Unlike fabric covers that allow some penetration of harmful UV rays, Ranbuild’s ‘Schoolmaster’ designs provides solid shade and maximum shelter from the sun and rain. Schoolmaster covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs) come in a wide range of shapes and sizes with models suitable for small lunch areas or large playgrounds.
All main structural members are fabricated from premium quality galvanised steel, fastened with high tensile grade 8.8 zinc plated bolts and nuts. Sub frame members are bolted between the main frames to prevent twisting and distortion under wind load.
Safety and security under cover are also important. Ranbuild have removed the potentially dangerous diagonal wall braces and replaced them with lateral braces high up the columns and out of harm’s way. Ranbuild COLAs also feature unique ‘folded edge ‘column flashings to reduce the risk of contact with sharp metal edges.
Extra protection is available with the addition of curtain walls and gable infill’s. These low cost and functional additions provide a barrier from wind or driving rain on higher buildings constructed over ball courts and other sports areas.
Ranbuild, through BlueScope Steel offers a warranty of 15 years* from the date of installation. This warranty is your guarantee against corrosion or deterioration when used as roofing and wall cladding for sheds and steel buildings located greater than one kilometre from a marine environment. For sheds that can be influenced directly by harsh marine environments, please consult your Accredited Ranbuild dealer or BlueScope Steel for warranty specifications.
You can view sample warranties for both ZINCALUME® and COLORBOND® Steel here:
*Warranty terms and conditions apply. Warranties are not available for all products and applications. The duration and terms and conditions of available warranties vary according to product use, location and application. The warranty process involves an application process direct with BlueScope and is essentially an agreement between you, the purchaser and BlueScope Steel.