Frequently asked questions
The Building Site –
NOTE: THAT THE BELOW INFORMATION IS ONLY INTENDED AS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE BASIC STEPS
REQUIRED WHEN PREPARING TO ASSEMBLE A BUILDING. SITE PREPARATION, CONCRETING AND INSTALL
OF STEELWORK ARE BEST DONE BY QUALIFIED & QBCC LICENSED TRADESMEN.
Selection & Preparation for Steel Buildings
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. Also note that normal buildings are not
suitable for constructing on top of mountains or hills, at the edge of a cliff, or areas
subject to extreme conditions.
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.
Slab Plan for Steel Buildings
The slab plan is critical and is to be used in conjunction with the engineering
documents of the building to achieve full structural integrity. The plan sets out the
location of footings.
All dimensions are shown as well as bolt or strap orientation, centre lines, door
recesses & other important information.
Bill of Materials (BOM)
The BOM is another critical document and contains a list of all the components that
make up the building.
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.
The BOM also gives sizes for many components to help identify them. This can be
useful when sorting and preparing items prior to construction.
All construction sites & structural steel installers should comply with regulations
enforced by the Building Act 1975, QBCC, Occupational health &a safety
requirements, Workcover & local/state government authority.
The QBCC website contains useful information for the consumer to gather
information as does The National Occupational Health and Safety site.
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.
We use our own crews that have been building with us for many years. Our team has over 25 years experience within the building and steel fabrication Industries and all of our builders are licensed with QBCC accreditation.
Having a hands-on, friendly team, offering a great quality product & service to all of our clients.
We build a wide range of steel buildings including patios, gazebos, workshops, garages, sheds, awnings, carports, machinery sheds, stables & even rumpus rooms in addition to specialising in custom jobs to meet your requirements. We are not just another off-the-shelf shed supplier and are happy to 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.