Custom Made Sheds Information In Melbourne, Victoria
Looking for a Shed for your residential or commercial property? Not sure about which materials, roofing and framing is right for your requirements? We at Shed City are here to help. Please review our detailed information on the sheds we offer below. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us with any enquiries. With showrooms in Kilmore and Thomastown, we service surrounding suburbs such as Campbellfield, Bundoora and Lalor as well as all across Melbourne and greater Victoria. Call for a free quote!
- Gable and Skillion, and Roof Pitch
- Clear-span / Portal Frames
- "C" Section and Tube Frames
- Modular Frames
- Secondary Framing
- Frame Openings
- Partition Walls
- Bolting System and Tec-Screws
- Skylights & Windows
- Footings & Footing Plans
- Permits, Plans and Drawings
- DIY Kits
Gable and Skillion, and Roof Pitch
Gable and Skillion are the two most common types of shed roofs.
A Gable Roof is "pitched", often down the center, giving the roof a triangle shape.
A Skillion Roof is flat, but at an angle.
The angle of a steel building’s roof is determined by the roof pitch. Roof pitch is the vertical rise for every 300mm (12″) of horizontal travel.
Shed City Pty Ltd design systems allows you to choose either the standard pitch of 12 degrees or the optional 15, 20 or 22 degree pitches. Shed City Pty Ltd designed the standard building with 12 degree pitch as this lower pitch is more cost effective and easier to heat or cool than steeper pitches.
Clear-span / Portal Frames
Shed City Pty Ltd outbuilding are Clear-Span frames offering strength and economy. NO interior supports are necessary providing a building with large areas of unobstructed space.
With a Clear-Span / Portal Frame design as the desired width increases, the frame becomes larger and heavier to carry bigger loads across the span of the frame.
Shed City’s clear-span buildings are cost effective and are available for supply in the widths:
3.6m (12’), 4.2m (14’), 4.8m (16’), 5.5m (18’), 6.1m (20’), 6.7m (22’), 7.6m (25’), 9m (30’), 10.5m (35’) to as wide as 12m (40’).
"C" Section and Tube Frames
C-Section and Tube refer to the shape of the beams used in shed frames. C Sections require less material than Tubes, and so are cheaper, but result in less overall strength in construction.
Shed City Pty Ltd supply Modular Frames which have a central clear-span area with interior support columns / uprights and then at the same eave height or at a lower height Rafters are connected. This creates verandahs or an enclosed area, on one or both sides of the building. The steel building then becomes an enclosed Building with a Verandah / lean to or with enclosed areas on both sides forms a building commonly known as a Barn.
Shed City Pty Ltd machine roll form galvanized steel “C” sections that are used as secondary framing being Purlins for the roof and Girts for the walls, this provides an extremely rigid, corrosion-resistant structure.
Secondary framing includes:
Girts (wall) and Purlins (roof) are members that run the length of the building providing rigidity and a sturdy skeleton for attaching the sheeting. They are roll formed from coils of steel 1mm, 1.2mm or thicker if required. Shed City girts and purlins are pre-punched for bolting providing easy assembly. Purlins & Girts
Shed City provide eave Haunch plates and centre of the gable Ridge plates manufactured from galvanized Steel Plates with factory pre-punched holes for easy bolt together assembly and to match the roof pitch.
Shed City shed connections are bolted through pre-punched holes using supplied nuts and bolts. The primary and secondary bolted connections feature high-strength bolts conforming to or exceeding Australian Design Standards.
Almost every Steel building has at least one framed opening for a main door; many buildings have several.
Most framed openings are created for an overhead Roll door or a Sliding door or for the installation of a glass sliding door or other entry.
Shed City Frames can have openings located in either or both gable ends and / or between the uprights in a bay. Providing a versatile building designed to suit your needs.
Note: Most other shed suppliers offer “field located” framed openings that require cutting and fabricating on the job site, or openings that can only be place in certain positions on walls or only on walls that are away from the prevailing wind.
Shed City supply factory located frame openings for an easy bolt-up assembly so no field alterations are required, unless your project specifies otherwise.
Personal Access Doors are available with every Garage in the form of a Tube Frame Door Kit, a fully welded frame Pre-hung Door Kit or a single Roller Door.
Rollers Doors are available in sizes from Single Person width through to 5m wide. Shed City have available a Superior quality range of Roller doors with Steel drums, from domestic styles and sizes up to Industrial strength and sizes. Roller Door clearance height & width need to be taken into consideration when choosing Your Garage size. Remote Control units are available with all roller doors and Chains are standard on Industrial roller doors.
