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Timber v Steel Frame

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I'm thinking about building a shed frame out of timber rather than a steel frame. I was quoted 13k for steel frame shed and install, and thought it might be cheaper to go with a timber frame instead, either built on site or all prefab.

As I have no idea where to really start, I was wondering if anyone on here is a builder and point me in the right direction.

Now its not your normal 6m x 9m rectangle shed, I want it in the shape of a right trapezoid to suit the property. As below

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Any real disadvantages with using a timber frame?

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Every structure should be steel...What if you have a severe storm?
 

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Every structure should be steel...What if you have a severe storm?
This is Victoria, not QLD, no 'severe' storms.
 

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We get strong wind gusts, but nothing like FNQ.
 

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it comes down to personal prefernce.....wood..mayb be cheaper but what type f wood? if its hard wood (the good hard wood) then that would be good.... but if its the **** pine then go with steel!

when me parants built there house (i was 14, me and me dad built it) we had steel frame, at the time the steel frame was cheaper then wood...go figure! and it was twice as thick steel as the **** you get now.

also is 13k with the slab? if so thats about average price for that size
 

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also is 13k with the slab? if so thats about average price for that size
No slab, another $7200 for the slab, which i lol'd at ($1100 per cubic meter)!! so far this is the only mob that have even attempted to quote, everyone else has just said no, can't do it, due to the shape.

Might have to keep looking.
 

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How would the timber go in the wet?



Dont be jelly now...

 

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Well I'd hope it didn't get wet, it's only the internal frame that would be timber with colour bond external
 

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Why not go a standard design/layout? Is the extra 9 square meters really worth the extra cost and headache?
 

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