Key considerations during steel price rises
The volatile steel market remains a hot topic as shed suppliers navigate reduced steel supply to meet current market demand for new shed builds. With the initial staged restrictions on steel production from early 2020 now beginning to right itself, manufacturing has resumed with COVID safe procedures in place. With a degree of uncertainty still in the marketplace, securing a reputable and trustworthy builder for your shed is now more critical than ever. What’s more working with a shed builder that is abreast of industry changes will make all the difference in getting a high-quality building at the right price with on-time delivery and installation.
Here’s a list of the top four points to consider ensuring a stress-free and transparent construction journey.
Quote life span
As steel costs continue to rise, it’s important to lock in your shed pricing. For example, at Central Steel Build we make sure you receive up-to-date pricing with a seven-day quote life. This ensures you are given an accurate quote with no ‘nasty’ surprises when it comes time to order.
Check with your builder to see if they provide a price guarantee with their quotes. At CSB, we offer a 100% guarantee. This means once an order is booked in for fabrication and the delivery date is set according to current lead times your shed cost will not change*. Even if we receive a steel price rise any additional costs of materials introduced will be borne by CSB – 100% guaranteed.
Purchasing of steel
Steel suppliers have introduced a rationing system for their customer base to counterbalance the shortfall in steels supplies.
Regular customers (like CSB) have a healthy quota of steel assigned to them according to their past months of supply. We work closely with our long-standing suppliers to receive the best price for steel at the time, ensuring clients receive well-priced materials.
It’s also important you check with your builder on lead times for delivery, particularly if you are keen to have your shed built sooner rather than later.
Australian steel and lifetime warranty
All CSB sheds are made from Australian steel. We’re proud to support our country’s economy and source locally, particularly during these times when industry has been impacted. Speaking from experience, we know Australian-made steel is of superior quality and finish compared to imported products.
Testament of this is our warranties. All our buildings are eligible for Bluescope’s Australian steel warranty and we give a lifetime workmanship guarantee on every CSB shed. We stand by our word. There is no better-quality product on the market.
CSB is responsive to the marketplace. We’re always thinking customer first, exploring ways to innovate so we can deliver the best product and service to you. You can contact us to discuss the design and construction of your custom-built shed or request an online quotation.
*CSB lead times vary from eight to 14 weeks depending on the fabrication calendar. Our current production remains unimpeded from steel rationing.