Frequently asked questions
RHM has a hands-on, friendly team offering great quality products & services to all of our clients.
With over 30 years of experience in the building industry, we can build a wide range of steel buildings including patios, gazebos, workshops, garages, sheds, awnings, carports, machinery sheds, stables & even rumpus rooms.
We specialise in custom jobs, where we excel at designing and building your dream structure to meet your requirements.
We are not just another off-the-shelf shed supplier and can match any quotation of equal design & quality.
For your convenience we are happy to organise all stages of your development project, including Council permits, Earthworks, Concreting, Plumbing, Electrical, Supply and Install of buildings & tanks.
Many of our clients have been with us for years & we are thankful for the referrals that they provide.
There are a number of ways to request a quote from us.
You can head over to our Get A Quote page, enter your details and hit send. We will receive your enquiry and be in contact with you to provide you with your quote.
Alternatively you can call us on 1300 858 746 and speak to one of our friendly office staff. Or, come visit us at our display office at 117 Mt Lindesay Highway, Gleneagle QLD 4285.
We will ask you a series of questions to tailor a quote for you. Such as What type of structure are you looking for? What size do you need? Would you like us to handle the council application? Would you like us to install the kit for you? etc.
If you know that you want a steel structure, but unsure of what type or size, no worries. We are happy to discuss with you your options.
We specialise in custom built steel structures and are happy to design a structure to suit your space.
Any structure over 10 sq.m will require council approval.
Luckily, we can handle that for you! We use our own private certifier (who was so impressed with our sheds that he wanted one for himself too).
A Private Certifier keeps up to date with all the laws and regulations within the construction industry, and submits the build application to council for assessment.
Standard council applications can take up to 20 working business days for the Decision Notice to be issued to us.
Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can handle the council application yourself.
QBCC is short for Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Most residential building work in Queensland valued over $3,300 (including labour and materials) must have home warranty insurance.
As part of the building process, the builder pays a premium to insure the construction. The amount is included as part of your contract, and is paid before work begins.
It may protect you where:
- A licensed builder does not complete the contracted residential construction work and you have terminated the contract
- The contractor fails to rectify defective work
- The building suffers from subsidence or settlement.
Yes! We can arrange for your concrete slab for your project. Our structures all come with a slab plan specific to your build.
Slab plans are critical and must always be read with the structures engineering documents to ensure full structural integrity. Slab plans set out the location of footings, shows all dimensions, bolt or strap orientation, centre lines, door recesses & other important information.
If you would prefer to arrange for your own concreting, please make sure you use a QBCC licensed concreter. On the completion of your slab, we will need a copy of the Form 16 from your concreter.
We use 100% Australian steel from Bluescope Lysaght. When you buy Australian steel, you can count on a superior quality product.
Lysaght steel is extensively performance tested, which is important in Australia’s harsh climate, and is backed up by the BlueScope Material Performance Warranty.
You can find an array of our steel sheds and carports on our Gallery page. If you would like to view or discuss a specific steel building or shed shown on the website, give us a call and we will find the appropriate building to view in your area if possible.
Here is a timelapse video of our installation team installing a covered walkway.
This is a simple question with multiple answers. No two projects are alike.
Essentially, your project can take anywhere between 4 to 12 plus weeks. That all depends on how big your project is and what is involved.
We can advise from the beginning how long we would estimate your project will take, knowing all the elements that takes to bring your steel structure together.
If you’ve made the decision to get a steel structure with RHM Building Innovations, we keep you updated throughout your whole project to let you know how each stage is progressing.
So, you have your quotation, and you’re now ready to proceed to the next stage – signing a Contract. Let us know, and we will arrange with you a final check and measure to ensure nothing has been missed. We don’t like costly surprises, and we’re sure you don’t either.
Our staff will then prepare a Contract for you.
Your contract will include a Scope of Works pack, which details what your project involves, such as colour confirmation, a Site Plan (if required) & any other relevant documentation specific to you. We also include a Payment Schedule, to advise how much is due at each stage. To secure your contract, we also need a deposit.
It’s important that you review everything in your contract, but not to worry if there is something that you want to add in later, like extra roof insulation or another window, as we can always add that in at your request. When we have the signed contract, we will then prepare for the following, if applicable.
If you have opted to get council approval (We recommend this to save yourself some hassle), RHM can handle your council application, or alternatively you can arrange for this yourself.
Standard Council Applications take 20 working business days for the Decision Notice to be issued. Once we have received the build approval, we can then proceed to the next stage.
Earthworks & Concrete Slab
If we are arranging for your earthworks and concrete slab, our concreter will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time to come to your site and prepare your area.
Our Slab plans are designed and must be read in conjunction with engineering to ensure structural integrity. If you are arranging for your own concrete, we will provide you with your slab plan.
Please note that if you have concreting that will be joining up to your existing house slab, termite protection is mandatory.
Kit Material Ordering
An order will be placed for your kit materials. The lead time for kit materials is 3 to 4 weeks. Our supplier will notify us of a confirmed delivery date, and we will be in touch to advise.
During the time that we wait for your kit materials to be delivered is when we arrange to have your earthworks and concrete completed.
Now for the real excitement, the installation of your structure! We always aim to install around the time your kit materials have been delivered. As we get closer to your delivery date, we will be in touch to let you know when we have scheduled in your installation, & can advise how long we estimate the building time to be.
Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather. If there is rain we may be delayed and will let you when we can return to your site.
Once installation has finished, it is important to connect your storm-water. If you have received council approval, a final inspection by the private certifier is required to finalise your council approval.
We use our own crews that have been building with us for many years. Our team has over 30 years experience within the building and steel fabrication Industries and all of our builders are licensed with QBCC accreditation.
All construction sites & structural steel installers should comply with regulations enforced by the Building Act 1975, QBCC Occupational health & Safety requirements, Workcover & local / state government authority.
The QBCC website contains useful information for you to gather information as does The National Occupational Health and Safety Site should you wish to know more.
Selecting a site for a steel building is as important as the building itself.
Siting over or near a sewer line, near boundaries or by being too large for the site
can cause delays to approvals and additional costs. Avoid building on a water
course, on uncompacted fill or in a slip area.
A good building site should be level and clear of large rocks or old stumps.
Vegetation must be removed and the site formed into a slight crest so water runs
away from the construction area in all directions. It is much easier and more
economical to do this before any assembly work begins.
With larger steel buildings and sheds, it is always a good idea to arrange for a soil
test of the site. This not only highlights any unseen problems that might exist, but
also helps with the design of footings. A soil test is considered mandatory for very
large or high buildings.
We are happy to design your steel structure and supply you with the kit materials. We can arrange for the kit to be delivered to your site, or alternatively you can collect the materials if you have the appropriate transport. All our structures are engineered, and a copy of this will be supplied to you.
Bill of Materials (BOM)
The BOM is a critical document and contains a list of all the components that make up the building. A BOM will be supplied to you with your kit materials. It will show sizes for many components to help identify them. This can be useful when sorting and preparing items prior to construction.
All building component quantities should be checked against the BOM as soon as possible after delivery and before commencing any assembly work. NO damage or shortage claims will be accepted later than 7 days from the delivery date.
Send us through a copy of the BOM (Bill of Materials), Engineering and the steel structure’s specific information via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Estimator would be happy to review and quote on the installation of your steel structure