Carports

There are four main styles of carport Fair Dinkum Sheds supply. The styles are gable, dutch gable, flat with a fall from the front to the back and skillion with the fall from the left to the right or right to left. Skillion carports can be attached to a wall or facia on the high side if required. The carports can be installed leg in ground, dyna bolted to a pad footing, or dyna bolted to a concrete slab with foundations incorporated in it. If getting building permit for the carport the foundations need to be inspected prior to pouring the concrete which includes a driveway. There can be complications getting a building permit to build on an existing slab or already poured driveway.

Gable carport up to 7m x 7m and 3m high can be built on four corner posts with a header beam between supporting the centre rafter. This can be useful for multiple approach angles or where posts may be in the way of opening car doors of walkways.

Flat roofed carports are usually cantilevered in 1.3m from each end to improve turn in angle and reduce the posts quantity to four in carports up to 9m span, 8m long and 3.6m high.

According to the building code of Australia a carport needs to have one third of the walls open and a boundary is classed as a wall even if there is not a wall or fence there. Carports between a house and boundary will sometimes require a fire rated wall if the one third open rule is not achieved. A fire rated wall can be a brick wall or newer composite panel product like Stramit Promina 60 board. Most commonly in the shed industry a system named Stramit uniguard is used. The Promina board is combined with 0.42 Colorbond cladding to construct a fire resisting boundary wall which complies with the building code of Australia. Your building surveyor would need to check compliance of the system for the specific situation.  

Fair dinkum sheds carport range is designed with 75 x 75 SHS (square hollow section) posts in either 2.5mm or 4mm wall thickness depending on the height or span of the building. Changing to 100 x 100 SHS posts is easy, they just cost a little more and are always supplied in 4mm thick. For the rafters Fair Dinkum sheds use a C section with the size a minimum of 150mm or larger depending on the span and height of the carport.

With a carport there are usually only 2 material suppliers, Stramit for the cladding and frame and Bremick for the fixings. Bremick will deliver to the Mornington Peninsula sheds office for $10 or directly to the site for $50. As the standard and cheapest option we quote with the screws to be picked up from our office in Carrum Downs where we can meet you during business hours and print engineering or instructions for the build about to commence if you need it. Stramit deliver to most parts of Victoria for $120 whether in Knoxfield beside their production factory or Warrnambool in Victoria’s western district.