1.52m x 2.26m Absco Basic Range
Model No. 15231FK
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Tick All The Boxes With Absco : Game Breaking Features & Patented Assembly System
Shed Smart Rating
4.5 / 5 : Rated for Price / Quality / Warranty / & Ease Of Assembly
Absco Industries: 100% Australian Made / 100% Australian Owned
Base: Front / Width 1.52m (Where the door(s) are located) Base: Side / Depth 2.26m (Where the gables/peaks are located) Overall Height 1.8m (Highest point of roof) Min. Wall Height 1.8m (To the top of the door frame - for door clearances, see note below) Roof Coverage 1.57m x 2.26m (Approx. 28mm overhang on each left & right hand side. No overhang on front & back walls.) Wind Rating N2 (Up to 147klm/hr winds)
It is estimated that the manufacturer will dispatch this product in approximately twenty five (25) working days. (This is subject to stock availability and may be changed by the manufacturer. A time allowance for the freight company to complete the delivery must also be allowed.)
Assembly System: Exclusive & Patented SNAPTITE Assembly - Reducing Screw Fixings By 75% & Delivering an Approx. 80% Quicker Assembly Time Doors: One reinforced hinged door opening outwards. Sturdy - internally cross-braced Door Security: Sliding Barrel Bolt & Receiving Hasp (Padlock Ready) Door Clearance: 1725mm H x 750mm W Roof Line: Flat Finishes Available: Bluescope: Zincalume / Paperbark / Woodland Grey Material: Bluescope: High Tensile 0.35mm TCT (TL Coated Thickness). Corrosion resistant / Maintenance free steel Concrete Slab: Recommended minimum concrete slab dimensions are the external base measurements of this product + 100mm in each direction. Refer to the "Slab Snapshot" information found under the Tech Hub - How To, section of this product page. Absco Warranty: 30Yr. Comprehensive Written Manufacturers' Warranty DIY Friendly: Yes - Est. assembly time: 2-2.5hrs / 1 person
- Colour swatches are shown in the order completion section of this product page. Please note: the finishes shown have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However this representation may be subject to the limitations of web palette colours, or your screen & printers settings. These may affect colour tones.
- Before any purchase is made, please check with your local authority to determine and understand any building approval or product wind rating compliance requirements, that may exist (at your installation address). Where applicable, all building approvals should be attained before any purchase is concluded.
This is a Building Code Of Australia: Class 10A building (Private, Non-Inhabitable)
- DIY Friendly – Yes √ Uniquely designed and manufactured for the DIY’er
- Patented Snaptite System For World’s Easiest Assembly – Yes √ Assembly time and effort is reduced by as much as 80% compared to other products on the market
- Easy to use assembly manual – Yes √ 3D schematic diagrams with clear instructions
- Most components measured and pre-cut, with pre-drilled holes for even faster assembly – Yes √
- Ink jet labelled components for ease of identification and assembly – Yes √
- Designed for style, practicality, strength, value, and the “best-in-market” hassle-free DIY installation experience – Yes √
- Videos – Yes √ General assembly videos are available online. (May not be specific to this model).
- Safety Rolled edges – Yes √
- Door Security – Yes √ Sliding pad bolt and hasp (ready for your padlock)
- Reinforced & cross braced door(s) – Yes √
- Superior wall rigidity – Yes √
- Maintenance free – Yes √
- Industry leading manufacturer’s comprehensive written warranty – Yes √
Available Options & Accessories
Refer to detail in the separate “Options & Accessories” tab of this product page
- Bolt down anchor kit(s) (For securing to a suitable concrete slab or pre-cast concrete paving blocks)
- Sliding Perspex window(s)
- Modular Timber Flooring Kits
One (1) Box: 2120mm L x 860mm W x 80mm D (62kgs)
Sample image of a main pack:
Manufacturer Bio & The Basic Shed Range
ABSCO Industries is a wholly owned Australian company that proudly designs and manufactures quality garden sheds, garages and other outdoor buildings, from their production and distribution facility in Brisbane.
In fact, Absco have been producing Australia’s leading garden shed & outdoor storage solutions, for over forty years. They are a proudly family owned and run company, whose success has also seen them supply their market leading quality products to some of the world’s largest international retailers.
