All our designs are available in a range of sizes, however you
should keep in mind that the wider the shed the heavier the frame
steel has to be, meaning the price will be higher.
Also you should be aware if you prefer wider bays, eg: 6 metre
bays, the battens and wall grits need to be heavier thus making
some difference to the cost. However some of this may be offset
by the reduction of some frame steel.
Our sheds can be purchased in either completed form or
in part, for example you may prefer to buy a frame only or even
just the trusses and columns. The greater percentage of our customers
buy a frame and add to it as funds allow. We encourage this practice
as it makes the purchase so much easier for people. It is not
a problem with the building permit as the permit is valid for
two years and after that period an extension is available. Plans
are available with part orders.
Some business people and farmers tell us leasing a shed offers
great benefits to them. If you need help with finance we can introduce
you to our broker who can usually help with bank finance.
Unfortunately the high cost of steel means sheds are expensive,
we are constantly trying new designs to offer our products at
more affordable prices. For example we might ask our engineer
to check out the possibility of using heavier gauge steel in our
frames so that we may be able to span a greater area, we may look
at stumps to see if a different type of material will do the same
job at less cost? Some components we normally make ourselves are
now sourced from outside because it is cheaper to do so. These
are just some examples of things we might try in order to keep
the prices in check.
In our efforts to keep our prices down, we don't wish to lower
our standards. We have for many years been known in the steel
building industry as reputable, professional people who offer
quality products at fair prices and we desperately want that to
Despite the difficulty in maintaining sales during this period
of drought and rising steel and fuel costs, we will continue to
use the very best quality materials in our buildings. We will
not be tempted to use sub standard imported rubbish.
Please remember all Statewide Sheds® comply with Australian
Standards and are designed for all Victorian sites.
The cost of having your shed erected will usually be around 30% of the
purchase price. This amount is rising all the time due to fuel
and accommodation increases. Statewide Sheds® are one of very
few firms who are registered builders actually erecting their
own sheds, but like everyone, fuel costs are really having a serious
impact on our business.
Rather than increasing building costs, we have tried to make shed
erecting easier so that owner builders or local tradesmen can
manage the job. For example we use plumbers to do our roofs, but
rather than send our plumber 200kms to do a job and hope the weather
is suitable when he arrives, we now prefer to get a local roofer
to do the job. That way if it is too windy or if it rains the
local bloke can come back the next day. Providing we do our job
and make the building less complicated to erect, local tradesmen
can manage without any complications and in doing so reduce the
erections costs dramatically.
In our effort to simplify our sheds we have introduced a skillion
roofed shed into our range. This design is so much easier to erect,
providing the builder follows our instructions, this job is pretty
Most customers are usually confident they can manage although
some express doubts about setting out the site. We appreciate
their concerns, this is an important part of the job and it must
be done properly. We offer to do this job for our customers for
$180.00 irrespective of the distance. This offer is extended to
all our designs and sizes.
The alarming costs associated with erecting your shed can be reduced
by organising some local help. A local builder can build our sheds
because we have designed them to be built by other people. We supply
easy to follow instructions, you don't need to be a brain surgeon
to read them. I am available on the telephone day and night 7
days a week. If you were to have any problems you only need to
call me. If it is something I need to see I will travel to the
site free of any charge to you.
All building over 9 square metres require a building permit. In
some cases a planning permit may also be required.
If the combined cost of the project exceeds $12,000 you will need
to apply to the building commission for a certificate of consent
if you want to be an owner builder. If you don't want to be an
owner builder and the cost is over $12,000 a registered builder
must be engaged to do the work. The builder is required by law
to take out domestic warranty insurance.
It should be noted the cost of the project includes all aspects
including concrete slab, any future electrical connections, etc.
Other documents you will need are:
- The permit application form and the fees.
- The title certificate.
- Site plan showing where the shed is to be built, etc
- 3 copies of shed plans and computations.