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Finding the Perfect Shed: Balancing Quality and Price for Long-Term Value

By January 29, 2024January 30th, 2024No Comments

Finding the Perfect Shed: Balancing Quality and Price for Long-Term Value

Strike the right balance between quality and price when choosing a shed. Explore key factors like durability, structural integrity, maintenance costs, and customisation options. Investing in quality sheds brings long-term value, peace of mind, and contributes to the success of your farm business.

The balance between quality and price is a crucial consideration for farmers when choosing a shed.  At Now Buildings, we understand the importance of finding the best value for money, without compromising on quality.  

While purchasing the cheapest shed may seem tempting from a cost perspective, there are several factors you might want to consider and prioritise beyond price.

Here’s a closer look at how a quality vs price balance is achieved and what to look for, so you can ensure you make the best purchase for your property:

1. Durability and Longevity

Opting for the cheapest shed might seem cost-effective initially, but it often comes with compromises in material quality. Now Buildings prioritises Australian-made materials, such as BlueScope Steel, ensuring durability and longevity. Investing in higher-quality sheds offers better long-term value and reduces the risk of premature wear and tear.

2. Structural Integrity

Quality sheds are constructed with attention to structural integrity. For example, Now Buildings’ sheds are designed to importance level 2 and terrain category 2, making them up to 30% stronger than traditional farm sheds. Cheaper alternatives often lack the robustness needed to withstand harsh weather conditions, posing a risk to the safety and security of stored items.

3. Maintenance Costs

Cheaper sheds will require more frequent maintenance and repairs, as poor-quality material cannot stand up to Australia’s harsh conditions. This leads to frequent repair costs over time, not to mention time spent with your shed out of commission. Quality sheds, though initially pricier, have lower maintenance requirements, resulting in long-term savings.

4. Functionality and Customisation

Investing in higher-quality sheds allows for greater functionality and customisation. Now Buildings’ sheds are designed with features that enable future extensions, offering flexibility and efficiency.

5. Resale Value

Quality sheds retain their value better than cheaper alternatives, contributing to a higher resale value when upgrading or selling your property.

6. Warranty and Customer Service

Cheaper sheds may come with limited or no warranty and customer support. A quality shed provider will offer comprehensive warranties and reliable support, providing you with peace of mind and assistance if issues arise.  Our customer service is second to none and our After Care Team has got your back if any issues arise with your shed.

7. Local Building Codes and Regulations

Quality sheds adhere to Australian standards, ensuring compliance with local building codes and regulations. Now Buildings’ sheds are designed by our in-house team of engineers and signed off by an independent structural engineer with full indemnity insurance.  We’ve designed our buildings to not only meet but exceed the stringent requirements of the Buildings Code of Australia. 

8. Aesthetics

Choose from a range of aesthetically pleasing BlueScope Steel products to enhance the visual appeal of your property.  Want to match your shed to your house or existing sheds on your property? Choose from a range of BlueScope Steel products such as CUSTOM ORB®, TRIMDEK®, ZINCALUME® and COLORBOND® to find your perfect shed.  Check out our blog on choosing sheeting for your shed here.

9. Adaptability and Versatility

Cheaper sheds lack features that allow for adaptability to changing needs. Quality sheds are designed with versatility in mind, accommodating various uses and adapting to evolving requirements on the farm.  Need a drive-thru shed but also want to use it for storage? Our Product Managers can help you design the perfect shed to suit your needs.

10. Peace of Mind

Investing in a quality shed will provide you with peace of mind that money just can’t buy!  Cheaper alternatives will not offer the same level of confidence in the shed’s performance and longevity. Knowing that your structure is reliable, secure, and built to last goes a long way. 

While cost is essential, weigh the initial price against the long-term benefits of a high-quality shed. Prioritise factors like durability, functionality, and support to make a wise investment that meets immediate needs and ensures sustained business success.

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