The Absco vision and commitment to quality, value and efficiency, has been there from the beginning. In recent times, this commitment has driven their substantial investment in innovation, both in manufacturing and product development. Absco Industries has created a state of the art, in-house manufacturing process; that is built on multifaceted platforms of customised automation and advanced robotics.
Through their contracted freight carrier, your Absco products are able to be delivered nationwide – With FREE delivery to the listed freight depots across the country, or for your added convenience – paid delivery to your home address.
Absco products are first and best quality, and importantly, are truly unique.
The Absco patented SNAPTITE system, presents to you the world’s easiest garden shed assembly system.
What SNAPTITE means for you is one of the best and hassle-free assembly experiences there is.
SNAPTITE reduces the number of fasteners by 75% & delivers an assembly time up to 80% faster.
Quicker, easier; that’s the SNAPTITE revolution, that’s Absco innovation.
Please Note: Some products in the Patio Awning, Carport & Garage ranges, due to their unique assembly method, do not require & do not employ the Snaptite system.
Introduction To SNAPTITE:
Absco products are supplied in kit form, ready for assembly.
Absco sheds come in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes. That means there is an Absco product right for your backyard and lifestyle. Absco products are proudly Australian made from high tensile, chromium free steel, to ensure long-lasting strength.
These quality Absco sheds are designed & made in Australia, for Australian conditions – Aussie tough & sold across the globe.
Absco – Your choice in outdoor storage solutions and Discountsheds.com.au, a premium authorised Absco retailer.
Product Range : The Basic Series
From Australia’s leading and largest garden shed manufacturer – Absco, we are happy to offer select sheds from their Basic Range.
The Absco Basic range of sheds is both a unique and practical solution for backyard storage. Ideally suited for those applications where protruding roof height may be an issue, the flat roof Basic range ticks the box. At 1.8m high/tall, it’s perfect against 6ft or 1.8m high fence lines in the back corner or down the side of the house.
In two sizes, the Basic range of sheds is large enough to store tools, gardening or sporting equipment. Made of quality high tensile steel from Bluescope (BHP Australia), this range of sheds come with a comprehensive thirty (30) year written manufacturer’s warranty, and Absco’s unique and Worldwide Patented Snaptite™ assembly system.
Snaptite ™ is the DIY’ers dream. It delivers an 80% quicker assembly time by reducing the number of fixings by 75%. With safety rolled metal edges on roof & wall sheeting, easy to follow assembly manuals, and superior cross braced doors; make an Absco Basic range shed, proudly offered to you by Discountsheds.com.au – your shed.
Options And Accessories
Bolt down anchor kit(s) (For securing your shed or aviary to a concrete slab or pre-cast concrete paving blocks)
The bolt down anchor kit(s) enable a secure & recommended fixing to a concrete slab or pre-cast concrete paving blocks.
Each of the fixing anchors in the pack are made up of 3 components. (1) A 50 x 45mm galvanised “L” shaped steel angle bracket, (2) A 10mm nut & bolt to secure the “L” shaped bracket to the wall of the shed, and (3) A 10 x 50mm dyna bolt to fix the “L” shaped bracket to the concrete slab.
The manufacturer recommends the use of these anchor kits (in their required & shed size specific quantities), to achieve the stated compliance wind rating of this shed or aviary. The number of kits needed will be shown in the “Options & Accessories” selection area, when you complete your order.
The Absco Bolt Down Anchor Kit:
Sliding Perspex window(s)
Each Sliding Perspex Window Dimensions Are: 700mm W x 220mm H
Absco windows are made up of two clear perspex panels or panes, that slide along a moulded plastic frame. It allows access for natural light & ventilation. To fit, a single wall sheet requires a single horizontal cut. This is done to create the void into which the window is fitted. The trimming of the wall sheet is done at the time of assembly & installation of the shed, by the purchaser. Its is not accommodated by the manufacturer.
The window sits in the space on top of a cut down wall sheet. The window fits immediately beneath where the wall meets the roof. It is recommended that the window be fitted in the wall panels of the shed that have a roof section that overhangs where the wall & roof meet. They should not be fitted in wall panel sections where the junction of the wall & roof, is flush (no-overhang). This is to minimise the possibility of water/weather penetrating the shed by running down the face of the wall above the window and through the window frame.
