When purchasing a shed, many questions come to mind.
Some Frequently Asked Questions we get from our customers.
Q: What Warranty Comes with Your Sheds?
Beginning on the date of installation, all of our sheds, barns and carports carry a 10 Year BlueScope Steel manufacturers warranty on steel products and a 15-year product warranty on ZINCALUME® and COLORBOND® sheeting and raingoods. The roofs and walls of domestic sheds and garages, built more than 1 km from a marine environment, are protected against corrosion and perforation from weathering caused by the elements.
Q: How do I Get a Quote or Price for a Shed?
There are several ways to get a quote. You can drop into one of our Shed Alliance locations here in New Zealand and we’ll design your shed on a big screen in 3D. Our leading quoting software allows us to customise any project to your exact specifications, regardless of the size, style, or additional extras you might need. Unlike our competitors, you will receive a comprehensive quote on the spot before you leave.
If you can’t make it in to see us, then give one of our expert customer service team a call on 0800 543 783 and they’ll be able to advise you on options and prepare a comprehensive quote. If neither of those two alternatives suits you, then enter your requirements into our user-friendly Online Quote system HERE, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
Q: What Extra Costs Could I Incur?
In most cases, you won’t receive any additional costs. The quote will include all of the components you need to erect your shed and any relevant delivery fees. If you elect not to build the shed yourself, then we’ll give you a price for laying the concrete slab and building the structure to completion. Our standard quotes include shed rainwater connections (gutters and downpipes) to ground level only. If you require extra drainage or a stormwater or tank connection, it will include an additional cost. We also assume that the shed will be erected on a level site and that earthworks will not be required.
Q: Do I Require Council Approval for My Shed?
You will nearly always need some form of Council approval for your shed. Once you pay your deposit, we will provide you with watermarked engineering plans, slab and footing engineering, a slab layout diagram and a wind load certificate to assist in your Council application. From our experience, each Council is different, and the approval process may take anywhere up to 8 weeks.
Q: How Long Before I Receive My Shed Kit?
It usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to manufacture all of the shed components and transport them to the site. If you require council approval, you can request that we don’t order your shed until you receive the go-ahead.
Q: Can I Build My Own Shed?
Depending on its size, it is possible to build the shed yourself. When you purchase a shed from Shed Alliance, we provide a comprehensive construction guide to aid you with assembling the kit. Just be aware that sheds are more complex than the average IKEA product and you should have some knowledge about building techniques and related tools before attempting the build. Larger sheds may require specialist machinery such as cranes to get the frame in place. We’re happy to arrange construction for you if you want and can discuss options during the quoting process.
Q: Is there a Payment Plan for My Shed?
Yes, there is. If you need Council approval, we will require a 10% deposit to release the engineering plans. We will then ask for a further 40% of the kit price before ordering. The final 50% will be due when your delivery date is finalised. If you require us to erect the building or lay down a slab, we can provide you with an agreeable payment plan over the duration of the construction process.
Q: What Payment Options Do You Offer?
We accept a direct bank deposit, credit card or cheque.