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ShedSafe® Accreditation

Auswide Sheds and Garages Pty Ltd is an authorised distributor of the Fair Dinkum® Sheds range of quality Australian made steel buildings. Fair Dinkum® Sheds is leading the industry, being one of the first businesses to receive The Australian Steel Institute’s new industry benchmark for steel sheds – ShedSafe®.

ShedSafe® accreditation ensures that Structural & Engineering guidelines set by the BCA are adhered to in the design of your shed, barn or garage.

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 Structural 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.

ShedSafe® accreditation cannot be purchased – it has to be earned and Fair Dinkum Sheds underwent a rigorous independent auditing and certification process by an ASI appointed panel of independent engineers and specialists.

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 Fair Dinkum Sheds ensure that all structural standards set by the BCA are incorporated into the design process of each shed. They are able to provide a shed design suitable to specific sites and locations, taking into account factors such as Terrain category, Topography & Shielding to calculate a wind load on the structure.

But there is no such thing as a standard Fair Dinkum Shed. All designs can be customised according to the customers’ needs using their exclusive MultiBuild® 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. MultiBuild® 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.

BE CAREFUL – Not all Sheds are SHED SAFE!