A Dinky Di portal frame sheds is very easy to erect. Designed with straight foreward simplicity in mind, all the frame just bolts together straight off the truck. Every shed comes with a professionaly detailed Construction Manual, 5 pages of A3 Engineering Plans with all Elevations and concrete specifications and a Construction DVD including a Roller Door installation video and a picture slideshow of framing examples for those builders who prefer to see real live pictures of framing and components. Plus our well trained friendly staff are always available for you or your builder to talk to if you get stuck.
Extract from instruction manual.
Comprehensive building pack included with every shed purchase
DVD includes real life images of various Dinky Di sheds being constructed
Structural Design Computations - A must have, for your peace of mind.
You've probably heard a number of shed companies mention Engineering compliance of late. But what does this really mean?
Engineering compliance in essence means that the shed design complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). As the purchaser of a shed you need to assure yourself of the Engineering compliance of your building.
The Australian Steel Institutes Steel Shed Group has recently been reviewing shed designs to check for Engineering compliance, and have discovered some buildings recently sold have failed to meet the BCA requirements. In at least one case, the under design of the structural components was very significant.
So how do you ensure that your building purchase is compliant, and why should you trust Dinky Di Sheds?
It's really quite simple. You need to ask if a full set of Structural Design Computations -specific to your shed, are available when you pay a deposit. You should be able to expect this from any
reputable shed supplier. All Dinky Di Sheds now include a full set of Design Calculations with each shed sold at no extra cost - Hence, asking for a full set of Structural Design Computations for any standard shed will not cost you any more, and it provides the security that you, the consumer, require when you purchase a shed.
These calculations set out the checks that an Engineer has gone through in order to design your shed to meet the requirements of the BCA. The calculations are the proof that the Engineering work has been done.
These calculations should be accompanied by a set of site-specific plans and where necessary an engineering design certificate where required (Form 15 in QLD, Form 11 in Vic, etc).
If another shed company offers you the Engineering design certificate signed by an Engineer without the Structural Design Computations, still be sure to ask for the computations. As we have stated above, any reputable shed supplier should be able to provide them , if the Engineering work
has been completed.
Structural Design Computations are around 25 to 30 pages in length (dependent on the shed type and provided as a PDF document to look after the environment) and show a number of Engineering checks as required by the BCA and associated Australian Standards.
Getting a compliant shed is important; it provides peace of mind that your family and valuable possessions will be safe for years to come. Be sure to ask for a set of Structural Design Computations prior to ordering your next shed.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.