We understand that you want building your new shed, garage, stable, barn or workshop to be easy.
Here are some of the questions that we’re often asked and their answers. If you can’t see your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What does Designer Sheds do?
Designer Sheds custom designs and manufactures the absolute best sheds in Australia and delivers them direct to your door. Our claim to fame is that we offer superior customisation – right down to the millimetre – for around the same price as a stock-standard kit shed.
How are you different from other shed companies?
We give you the shed you really want (not just the one you’re told you can have), custom designed and manufactured to the millimetre, for around the same price as a stock-standard shed from other suppliers. Not only that, all our sheds are built tough from premium Australian materials like BlueScope Steel, Colourbond and rust-resistant Buildex screws. And backed by our unique triple guarantee. To help you get the shed you really want we offer a Free Design & Quote Session.
Why do you focus on custom sheds and steel buildings?
Our Proprietary Design Software and Manufacturing Process enable us to create sheds with almost infinite design options so you really can have the exact shed you want for around the same price as a stock-standard shed. This unlimited flexibility teamed with the proven durability of Australian steel products has made it possible for our founders to supply sheds to more than 7,249 clients over the past 22 years. In 2015 the Designer Sheds brand was created as a purely online shed design and supply business, serving Australia and the world.
What kind of customers do you work with?
After feeling confused and disappointed with many shed companies and their questionable ‘nominally sized’ kit sheds, unproven imported materials, and lack of (or ridiculously overpriced) custom options, our clients are relieved to discover they can get the exact shed they want for around the same price as a stock-standard shed.
We find that most Australians are really looking for value and don’t mind paying a couple of hundred dollars more for a higher roof so they don’t wreck the antenna on their 4WD, or a slightly longer shed so there is room for some cupboards and a workbench, or a wider door that allows you to get your mower past your car without scratching it. Simple things like this may not available with standard kit sheds.
From a single garage, carport or garden shed of your dreams… right through to a farm shed, industrial storage shed, or huge commercial building, you can have confidence knowing we have custom designed, manufactured and successfully supplied more than 7,249 sheds over the past 22 years.
Where are your customers based?
With 27 manufacturing sites across Australia we supply the best sheds to every corner of this great country. We are also proud to share our superior sheds with the world through our growing export capabilities.
How much do your sheds cost?
Like for like, our sheds cost around the same as stock-standard kit sheds. The difference is, your Designer Sheds shed comes exactly as you want it – length, width, height and even the pitch of the roof.
While other companies are bound by standard kit sizes which make customisation difficult, fraught with mistakes and unrealistically expensive, any extension or addition to your Designer Sheds shed will cost just the incremental cost of that extra material.
In other words, if you want to add 200mm to the height, the cost will only increase by the small price of the extra material needed for that height.
Each shed is quoted based on your exact specifications. For a firm, fixed quote and assistance in designing the exact shed you want, book a Free Design & Quote Session now
Your solution costs $X. I know someone who can do it for less…
Designer Sheds has custom designed, manufactured and successfully supplied more than 7,249 sheds over the past 22 years. Sadly we have seen many shed companies (with their unsupported guarantees) come and go during this period.
Some appear to have cheaper prices. But, like I’m sure you’ve experienced with other purchases, the reason why things are cheap is usually because they are ‘cheap’. Unproven, imported steel, low-cost screws that weaken as they rust, and design deficiencies that leave your shed vulnerable during the first summer storm are just some of the cost-cutting compromises we see. While these things certainly help keep prices low, we don’t think they give you the lasting value you deserve.
If you are feeling tempted to choose a ‘cheap’ shed from another company, we urge you to book a Free Design & Quote Session with one of our experienced Shedologists who will help you design your ideal shed, free of charge.
Will your sheds blend in with my property?
With a choice of 22 colours, 3 cladding profiles, 2 gutter designs and 5 different roof pitches your new shed is sure to blend beautifully with and enhance the value of your property.
Conversely, a shed that DOESN’T match the look and feel of surrounding buildings can detract from the value of your home. Blending as closely as possible is a sound design principle for adding value to your property.
Do you supply shed homes or kit homes?
Shed homes, kit homes and granny flats are quite distinct types of buildings from your standard shed. They also fall under a different building classification that we do not specialise in. In short, if you’re looking for these types of structure, we’re not the best choice.
Who’s behind Designer Sheds?
Chris Laan and Peter Roughan got into the shed business 22 years ago after experiencing constant problems with their former suppliers (another well-known shed brand). They worked tirelessly and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars developing their own proprietary Design Software and Manufacturing Process to enable them to custom design the exact shed you want for around the same price as a stock-standard kit shed. More than 7,249 sheds later they are still actively involved in the business ensuring you get the exact shed you want.
In 2015 they teamed up with Will Swayne to create the Designer Sheds brand. Designer Sheds is a 100% online shed design, manufacture and supply business serving the whole of Australia and the world.
How long have you been around?
Designer Sheds was incorporated in 2015 as an “online specialist” supplier of kit sheds, Australia-wide. The Directors behind Designer Sheds have been in in the shed business for decades and have custom designed, manufactured and successfully supplied more than 7,249 sheds over the past 22 years.
What is the correct wind rating for my shed?
Every area of Australia has a different recommended wind rating. But don’t be fooled into thinking ‘wind rating’ alone will ensure your shed will stand the test of time. Book your Free Design & Quote Session and discover what really goes into building a shed that lasts.
Do I need council approval to erect my shed?
Generally, you WILL require council approval. And we can help you through this process.
Do you offer free delivery?
We deliver free to over 90% of Australia’s population. If you live in certain rural or remote areas, then we offer delivery at cost, or give you the option of picking up your shed kit from within our free delivery area at no extra charge.
Can you ship to remote locations and/or internationally?
Yes. And it’s surprisingly affordable.
Do you also erect sheds?
No, we don’t have a building arm. But our proprietary designs are so simple any builder can usually erect your shed with ease. Some customers with the necessary skills even choose to build their own shed.
Unlike kit sheds that often have missing pieces or complicated additions (a bit like a jigsaw) your Designer Sheds shed comes with the exact parts you need (no more, no less). And our designs have been simplified over the years to make the construction process as hassle-free as possible.
Can you help me find a suitable builder?
Yes. We’re happy to help you choose a suitable builder. Thanks to our connections in the industry we are usually able to source one or more builders for you to contact for quotes. While the final decision is up to you, we’ll help out wherever we can to point you in the right direction.
Do you offer any guarantees?
Yes, you are covered by our unique triple guarantee which includes…
- Price Guarantee: We guarantee to give you an exact fixed price for the design you choose and as long as you order within 14 days you won’t pay a single dollar more to have that design manufactured and supplied to your property.
- Design Guarantee: We guarantee your shed will exactly match the design you’ve approved or we’ll fix it or re-supply for free.
- Supply Guarantee: We guarantee that the Bill of Materials for your shed will be 100% correct for the shed you ordered. If we miss something out of the Bill of Materials or get a component wrong, we’ll make it right straight away AND give you $500. In addition, if any component is missing from the initial delivery due to a mistake in the shipping process, we guarantee everything will be delivered as soon as possible, at our cost.
How much does a standard shed cost?
After 22 years and more than 7,249 sheds, we’ve only manufactured two sheds to the exact same specifications on one occasion. So when you deal with Designer Sheds, you get the shed you really want (not just the one you’re told you can have), custom designed and manufactured to the millimetre, for around the same price as a stock-standard shed from other suppliers.