Easyshed Knowledge Base
What is a Gable Roof Shed?
The Gable roof is the most traditional and common roof you see on houses or sheds. A gable roof is when two sloping sides come together at a ridge, effectively creating a triangular extensionat the top.
How many bikes can I fit into a bike shed?
This will depend on the type/size of the bikes. A bike shed should comfortably fit 2x adults & 1x childrens bikes.But as with all our sheds when customers ask "can I fit this", "what can I fit" we can only provide a rough guidance. Our best recommendation is to mark out the proposed shed area on the ground, and put the bikes inside the area.
Do the sheds come with a floor assembly?
No, garden sheds do not come with a floor. However, we do offer a plastic Flooring System here. If this isn't an option for you, we recommend that you anchor your shed to a concrete slab or a wooden floor. Concrete pavers are also an option.
What is the measurement of the squares in the Aviary mesh?
12mm x 12mm
Is the J-Hook made of Blue Scope Steel? What's the thickness and width of the J-Hooks if the height is 280mm?
No, the J Hooks are not made from Bluescope, they're made of very strong steel that will hold heavy tools. They're 20mm wide, 2.5mm thick.
Why should I buy an Australian Made shed?
The reason is pretty simple, Australian manufacturers know Australian conditions, thats why we don't work with imported products. Using Australian manufactured steel gives you the best guarantee to a quality steel shed that'll last a lifetime, better still, you're supporting an Aussie company at the same time!
What is the thickness of our Garden Shed cladding material?
Garden Sheds are 0.30 BMT, or 0.35 TCT. BMT = Base Metal Thickness, TCT = Total Coverage Thickness
What size Dynabolts should I buy?
Our Concrete Fixings kit comes with 10mm diameter Dynabolts included, this kit is designed and engineered to suit our specific sheds.Hence, we don’t recommend purchasing your fixing kits anywhere else.
Is insulation an option?
Insulation is not currently an optional extra available on our garden shed range. Customers are able to source it themselves, from a local hardware store. We do offer insulation in our rural and industrial range.
Do the sheds have gutters and downpipes?
Our Garden Shed range does not come with gutters or downpipes. If you wish to install your own gutters on to the roof overhang you would need to ensure that the gutter does not impede the movement of your doors.
Is it possible to get “windows” covered in wire, to create air flow and light?
This is not a standard option. But. we do offer louvre windows for ventilation and fiberglass skylights for light.
What colours are suited for hot sun?
It is true that different colours have different levels of reflectivity, hence they absorb different levels of heat. So a lighter-coloured shed, could be cooler than a darker-coloured shed.If you are concerned about the internal temperature, you could source a suitable insulation product from your local hardware store.
I am looking at building a shed, but it must be built rated to BAL 12.5. Is this something you offer?
Our Garden Sheds don't have a fire rating, however there are no flammable components on our sheds.
What is the wind rating of a garden sheds?
Our Garden shed range all have an N1 wind rating except for our Storm shed which is rated Region D, Terrain category 2 cyclonic conditions.
I am wondering what the estimated weight of shed parts is?
It is variable across our range and our friendly shed experts would be happy to help with the specifics!
Concrete Slab & Anchoring
Can I use a rebated slab for an Off-the-Wall shed? The manual doesn't indicate one.
Yes, you could use the same dimensions as flat roof sheds. The reason we don't have it in the instruction manual is that the OTW shed is primarily intended to be fixed to an existing structure like a house, and is normally then protected under the eave of the house, and a rebated slab is not as essential for water run-off.
Once a slab has been constructed how long do I need to wait before I can erect the shed to avoid slab from chipping when I drill the concrete fixing?
Approximately 7 days is sufficient. A slab won't finish fully curing until approximately 28 days after pouring. However, after 7 days the slab will achieve approximately 70% of it's final strength which is then sufficient to support a garden shed.
Can I erect a shed on a concrete slab with a slight fall for drainage?
We recommend a flat rebated concrete slab as this prevents water entry. If your site or concrete slab is not level, the door/s may not align with the opening correctly. This can be adjusted by levering under the wall and packing beneath it.
Can I secure my shed on top of pavers/bricks?
We always recommend securing a shed to a rebated concrete slab. However you can use other methods such as pavers/bricks/timber base as long as the base is firmly secured to the ground. i.e. do not secure to loose-laid pavers, as they may lift or move together with the shed in strong winds.
What’s the dimension of the concrete slab in need for my Shed?
This is located in the assembly instructions for the shed. Reach out to one of our team members and they’ll be more than happy to provide you with this document.
When bulding timber base, should we just follow the inside dimension same as concrete slab manual?
Installation & Regulations
I don't care about how the shed looks like but, can we put the shed on an uneven surface?
