The Importance Of ShedSafe Accreditation When Purchasing Your Next Shed

Apr 24, 2020

At Pilbara Sheds we know the importance of providing our customers with high quality, safe and affordable shed products. As a ShedSafe Accredited provider, all our sheds have the ShedSafe tick of approval. But as one of our customers, you might be asking yourself what does ShedSafe Accreditation actually mean? Why is it important when purchasing a shed? This month we take a look at some of the most common questions we receive about our ShedSafe Accreditation so you can be well informed when making your next purchase.

What is ShedSafe Accreditation?

ShedSafe describe themselves as “the industry benchmark for Australian manufactured steel sheds”. As a third party accreditation program, ShedSafe assists shed buyers to have the peace of mind and confidence in the shed they’re purchasing that it meets a rigorous set of standards and testing. 

Who manages ShedSafe?

The accreditation program is managed by the Australian Steel Institute which is Australia’s peak steel industry body. 

Why is it important to purchase a shed from a ShedSafe accredited provider?

Over the last few years there has been a large increase in storms across Australia that destroy homes, sheds and other structures in their path. As a result, the Australian Steel Institute has produced a “Design Guide for Cold Formed Portal Frame Sheds”. The ShedSafe Accreditation program uses this guide as well as the Building Code of Australia to create its third party review process.

ShedSafe Accreditation gives Australian buyers the confidence in the engineering, steel products and site specifications of the steel shed they are purchasing. Purchasing a ShedSafe Accredited product means that your new shed is:

  • Constructed by an appropriately licenced person,
  • Approved by the local regulatory authority,
  • Engineered using accredited processes and,
  • Recommended based on a specification suitable for your site.

ShedSafe Accreditation is extremely important, particularly when based in a regional location such as the Pilbara. It ensures a shed is capable of withstanding the Pilbara weather such as storms, extreme heat and cyclones. All of our shed’s are also Category D Rated, which means they are built to withstand Australia’s strongest cyclone exposure. This is a requirement when building a shed within the Pilbara region. 


How do I know a company is ShedSafe Accredited?

If a business is ShedSafe Accredited, like Pilbara Sheds, you should be able to find their current ShedSafe Accreditation certificate on their website as well as the ShedSafe logo (pictured below). 


shed safe logo


On the Pilbara Shed’s website, we make reference to our Accreditation in our website footer as we are extremely proud to meet this rigorous standard.


More Information

For more information regarding our ShedSafe Accreditation or to receive an obligation free quote get in contact with our team today by calling 9185 1089 or by submitting an Online Contact Form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss. 

Our Product Range

Are you a local school or sporting organisation in need of high quality and cost-effective sheds? Well, Pilbara Sheds are here to help! With years of experience working with the local Pilbara community, we have built a name for ourselves providing storage space that suits every budget in an educational or sporting environment. Here are a few of our frequently asked questions when it comes to our school and sporting sheds to show you that Pilbara Shed are the best to work with when it comes to installing your next shed.


What kind of schools and sporting organisations do you work with?

Our experience within the local community extends from junior sporting clubs and primary schools, to larger groups and local high schools. We have worked with a number of local organisations in the area to build their perfect shed!


Do you understand the unique requirements of schools and organisations?

Of course! We are able to provide your organisation with hands on, insider knowledge of products that are suitable and best used with an educational and sporting environment. We know that school and sporting storage differs depending on its intended purpose, and we can customise your shed to suit its intended purpose


We have a strict budget, can you work to that?

We sure can! Both public and private schools have budgets they need to adhere too, and we completely understand that you will have a limit on what you’re able to spend. We will work with you to design a shed that isn’t only high quality, but also cost-effective within the set budget you have available. 


Are your sheds built for the Pilbara environment?

As Pilbara locals, we know the importance of building a school or sport shed that is able to withstand the Pilbara elements. Safety and durability is at the forefront of our shed builds, so when you purchase one of our sheds, you can be rest assured that it’s built for what ever the Pilbara can throw at it. 


Can we include storage solutions in our design?

Unlike a residential or commercial shed, school and sport sheds usually need to be designed to cater for a large amount of small equipment. Soccer balls, tennis racquets, goal posts or desks and chairs, we can assist you in creating an internal fit out to best suit your needs. Our distributorship Fair Dinkum Sheds can assist us to provide customised buildings to suit every situation.


H2 - Learn More

To learn more about the School and Sport Sheds that Pilbara shed are able to build for your business, please give us a call on 9185 1089 or submit an online contact query and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.

Did you know that the purchase of a shed through Pilbara Sheds can easily be done online? Our quoting system has been designed to simplify buying a shed and save you as much time as possible. We offer a 24-hour turnaround from the first point of contact to create your obligation free quote. All it takes is a visit to the Pilbara Sheds website and a few details, and then you’re on your way.


Start the process to purchase your next shed

The Pilbara Shed website allows you to request a quote online with a few details about the type of product you’re after. You will be given the option to choose between getting a quote for a residential shed, carport, patio, industrial or commercial shed, and so much more.

Once you’ve decided on a product, you will then need to give us some details about the size of the product you’re after. This will include:

  • The span of the shed, which refers to the overall width of the building
  • The height and length
  • The roof pitch, which is determined by the angle from the highest to the lowest point of the sloping roof
  • Enclosure, from fully enclosed to not enclosed at all.

Of course, if you’re unsure about any of these measurements or exactly what you need, you’re welcome to give us a call, and we can guide you through how to get them. 


Personalise your shed product to suit your taste

Our quoting system supports you in personalising your shed to suit your taste and budget. You’re able to choose the wall and roof materials for your shed. If you decide to utilise Colourbond steel products, our Colour Chart is also available, including the option to have samples sent direct to your property. 


H2 - Create the perfect shed for your property

When you decide to build a shed with Pilbara Sheds, you’re able to add in any additional options and accessories that you might need. During your online quote you will be given the option to request a quote for roller doors, personal access doors, skylights, windows, mezzanine floors, roof ventilation and insulation. We will itemise these add-ons within your quote, so you can decide whether they’re within your budget before making your final purchase decision. 


H2 - Submit a quote request today

If you’re ready to submit a request and get your obligation free shed quote today, head to our Quoting System. If you have any questions about the process, or would like some additional information before submitting your request, give our friendly team a call on 9185 1089