A lot of shed builders will plonk a shed down in any location without a care in the world about whether the site is right for the type of shed that’s going up. It’s called generic-engineering, and it pays no attention to the terrain, wind region, or shielding and terrain.
Sometimes you might get lucky, and your shiny new shed will stay upright for years. However, all it might take to have your shed come tumbling down like a house-of-cards would be a good and strong westerly, or a couple of days of heavy rain.
And with all the global warming that’s been going on, we’ve been told to expect more of the occasional stiff breeze from a cyclone or two. Remember cyclone Debbie? She huffed and puffed and blew a few dodgy sheds down. Don’t risk a cyclone destroying your valuable property and use a cyclone rated, Shed Safe accredited design.
Without paying attention to the type of shed and whether it’s right for the geographic location it’s going up on, you’re essentially gambling with your money, and possibly your livelihood. Plus, it’s no fun being on the inside of a shed that’s about to fall down around your ears.
It’s a safe bet that you want your shed to stay upright for a few years yet, and the best way to do that is to use site-specific engineering, a process that happens long before the hammer and nails come out.
In Australia, most local authorities take a very dim view on structures that don’t use site-specific engineering. So, if your shed goes up without it, it’s most likely not going to be up to code.
If you can’t be bothered checking, don’t be too surprised if an official-looking type comes knocking and gives you an order to take the shed down; that’s definitely going to blow the monthly budget.
Those in the know have divvied up Queensland into a number of wind regions. Outside of these areas the topography and terrain must also be considered to determine the type of structure which can be erected in that area. All Lockyer Sheds are fully compliant with all local codes so we can help you identify the exact type of structure you need and ensure it’s suitable for your area.
Shielding and Terrain
The engineering required for your shed will be determined by the local landscape, the terrain, and the positioning of the building. If the wind is free to blow through, unfettered by trees or surrounding buildings, the structure will need a more highly specified design than the average garage built in the middle of suburbia.
Sheds at the top of a hill cop a lot more wind than a shed that’s nestled away in Frog Hollow. The physical position of the shed will play a lot into the engineering required if it’s to stand a chance at staying upright. If your shed supplier doesn’t know the specific location of where it will be erected, then any quote they provide is a non-starter.
Once you have a design firmly in hand, it will then be certified and cross-checked by one of the specialists at Lockyer Sheds, who all have the necessary qualifications to ensure your next shed is safe, secure, and up to code.
The team at Lockyer Sheds will ensure that every factor about your structure has been considered and that it can withstand whatever the terrain and weather will throw at it for many years.
When you call, throw in the details about the geographic location, and we’ll send you back an accurate quote. And don’t forget, our Fair Dinkum Sheds are all Shed Safe accredited.
Call Lockyer Sheds today, a small family-owned business which knows all there is to know about sheds. After all, we’ve been doing it for over 17 years now, so we should know a thing or two about what makes a good quality shed.
Every Aussie should be the proud owner of a shed. Sheds aren’t just a place to store your boat, build your next hot-rod, or to use as a “man-cave” for enjoying an afternoon coldie with your mates; a shed is an essential part of the Australian lifestyle.
You don’t want just any shed though. Sure, those tinny little garden sheds from Bunnings will keep your lawnmower dry, and may even provide a safe place for your tools for a time. Well, at least until the next big storm blows it over the fence – and then it’s your neighbour’s problem. Just make sure you get your tools back.
If you need a shed to make your bread and butter, then it’s even more vital you go for quality and use a team who have what it takes to build you a shed that lasts.
Lockyer Sheds have been building quality sheds for years; we’ve built warehousing sheds, sheds to keep the cows in, office sheds, sheds for cars, backyard sheds that won’t fall over no matter how hard you push, and sheds that stay put when it gets windy.
Have you ever heard of a garaport? Yep, we build those too. If you cross your average garage with your average carport, you get a garaport. There’s a special place in our heart for the garaport, as it offers the best of both worlds.
You get a nice shady place to store your ride, and a secure place to keep your precious tools, bar fridge, or pool table. Some people even use them to keep their caravan out of the weather when they come home to roost for a while. Chuck in a table, chairs, and a barbecue and you’ve got yourself a nice place to hang out with the neighbours.
