The last decade has seen an increase in storms across many areas of Australia destroying sheds and other structures in their path. Site inspections carried out on storm affected regions by teams from the James Cook University at Townsville show many failed structures are not correctly designed to the Building Code of Australia.
Wind loads are the main force (apart from snow in alpine areas) a shed must resist. The wind will always find the “weakest link” in a shed. An under designed shed may resist very low wind speeds but is highly likely to fail when subjected to the loads the Building Code of Australia requires it to withstand.
To provide guidance for consulting engineers in the correct application design codes, the Australian Steel Institute has produced the Design Guide for Cold Formed Portal Frame Sheds. The ShedSafe accreditation program uses the Design Guide and the Building Code of Australia as the reference documents for the third party review process.
ShedSafe recommends all sheds are constructed by an appropriately licenced person and approved by the local regulatory authority.
ShedSafe accreditation is your assurance as a buyer that ShedSafe accredited shed sellers will supply you with a shed using accredited engineering and will recommend a specification suitable for your site.
ShedSafe accredited companies are listed on this website and display the ShedSafe logo.
Why would you risk not buying a ShedSafe accredited shed?