Modular Timber Flooring Kits
Each Ozline Modular Timber Flooring Kit Assembled Dimensions Are: 1.52m L x 0.78m W x 86mm H
The Ozline modular timber flooring kits are made from 100% renewable plantation pine. They are ACQ treated to stop decay and termite and other insect attacks. They are safe to use and dispose of, as they are arsenic free.
Each flooring Kit produces a flat surface area of 1520mm x 780mm. By simply joining the assembled flooring kits together, you are able to cover just about any size or configuration needed for a shed, aviary or flat working space. The timber floor is also portable, making it ideal for temporary erection of garden sheds or moving around outdoor furniture. Ideal for renters.
Designed In Modular Sections – The Assembled Kits Can Be Joined Together, Where More Than One Module Is Required To Complete A Floor For Your Size Shed. The Floors Form A Sturdy Timber Base For Your Your Shed Or Aviary To Be Fixed Down To. The Ozline Timber Flooring Kits, require assembly.
The Kit Contains Pre-measured, Pre-cut & Pre-treated timber and Are Manufactured For Absco Sheds. The Kits Are Easy To Assemble (all screws & fixings provided) and Are Offered With A 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.
►Safe ACQ (Arsenic Free) Treatment ► Rot Resistant ► Termite & Insect Resistant ► Fungal Resistant ► Portable ► Raises Shed Off The Ground Approx. 86mm.
The flooring kits are modular to allow for multiple kits to be joined together to provide the required base size for your shed. Each kit (single module) forms a base size of 1520mm x 780mm. The Number Of Kits Required Will Be Shown In The Options & Accessories Selection Area, When Completing Your Order.
Most garden sheds are engineered to a W41 / or N3 wind rating (ie. Up to 147klm/hr winds) when securely anchored to a concrete slab. In high wind or exposed areas, it is recommended that a concrete slab be used as a base.
Each Kit Contains:
Bearers – 2 @ 70 x 35 x 1520mm / 2 @ 70 x 35 x 710mm / 1 @ 70 x 35 x 1450mm Boards – 15 @ 100 x 15 x 780mm floor boards / Fixings – 12 @ Large Galvanised Screws 75mm & 90 @ Small Galvanised Screws 32mm
Shipping & Delivery
Absco products are made, held, dispatched and shipped – by the manufacturer – Absco Industries (Brisbane).
For estimated dispatch and freight consignment time frames – please refer to the “Availability” section in the “Specifications: Snapshot” tab of this product page. Note, this advice is an estimate only and is the most current notification as provided by the manufacturer. This estimate may vary and be subject to change. Unforeseen or unadvised production or dispatch circumstances, experienced by the manufacturer, may occur.
The estimated number of working days shown, is for the manufacturer to dispatch the ordered item(s). Allowance needs to be also made for the delivery (shipping & handling) of the order, by the manufacturers’ contracted freight carrier. Delivery times vary based on freight company handling volumes, the ordered product size and delivery destination.
For this product, the manufacturer offers two shipping options:
Option A – Click & Collect: FREE Delivery To A Listed National Depot – For Your Pick Up
The manufacturer will ship your order, FREE OF CHARGE, to any of the listed freight depots across their contracted network, throughout Australia. During the ordering process, the list of available depots is shown for your consideration and selection.
Selecting the free delivery to depot option is the customer’s acceptance of the terms and conditions as they pertain to the delivery of this product(s).
Upon your orders arrival and processing at the depot, the freight carrier will contact you to notify of its availability for pick up. Packaging dimensions, configuration & weight – of your ordered product, is listed in the “Specifications: Snapshot” tab on this product page.
Please note, these locations are freight depots, only. They are destinations where your order gets delivered to FREE OF CHARGE, for your pick – upon notification of its arrival and availability. They are not warehouse facilities that keep non-ordered catalogue products in stock.
The depots will only hold on to your delivered order for a few days (usually no more than 3-5 days), allowing you reasonable time for pick up. Failure to pick up your order within this period may result in storage and handling fees to be levied, as these depots are not storage facilities. Should these fees be charged by the freight carrier, this impost will be charged through to the customer.
Depots are open for your pick up during their Mon-Fri weekday business hours. Please check with the individual depot you may potentially select, for specific hours (as they may vary across Australia – and may be subject to change).
