In this guide, we are going to do our very best to explain how fabric shelter pricing works, give you a few examples and then hopefully you’ll have an idea of what to expect and what to look out for.
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Allshelter fabric structures are engineered to Australian Standards. Specifically, the standard relating to ‘Structural Wind Actions’, also known as AS/NSZ1170.2.
Shelters engineered to Australian Standards are typically manufactured using certified procedures and high-quality materials.
There is a risk when it comes to considering the use of non-engineered shelters, especially when they’re installed in a high wind region area.
Read more about fabric shelter engineering here.
A well-looked after and properly engineered fabric shelter can last 20 years or more. The steel framework lasts for a very long time and the shelter fabric should last over 20 years before you would need to consider replacing it. Remember, you can always purchase replacement fabric covers.
Read more about fabric shelter longevity here.
Wind ratings are part of the engineering procedure, which relates to the Australian New Zealand Standard for ‘Structural Design Actions’. Australia is divided into four main wind regions:
A fabric shelter not designed or engineered to the correct wind region or wind rating, could pose a risk – damage, injury and other losses.
Read more about shelter wind ratings here.
Fabric shelters are built to assist with busy and highly industrial processes. Fabric shelter damage is not uncommon.
If you identify damage to your shelter, its best to get it fixed as soon as possible. The longer you leave the damage, the more chance that it can cause further trouble and repairing may become more difficult.
It’s a good idea to work with your fabric shelter manufacturer to make the repair process easier and quicker. Send them information, photos or even a video of your damaged shelter.
Read more about Allshelter’s repair process here.
Allshelter offers a 10 year warranty on most fabric shelter products. The exceptions are:
The following is covered in the 10 Year Warranty:
Read more about Allshelters warranty and warranty terms & conditions here.
If you’ve been looking online at some of the fabric shelters on the market, you may have noticed there are plenty of smaller standard sized shelters (6m & 12m) advertised at extremely cheap prices.
Beware, most of these shelters are imported from overseas which means they’re not necessarily engineered or designed to Australian Standards. They also use poorer quality materials.
Most of these cheap imported shelters tend to use a thin 1.6mm round steel tube. This is typically only 30% of the steel that Allshelter uses.
Read more about the cheap shelter myth here.
Pricing depends on a number of factors:
For a small 6m wide by 6m long Allshelter fabric shelter installed in Wind Region A, you could expect to pay around $6,000.00
Depending on the size and complexity of your fabric shelter, the lead-time may vary anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 weeks.