Need a new Shed? – 5 things you need to consider first!

Before you start building your new shed ask yourself these five questions.  You will be so glad you did!

1. Where is the site location of the shed going to be?
• This is a really important question, and one we will always ask you. We do need to know the location of your shed before designing the structure; however, if you are unsure, an approximate area will be fine during the quoting process.
• When we are designing your new shed, we will take into account the wind speeds and direction, and snow loadings at your site, ensuring you of a long-lasting investment.

2. What size do I need? Kitset Sheds
• As with any large investment, you want to be sure that you are getting exactly what you need and want. Being able to customise the shed height is very important if you have oversize vehicles or machinery to house.
• Specialised Structure’s buildings can be built to your specific needs with custom heights, bay sizes and unlimited lengths.
• It is generally more cost effective to build the shed to your needs in the first place, rather than find out down the line you need more storage space. Remember, no-one ever says they built a shed that was too big!

3. How can I future-proof my design? Drive through shed
• When designing your new shed, you should ensure it is going to suit your future needs as well as your current requirements.
• You will need to determine the minimum storage area required for the equipment that needs to be housed. If you plan on keeping equipment hitched overnight, you will require more space than the minimum to allow for movement of machinery and vehicles. You may also want to consider traffic flow patterns inside the building to determine door locations if required.
• As height is a relatively cheap way to upgrade your shed, we recommend you go higher than what you think you need. This means you’ll be well set up for the possibility of larger machines in the future.
• Make sure you take into account any plans for business expansion or resale.
• A clear span design future-proofs your shed as there are no poles, giving you more choice for storage and greater freedom of movement.

4. What is your new shed going to be used for?

• This question is often one of the first we will ask you; and it’s not just because we’re nosy! The answer to this question has a lot of effect on the design of the shed, and we need to make sure you are getting a shed that works for you.
• What are you using the shed for? Obviously if it’s animals, you will need natural ventilation (see Farm Sheds and Free-Stall Cow Barns). If it’s expensive machinery or a vehicle collection, you will want a full lock-up. If you have something oversized to store like a boat, harvester or horse trailer, we need to make sure we allow enough height and larger-than-standard doors.

5. Kitset or Installed? aircraft hangars
• We sell kitset sheds throughout NZ and you can get a kitset from one of our merchants located near you.
• Specialised Structure’s sheds are designed to be fast and easy to build, minimising disruption to your daily operations.

You can call our team on 0508 787 828 if you have a question that we can help with.

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The Versatile Storage Shed

A Specialised Structure’s storage shed is a shed with a purpose!

We build our sheds to accommodate a wide range of needs and end uses.  These include sheds for the farm and home, to larger scale commercial and industrial sheds.

The versatility of a storage shed is only limited by your imagination.  It could be a shed to house your vehicles, equipment, chemicals, wood, tools, or office supplies. The final use of your shed could be anything from a safe place to house your classic cars through to a fully operational commercial shed for your business.

At Specialised Structures we offer a complete design and build service with the latest computer-aided design technology to turn your ideas into reality.  Our aim is to provide our customers with customised building solutions at cost-effective prices.

We can build your storage shed from a wide range of claddings including timber or steel construction. We can also build your shed to any size and include roller doors, aluminium windows and doors.

If you would like one of our Specialised Structure’s teams to give you a free estimate on getting your storage shed up and running, contact a Specialised Structures merchant located near you today!

 

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Need a good, durable shed?

Specialised Structures have a durable shed for you.  They build them to last the test of time, in any size, and for any purpose.

Their customised building solutions are both cost-effective and suited to your specific needs.

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“Our farm sheds take into account your unique climate, environment and business needs.  Our durable sheds are ideal for the farm and projects we have completed include free stall cow barns, calf and milking sheds, hay barns, tool sheds, animal shelters and horse stables.”

If you are in the market for a residential home with an American-style barn design then look no further as Specialised Structures have a design and build solution for you.  Their home building solutions include durable sheds for a wide range of purposes, e.g. hobby rooms, and sleepouts with garages.

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“Like all of our products, our timber sheds are designed and engineered in New Zealand.  You can be assured of quality timber sheds and buildings that are bird proof, sturdy, and aesthetically pleasing, blending in with all environments.”

