What Makes Diamond Tough Sheds & Barns Better?

How do you know you are getting genuine Australian BlueScope steel and COLORBOND® steel for your shed?

All steel components manufactured by Metroll for Diamond Tough are genuine BlueScope steel and can easily be identified by branding directly on the componentry.

Don’t risk the good looks and performance of your shed! Inferior or cheap imported products are a compromise, Diamond Tough warranties are backed by Metroll through their localised dealer network giving peace of mind that you can obtain local support when you contact Diamond Tough when in need.

Nuts and bolts

It is vitally important that all fastening components used in assembly are correctly matched to ensure proper holding power and service life. All bolts that hold the shed to the frame are 8.8 grade high tensile structural bolts, high tensile washers and high tensile nuts. If anything, other than high tensile fasteners are used, you run the risk of insufficient holding capacity and often, failure of the fasteners under sufficient load.

Concrete slab

It is a condition of Diamond Tough when laying the concrete slab that there is 200mm deep x 200mm wide edge beam built into the slab. A wide edge beam gives additional strength and depth to the slab on all edges around the shed. Consider the load your shed floor takes over a life time, vehicle traffic, heavy loads, machinery operation, plus the support to the structural components of your shed. If you’re shed slab does not have an edge beam all the way around it could be a costly compromise just to save a few dollars in construction.

Wall Girt and Roof Purlins

Additional strength and structural rigidity come from overlapping wall girts and roof purlins where they connect to structural members. Made from Galvaspan®, all our girts and purlins have a 15% structural overlap across the internal portal frames which significantly increases the performance of the frame strength and rigidity.

Columns and Rafters

For our columns and rafters, we only use minimum G450 through to G550 grade cold formed high tensile materials, Z350 GALVASPAN® steel purlins, classified to Australia Standard AS1397. The zinc coating and quality-controlled galvanizing process used in GALVASPAN® steel ensure a high standard of corrosion protection.

Engineered specifically to support floor, roof and wall structures, these high-quality products are industry proven in sporting, commercial, industrial, rural and residential applications. The high strength to low weight ratio makes these products easy to transport and handle on site.

Product Testing

When you consider the many years of harsh climatic conditions that a shed must survive, is it any wonder that safety and longevity in component performance is a priority?

Our ongoing product testing through the Faculty of Engineering ensures the ShedPlus® Software engineering generates engineering that complies more than the Australian standards for cold formed steel buildings. These tests also provide Diamond Tough assurance that ShedPlus® designs are built from constant development realising ongoing improvements are adopted regularly.

Fly Brace

Fly Bracing prevents Cee sections twisting – a Fly Brace is a strap, angle that runs from the flange of a rafter, main column or end wall column to a roof or wall purlin/batten and therefore restrains the section laterally. Essentially, they prevent a column or rafter from twisting or rotating when under load and are essential to ensure structural rigidity and performance.

Apex and Knee Cleat/Bracketry

All Diamond Tough bracketry are locally manufactured and are using genuine BlueScope steel G450 grade high tensile material for added structural integrity. This ensures all connections have been tested by independent engineers.