Container Shelter Tech n Specs

We can build nearly anything!

Talk to us about your custom design and we will be more than happy to advise you on what's possible. Whether it is a 35 m wide shelter, or a much, much smaller one. We can help.

What's the best way to build a Container Shelter?

No Tuffspan (PE) covers used here!

We are proud to be “The Heavy Weights” in the industry which is why we only use industry-leading, fire retardant, Rip Stop, 610gsm, UV stabilised, PVC covers with optional end walls – the same material chosen by truckies and international transport companies and as specified for The Cloud in Auckland. Wouldn’t you prefer the strongest cover available for less than other companies charge for their lightweight PE covers?

Our Rip Stop PVC covers cost us significantly more than we could buy lightweight PE covers! It’s worth it because tensile tests show PVC is significantly stronger, stretches 7 times less and lasts longer than the other lightweight materials on offer when continually exposed to the heavy demands and constant high wind/snow loads with large variant weather pressures and events.

Lightweight 280gsm PE or Tuffspan (PE) polyethylene material is not used by us, on The Cloud or for truck curtains for very sensible reasons.

Rolled Steel or “fast mount beam” Box Steel?

An easy question to answer with another question. Why are all high pressure, gas cylinders round? Being round distributes the load evenly throughout the entire steel structure and therefore can handle significantly higher loads and pressures than similar gauge box steel.

We only use heavy gauge, rolled (round) structural steel portals and purlins because we demand our structures will not fail under loads, and we will not compromise on quality for the sake of cheaper box section steel.

Each portal is mounted to a pre-welded spigot and galvanised base plate because that’s simply the strongest mounting method.

Using this method provides a superior tensioning method which in turn, then allows for the equal and constant distribution of stress loadings over the entire area of our heavyweight PVC covers.

NZ engineer-certified

These are the reasons why our Heavy Duty Container Shelters are manufactured and NZ engineer-certified to meet and comply with AUS/NZS 1170.2:2011 wind load ratings (“C” cyclonic) 249kms p/h.

Other companies can’t compete with our product knowledge, the strength of the product, quality and prices so their salesman will often use “smoke and mirrors” that can be misleading to the public when searching for the real facts. We urge you to compare because the deeper you look, the more you’ll learn that Container Shelters use more rolled steel portals and purlins combined with the industry’s best covers!

How long do Container Shelters last?

Many people think Container Shelters aren't as sturdy or as strong as steel sheds... which leads them to also believe that Container Shelters don't last a very long time. This is not true!

How long should a Container Shelter last for? The answer is 20 years! A well looked after and properly engineered fabric shelter, like ours - made from RipStop, 610gsm, UV stabilised, PVC, can last even more than 20 years. The rolled steel framework lasts for a very long time and the shelter fabric cover can last over 20 years before you would need to consider replacing it (remember: you can always purchase replacement fabric covers, we always stock replacement parts here in New Zealand).

While we can't speak for our competitors, we can speak from the experience of installing over 2,000 shelters at sites around New Zealand. When we say 'built Kiwi tough' we know what we're talking about!

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3 Very Important Questions to Answer Before You Buy Another Supplier's Shelter:

How are their portals and purlins constructed?


Are their covers made of strong PVC ?


Is their shelter rated to 249kms p/h within AUS/NZS 1170.2:2011 wind load ratings?


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Our shelters are designed and certified for NZ's conditions

Ready to deliver to any corner of New Zealand

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