What Is The Current Certification Needed For My Shed?

If you are in the process of planning a new shed build, you may need to know what the current certification is required when building a shed. 

As Registered Builders and your trusted farm shed supplier, we are very familar with current certification for sheds and other requirements such as council permits and fire design.

What Is The Current Certification Required For A Shed Build?

 As outlined by the Victorian Building Authority, “the Building Regulations 2018 replace the Building Regulations 2006 and the Building Interim Regulations 2017…”

In the 2018 Building Regulations the “Forms of certificates of compliance” were updated.

About The Building Regulations Update

This meant that the certification previously required for a shed – REG 1507 (also called Cert 1507) – has been updated and replaced by REG 126.

This requires a certificate under Section 238 of the Building Act 1993 to be approved by the Authority.

Being Registered Builders, Action Steel can look after the council permit applications for you and supply the needed structural plans and computations, and REG 126 for your farm shed.

If you were interested in the current certification needed for a shed build, you may have also wondered, Do I need council approval for a new farm shed? Or asked: What are the fire design requirements for a farm shed?


Keep reading below to learn the answers to these questions, and other frequently asked questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Are Action Steel sheds wind rated for my region?

Our farm sheds are specifically designed to withstand Australia’s winds and harsh environments and wind rated for your region. We assess every project individually and ensure the sheds we supply meet or exceed the wind ratings required of them.
You can learn about wind ratings, wind regions and terrain categories, here

What are the fire design requirements for farm sheds?

 Watch the video below, or read the article here, to learn about the fire design requirements for farm sheds and farm buildings. 

Can I build a shed near a boundary? 

If you are building a shed near a boundary there are a few requirements that need to be met. In Victoria, the location of a farm shed needs to comply with a number of required setbacks.

Learn about the setbacks, here. 

Can I build a shed near a powerline?

Whether you are allowed to build near or even under the powerline usually depends on

A)      The type of powerline, and

B)      Your powerline provider.

We discuss powerline types and ‘no go zones’ in this article, here

Do I need council approval for my farm shed?

What is the difference between a building permit and a planning permit?

In Victoria, council permits are generally required for all farm sheds. Watch the video below to learn more about the permit process, the different types of permits and if your shed will require council approval. 

How much do farm shed permits cost?

A new farm shed is often a significant investment and permits can sometimes seem like an unnecessary expense – but how much do shed permits actually cost? The cost of farm shed permits does depend on factors like shed size and the shire council the shed is located in. 
In 2021, the average cost of farm shed permits for sheds built by Action Steel was $2,600.00. Learn more about how the cost of permits can vary and what influences the price, here.
We hope this article has helped answer your questions about shed certification, shed permits, fire design requirements. Check out our Learning Hub for more useful resources and the latest shed brochures

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