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Everything You Need to Know About Steel Sheds

Sheds have long been a favourite addition to the family home. And it’s not hard to see why... 

Your garden shed is not just a place to store your tools and gardening equipment. Over the past few years we here at Cheap Sheds have seen many different uses for the Garden Shed. It’s not just a solution to storage problems. 

But not all sheds are the same... 

When it comes to buying a Garden Shed, there are a few things you must know to ensure you get the shed you want without paying too much. 

Australian Made vs. Overseas 

The biggest difference between Australian Made and Overseas made sheds is the quality. The products from OS are made using low strength/low quality steel and as a result they can change shape and rust easily. Also they are not made to withstand the harsh climatic conditions this country is known for. 


Why Buy Australian Made Sheds?


The leading suppliers of sheds in the world are Australian Based Companies. Due to the large quantity of Iron Ore Australia has, the manufacturers have access to the highest quality metals available. And they use these high quality metals to manufacture Garden Sheds, Carports, Garages and more. 

The other big reason you should buy Australian Made is the sheds made here are built to withstand the harsh weather. In a country which has temperatures that range from -23°C to 50°C and a country that has earthquakes, tropical storms and yearlong droughts... You need a shed that can handle it! 

Using only the highest quality steel to make garden sheds... it’s not hard to see why our customers love our products.


Tough as Steel

When it comes to steel, you can choose between Zinc Steel (also knonw as Zincalume) and Colour Steel (also called Colorbond). They are both the same core metal (a highly durable Aluminium and Zinc alloy) however the Zinc is a clear finish (steel colour) while the Colour Steel has two coats of paint burnt on it.

They are both the same thickness and they last for decades. The only difference between the two is the colour. Zinc is a more economical option, as it does not have the cost of painting. The process of applying the paint on very high temperature does come at a cost, so Zinc is usually priced lower than the same model in Colour Steel. 

We are an environmentally conscious company and if you too are concerned about the environment, then you would be happy to know that these days most of the sheds are made out of recycled steel. This means that the quality outcome is exactly the same but the resources needed for the process is significantly less, resulting less pollution.


Assembling a Steel Shed

And just when you thought it was going to be hard to assemble your shed? The Absco range of sheds is made with the patented ‘SNAP-TiTE’ Assembly system making the assembly of your shed a stress free and easy experience.

Watch the video to see how it works

Our other models made by Durabuilt and Spanbilt are also easy to assemble; we even have a library filled with assembly videos and handy tips to make it as easy as possible. Videos that show you helpful assembly and preparation tips regarding, 

   - How to lay the right foundation for your shed to ensure it’s stable and structurally safe

   - The danger of swarf... a critical mistake people make when assembling sheds that will cause rusting to occur

And so much more! 

Just check out all the videos, articles and apps in our Help center: <Cheap Sheds Help Centre>

But what about delivery? 

We’ve got you covered... We ship our products directly to your door or to the local depot in your area. It’s a simple as selecting which option you want in the checkout process. See how easy it is? 

What are you waiting for? If you’re like most people you’ll see that Australian made is the only way to go when it comes to buying a garden shed. 

So if you want a tough, reliable but also stylish garden shed for your home, look no further than Cheap Sheds. For all your questions and enquiries please contact our helpful and super friendly customer support team via email, online chat or phone.

Please note we delivery Australia wide with the exception of : 
  • Christmas Island, 
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands 6798, 6799 and
  • Russell Island QLD 4184
We apologise for any inconvenience if you live in these parts.
Find out all you need to know about how Steel sheds can be delivered here <Delivery Details>

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