How are the Sheds anchored to the ground?

All Shady Characters products can be anchored in a number of ways.

  1. Tru-Bolted down to a concrete slab
  2. Using Ground Pegs (available as a separate purchase) – perfect for sermi-permanent installation in good cohesive soil.
  3. Concrete Pier Kit – for a more permanent installation. Concrete Pier Kits use Saddle Brackets provided with the Shady Shed kit.

Will I need council approval for my Shady Characters product?

Although nearly all councils have a different set of rules regarding construction, usually any structure with a roofing area greater than 10 square meters requires a council approval. All Shady Characters products come complete with and Engineered set of plans and drawings to match your Shady Characters product.

Can I attach guttering to my Shady Shed?

Every Shady Shed is designed with a 75mm overhanging roof, so its simple and straight forward to attach a guttering kit. The ridges on the roof run from front to back, so the rain will run either off the front or the back of the Shady Shed (depending on construction method). Why not add a Clark Water Tank to the shady shed to catch the rainfall?

Whats the difference between DuraGal® and SupaGal®? (Made in Australia)

DuraGal® steel is galvanised on the outside and painted on the inside. SupaGal® is full galvanised, both inside and out offering a much longer life that any other galvanised steel. All Shady Characters products use a 2mm thick SupaGal® RHS Steel. We can also provide a fully hot-dipped galvanised base rail, offering the ultimate protection against rusting on your Shady Characters product.

What colours can I have the roof and flashing?

All Shady Characters products use high quality Colorbond© Steel roofing and flashings, available in the full designer range of colours.

Can I enclose my Shady Shed?

Shady Sheds, at the current time are only Engineered to have 2 sides enclosed. The Shady Shed is designed to be an open sided portable structure, but if you require additional walls (front, back or sides) we can design and Engineer the Shady Shed to match.

What is the warranty on a Shady Characters product?

Every Shady Characters product is backed by a 5 year structural warranty, and a 10 year warranty on the Colorbond© Steel.

How long is the waiting period between ordering and delivery?

Generally, after ordering your Shady Shed, we have a 5 day turnaround. Depending on the time of year you place your order of course!

Do you deliver Australia Wide?

Yes. We can send your Shady Characters product Australia Wide, flatpacked on the back of a truck.

What are the payment terms for purchasing a Shady Characters product?

When purchasing a Shady Characters product, we ask for an initial 50% part payment, and the remaining balance on the delivery of the shed.

Will Shady Characters do my concrete slab as well?

Unfortunately we don’t do any concreting, but we know people who do!

Where did this method of construction come from?

The swaged joint slip fit connection was originally designed and patented in the United States by a company called Versatube.


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