Sliding Doors are available for both the Gable end and Side wall(s) of the Garage. The Sliding door is a cost efficient door providing excellent opening clearance. The Sliding Door has a tube frame with sheets in the same style as the wall sheets attached to it, and thus blends into the shed, or alternatively can be a different style sheets and/or different colour sheets.
Shed City offer Partition Walls that are generally installed across the width of the shed to section off the shed, the wall is installed from one side (where the gutter runs) to the other side. A less common option is to install the wall the length of the shed from one gable end to the other.
The inclusion of a partition wall can essentially make two or more sheds from one, all under the same roofline. You can have a workshop area and car storage; have an office area and car storage; or providing a household storage area, a recreation area (gym equipment) and car storage. The options and versatility are virtually endless.
This wall usually consists of a frame similar to the end wall of the shed and is clad on one side only, with the cladding all the way up to the roof. Occasionally both sides of the wall are cladded.
The Partition Wall can also have any of the door styles fitted. You may choose to have one or doors. Other accessories such as windows etc. may also be fitted.
Shed City Pty Ltd machine roll form sheets from steel coils, providing full length sheets for all parts of the kit. Shed City has four exclusive sheet profiles designs. Steel Claddings
The Shed City profiles are: 5 Rib, 4 Rib, Custom Orb Corrie and Ezy Panel. All Sheeting manufactured and supplied by Shed City Pty Ltd is roofing grade, even if supplied for use as wall sheets, giving greater durability and strength. Therefore the sheets are a minimum .42 thick for Zincalume or when one of the 22 colours has a total coating thickness of .47 (.42 base)
The Sheets are attached to the frame using self-drilling fasteners called Tek Screws enabling rapid connection. The roofing is attached with Tek screws with a neoprene washer which keeps your building watertight and dampens vibration.
Flashings in a Variety of Colours, Sizes and Folds are prefabricated by Shed City and supplied with the Kit to finish off your project with Style, making it pleasing to the eye as well as assisting with water tightness and weatherproofing.
Ridge Cap is designed to run the length of the building to provide a seal along the building ridge.
Shed City supply squareline slotted Spouting/guttering as standard along with robust gutter brackets as a stylish accessory to your project. The Squareline Spouting has excellent water collection and channeling characteristics in all areas, particularly areas of high rainfall, where the slots allow the water to overflow to the front of the spouting rather than back into the building as with other spouting designs. Rainwater Goods
The Rectangular 100mm x 50mm Downpipe as supplied by Shed City Pty Ltd are the most useful design in the Downpipe range. At a standard 3000mm length, there is plenty of length to span the longer heights or distances whilst minimizes joining and allowing for water collection or discharge at an appropriate point.
Turbo Roof Ventilators are available in mill finish and a variety of colours. The Roof Ventilator will exhaust hot air lowering inside temperatures and exhaust damp air ensuring natural ventilation. The light, strong, durable construction gives a free flowing 300mm throat for installation on a tiled or steel roof with variable pitch base of 0 degrees to 45 degrees.
Bolting System and Tec-Screws
Shed City believes that tec-screws should only be used to fix light weight materials, such as cladding, which does not create a shear section to snap tec-screws.
All Bolt holes are accurately placed, the use of tec-screws on some of our larger structures is definitely not an option to us.
Shed City uses a bolting system completely throughout our frames and other kits we manufacture.
Skylights & Windows
Skylights are available as an addition to any Kit, they simply replace one full roof sheet. Skylights maybe either fiberglass or laserlite.
Windows are available as Aluminium Sliding window in many standard sizes or as a Louvre window.
Footings & Footing Plans
A Footing plan for the layout of the Foundations is available for each Kit. As standard, Shed City kits are supplied with stumps which are embedded into a concrete footing, therefore making the extra costs of a full concrete slab floor unnecessary (a partial or full concrete slab floor can be added later when your budget allows.) Alternatively, with most kits, brackets can be supplied which will then be bolted to an upright and dyna bolted to an approved slab floor.
Permits, Plans and Drawings
Shed City Pty Ltd provide Engineer Certified Structural Specifications for each Kit, this along with the relevant application, block plan and copy of title, are the details needed by your Relevant Building Authority (ie Your local Council or an Independant Building Surveyor) in order for you to obtain the permit(s).
Shed City staff provide Assistance free of charge through the Permit process, however we do recommend that information is obtained from your local building authority or an Independent Building Surveyor about the proposed construction on your site of the kit chosen.
All sheds are supplied in kit form, complete down to the last washer. The galvanised components are pre-formed to give you optimum value for money. This level of Quality and the Range of Options go beyond the Shed kit and low price. The Shed City kits go to the next economic level being supplied ready for “Do it Yourself” assembly or assembly by an independent installer/builder.