If you’re after something a little more straightforward and cheaper, we also do standard carports to protect your vehicle from the harsh noon-day sun and occasional hail storm. You have your choice of heritage style dutch gable, or the more economical skillion style carport. Whichever way you go, you get a strong building that won’t break the bank and will last for years.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, some of us just need a shed where we can get stuff done. If that’s the case, then talk to us about designing a workshop that’s just right for your needs. Every single one of our sheds are built from Australian made Bluescope steel, come with site specific engineering, your choice of cladding, high tensile steel framing 450 grade, and no extra charge for custom sizing.
We aren’t afraid of anything at Lockyer Sheds, so if one of our regular plans doesn’t suit don’t be afraid to shoot us a few specifications so we can knock out a plan for your next shed that will knock your socks off.
We have a range of cladding so you can have whatever finish you like. Go for something different with our horizontal corrugated cladding, or maybe you prefer a more classic look; in which case our M-Panel weatherboard look should be right up your alley. Our talented team of engineers can also build you a shed with eve’s and gable extensions if that’s your thing.
Lockyer Sheds is a highly regarded small family operated business famous for their high-quality sheds and excellent workmanship. They have been building sheds for over 17 years, and have recently expanded their business to more regional areas of Queensland. If you’re passing through Goondiwindi or Warwick, you’ll likely see one of their constructions gracing the horizon.
So, if owning a shed that won’t fall over is a priority, give us a call on 1300 768 393 today. You can even get a quote online by clicking here.
BLUESCOPE STEEL + FAIR DINKUM SHEDS = CONFIDENCE.
Build with Lockyer Sheds and Reap the Rewards.
When designing, building and buying a new shed, there are, initially, four key things you should keep in mind. It’s important to ensure that your designer, supplier and builder is;
- Shed Safe Accredited;
- Using quality, top of the range Bluescope Steel;
- Equipped and qualified to offer site specific engineering; and
- Willing to provide you with a buyers’ guide.
These four things are all instantly available to you when you choose to build with Lockyer Sheds. Lockyer Sheds are proud to offer customers a sense of comfort and confidence when choosing them. We work hand in hand with Fair Dinkum Sheds to deliver a product that is exceptional and well received every time.
Fair Dinkum Sheds is a leading distributor of residential, commercial and industrial buildings, garages, carports, barns and farm sheds. Due to the technologically advanced, industry leading software program that Lockyer Sheds uses through Fair Dinkum Sheds, we can quote and design buildings in minutes.
All Fair Dinkum sheds and buildings are fully engineered to suit your specific site and local weather conditions and all designs incorporate the use of Australian made, Bluescope Steel. In addition to the reliability of Bluescope steel, our Fair Dinkum Sheds partnership also enables us to offer customers galvanised steel frames; which require little maintenance, vertical cladding is standard with all building and customers can choose from a large selection of colours.
The benefits of building with Lockyer Sheds does not stop there. Along with being Shed Safe accredited, incorporating the use of Bluescope Steel, offering customers a buyers’ guide and the benefit of site specific engineering, is a long list of advantages.
These further advantages include;
- Downpipes and guttering
- Choice of a wide range of cladding
- Fully bolted Portal frames
- 180 degree opening deluxe personal door as standard
- Coloured tek screws included as standard to match your Colorbond colour selection
- Choice of 250 B & D™ roller doors
- Hold downs either bolt down, cast in u bolt or leg in ground
- Engineered drawings provided to the Australian standards as1170 as4100 as3680
- Wind rating which adheres to code requirements
- Can be designed for snow or cyclonic conditions
- Buildings are engineered to meet all the Australian Institute 2009 design code requirements
- Delivery to all metropolitan and major provincial areas included
- … and more!
There is another point that Lockyer Sheds consider to be a key factor in helping our current and future customers make a confident buying decision. Along with having the necessary license to keep your job site safe and productive, providing exceptional products and impeccable service; we are a locally owned, small business with 17 years’ experience. We take great pride in every building we put our name to and pledge to our customers that we will build their shed, garage or industrial building with as much attention to detail as if it was our very own. Any size, any design, anywhere, we can offer;
- Full project management;
- High quality materials;
- A workmanship guarantee;
- The bonus of a full custom design service;
- No hidden costs; and
- A level of service that you’ll only ever get from a local, family run business.
So, if you want to build with confidence, Lockyer Sheds should be your first port of call. To arrange a meeting with an expert member of our team or for more information on Fair Dinkum Sheds’ products or the Bluescope Steel range, contact us today.