Resources

Cladding & Colours

Cladding Profiles

Corrugate Roofing

Rib Roofing

COLORBOND® Colours

classic cream

Classic Cream

cottage green

Cottage Green®

deep ocean

Deep Ocean®

manar red

Manor Red®

nigth sky

Night Sky®

pale euc

Pale Eucalypt®

paperbark

Paper Bark®

woodland grey

Woodland Grey®

basalt

Basalt®

cove

Cove®

dune

Dune®

evening haze

Evening Haze®

gully

Gully®

iron stone

Ironstone®

jasper

Jasper®

mangrove

Mangrove®

monument

Monument®

shale grey

Shale Grey™

surf mist

Surfmist®

terrain

Terrain®

wallaby

Wallaby®

windspray

Windspray®

Optional Extras

Roller doors

Manual or motorised roller doors for easy access, security and protection from the rain and wind.

Personnel Access (PA) door

Pre-hung aluminium glazed door or steel door for added security.

Skylight roofing and wall sheets

Add natural lighting by adding translucent sheets to the roof and/or walls.

Windows & ranch sliders

Double glazed windows or ranch sliders available in variable sizes.

Roofing underlay & netting

For added protection against moisture ingress or condensation.

Apron canopy

Covered entrance to protect against the rain and sun.

Roof extension

Covered entry to protect against the rain and sun.

Flashings (Barge, corners & openings)

Flashings help to maintain a watertight building and provide a cleaner finish to the cladding.

Spouting & downpipes

These help channel water away from the roof and building into stormwater drains, soak pits or water tanks.

Concrete floor

Add a concrete floor to the whole floor or selected bays

Partition walls

Separate spaces or bays with internal walls.

Rodent flashing

Keep unwanted pests out with rodent flashing.

FAQs

  • Why use the Harrier quoting software?

    Harrier is ideally suited to timber merchants and builders looking to grow their sales and profit in the fast growing $4bn shed market. Harrier is the leading software for quoting timber pole sheds. Timber poles and framing are very quick and easy to construct, very price competitive against other sheds and offer good margins for users.

  • Can I design a shed to my clients requirements?

    Yes, all sheds are custom designed to the customers’ site location and requirements.

  • What roofing and cladding options are available?

    Most sheds are clad in profiled steel roofing and wall cladding as it is fast to install, reliable and economical. However, you can price other cladding options if requested.

  • Do I need any special knowledge or training?

    Harrier is extremely easy to use and no specialist knowledge is required. New users are often quoting in less than 30 minutes.

  • How do I get started?

    Simply register for one of the selected pricing plans and we will get you set up and underway.

  • Do I need any special devices or technical knowledge?

    No, Harrier is web-based and can be accessed from any internet enabled device.

  • What is included in the quote?

    The quote will usually include the drawings, poles, timber, roofing and cladding, hardware, doors and windows. Items such as flashings, concrete and related components will not be included unless specifically requested and included in the quote.

  • Can you also provide the engineered drawings?

    Once the quote is accepted, we can also provide the working drawings and a producer statement (PS1). Allow 10-15 working days for standard designs. An additional fee applies for this service which is costed into quotes.

  • Can I include a concrete floor?

    Yes, timber sheds don't require a concrete floor; but you can include a concrete floor if requested. To all or selected bays only.

  • Do I need a building consent?

    Farm buildings will usually require a building consent. In some cases, non-habitable farm sheds in rural locations maybe exempt from needing a building consent. Contact your local council for confirmation.

  • Can I design a habitable shed?

    Contact Harrier for information. While Harrier specialises in non-habitable sheds we can assist with habitable sheds.

  • What areas can Harrier service?

    Harrier software can service nationwide.

Glossary

Apex

The apex is the highest point of the roof, where the rafters join.

Bay

A bay is the space between the main vertical poles in a building. See the following examples:

Canopy

A roof overhang which provides additional shelter over the entrance or opening to a shed.

Cladding

Cladding is the material that covers your external walls and roof. Pole sheds are generally clad in profiled steel, but can incorporate ply, weatherboard, or basically any cladding material.

Flashings

A flashing is typically a folded steel component that drains or deflects water back outside the cladding system.

Floor area

The length multiplied by the width of your building. This can also include extra floor area if your building has a mezzanine floor.

Gable roof

A gable roof features two roof sections which come together to form a triangle.

Girt

A timber section fixed horizontally to the vertical poles/posts to provide horizontal support.

Importance Level (IL)

The importance level rating is determined by the intended use of your building, its location and the risk it poses to human life and other structures around it. IL1 is used for non-habitable buildings.

Knee brace (or prop)

A timber support strut between the wall and the roof (or canopy).

Knee height

The distance between the ground and the top of the wall.

Lean-to

A roof which slopes in a single direction. Also known as a monopitch or skillion roof.

Mullions

Mullions are timber sections that roller doors are fixed to.

PA door

PA door stands for a Personnel Access door. A PA door is a standard door, similar to the front door of a house. The door can be in steel or aluminium joinery.

Purlin

Timber that spans from rafter to rafter. Spacings are defined by the roofing material.

Rafters

The main timber sections that span between the poles.

Roof pitch

The slope or angle of your roof.

Span

The distance between the two sides of a building.

News

Some common pole shed terms:

Shed dimension guide

The image below shows how to measure your shed dimensions. For a gable shed the bay height high is the highest apex where the two roofs intersect.

Why build a timber pole shed?

  • Very cost effective compared to other sheds
  • Less site preparation and shorter building time
  • Simple to construct
  • No need for a concrete slab
  • Timber is a renewable resource
  • Timber has good flex so allows movement to hold structure
  • Easy and safe to pre-wire through timber framing
  • Very durable with the ability to withstand adverse weather conditions
  • Long history of reliable performance