Horizontal Cladding

Mornington Peninsula Sheds has a couple of options to use if horizontal cladding is your preference. Horizontal cladding is a bit more expensive as it uses another layer of battens over the walls of the building at 450mm to 600mm spacing’s for the cladding to be fixed to. Stramit m-panel uses concealed fixings to give the building a weatherboard type look. Horizontal corrugated cladding is the other option and is simply laid sideways and fixed through the pan of the cladding as normal. Most installers will charge a bit more to install horizontal cladding as it’s a bit slower to lay as well as the additional frame and batten requirements.

To help you compare quotes, our quote will show the following loadings,  Importance level, topography, wind region, terrain category and the ultimate wind speed. These details will be on any reputable steel shed suppliers quote and this insures the building is designed specifically for the site and to meet the National construction code. Wind loads are the main force a shed needs to resist, while most sheds look strong they are only as strong as their weakest point. ShedSafe use third party engineers to audit our sheds and ensure the engineering complies with the ShedSafe and the building code criteria.

Sheds can be built all year round but different environmental elements can affect the build in different ways. Generally the installers will work with whatever conditions are thrown at them as they want to complete the work and be paid for a job well done. Suburban sheds are usually easy to manage any time of year but bigger building can be a little harder. Rain is the obvious difficulty year round but more often than not it is harder for the shed installers to work in windy conditions especially if insulation is included in the building. Some of the disadvantages of site works in summer can be material becoming too hot to handle, being on a steel roof in excessive heat.  The ground can be much harder to excavate and compact for the site cut. Concrete can experience increased shrinkage cracking if not managed correctly. Some of the disadvantages of site works in winter can be excessive rain causing a muddy site. The guys will work through the mud but cannot keep the build as clean as drier site. Getting concrete to the site can be difficult if there is not all year access. The concreters can spend a lot more time waiting for the concrete to go off to get a machine finish if that’s what they are aiming for. There are always solutions to any problem and shed sales are generally consistent year round regardless of season.

We always get asked if a shed needs a permit in a certain situation, long story short is that your steel shed or barn will need a permit. Replacing and existing, on a farm, without a slab, generally always, unless you elect to build without one! Once the documentation is together and submitted you can expect to have a permit back a week or so if it meets the requirements and is a complete application not requiring further information.