THE IDEAL MILITARY SHELTERS SOLUTION

Make the smart choice for your site. Choose a SmartShelters military shelter.

Whether permanent or temporary, open or enclosed, for storage or a more practical use, military shelters need to be strong, reliable, fit for purpose and easy to maintain. And with a defence force supply history that goes back more than 100 years, SmartShelters military shelters are designed to tick every one of those boxes. Boasting a team backed by 100 years of experience, and working with the finest materials available, at SmartShelters we’re able to rapidly design and construct military shelters of the highest quality, enabling you to work smarter, sooner.

Coronavirus: Our initial contract in 1915 for World War I helped us gain close relationships with the NZ military, so if you are looking for an emergency shelter to help during with covid emergency management please contact us today

A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST

  • Are built from superior galvanised steel (meets or exceeds C350 grade)
  • Feature super-strength PE-coated fabric covers
  • Come with high snow and high wind ratings (up to 300kph)
  • Are designed to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011
  • Can be supplied with full engineering plans, calculations and producer statements
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DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY FOR 100 YEARS

Product history supporting the NZ military

  • Is the longest-established of its type in New Zealand
  • Able to assist with civil defence emergency management (CDEM) situations
  • Has a strong and proud military history that began in 1915, with the supply of military canvas during the First World War
  • Shelters used for mobile command posts and military hangars
  • All shelters are portable and mobile which helps dynamic rapid deployment needs
  • Uses the highest quality materials to build the most technologically advanced products on the market
  • Continually looks to innovate
  • Designs and constructs shelters right here in New Zealand
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GALLERY

TOUGH MATERIALS FOR LONG LIFESPAN

You have peace of mind with the SmartShelters’ 12-year limited warranty against product faults.

We use only the highest quality components to ensure that your shelter stands up to the conditions. SmartShelters structures are engineered to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 and are rated to withstand wind and snow conditions. By using structural-grade Supergal galvanised steel framing and tough Ripstop roof covers we have built up a reputation for extremely high quality and long-lasting structures.

TESTIMONALS

Smartshelters played a critical role in the recent project to gather information about the Alpine Fault – New Zealand’s biggest earthquake threat.

Alpine Drilling Completed Project by SmartShelters NZ, Alpine Drilling Project

THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION EMPLOYED SMARTSHELTERS TO CREATE A HELICOPTER HANGAR AND ACCOMMODATION SHELTERS FOR USE IN THE MOUSE ERADICATION PROJECT IN THE WILD ANTIPODES ISLANDS. CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO ON LOCATION.

Antipodes Completed Project by SmartShelters NZ, Department of Conservation
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ASK US A QUESTION ABOUT OUR MILITARY SHELTERS

    You can trust SmartShelters to design and construct a military shelter to suit your needs, and do so efficiently and cost-effectively.

    What do the military use for temporary shelters?

    The most common purchase for the defence force are SmartShelters’ container or pole mounted shelters. These can be utilised in a number of ways; in offshore deployment for disaster relief, for use on temporary bases, or as larger semi-permanent or permanent facilities at military bases as a lower-cost and relocatable alternative to conventional buildings

    A common choice for the most temporary and transient military situations are our habitat shelters, which can be erected and deconstructed in minimal time, and which have been designed for quick and easy transport. 

    What are the wind ratings?

    At SmartShelters we can design and engineer your military shelter to suit whatever wind conditions you are likely to encounter. Thanks to the use of high grade galvanised steel and super-strength PE-coated fabric, we are able to supply structures with wind ratings of up to 300kph. Get in touch to find out what you might require for your situation.

    Are they easily deployable?

    All SmartShelters military shelters are designed with the user in mind. Our temporary and portable shelters are simple yet strong structures that are made to be erected in quick time and with the smallest amount of equipment possible.

    Can they be relocated?

    Our temporary and portable military shelters have been designed with easy relocation in mind, and can be quickly dismantled if the need for relocation arises.

    But all SmartShelters military shelters are able to be relocated – even those intended as more permanent structures! Thanks to the unique design of SmartShelters military shelters, the roof of larger, more permanent structures can be quickly removed and deconstructed before being erected elsewhere. Depending on your choice of foundation, this part of the structure may be somewhat difficult to relocate.

    What is the wind rating?

    SmartShelters military shelters are designed to stand up to the elements, and with high grade galvanised steel and our super-strength PE-coated fabric, our wind ratings can be as high as 300kph. SmartShelters military shelters also offer high snow and high rain ratings.

    What foundations are required?

    At SmartShelters we like to keep things as easy as possible. For ground-mounted shelters, all you need to do is ensure that your site is level and compacted. 

    For container-mounted shelters, you’ll first need to place the containers on level and compacted ground. To hold the containers in place, you can choose to use either ballast in the containers or concrete footings, or a combination of the two methods – whichever works best for you.

    For pole-mounted shelters, the site requirements are also very straightforward. A clear, level site is usually all that we need, along with information about ground conditions. Our sales consultants are always happy to talk through your specific situation, so don’t hesitate to call us if you would like to discuss things in more detail.

    Contact a member of our experienced team today to discuss a truly smart shelter solution that will suit your needs.