, garages and even commercial purposes. Their construction will obviously depend on how they will be used. One benefit of the ShedSafe program is that shed sellers must also be accredited so all designs fit the needs of their customers. And this is advantageous as you may require custom designs. As a buyer your purchase is certified to meet best practice designs depending on your specific needs.
Choosing a shed company
Hiring a ShedSafe accredited company cannot be stressed enough. But equally important is finding one that is able to meet your needs. Here are some tips to choosing a shed company for your project.
Choices: The company you hire should have a range of options for you to consider. Reputable companies will even have designs of past completed work you could request.
Experience: Companies with years of experience have the expertise to construct quality sheds. This will be immediately apparent by reviewing previous designs.
Site specific designs: For important projects you likely want to have a custom built shed. As such you should only hire those companies who are able to provide specific designs for you.
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