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5 Questions to Ask When Organising Site Shed Hire

Looking to organise site shed hire in Melbourne? There are a few questions to ask when organising your site shed hire to ensure you get the optimal set up for your needs.

Site sheds are versatile temporary buildings that can be used for a range of purposes, from a site office, to a meeting room, change room, lunchroom, or first aid station. Depending on how you plan to use your site shed, you may need to consider a few important factors. By asking the right questions you can ensure you receive a shed that is perfect for your needs without paying for excessive features you don’t require.

We’ve compiled this helpful guide to ensure you’re asking the right questions to determine your site shed selection.

What does delivery involve?

This is an important factor to figure out early on as your delivery requirements will factor into your overall hire costs. If you have sufficient access on your site, then your shed can likely be delivered by truck. However, for sites on a sloped/uneven terrain or with minimal access, a crane may be required to lift the building into place. Your hire specialist can help you figure out what delivery method is appropriate for your site.

How much space is needed?

Temporary site offices come in a range of sizes. At Ahoy Hire we offer two shed sizes: 3.6m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 2.4m (H) and 6m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 2.4m (H).

If you plan on using your office simply as a lunchroom, the rough rule to work off is 0.9m2 per person. For a team of 8 workers, you should aim for 8m2 of space, making our 3.6 x 2.4 shed the optimal choice.

If, however, you plan on using your site shed as a temporary office space, you’ll need to accommodate for a little more space per person. 6-8m2 is a generally accepted working space for each worker in the office. Of course, this is flexible according to workspace requirements and privacy needs. In most cases, our 6m x 2.4m shed is a popular choice to accommodate numerous workers in the one office.

If you aren’t sure which shed size is right for your project, have a chat to your shed hire specialist to weigh up some different options and packages.

What sort of features are included in your sheds?

How you plan to use your site shed will determine the key features you should seek out when organising site shed hire. Do you need it to come with a table and chairs for meetings? Is having quality air-conditioning a must? Do you need access to a kitchen and sink?
Make sure you check with your site hire company that they have the right facilities to meet your needs. Asking these questions will ensure you have everything needed at your disposal while avoiding paying for superfluous office features.

At Ahoy Hire we offer all-inclusive site sheds through to simpler office spaces that are more budget-friendly. Chat to your site shed hire Melbourne specialist to ensure your site shed comes with everything needed to get your job done.

Do you recommend security for the shed?

In almost every case, the answer to this question will be a resounding yes. Unfortunately, onsite theft is more common than you may think. Roughly 68% of people and businesses in the construction industry experience equipment theft. The sad reality is that these crimes can even be perpetrated by your on-site tradesman.

Opting to instal temporary security cameras with your site shed can provide peace of mind and ensure your shed remains safe and secure while you’re offsite. CCTV cameras provide high-quality footage that can be used to identify perpetrators of theft as well as monitoring for occupational health and safety hazards.

At Ahoy Hire, we offer top of the line temporary CCTV cameras to protect your site shed and entire construction site.

What are the hire periods?

Most site shed hire companies work on either a weekly or monthly hire period. Make sure you have a clear idea of how long you’ll require the site shed for so you can avoid paying for a longer period than you actually need. In most cases, the longer you hire a shed for, the better deal you will receive on the price.

Now that you’re armed with the right questions to ask, are you ready to organise your site shed hire? The friendly team at Ahoy Hire are happy to walk through your site shed needs to pair you with one of our comfortable, modern, stylish and cost-effective site offices.

Contact us today to find out more about our premium site sheds.

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With over 37 years in the building and construction industry Ahoy Hire are the builder’s choice for construction site hire equipment. Family owned and operated for over 10 years, Ahoy Hire offer prompt, competitive, temporary site solutions for commercial constructions, residential builders, landscapers, event organisers and owner builders.

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