Option B – Paid Home Delivery
The manufacturer will ship your order to your nominated address, for a fee. This fee varies and is based upon the product ordered, its weight, volume, configuration and the delivery destination.
The fee for paid home delivery is calculated and shown for your consideration, during the ordering process, before you decide to add the order to the online shopping cart & complete your purchase.
Upon arrival of your order at the freight carriers regional distribution centre closest to your destination address, they will call and make coordinated delivery arrangements with you. The customer, or their arranged & authorised nominee, is to be present to receive and sign for the delivery.
All home deliveries are to the front of the property only. They do not allow for placements down the side or the rear of the property.
Please note the following conditions for home deliveries, as offered by the manufacturer and their contracted freight carrier:
Selecting Paid Home Delivery is the customer’s acceptance of the terms and conditions as they pertain to the delivery of this product(s).
The delivery address must offer appropriate access for a tailgate truck, so that the delivery can be completed.
Delivery of Garden Sheds & Aviaries are Assisted Deliveries. This means that there must be an able bodied person present at the coordinated time of delivery, to receive the order and may be requested to assist the delivery driver, with the unloading of their order.
Delivery of Carports / Garages / Patio Awnings are NOT Assisted Deliveries. No unloading assistance by the customer is required. Additional labour and larger delivery trucks with crane attachments, are used to offload these large items, that are delivered as single pallet bundles. These additional freight servicing costs are reflected in a increased delivery fee levied on these items.
If there is any failure in meeting these agreed conditions, additional delivery and handling fees may be incurred. Charges from $90+gst may be levied by the freight carrier, if the coordinated delivery cannot be completed. Where applicable, this impost will be charged through to the customer.
I've Placed My Order - What Now?
Once your order has been reviewed, processed and completed by DiscountSheds.com.au staff, the manufacturer receives all order details and commences the dispatch (or where applicable) the production process.
For estimated dispatch time frames – please refer to the “Availability” notice in the “Specifications: Snapshot” tab of this product page. Note, this advice is an estimate only and is the best and most current notification as provided by the manufacturer. This estimate may vary and be subject to change where the manufacturer may experience unforeseen production or dispatch circumstances, which may result in extended times required to fulfil an order.
Upon dispatch, your order is consigned to the manufacturers’ contracted national freight carrier for handling, distribution and delivery.
An allowance also needs to be made for the time required for the handling and delivery of the order. Delivery times vary based on the freight companies handling volumes, the ordered product size and delivery destination.
Once you order arrives at the closest freight distribution centre to your location, the freight carrier will call to either:
- Inform you of your orders availability for your pick up (if that is the option you have selected) or
- To co-ordinate with you the home delivery arrangements.
Receiving Your Order:
Whether you are picking your order up from the depot or are receiving your order at home, it is extremely important that attention is paid before you sign for and receive the goods. Signing for the goods denotes the customer has received all goods as ordered & that they are in a good and fit condition.
Even though great care is exercised by both the manufacturer and their freight carrier and agents, in some circumstances, the goods may either be damaged in transit, or be issued in error or incomplete.
The following steps should be followed to ensure you are receiving the complete product you have ordered:
√ Check the product/model no. on all box labels, to ensure it agrees with the item you have ordered (this information is noted on your web order confirmation and emailed tax receipt)
√ Check the box labels to verify that all the boxes that make up your model no. are presented. Box labels will show how many packs make up that model. For example – The box label will shown the Model No. & then state that the particular box is number __ from a total of __. If the label says that the box you are looking at is pack 1 of 2, then there should be a second pack. Please check that second box/pack to ensure it is the correct one for the ordered model, by checking the model number shown.
Note: Please keep all packaging materials until the product has been successfully assembled. This is to ensure that, if required, the manufacturer’s production labels/stickers are available for a legible photo to be taken & submitted to accompany any requests for the supply or re-supply of missing or damaged components. This is required by the manufacturer, under their quality assurance program, to enable them to action your pending request.
Damages & Shortages:
Within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the goods, you should inspect the product(s) in its entirety. The inspection is to satisfy that the product is in sound condition & is complete. You must notify discountsheds.com.au (the retailer) of any fault, damage or shortages of the goods and their component parts. We will then contact the manufacturer and lodge your claim request, along with our instruction for timely corrective measures, where required.