We don't recommend this as it can affect how the doors hang, potentially causing jambs to bow and twist. It will also cause water leakage issues.
Can I can connect 2 of the pool pump sheds together?
No, pool pump sheds have front and top-opening sections that both ends flush with the sides of the shed. If you join them together, you will end up with opening panels too large for the bracing & hinging.
What is the maximum weight of tools that the Tool Holder can carry?
Tool holders are constructed from welded SHS (square hollow section) steel and are extremly strong. These holders are made for heavy tools like pickaxes, shovels etc.
Why are there no pre-drilled holes?
Predrilled holes can cause more trouble than you may think. There will always be a risk of the holes not aligning properly, which means that the steel has to be twisted and bent to be able to match the holes to drill through. It's best for the steel and for the installer, to drill the holes at the time of installation, it also gives the shed better overall strength and longer lasting fastening power.
How can i make my Garden Shed waterproof?
Garden sheds are not a water proof structure to the standard of a home and/or properly installed portal steel framed building. Extreme weather conditions make it difficult to keep water from entering the shed through gaps, doorways and entries. Most commonly moisture may seep in under the base frame. We recommend a rebate in your concrete slab to minimise the risk and volume of water entry. Using shelves and hooks to elevate water-sensitive items off the floor.
What do I need to show for the council approval?
We can provide you with the engineering documentation/certification required to provide to the council.
Do I need the shed to be approved by the Council?
Council requirements differ significantly between regions. Some council areas require approval on sheds over 10sqm (3m x 3m or larger). Please check the council requirements for your area here https://www.easyshed.com.au/pages/council-requirements.
Are the dimensions listed, internal or external measurements?
The shed dimensions listed are rounded external measurements for mm accurate internal/external dimensions, refer our concrete slab information in our assembly manual.
Can I install an air conditioning unit inside my shed? What do we need to do first?
We cannot recommend anything specific for the shed interior and similar additions like roof solar. Any weather conditions or other factors should be considered before deciding on additional components and fixing points. If you'd like to kit out your shed, keep in mind the local climate, insulation requirements and ventilation.
I want a Skillion Roof Shed but I'd like to have the hinged doors installed on the low side, instead of the high side. Can I convert the door/doors without issue on the roof overhang?
If customising the shed to reverse the side the doors are on, you may need to adjust the roof so that it does not affect the hinged opening on the doors. The best option is to position the roof more towards the rear so that it reduces the overhang in front of the doors. This can be done after the walls are erected and joined together. Before securing the shed down, ensure the doors can still open and shut properly. Alternatively, you can shorten the roof sheets if they do not wish to have too large an overhang at the rear.
Can I customise my shed?
Our Big Shed range is fully customisable. If you are enquiring about our smaller Garden Shed range, we could send you our current assembly instructions and give advice on how you can customise the shed yourself, but only if the customisation is within our shed specifications and recommendations.
We are thinking of getting 2 sheds, joining them end to end to create a bigger shed and removing the adjoining walls. Is this possible?
Connecting sheds is possible, but not recommended as this may weaken the structure and fall outside of the intended design of our product.
Shipping & Delivery
Can I get free shipping?
We do offer FREE Shipping in many areas, depends on your location and product type. Additionally, you can opt for our Click and Collect service.
Once dispatched, when will I expect the shed?
The ETA of your shed will greatly depend on your location. For further information please see the shipping page on our website https://easyshed.com.au/policies/shipping-policy.
How can I track my order?
Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse you will receive tracking details via email and text message.
I am near your Albury warehouse. Can I just pick up the order?
Certainly, you have the option to collect your shed. However, kindly consider that our sheds are custom-made, so please allocate time for the manufacturing process. We'll notify you once your order is prepared for pickup.
If I organise collection from one of your depots/hardware stores, what sort of vehicle (Ute) is required to take delivery?
This will depend on your shed model but we can advise you of the box dimensions. Normally a ute, van, or trailer would be required.
For home delivery of our Garden shed range, does the driver have some sort of crane/lifting device/tailgate to get it off the truck?
Delivery vehicles/lifting device used will vary significantly across delivery locations, subject to availability. Due to the size and weight of EasyShed goods, you may be requested to assist the driver with unloading the items.
Can I specify a day for delivery? Morning/afternoon?
Our freight carriers will attempt to work within specific delivery day/time requests. Due to operational constraints, some delivery locations may not be reachable on every day of the week or at a specific time requested.
I had my order shipped to a Hardware Store/Freight Depot. Can I ask them to send it to my home address?
If your order has been sent to a hardware store, please reach out to the store directly to inquire about their ability to accommodate your request and any possible supplementary charges. If your order has been delivered to one of our Click & Collect depots, additional shipping fees might be applicable. In this case, we recommend getting in touch with our customer support team for assistance.