3m x 3m Absco Patio Awning Std Range
Model No. Patio 3
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Patio Awning, Pergola
Patio Smart Rating
4.5 / 5 : Rated for Price / Quality / Warranty / & Ease Of Assembly
Absco Industries: 100% Australian Made / 100% Australian Owned
Patio Awnings Range
Front / Length 3.0m Side / Depth 3.0m Overall Height Up to 3m (Posts can be trimmed to adjust height) Wind Rating W50 - C2 (Up to 220klm/hr Cyclonic winds) Building Approval Engineering Drawings & Cetificate Documentation For Local Authority Building Approvals Can Be Provided Prior To Purchase Can I Get A Custom Size? No - Only the different sizes as shown on this website. These products are set size & configuration items. They can not be modified or made to order.
It is estimated that the manufacturer will dispatch this product in approximately twenty (20) 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.)
Roof Line: Flat roof - fall from back to front is adjustable by trimming post length Finishes Available: Colorbond: Classic Cream / Pale Eucalypt / Paperbark / Woodland Grey (These colours apply to roof sheeting , fascia, trims & gutter) Fascia: Yes - finish in selected colour Gutter: Yes - Finish in selected colour Downpipe: Yes - PVC plastic downpipe that can be fitted by the installer to either end of the provided gutter to suit) Posts & underside framework: Always in powder coated Cream (regardless of selected colour) Material: Roof sheeeting - High Tensile 0.35mm TCT (TL Coated Thickness). Corrosion resistant / Maintenance free steel Frame Construction Posts & framework use single & double (boxed) 80x40mm C box section channels Absco Warranty: 30Yr. Comprehensive Written Manufacturers' Warranty DIY Friendly: Yes - Est. assembly time: 1 Day / 2 persons
- 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.
- DIY Friendly – Yes √ Uniquely designed and manufactured for the DIY’er
- 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 √
- 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
- Awning Skylight(s)
1 Shrink Wrapped Timber Pallet: 3m L x 0.8m W x 0.13m D (80kgs)
The image below is indicative only. It represents what the bundled timber pallet for an awning or carport would look like.
Manufacturer Bio & The Patio Awning 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 Patio Awning Series
The Absco range of Patio Awnings is an affordable choice in outdoor living. These patio awnings or pergolas are available in two size configurations. There is the 3m x 3m & the most popular – 6m x 3m. In these size options, Absco offer their models in both their standard Patio Awning range which is manufactured from Bluescope (BHP Australia) Zinclaume® & Colorbond® steel (with a comprehensive thirty (30) year written manufacturer’s warranty), and in the Eco-Nomy range that are made with an imported steel roof sheeting product of similar gauge – at a budget price point. Choices galore – there is an Absco Patio Awning model just right for you.
Start enjoying or extend your outdoor living space – or even use it as a carport. Both options are engineered, designed & manufactured in the same way. Both satisfy the same Australian & NZ Standard, & both have the same structural & wind rating compliance rating – Cyclonic W50 (C2). The only difference is in the roof sheeting – Bluescope Vs Imported. All Patio Awnings are complete with fascia, gutter & PVC downpipe. The posts can be easily cut to satisfy various installation situations, with the structure delivering up to a 3m height. After adjustment (where required) these posts are fitted off with “L” shaped brackets & dyna bolted to an appropriate concrete slab or footing. Please note that these Patio Awnings cannot be modified or custom made to order to different size & configurations that is offered on this web site. Save time, save money – make an Absco Patio Awning or Pergola, proudly offered to you by Discountsheds.com.au – your new outdoor entertainment option.
Options And Accessories
Each Awning Skylight Sheet Dimensions Are: 2930mm L x 780mm W
The awning skylights are opaque poly carbonate sheets, that are designed to allow diffused natural light through the roof area. (The skylights have an individual 10yr manufacturer’s written warranty)
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Head To Head Key Facts: Where Do They Differ?
Range: Standard range Economy range Model No. Patio 3 (This Model) AWN33ECO (Equivalent) Material Used: High Tensile 0.35mm TCT Gauge Steel High Tensile 0.35mm TCT Gauge Steel Steel Source: Bluescope Steel (BHP - Australian) Imported Warranty: 30 Yr Comprehensive Written Manufacturer's Warranty 10 Yr Comprehensive Written Manufacturer's Warranty Why Buy? Longevity - Higher performance steel Fantastic value - budget price point Available Colours: Zincalume or Colorbond: Woodland Grey / Paperbark / Pale Eucalypt / Classic Cream Grey / Merino / Green Size & Configuration: Both models Identical Both models Identical Build Quality: Both models identical Both models identical Packaging: Both models identical Both models identical Assembly Experience: Both models identical Both models identical
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
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Absco Wall Profile (Not to scale)
Local Authority Building Approval
Local council building approval requirements should be researched, understood and complied with, before any purchase is made.
Concrete Slab / Base Minimum Requirements
The manufacturer recommends that a suitable concrete slab or engineered footings, be present to adequately fix to and secure the assembled structure. (Refer to the product assembly manual and the products engineering drawings for concrete slab / footing details and specifications).
The patio awnings framework is constructed from 80 x 40mm galvanised steel C channels/sections. Some of these are used in a singular fashion & some are fixed together to form a complete box section. These channels are similar to those used in domestic steel house framing applications.
Shed TV - Installation & Other Videos Aids
Getting Started: Checking Off Components
Additional Assembly Videos – Coming Soon
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.