Do not attempt to assemble the product until you are in possession of all required components. This is ascertained by following the manufacturers’ written general instructions in the assembly manual. Carefully unpack the carton(s). Identify and check off the included parts and components against the parts illustrated and described in the manual. Partial and incomplete assembly (whilst waiting for the supply or re-supply of any reported missing or damaged parts) may result to damage to the structure, for which the retailer and the manufacturer are not responsible for.
Great care is employed by both the manufacturer and their freight carrier and agents, in supplying you with your quality product. Although it may be an exception to the general rule, errors in dispatching or damages incurred in the transportation of the product, may occur. To rectify and resolve this issue expeditiously, the shortage or nature of the damage should be reported in as much detail as possible. In order to initiate the supply or reissue of missing or damaged components, the manufacturer’s require the following in a written email, for their action –
- The email is to reference your Discountsheds.com.au Tax Invoice/Receipt Number (as emailed to you by Discountsheds.com.au upon processing of your online or phone order). Note this is different to the automatically generated web order ID. It allows us to identify your order & index it to the manufacturers reference number for your transaction.
- The email is to be forwarded to: email@example.com
- The email is to list any and all, missing or damaged parts that require reissue or replacement (tabled in one item of correspondence). This information must be sourced & noted from the products assembly manual components list, as follows: Quantity, Part Description, & Part No.
If a claim is being made for parts that are damaged, the manufacturers require photos to be attached to your email, that clearly show the damage referred to. Please include adequate detail in the photos for the manufacturer to review the nature and extent of the damage. Photos from afar ( a few steps back showing damages to packaging or material), as well as close up detail, to show damage to parts – would be ideal.
For Absco products, the email is also to include photo(s) of the production information label both on the box and stamped on the internal parts (see example photos below). Please make sure this is done before packaging is destroyed / disposed of / or possibly perishes in the weather. These submissions are requested & required by the manufacturers. It is important for their quality assurance program and where applicable, their possible freight insurance claims.
(Examples only shown below) –
Click here to view a sample email reporting any damages or shortages : Technical_AB_Email To Report Issues
Tech Hub: How To - Info & Tips
Absco Wall Profile (Not to scale)
Assembly & Other Information
This Absco shed employs the unique & patented SNAPTITE panel assembly system.
In the assembly of most garden sheds, sections (such as walls & roof) are put together in panels before they are stood up, positioned & secured together. These panels are usually made up of a number of sheets which are joined together with screws, fixed in the pre-drilled holes. There are also structural top & bottom perimeter channels that are positioned across these panels.
This is where the Absco SNAPTITE system comes into its own. Where others require you to drill & screw or rivet the roof or wall sheets to these channels to complete the panel, SNAPTITE eliminates this time consuming step. Each of the Absco roof or wall sheets have a uniquely engineered, pre-pressed series of tabs that receive, clip & lock into the purpose formed top & bottom channels. This is done by using your hand to tap the channel to lock it in place. No tools or fasteners required for this step.
Introduction To SNAPTITE:
SNAPTITE: Reduces fixing points by 75% – Makes assembly up to 80% faster
5 Simple Steps To Assemble Refer to product assembly manual
- Check off all supplied parts to the components list in the product assembly manual. Only when complete, proceed to assemble
- Assemble the wall panel sections & roof panel sections
- Stand wall panels and fix together
- Fix roof panels to assembled walls
- Fix structure to suitable concrete slab or base
Concrete Slab / Base Minimum Requirements
The manufacturer recommends that a suitable concrete slab be provided to adequately fix to and secure the assembled structure. (Refer to the product assembly manual).
The selected site for your concrete slab should be provide drainage away from the shed to minimise moisture continually being drawn into the porous concrete, which may promote the formation of condensation inside the shed.
Concrete slabs are typically 100mm deep & provide a flat & level finished surface for the shed to sit on & be secured to. As a rule, minimum slab dimensions recommended are – the shed external footprint + 100 mm in each direction. This will give a 50mm border right around a centre-positioned shed. This 50mm concrete border should have a downwards chamfer (by at least 10mm), so as to allow any water run-off away from the shed walls.
