Choosing a garden shed was an easy task up until about 18 months ago. Back then imported garden sheds started to appear on the Australian market and as a result now there is a lot more to look out for.
Let me explain. I am not a protectionist myself, I believe there is room for imported goods and I am a fan of the whole ‘global economy’ idea. However, when it comes to garden sheds Australian sheds are regarded as the best of the best world wide, so why would you want to go into hassle with an imported shed when you can access the Australian made sheds on bottom prices?
Guess what? Americans, Europeans and many other countries around the world pay premium prices for Australian made sheds as they are considered to be the finest quality out there. These same sheds are very easily accessible for us here in Australia on ridiculously low prices as we don’t have to transport them half way around the globe to get them.
Here is the thing, overseas manufactures are tying to copy what the Australian big guns do, but it could potentially take them decades to catch up. We all hear the horror stories of imported sheds leaking all over the place or being blown away by the first breeze on the Sunday afternoon.
All the products that you can find on cheapsheds.com.au are Australian made for the tough Aussie sun and weather conditions. All of our products are manufactured to Australian standards.
I have prepared a table for you below on how the top Australian garden sheds compare to each other. This is based on my years of experience working with sheds:
|Feature||Absco Sheds||Durabuilt EasySHED||Spanbilt Sheds|
|Australian Made||Yes – Brisbane||Yes – Albury||Yes – Brisbane|
|Assembly System||SNAP – TiTE||5 Step Assembly||Fasttrak|
|Sheet Thickness – Core||0.30mm||0.35mm||0.25mm / 0.30mm|
|Sheet Thickness – Coated||0.35mm||0.40mm||0.30mm / 0.35mm|
|Anchors Included By Default||No||No||Yes|
|Standard Wind Rating||W41 (C1)||W33 (N2)||W41 (C1)|
|Single Panel Width||750mm||750mm||375mm|
|Shed Height at walls (general)||1800mm||1800mm||1680mm|
|Extra Height Extension||Some models||All Models to 1980mm or 2100mm||Some models|
|Colour choices||Up to 5 Colours||Up to 25 Colours||Up to 8 Colours|
|‘Lock On’ Channels||Yes||No||No|
|Sliding Door Upgrade||No||Yes||No|
|Timber Flooring Option||Yes||No||No|