FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Wheatbelt Steel can design, fabricate and manufacture small farm sheds through to multi-million dollar structural steel sheds according to your unique needs.
Yes, in every shed build. Wheatbelt Steel’s inhouse capabilities mean we are a leader in supplying quality steel sheds.
Our structural steel sheds are individually custom engineered and fabricated at our state-of-the-art premises in WA. All our steel structures are generally recognised to have superior strength and durability. For more details about the structural and quality differences between structural steel and C-Purlin sheds, make sure to check out our free comparison matrix.
Since trimdek can span a greater distance between purlins, it is more cost-effective, because fewer purlins are needed.
When Wheatbelt Steel discusses a shed’s height, we refer to the gutter height. This is the measurement from the lowest level of the roof sheeting to the ground level.
Clearance height refers to the measurement from the lowest point of the roof truss, rafter or door (i.e. any items which exceed the clearance height will not be able to pass under the roof truss).
Most shires will allow building against a boundary; however, it is necessary to build a firewall on the boundary line. In residential areas it is recommended to seek your neighbour’s approval.
For long-term cost-effectiveness and return on investment, Wheatbelt Steel recommends Ridge Vents. Ridge Vents are maintenance free due to having no moving parts. By comparison, a whole flock of whirly birds would be required to achieve the same results as a Ridge Vent!
You can quickly calculate the rain captured: multiply the millimeters of expected rainfall over the area of your shed’s roof (measured in square meters) to yield the captured rain in litres. For example, 12mm of rain x 100m² of roof area = 1,200 litres
Shed Safe Accreditation is only applicable to manufacturers of cold rolled C-Purlin sheds. Wheatbelt Steel structures, built in structural steel are guaranteed to meet and exceed all regulations.
This terminology is used when describing the thickness of the roof & wall sheeting. BMT is the Base Metal Thickness and TCT is the Total Coated Thickness.
Be sure not to confuse the two, because sheeting marketed as 0.42TCT is actually only 0.37BMT.
To minimize any potential confusion, Wheatbelt Steel always discusses sheeting thickness as BMT.
Council fees vary from one council to another, and also vary depending on the size and configuration of the structure. Wheatbelt Steel recommends that you contact your local council for firm costs, but we are happy to provide an estimate.
Wheatbelt Steel recommends using an Independent Building Certifier to streamline the Building Licence process. For a small fee, an Independent Building Certifier prepares all the necessary documentation to acquire a Building Licence and submits it to the council. The council is then obligated to issue the Building Licence within 10 working days.
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