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    Frequently Asked Questions

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What can you do for me?

    For projects from farm sheds to multi-million dollar structural steel buildings, Wheatbelt Steel is your professional partner of choice. The use of your shed will be the foundation from which the style, size and design are based upon for rarely are two sheds the same.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. Do you supply structural steel sheds?

    Yes! Not only do we supply structural steel sheds, but we specialize in the design, manufacture and installation of them.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What is the difference between structural steel sheds and a kit C purlin shed?

    Our structural steel sheds are individually custom engineered and fabricated at our state of the art premises. Our steel structures are fully welded whereas kit sheds are built with cold rolled C-Purlins bolted together, and they are generally pre-packaged and generically pre-engineered kits.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What is the price difference between trimdek and corrugated (Custom Orb) sheeting?

    There is no price difference between the actual sheeting; however, since trimdek can span a greater distance between purlins, it is more cost-effective, because fewer purlins are needed.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What’s the difference between Height and Clearance Height?

    When Wheatbelt Steel discusses the height of a shed, we are referring to the gutter height or the measurement from the lowest level of the roof sheeting to the ground level. Clearance height, however, is the measurement from the lowest point of the roof truss, rafter or door. (i.e. any items above this height will not be able to pass under the roof truss).

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. Can you build against a boundary wall?

    Most shires will allow building against a boundary; however it is necessary to build a firewall on the boundary line. In residential areas it is recommended to seek your neighbors’ approval as well.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What is the best value for money in roof ventilation?

    Wheatbelt Steel recommends Ridge Vents. Ridge vents are maintenance free due to having no moving parts. By comparison, a whole flock of whirly birds would be required to achieve the same results as a ridge vent!

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. How much rain can you capture off a roof?

    A quick calculation is: Multiply the 1mm of rainfall over 1m² of roof = 1 litre Eg: 12mm x 100 m² = 1,200 litres

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. Is Wheatbelt Steel shed safe accredited?

    Shed Safe Accreditation is only applicable to manufacturers of cold rolled C-Purlin sheds. Wheatbelt Steel structures, built in structural steel are guaranteed to meet and exceed all regulations.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What is BMT versus TCT?

    This terminology is used when describing the thickness of the roof & wall sheeting. BMT is the Base Metal Thickness and TCT is the Total Coated Thickness. The confusion between these is that sheeting marketed as 0.42TCT is actually only 0.37BMT. Wheatbelt Steel always discusses sheeting thickness as BMT to eliminate any chance of misinterpretation.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. How much are Council fees?

    Council fees vary from one council to another, and also vary depending on the size and configuration of the structure. Wheatbelt Steel recommends that you contact your local council for firm costs however we are happy to estimate your fees if preferred

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Q. What is the benefit of an Independent Building Certifier?

    Wheatbelt Steel recommends using an Independent Building Certifier to streamline the Building License process. For a small fee, an Independent Building Certifier prepares all the necessary documentation to acquire a Building License and submits it to the council. The council is then obligated to issue the Building License within 10 working days.

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