Internal Step-Up Rebates for Concrete Slabs (Optional): Used to create a physical barrier that acts to assist in keeping out some of the weather that may otherwise find its way coming into the shed at the base, where the wall meets the slab. Here, the part of the slab inside of the shed, is raised (approx. 15-20mm) higher than the outside section of the slab where the wall sits.
This sheds’ actual external base dimensions (footprint):
1520 Front / Width (mm) [Where the doors are located]
2260 Side / Depth (mm)
The recommended minimum concrete slab size for this shed (footprint + 100mm in each direction):
1620 Front / Width (mm)
2360 Side / Depth (mm)
The internal step up rebate dimension for this recommended shed slab size (dimensions inside from wall to wall):
1480 Front / Width (mm)
2220 Side / Depth (mm)
A Quick Example – One Method For Creating A Step Up Rebate:
Shed TV - Installation & Other Videos Aids
Getting Started: Checking Off Components
Assembly 1 of 5 : Walls (General)
Assembly 2 of 5 : Roof
Assembly 3 of 5 : Front Wall
Assembly 4 of 5 : Door Panels
Assembly 5 of 5 : Final
Product Manual & Accessory Manuals
Click below to download & review this products’ assembly manual, (and that of any available options and accessories). The hard copies of these instructions will be packaged and included with your order, by the manufacturer.
All products have been engineered and manufactured using quality endorsed materials that meet Australian standards. Designed for maximum strength and manufactured from low maintenance ribbed steel sheeting for added security.
Click to view the Absco Industries product warranty statement –
Maintenance - Preventative & Other
Just like all items, maintenance at regular intervals may be required to ensure your quality Absco product looks great year after year.
Washing down the steel sheeting on the roof & walls, assists in the removal of contaminating build up. Dust, grime, caustic bird & bat droppings, airborne salts, decaying leaf matter and other pollutants – may cause accelerated damage to the products finish.
It is recommended that a regular wash down with clean water & a non-abrasive cloth or similar – may assist.
How can I clean COLORBOND® steel?
For information on how to keep your COLORBOND® steel looking great, view our page Maintain COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel. If you think you may have fungus growing on the surface, view the Identify and Remove Fungus page from the Bluescope steel “Colorbond” website – http://www.colorbond.com/
How do I fix a scratch on Colorbond® Steel?
The recommendation is not to touch up. Minor scratching will not effect the life of the sheet and is rarely obvious to the casual observer. The use of aerosol touch-up sprays usually result in over spray & whilst not immediately obvious, the sprayed on colour may weather at a different rate to the colour and gloss retention qualities of the oven-dried paint on Colorbond® Steel.
What sealants (silicone) can I use with COLORBOND® steel?
Neutral Cure silicone rubber sealants are the only sealants recommended for use with COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel. Look for the words “Neutral Cure” on the sealant cartridge to make sure. Note: Please refer to the manufacturer’s product manual to ascertain if the use of sealants or other products are recommended or acceptable for use. Some manufacturer’s specifically advise that these products should not be used & may void any warranties.
Selecting A Site To Place Your Shed:
Of course, positioning your shed or aviary in the most appropriate spot in your backyard, to start off with, ensures the best possible result for the hassle-free enjoyment & longevity of your purchase.
- Where possible, avoid positioning your shed under a deciduous tree, where falling leaves can accumulate on the roof & in any trim channels. These may trap decaying matter & moisture.
- Choose an area that is firm & level (in all directions). Ideally, the surrounding ground around the pad where the shed is to be placed, should allow for drainage away from the site.
Setting Up Your Shed:
- It is recommended that the shed be set on a suitable concrete slab and anchored down appropriately, per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- If your shed is secured to a concrete pad, it is important to understand that concrete is porous by nature. Any continued dampness in the soil may rise through the slab & into the shed, possibly causing condensation. A polythene sheet acting as a barrier, placed over the ground before you pour your concrete, will assist in minimising this. Applying a concrete sealer on the finished & fully cured slab, may also mitigate any moisture transfer inside the shed.
- Do not back fill against the walls or base of the shed. This may cause corrosion & void any manufacturers’ warranty.
- Do not allow fertilisers, pool salts etc. to come into contact with the metal parts & sheets. These may abnormally corrode these items & void the manufacturer’s warranty.
- Erecting a shed, in windy conditions is extremely difficult, dangerous & not advised.