ShedSafe™ accreditation, which was officially launched in November 2010, came about after the ASI learned that most sheds that had structural failures during cyclone Larry in 2006, were not built to the standards set by the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Since then, further evidence of under-engineered sheds has also been discovered in areas across Australia – putting people and property at risk. Being ShedSafe™ accredited is a commitment that buildings designed to adhere to and complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). So, consumers no longer need to navigate the complexities of building codes as it has all been researched and tested for them, and the ShedSafe™ accreditation is another reason why we are Australia’s leading distributor of steel structures. If you are dealing with a company that is not ShedSafe™ accredited, you should ask them why?”.
Primarily, ShedSafe™ is about safety for the consumer and it serves to protect the investment in a shed and its contents. Consumers can be confident in the fact that Southern Cross Garages ensure that all standards set by the BCA are incorporated into the design process of each shed. They can provide a shed design suitable to specific sites and locations, whilst also taking into account anticipated usage and environmental factors such as wind load on the structure.
“We are extremely proud that we are one of the first businesses in Australia to receive ShedSafe™ “Being a ShedSafe™ accredited member means that we provide certified ShedSafe™ designs that comply with the standards set by the BCA to all of our distributors.” But there is no such thing as a standard Shed. All designs can be customised according to the customers’ needs using their exclusive Software. This allows you to change the design on the spot as well as incorporate options such as sliding or roller doors, personal access doors, garaports, lean-to’s, mezzanine floors and more. Our software will update your quote and drawings instantly based on ShedSafe™ engineering principles so you are assured your customisation requirements do not impact the safety of the structure.
Whether it’s for storage or for a family escape, a functional carport or a farm building, Southern Cross Garages has the range, the quality and competitive pricing to suit everyone’s needs.