Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )
What’s included in the price?
All the specified materials to erect the shell, plus the engineered structural plans for your shed or building, as well as the PS1 required for council. Interior walls, power and drainage, kitchen or bathroom finishes and the like are NOT included unless specifically requested or noted.
The following things are specifically excluded: site preparation, building and resource consents, design or supply of any amenities including water, electrical wiring and fittings, storm or waste water disposal, concrete or timber flooring (unless listed in the specifications) all non-specified internal fit-out of the building.
How long does it take if I go ahead?
Time frames can vary depending on your site, size of the project and a lot of the time your local council, but a standard timeframe would look like 3-4 weeks plans, 4-6 weeks council, 2-4 weeks build.
What’s involved with a council consent?
To lodge for council consent you’ll need to have quite a bit of stuff:
- Plans and PS1 for the shed (Sheds4u provide);
- a site map detailing the locality of the new structure;
- A completed consent application form with checklist.
There are other things to consider too – if you’re building on a boundary, you may require neighbours permission or resource consent to do so.
Best thing to do is meet with council (that’s what they’re there for) to discuss any proposed works and understand what will be required from them and you.
We can handle these consents for you starting from $1000+GST for sheds, and from $2000+GST for habitable buildings.
What’s the process for a habitable shed?
Sheds4u will design the shell structure of your building to IL2 habitable standard plans. Those plans then need to be taken to an architect of your choosing to add the internal design specifics and E2 risk matrix for the building.
Once this is compete consent can be lodged. Please note that internal fitout materials (unless noted) are an exclusion – you can have these costed through your local merchant or by your selected builder.
Sheds4U will provide an architect if you’d like us to. Costs depend on the size of the job, and start at around $4000.00+GST
Can I change things on my quote?
Sheds4U sheds are inherently very flexible buildings, so just let us know what will work best for you or what special features you may require, and we’ll provide a custom design and quote for you. Please note though, that once your plans are finalised and changes made will be charged for.
Do you have a contactor to build the shed?
Sheds4U has builder/agents throughout NZ who are familiar with constructing our sheds, and we’ll happily put you in touch with one. But please understand that these contractors do not work for Sheds4U; they are independent and will contract directly to you.
We cannot recommend strongly enough that you do homework around the builder you choose for your project. Get references and call other clients if need be – having a happy relationship with your builder is key to getting the best result from your Sheds4U shed.
Another good tip is to have your builder there when the kit arrives, so he can check that everything is in good shape and ready to get building with.
The same applies for any third parties you’ll use for constructing your shed – plumbers, electricians et cetera. Check them out carefully beforehand, as Sheds4U cannot mediate between parties if the customer and builder 0r any other 3rd party supplier fall out.