Modular Buildings

Make the smart choice for your property. Choose a SmartShelters modular building.

SmartShelters Modular Buildings will save you time and money during the building process. We design and construct a wide range of Modular Buildings from livestock and agricultural buildings to large scale industrial and commercial structures. SmartShelters engineers assess your needs in the design process to customise your Modular Building, while using the highest quality materials in a controlled manufacturing environment without compromising on longevity.

What is a Modular Building?

A modular building consists of sections (modules) of a building that are constructed off site at a controlled manufacturing facility. SmartShelters are then transported and assembled at the building site. By using this method, buildings can be constructed in half the usual time frame and under safer conditions, but to the same sophistication and standards of any conventional buildings.

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What are our Modular Buildings Made of?

SmartShelters’ engineers can design bespoke modular building solutions specific to your needs.

We use steel with galvanised finish on internal and external surfaces that meets or exceeds C350 grade for the framework of our modular buildings. Timber poles are high grade H5 tanalised timber, and our UV protected fabric has welded construction with high grade, super strength PE coating with insulating properties. These materials have been tested and proven to withstand wind, sun, snow, and even seismic conditions with design and specifications catered to New Zealand’s unique environments. All structures are engineered to meet AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 standards and are proudly fabricated in New Zealand with a 12 year pro rata warranty for your peace of mind.

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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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    Benefits of a Modular Building

    There are a few reasons modular buildings have become a preferred building process for the agricultural and commercial industries in recent years. Here are some of the advantages behind their popularity:

    •  Environmentally friendly – Modular buildings are specifically designed for relocation and reuse, while the controlled, offsite manufacturing process reduces material waste.
    •  Faster to construct – Construction and site work proceeds simultaneously, while also eliminating weather delays through indoor construction, which makes for 30% – 50% faster completion times.
    •  Smarter construction – There is decreased risk of accidents and liability along with improved quality and precision from manufacturing within a controlled environment. This environment also means modular buildings have limitless design options. 

     How long do modular buildings last?

    The durability of modular buildings very much depends on different variables in their construction and materials, SmartShelters use the highest quality galvanised steel, fabric and timber for our Modular Buildings to ensure long lasting durability. Another variable for the longevity of your Modular Building depends on whether they are built as temporary or permanent structures. Temporary modular buildings, or Relocatable Buildings (RB), are designed to be reused or repurposed multiple times and generally built to last around 30 years, though with appropriate upkeep and maintenance, they are likely to last a lot longer. 

     For Permanent Modular Construction (PMC), developers and architects hone the use of robust, durable, and stronger materials that can stand the test of time and weather conditions. They can potentially last for centuries and their lifespan improves with appropriate upkeep and maintenance.

    What Types of Modular Buildings Exist?

    SmartShelters focus on a range of modular buildings from agricultural uses like farm sheds, covered arenas, composting barns, and livestock shelters to industrial and large scale commercial uses such as aircraft hangars or boat storage, machinery sheds, emergency and military shelters, and container shelters. Options include container shelters for your workshop, garage, service bay, or general storage areas; habitat shelters such as modular farm buildings or composting barns; PortaSpans to span between Portable Insulated Panel buildings, typically used for office space or housing; and small portable shelters such as container devanning shelters, concrete curing tents, and mobile yard shelters. 

    What Industries Typically Use Modular Buildings?

    This is a non exhaustive list of industries that typically use Modular buildings based on their needs for versatile structures and quick relocation facilities:

    •  Animal husbandry
    • Agriculture and farming
    • Construction and manufacturing 
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Aviation and marine
    • Storage and freight
    • Shipping and transportation
    • Disaster response
    • Military
    • Automotive
    • Government agencies
    • Housing and shelter

    Cost Effectiveness of Modular Building

    Modular construction is generally cheaper than conventional construction due to the efficiency of off site manufacturing leading to less disruption on site, a shorter construction time means less time or rent spent in other facilities. Additionally, design is incorporated in the process of the build, so there’s no need to spend on architect fees as well as build costs.