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Fair Dinkum Sheds is a leading distributor in New Zealand of residential garages and carports, barns, farm sheds, industrial and commercial buildings and is widely acknowledged as one of the largest networks of Cold Formed Steel Building distributors in New Zealand, with a proven history of success for nearly two decades. That success is founded on always providing real value products, design and software innovation, and ongoing product development.
We are the Central Otago distributor of Fair Dinkum products and can quote and design kitset sheds, kitset garages, and kitset buildings in minutes with our hi-tech software program. All buildings are fully engineered to accommodate the region where your project will be built and standard plans can be supplied within a few minutes.
Fair Dinkum offers a wide range of colours with galvanised steel frames for strength and low maintenance. Vertical metal cladding is standard with all of their buildings but feel free to speak with us about other cladding options.
Fair Dinkum Sheds started out as a family owned and operated company in 1990, in rural Camden, NSW. In 1992 the company went national, establishing a successful network of distributors across Australia. More recently, Fair Dinkum Sheds have expanded the business internationally, with distributor networks across NZ, Fiji, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Since its humble beginnings, Fair Dinkum Sheds has flourished and in August 2007 was acquired by Stramit Building Products – their largest supplier and a business unit of Fletcher Building Limited.
Today Fair Dinkum Sheds is widely acknowledged as one of the largest networks of Cold Formed Steel Building distributors in New Zealand, with a proven history of success for nearly two decades.
Fair Dinkum Sheds always provide a real shed with real value at a fair dinkum price. We’ve been doing it for over 18 years, and with over 150,000 sheds and garages sold internationally, our experience speaks for itself.
We’re experts in the design, engineering, supply and construction of quality New Zealand made steel sheds, barns, garages, carports, workshops and industrial buildings. We offer a complete customisation, engineering and design service. This includes site-specific drawings and a full set of structural calculations on all our sheds so you can be assured your shed has been designed for your site. And because of our national buying power you can be sure you are getting a great price.
Fair Dinkum Sheds Australian business has been independently audited by the Australian Steel Institute – Fair Dinkum Sheds is the only company operating in both Australia and New Zealand that is a ShedSafeTM accredited company. New Zealand uses the same design standards and Fair DInkum Sheds New Zealand distributors use the same quality tested system to supply the New Zealand market. This assures you that our companies designs and systems comply with the high standards set by the Australian Steel Institute. Under-engineered sheds put people and property at risk – don’t take a chance with a non-accredited company.
All Fair Dinkum buildings are Designed and Certified to the Building Code of New Zealand and relevant New Zealand Standards.
Various other specialised components design to relevant standards.All of our quoting software is linked to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Software. This Software allows job specific plans to be drawn up ready to be printed and given to customers for council submission in minutes – literally at the click of a button!
Plans for the following options can be requested and returned to your computer on demand including:
Footing layouts, Slab Plans, Bracing layouts, Bolt setout diagrams, Elevations, Sections, Footing Details, Connection Details, Member & material schedules, Project design criteria, Opening schedules, Temporary bracing layouts.
All of the shed designs produced by MultiBuild™ come with full set of site specific Structural Calculations, generated within seconds locally on their computer. We are the first in the industry to provide this massive competitive advantage to our distributor network.
This advancement comes from the fact that our MultiBuild™ system does not utilise a library of designs but is actually generating the designs internally as we enter your requirements. This system has been fully tested and certified by a number of practising structural engineers.
Fair Dinkum distributors have exclusive access to the MultiPlan system through their MultiBuild Software.
This allows the distributor to request site specific AutoCAD prepared plans for an individual building in a turn-around time of fewer than 3 minutes.
These plans have been prepared with the needs of New Zealand Councils in mind. However, as the soil and weather conditions are different across the country these plans and certification documents have been customised to suit individual areas requirements and are constantly being updated.
You will be provided with:
Given our market leading position and over 18 years in the business, you can trust in the knowledge and experience of Fair Dinkum Sheds when it comes to council certifications.
At Fair Dinkum Sheds we have a full time dedicated drafting team and relationships with engineering firms to help quote on more complex custom jobs in order to satisfy every customer’s needs. We don’t want to ever have to say to a customer that we “can’t do it”. Our full time drafting team can provide or customise any plan as required including:
Full architectural plans, Wall framing diagrams, Wind Bracing Layouts, Concrete specifications, Bolt set out plans… to even the smallest connection detail to help a confused builder out on site!!
The engineers are available to help re-engineer a non standard building or just give general advice so that you can assist your customer or builder. After the engineers are briefed on what the customer has requested, the engineers will be able to determine what materials will be suitable to get the job done.
Fair Dinkum Sheds gain ‘New Zealand Made’ accreditation.
That’s right, we are proud to be supporting New Zealand businesses and jobs by ensuring our sheds, barns and garages are made in New Zealand from New Zealand steel.
Buying accredited ‘New Zealand Made’ products supports New Zealand companies, local businesses and families. Our network of local distributors support and service their local communities, and their local knowledge is often advantageous when dealing with local requirements such as council or building code requirements.
Fair Dinkum Sheds understand you need a practical shed that’ll do the job and won’t break the bank, and that’s what we’re all about – providing Real Sheds and Real Value™.
Fair Dinkum Sheds have been in the industry for over 18 years and with over 150,000 sheds sold across Australasia by our distributors – our experience speaks for itself.
We are the experts in the design, engineering, supply and construction of quality New Zealand steel sheds, barns, garages, carports, workshops and industrial buildings.
All buildings are fully customised to suit your needs and budget using our advanced engineering design software.