Specialised Structures have solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors, and have a proven record of successful large building projects throughout New Zealand.  Some of their commercial buildings and durable sheds include warehouses, aircraft hangars, office premises, industrial plants, storage buildings, wineries, breweries etc.

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“We pride ourselves on being able to build fit for purpose community buildings and sheds for schools, halls, and gymnasiums.  Our flexibility in providing building solutions for different needs and budgets sets us apart as a construction company that provides an extensive range of customised building solutions.”

If you are looking for kitset options where you can manage the project yourself then a Specialised Structure’s kitset shed is ideal.  Specialised Structure’s kitset sheds (construction kits) provide solutions for not only construction companies and their clients, but anybody who wishes to ‘build their shed their own way’.

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If you would like to request an estimate for your next shed building project then contact one of our merchants throughout the country today.

 

Written by Boost Marketing NZ

 

 

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A Construction Company offering customised building solutions

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How refreshing is it in this country to find a building company that has the ability to offer customised building solutions to the New Zealand construction industry which are both affordable and have a quick turnaround?

How can Specialised Structures offer more affordable design and build options and a quicker turnaround of projects compared to most other building companies?

The answer lies in how they tailor their process of discover, design and build to create buildings to suit your exact requirements.

Building CompanySpecialised Structures is a construction company offering New Zealanders customised building solutions.  With merchant locations around the country they have solutions for any size building project.

Their resources enables them to offer both quality and value for money from large scale industrial, commercial and farm buildings to smaller scale lifestyle and home buildings.

Specialised Structure’s in-house design team are able to provide highly competitive pricing in the design and building of a wide range of customised buildings which includes projects for both commercial,  industrial and community purposes.

And, did you know that Specialised Structures is New Zealand’s only building company offering the widest range of portal construction systems in the country?  These include: structural steel, cold rolled steel, timber framing and concrete tilt panel.

Finding a building company that listens to your needs should be an easy process and we make it that way for you.  We can provide our expertise to make sure your building project meets your budget and vision.  We have merchants throughout New Zealand who are ready to help you out today.

If you have a building project that needs immediate attention and resolution contact a Specialised Structure’s team in your area today or request an estimate.

So what are you waiting for – get in touch with us now!

Written by Boost Marketing NZ

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Home building in Mt Somers is a breeze

 

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Home building has been made to look like a breeze for Justin Quaid owner of Specialised Structures in Ashburton.

Justin has undertaken a home building project in Mt Somers that takes into consideration the peaceful environment surrounding the home.  Justin says: “The owners wanted a cottage look with a carport and storage room and the overall result is highly functionable.”

The home is is a mix of cold rolled steel and timber frame.  The exterior of the home is clad in ebony corrugated iron with cedar on the front wall of the house.  It has been further finished with plywood and gib to the soffits and internal ceilings.

The home is completely built to the sun and a good use of space has been created with an easy flow through the rooms of the house which boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms (including an ensuite) and a store room.

There is a high raking ceiling in the lounge and lots of storage above the bedroom ceilings as the builders framed the ceilings down to 2.4m.

A covered in veranda at the front of the house allows for shelter and a good place to unwind on a summer’s night, and a large carport out the back takes care of the vehicles.

If you are in the process of organising your own home building plans you need to consider Specialised Structure’s wide range of designs and construction expertise.  They are specialists in working with a variety of materials to suit your unique needs and the environment including cold rolled steel, timber framingtilt slab precast concrete to name a few.

Specialised Structures offers a complete design and build service and also kitset construction options should you wish to manage the project yourself.

If you are interested in finding out more about Specialised Structure’s range of home building options contact a merchant in your area today or request an estimate if you require a home building price.

Written by Boost Marketing NZ

We do the best farm sheds and barns in NZ

How do we know we provide the best farm sheds and barns in NZ?  Our customers tell us that’s how!  Specialised Structures doesn’t just build sheds, we help you create practical solutions for working smarter.

Just as no two farms are alike, no two sheds should be the same.  We take into account your unique climate, environment and needs to provide you with the best shed and building that is right for you.

Our products are NZ designed and engineered, and made of NZ sourced materials.

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