Building Trends for 2019

What the past 12 months tell us about the building trends for 2019 

We’re gearing up for another busy year of building here at Specialised Structures New Zealand. Before we get too far into it, we thought we’d take a look back at our year in construction to pick out some building trends for the year ahead. Our team of local building experts located across the country give us the unique opportunity to identify our five top building trends for New Zealand’s construction sector in 2019.

Top Five Building Trends for 2019

1. Manage-it-Yourself Construction

Kitset sheds and buildings are fast becoming a top manage-it-yourself construction choice for many New Zealanders. We believe the demand will continue to rise into 2019! Many DIY savvy home owners and forward thinking businesses are turning to companies like Specialised Structures New Zealand for a wide range of commercial and lifestyle kitset buildings. It’s not hard to understand why! Take a look at our top reasons for choosing kitsets as a construction choice this year.

2: Choosing to build with a Local 

You may be familiar with the #ShopLocal movement, but have you considered the advantages of building local? When it comes to building local, you can’t beat the benefits of local expertise, and the likelihood is you’ll be enjoying a better service overall. Plus, you’ll be keeping it in the community! All of this translates into a much better building experience for you. More importantly, you can also be confident in the quality and sustainable choices that are better for us all. Find out why we think Building Local is the way to go in 2019.

3.  Design and Innovation for Smarter Rural Buildings

The secret to a good farm shed comes down to great design! Flexibility, versatility and customisation are essential to a good rural building that will provide great value for years to come. As New Zealand’s farming sector continues to diversify and grow, we’re proud to be providing the best customised farm buildings and sheds which stand up to the demands of modern farming. Here at Specialised Structures we don’t just build sheds! We help you create practical solutions for working smarter. Learn how we’re building the future of New Zealand farming, one custom farm shed design at a time.

4. Better Tools and Technologies for a Smarter Building Process

No more guesswork! The latest advances in construction technology make the building process a breeze, from concept to completion. These improvements make for a far more efficient process. At Specialised Structures New Zealand we tailor our process of Discover, Design and Build to create sheds and buildings to suit your exact requirements.  Plus, with a smartphone in your pocket, you can request an estimate online from anywhere. No need to take time to call around or visit builders for an estimate, simply fill in our online form and we’ll be in touch to chat in more detail.

Here are some common FAQs we’ve been asked, with some basic answers on the process at Specialised Structures New Zealand. If you have more questions, please get in touch with your local Specialised Structures branch.

5. More Customised and Convenient Solutions for any Size or Budget

Whatever you want to build, we can build it! It’s never been easier to find the right solution for your specific business needs, budget and project requirements. This adds considerable value and appeal to your business, and that vital personal touch to your lifestyle building project. Specialised Structures buildings are pre-engineered and designed in New Zealand. We can provide customised solutions for every building project or budget. Anything is possible, just ask!

Thinking of building in 2019?

Now’s the time to get in touch! Contact us today to chat about the latest options for your new project.

Request an estimate online or call now on 0508 787 828 for a free consultation with your nearest Specialised Structures Building Expert.


Building the Future of New Zealand Farming

Choose from the best range of custom farm sheds and kitset buildings… made to stand up to your farming needs now, and for years to come.

Specialised Structures are proud to be among New Zealand’s industry leaders in custom farm shed and rural building designs. Our buildings offer exceptional flexibility and are designed to meet the most asked for features and requirements of New Zealand farmers today. As pioneers of cold-rolled steel construction solutions for rugged rural environments, you can be confident that our structures stand up to the demands of modern farming. 

Our rural buildings and kitset farm sheds are fully customisable and flexible to suit budgets of all sizes. This makes them suitable for a wide range of farming requirements.  Our network of qualified building experts have both the experience and local knowledge to design, discover and build the best structure for your faming requirements. As a result, you will benefit from a personalised and professional experience, providing exceptional service and value for money.

Specialised Structures farm sheds are designed, engineered and produced in New Zealand – offering the ultimate range in quality materials, features, and flexibility to meet every farming need.

