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Problems and Customer Support Comparison

Posted on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 by admin in Ultraframe

Most common customer problems upon delivery of a C Section shed:

  • MISSING BRACKETS.
    Solution: All Brackets are already welded in place in the “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed.
  • WRONG BRACKETS
    Solution: All Brackets are already welded in place in the “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed.
  • DAMAGED GUTTERS
    Solution: Pacific Building “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated sheds, garages and carports have all gutters and downpipes packed in a protective steel box.
  • DAMAGED FLASHINGS
    Solution: Pacific Building “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated sheds, garages and carports have all gutters flashings packed in a protective steel box.
  • DAMAGED ROLLER DOORS
    Solution: Pacific Building “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated sheds and garages have all roller doors packed in a protective box.

These issues can end up costing both the customer and Pacific Building a lot of time, resources and money to rectify.

The customer may have an erector arriving the day after delivery of the shed and if parts are missing the erector may not be able to start the job and will most definitely not be able to finish until all parts are on site. 

This is exactly the reason Pacific Building have developed the “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed.

Most common customer problems and support enquiries when erecting a C Section shed:

C Section Shed“ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated Shed

Where do Eave Purlin brackets go?

Eave Purlin Brackets are already welded in place in the“ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed.

How do I know how high to put them?

Eave Purlin Brackets are already welded in place in the“ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed.

How do I know how far off the side of the slab to set back column hold down brackets?

Hold Down Brackets are welded to the base of the column on the “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed. The width of the bracket is the exact width for the offset from the side of the slab.

With large sheds the C Section frame is very flimsy until it is braced off. This creates difficulty for inexperienced erectors to stand a frame which is say 10m span or over 3m high. They can not simply be lifted in place. A spreader bar must be used with crane and frames will need extra temporary bracing.

The “ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed uses structural RHS columns and rafters in small to medium size sheds, garages and carports. In our range of large industrial sheds, farm sheds, warehouses and factory units the“ULTRAFRAME”® shed is also fabricated with Web Trusses and Universal Beam. All of these profiles are high strength rigid steel members which will not require spreader bars and extra bracing to lift into place in most instances.

Cutting in Apex Braces and Knee Braces is a problem with C Section sheds as the flange of the C Sections must be cut off with an angle grinder. Then with larger sheds bolt holes must be drilled in the Apex Braces and Knee Braces at both ends and holes must also be drilled in the columns and rafters to which they are attached. For ONE frame this means that 48 holes will need to be drilled to attach Apex and Knee Braces.

“ULTRAFRAME”® Pre Fabricated shed does NOT require knee braces or apex braces as Columns and Rafters are fabricated with structural steel. ALL brackets and joining plates are welded to Columns and Rafters and ALL bolt holes are pre drilled into plates.


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