Want to learn more about what we have to
offer at J Barnes & Sons? We’ve taken some of our most commonly asked
questions and have included their answers for your convenience.
Browse through them all and if you still
have a question or need more information or clarification, don’t hesitate to
give us a call or even come in. We’re always happy to discuss our products and
services, draw up a custom shed or garage design for you and provide free
quotes on any job.
What Warranty Comes with
All our sheds, barns and carports come with
a 10 Year BlueScope Steel manufacturers warranty on sheeting and portal frames.
How do I Get a Quote or Price for a Shed?
We’re happy to provide a quote for your
custom shed. All you have to do is come in and we’ll be glad to design your
shed on the big screen in 3D. You can choose your options and discuss any
extras you would like. We will give you a complete price on the spot before you
leave. Our quoting software enables us to customise any building to your exact specifications,
regardless of the size you need. You can also contact us or use the request a
What Extra Costs
Will I Be Up For?
In most cases, none.
Included in the quote we give you are all of the components needed to build
your shed and any applicable delivery fees. If required, we will also give you
a price for erecting your shed and laying a concrete slab. All our shed rainwater connections (gutters
and downpipes) are calculated to ground level only. If you require additional
drainage or a storm water or tank connection this would be an additional cost.
It’s also assumed that the shed is being built on a level site and that
earthworks are not required.
Do I Require Council
Approval for My Shed?
In nearly all cases you will need some form
of Council approval for your shed. After your deposit is paid, we will release
watermarked engineering plans, slab and footing engineering, a slab layout
diagram and a wind load certificate to assist in your Council application. Unfortunately, each Council is different and
this approval process can take anywhere up to 8 weeks.
How Long Before I Get My
Depending on whether you
need Council approval, it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to manufacture and deliver
all the componentry to site. If Council
approval is required we will not order your shed until the approval has been
Can I Build My Own Shed?
Depending on the size of
the shed, it is possible to build it yourself. When you purchase a shed from
us, you will receive a detailed construction guide to assist you. Unfortunately, sheds are not like something
from an IKEA catalogue. For larger sheds, specialist machinery such as cranes
and lifters may be required. When you come in for a quote, we will go over all
of your construction options.