Exceptional Flexibility for Every Farming Requirement

Ever wondered what your new shed would look like with living quarters, or a new workshop attached? All of this is possible thanks to the exceptional flexibility offered by modern building techniques. Specialised Structures buildings can be tailored to suit every intended use – now, and for the future.  Whether you are looking for better stock protection or need more room to store equipment, or have the need to keep vehicles, tools and implements sheltered, our custom or kitset shed designs have you covered. From woolshed to cow shed, wintering barn or implement shed, our buildings can be customised to suit. Perhaps you’re thinking about an aircraft hangar, a new storage shed, garage or carport for the ute… and the boat! From the smallest operation to the largest agricultural enterprise, we understand the needs of your business and have rural building options to make your dream a reality.

Customised to Suit Wide Range Of Rural Building Needs

Specialised Structures offer a large range of building types and sizes, and they can customise any building to any size and style. Choose from a wide range of materials, including timber and steel. Build a shed as small or as large as you like! A shed with a 30-metre clear span is no problem with our cold-rolled steel product. All types, sizes & claddings, mono-pitch and gable roof can be accommodated for. Choose your own measurements and bay size to suit your exact requirements! If you’d like to contact us to discuss what you’re looking to build with your local building expert, they’ll be happy to give you an idea of costs, options and what you can build for your budget.

Farm Sheds Constructed For Rugged New Zealand Conditions

Designed with New Zealand conditions in mind, these buildings are strong and robust to suit the unique needs of your environment. Each of our buildings is engineered specifically to the site requirements, taking into account terrain, snow loads, wind and earthquake demands – built to withstand your local conditions.

What’s more, all Specialised Structures branches are independently owned and operated. You’ll be met with a personalised approach to the requirements of your building project, matched with a wealth of local knowledge.

Ready to get started on your rural building project? Call O508 787 828 for a free consultation today.

Built with materials to withstand weather extremes and the day-to-day wear. They’re sourced from New Zealand too, so you can be sure that they’re made to last. Not only will they look great, they are a great investment guaranteed to add value to your property.

To top it off, we make building custom farm sheds process easy, by helping you to design and meet your specific business needs and environment. Our aim is to give you the most economical building to fit your requirements.

Could you Build A Kitset Farm Shed Instead?

If you’d like to save on costs, Specialised Structures also supply construction kits should you wish to manage your own building project. Kitset Sheds are an affordable solution to budget constraints. We can supply you, or your builder, a construction pack with everything you need. You have full control over your kitset building project. Or Specialised Structures can take care of the whole building process for you, from concept to completion. Our building experts can look after every stage of the process. From design and engineering to council consents and the actual construction of your building.


Build your Dream Custom or Kitset Building with The Experts

Interested in building a custom farm shed or kitset building? Request an estimate online today or call now on O508 787 828 for a free consultation with your nearest Specialised Structures Building Expert.


Why Choose Kitset Buildings?

Kitset buildings are fast becoming a top do-it-yourself construction choice for many New Zealanders. The building option offers greater control, making it an affordable and faster way to build. From kitset sheds and carports to large commercial projects, there’s a solution for almost every building requirement.

Many DIY savvy homeowners and forward-thinking businesses are turning to companies like Specialised Structures New Zealand for a wide range of commercial and lifestyle kitset buildings. It’s not hard to understand why! Here are some of the top reasons for choosing kitsets.

Top reasons to choose a kitset for your next building project.

1. You can manage as little or as much as you want.

The most popular reason for building a kitset is that it gives you a pre-designed plan, for quick construction. Specialised Structures will provide you support and advice you need to ensure your project is a success.

2. Get help from existing contacts and networks.

Kitset buildings make it easy to use your own friends, family and community to assist you. We can supply you, or your builder a construction pack with everything you need.

3. Use your own resources to reduce costs.

Want to organise your own building resources? This benefit can significantly reduce the overall cost of your building project. Plus, if you would like to erect the kitset just to the closed-in stage, Specialised Structures can also provide this option, giving you the opportunity to complete the interior yourself.

4. Work to your own time-frame.

Go as fast or as slow as you like. No time spent waiting on labour or other constraints, or pressure to stick to a certain building schedule. You’re in complete control of your own timings from day one.

5. Choose from a range of building types.

Your local Specialised Structures merchant can work with you to design the best kitset building or shed for your needs. Our in-house computer programme ‘Plan It’, makes it easy to design, engineer, and price the most economical solution for your building requirements. You’ll also benefit from the added aesthetic appeal which can easily add value to your commercial or residential property.

