Frequently Asked Questions
Q. WHERE ARE ABSCO PRODUCTS MADE?
All Absco Sheds are manufactured in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia using high-tensile, chromium free BlueScope steel.
Q. HOW HARD IS IT TO PUT TOGETHER AN ABSCO SHED?
Absco Sheds use the patented SNAPTiTE Assembly System. SNAPTiTE is the world’s fastest assembly system as it uses up to 75% less screws than competitors sheds. With the SNAPTiTE Assembly System & pre drilled holes, Absco Sheds assemble up to 80% faster than competitor sheds. Using our instructional videos on the Absco App and Youtube channel, you should have your shed up in no time.
Q. WHAT IS THE WARRANTY OF ABSCO SHEDS?
Absco Sheds come with a Lifetime warranty unless otherwise stated.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL AN ABSCO SHED?
Depending on the level of experience that the installer has an Absco 3 x 3 metre shed will take 1 – 2 days with 2 – 4 people. This is an estimate only and should be used as a guideline. Large structures will take longer to assemble.
Q. ARE ABSCO SHEDS SUITED TO HIGH WIND AREAS?
Most Absco sheds are rated N2. Cyclone Kits are available for some models that upgrades the product to C1. Please check the wind rating in the product descriptions.
Q. THE PRE-DRILLED HOLES DO NOT ALIGN?
In some cases the pre-drilled holes may not line up on your shed panels. To rectify this, insert the screw at an angle and tighten, twisting the sheets slightly. This will re-align the holes and allow the panels to screw together as instructed. See our tips & tricks video.
Q. HOW DO I INSTALL THE GABLE BRACE?
Firstly, install the gable brace to the wall then install to the ridge beam.Please be aware if there is no hole present – pre-drilling is required for this component. See our instructional videos on our Youtube channel.
Q. ARE ABSCO SHEDS COMPLETELY WATERPROOF?
Absco Sheds are designed to be weatherproof for normal conditions. In the event of extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain and high wind gusts, some water may enter through the sheeting joins of the shed.
Q. WHAT CAN I STORE IN MY ABSCO SHED?
Anything you like! Absco Sheds can be used for storage of garden equipment such as lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, garden tools, or exercise equipment, firewood and more! Storage items that could be affected by high winds or water should be stored with additional protection.
Q. DOES MY SHED COME WITH A FLOOR?
No, your shed doesn’t come with a floor. All sheds need to be secured to a rebated concrete slab for it to be valid under warranty.
Q. DOES MY SHED COME WITH FIXTURES TO BOLT TO A CONCRETE SLAB?
Some Absco Products don’t come with an anchor set (unless stated). It is an accessory that can be purchased which includes bolts and nuts to secure your shed to the concrete slab.
Q. DO I NEED TO BOLT MY SHED TO THE GROUND?
Yes, all sheds need to be secured to a rebated concrete slab for it to be valid under warranty.
Q. HOW CAN I MAKE MY SHED WATERPROOF?
Extreme weather conditions make it difficult to keep water from entering the shed through gaps, doorways and entries. The best way to prevent this from happening is to rebate your concrete slab and use rubber seals which can be purchased from your local hardware store. The use of silicon around the base of the shed and in the channel system may increase the chances of water being trapped inside your shed.
Q. WHAT TOOLS WILL I NEED TO ERECT MY SHED?
The majority of the shed will require a Drill/ Drill bits (3mm/6mm) /screw driver/ ladder/ pop rivet gun. Gloves, eye protection, boots and work stools are recommended to assist with the assembly.
Q. DOES MY SHED REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL?
Normally sheds above 10 metres squared do require council approval, however this may vary based on your council. Please check with your local council before ordering.
Q. IF I HAVE A MISSING OR DAMAGED PART, WHAT DO I DO?
Contact the Customer Support Centre on 1800 029 701 (AUS) or 0800 466 444 (NZ) and we can send out a replacement. Or complete the online missing parts form and an Absco Customer Service representative with be in touch.
Q. DOES ABSCO SHEDS COVER INSTALLATION COSTS?
As Absco Sheds are the manufacturer, the installation costs are not included in the price of your shed and will need to arranged independently.