THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR HAY STORAGE

Make the smart choice for your farm. Choose SmartShelters for your hay storage needs.

Hay needs to be kept in a dry, temperate and well ventilated environment. Traditional tin or iron hay sheds generally only tick one or two of those boxes, leaving your hay at risk of spoilage and even self combustion from excessive moisture. With super strength membrane structure fabric construction protecting the hay from the elements while keeping the area dry, temperate and well lit, SmartShelters hay storage solutions offer property owners a better way to store their hay. Designed and constructed right here in NZ, our expert team brings over 100 years of experience, and can create the perfect hay storage solution, whatever your needs may be.

IMPROVE STORAGE CAPACITY

How much hay can I store?

With our ability to quickly design and construct a hay storage solution to meet your needs, you can store as much hay as you need to! Alternatively you can speed up the process even further and choose from one of our standard size options.

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IMPROVE YOUR FEED QUALITY

How high is a typical hay shed?

There’s no single height that hay sheds are built to. The height of your shed will depend on the amount of hay you hope to store, the size of the bales, the machinery you’ll be using to move the bales, and the limitations of your site, among many other factors. With hay storage shelters able to be mounted on poles, shipping containers or concrete blocks, and with spans ranging from 6 to 40m and beyond, SmartShelters can design and construct a hay storage shelter to suit your exact needs.

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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 HAY STORAGE

SmartShelters hay shelters are:

  • Built to exacting standards: Whether high wind, high snow or high rain, SmartShelters hay storage shelters are made to cope with local conditions, and are built to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 engineering standards.
  • Made with the highest quality materials: At SmartShelters we use the world’s highest quality materials, like our thinner, stronger and more energy efficient Membrane Structure Fabric.
  • Offer peace of mind: The market-leading 12 year SmartShelter warranty gives you the confidence you need to get on with the job, knowing that your hay storage solution is up to the task.

How many bales to a face?

There’s no standard amount of hay bales to a shed face. The number of bales to a face, and thus the size of your hay shed, will be determined by a couple of factors:

  • The size of the bale: A common size for two string square bales is 350mm x 450mm x 900mm, while round bales tend to hover around the 1200mm x 1800mm mark, but with variations in baler brand, baler settings and packing tightness, these sizes can fluctuate dramatically.
  • The desired height: How high can you stack the bales? How high do you want to stack the bales? The answer to these questions will be decided by things like the machinery you’ll be using to move the bales, and pure personal preference.

Are hay shed shelters waterproof?

Yes, the super strength membrane structure fabric used in SmartShelters hay shed shelters is 100% waterproof. Our team can help you to nominate the best site on your property for drainage, and our shelters can be designed to be fully enclosed, ensuring the environment inside remains as dry as possible.

But even our fully enclosed shelters offer industry-leading levels levels of ventilation, while also letting in up to 90% of the available natural light. This helps to keep your hay dry, reducing the likelihood of spontaneous combustion and protecting it against spoilage.

Contact a member of our experienced team today to discuss a truly smart shelter solution for your property.