6. Have your construction pack delivered to your building site.

Your building is supplied as a construction pack ready to assemble, complete with a construction manual so you can get started straight away. An added bonus, which can further reduce time on-site.

7. Choose from a range of New Zealand Designed, Engineered & Building Products.

Specialised Structures is unique in offering pre-engineered customised portal framed kitset buildings. Made for New Zealand conditions, our products are durable, sustainable and covered by warranty. Cold-rolled steel is one very cost-effective and low-maintenance cladding choice. This option offers the added advantage of buildings screwed together, so dismantling for relocation or cost efficient expansion is simple. 

8. Get support for a hassle-free consent process.

We provide full assistance with the consent process, including relevant PS1 information. We can advise you on the building code compliance required for your project. If it’s a carport you are after, keeping your build below the measurement of 20m2 means you do not need a consent at all!

Do-it-yourself meets build-it-yourself.

Kitset buildings are the ultimate match for New Zealand’s Do-it-Yourself culture. No project is too big or too small for a kitset! There’s a kitset for nearly every purpose. From farm sheds to large commercial or industrial buildings, to carports, sleepouts, garages and more. Chances are, you’ll find something which suits your building requirements.

Download our Free Kitset Construction Brochure to see what you can build yourself.

Work with your local kitset shed and building expert.

Specialised Structures New Zealand Merchants operate from Tauranga to Bluff! They are local experts with unparalleled experience in construction. Each local merchant offers the Specialised Structures building system, which is unique in providing pre-engineered customised tailored solutions. They will work with you to give you the best advice on kitset buildings for your budget and requirements.

Just building isn’t enough. We’re in the business of problem solving! If you need help with the set-up, design and pricing of your building project, get in touch to talk to someone who can assist you with available options.

If you would like more information, we’re here to help. 

Find a merchant near you.

Everything you need to start building with Specialised Structures.

Ready to get started? Kitset buildings or sheds are the perfect way to simplify the pricing and set-up phase of your construction project.  Tell us a bit more about what you’d like to build, and we’ll do our best to find you the solution that fits your specifications, timeframe and budget.

Request an estimate today

Take a look at our gallery of kitset shed and building ideas for inspiration, and get in touch if you would like to learn more. Simply Freephone 0508 787 828, or contact us online to tell us more about your requirements.

What would you build, if you could build it yourself?

Specialised Structures – more than just big sheds!

We’d love to hear about your dream shed or building project. If you have something in mind that you’d like a kitset price for, get in touch today to chat with your local building expert.

Tell us what you would like to build today.

Kitset Sheds

Kitset Sheds – A Smarter Way to Build

Kitset Sheds are indeed a smarter way to build and Specialised Structures have the best construction kitsets in New Zealand.

Kitset sheds are an easy solution for people as they are an affordable option and provide flexibility in your building project.

Specialised Structure’s offer you the ability to purchase your kitset shed as a construction pack for any type and size of portal building.  From kitset sheds to industrial buildings, we can customise a pack to suit your needs.

Whether you are a large construction company who has a client who wants a large commercial building or a person who wants a simple shed for the back-yard, Specialised Structure’s construction kitsets are designed as the most cost effective and easiest way to build.

Specialised Structure’s can customise a construction kit for your kitset shed and work with you to design a building that meets your needs. Using ‘Plan-It’, their in-house design and engineering programme, Specialised Structures can price the most economical solution that will meet your budget and requirements.

For construction companies Specialised Structures can offer a ‘take-off the labour cost’ of the project hence reducing set costs.

A recent example of a very happy customer who purchased a Specialised Structure’s Kitset Shed Construction Pack is Dallas Green from Coventry Products Ltd.

“I got Specialised Structures to design our factory building to suit my needs, and all council consents went through without question.

I bought the kit from Specialised Structures, and used local builders Keating Construction, who had never erected a steel shed, another local concrete man, Andrew Carey did the floor. Prestige Roofing Matamata did the Cladding.

Tom Keating found the instructions simple to follow and everything went up without a hitch.

So my thoughts are nothing but positive, the Specialised Structures kitset sheds system works simply and well.”

Kitset Sheds NZ

Specialised Structures have merchants throughout New Zealand who are ready to offer you the best deal and advice with your kitset sheds building project. Contact a merchant near you today or request an estimate.