THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR MACHINERY SHEDS

Make the smart choice for your property. Choose a SmartShelters machinery shed.

Agricultural and industrial equipment is generally a New Zealand business owner’s most valuable asset, both in terms of cost and the potential to generate revenue. It makes sense then that this equipment is given a good home – one that offers complete protection, lasts as long as the machinery inside, and does all that without costing the earth.

What is a machinery shed?

Machinery sheds are wide-span constructions designed to house all manner of machinery, whether for dairy farming, cropping, rearing livestock or felling trees.

Machinery sheds are commonly designed and built to house the specific machinery that they will be covering. Depending on the level of protection your machinery requires, the shed may be a simple open bay design, or a closed bay featuring entry points with hinged, sliding or roller doors. Traditionally machinery sheds are metal constructions with concrete foundations – simple steel shells that keep the rain and sun off. But a new type of construction is becoming increasingly popular amongst NZ farmers.

SmartShelters machinery sheds see a supergal steel-frame covered in a super strength membrane structure fabric, granting your machinery the protection of a traditional structure, while generating airflow and allowing in natural light, making the shed a more comfortable place to be.

Lightweight materials and clever construction methods allow a SmartShelter machinery shed to be erected in a fraction of the time that it takes to build a traditional structure. They can also be made larger (spans go up to a massive 35m) and mounting on containers or poles gives you the opportunity to move the shed if you need to. But flexibility doesn’t come at the expense of durability – SmartShelters machinery sheds are built to last.

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Machinery shed designs

Machinery sheds can either be divided up into sections, much like a garage, or can feature a single gabled span. They may be built with an open face, a single closable face, or a combination of the two, i.e. half of the shed being open bay, the other half featuring doors.

SmartShelters machinery sheds are single span designs, which can be built all the way up to a massive width of 35m, larger than the traditional offerings of metal shed builders. They can be built as an open bay, closed bay or a hybrid of the two. And their clever pole-mount or container-mount design allows them to be erected in areas where traditional machinery sheds could not.

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Open vs. closed bay

Your choice of an open or closed bay machinery shed will depend on a couple of factors. Ask yourself:

  • What level of protection does my machinery need? (Closed bay sheds will offer the best protection)
  • Is the extra protection worth the small drop in efficiency? (You’ll be opening and closing the bays every time you need to use the machinery)
  • What is my budget? (closed bay sheds will be slightly more expensive)

Still struggling to choose? A hybrid shed may be worth considering, as it allows you to better protect your most important assets while granting easy access to the rest.

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.

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Machinery shed size

The size of your machinery shed will usually be guided by the size of your machinery. Their clever lightweight construction means that SmartShelters machinery sheds can be built to almost any width, depth and height; spans can reach up to 35m, while the height is only limited by the amount of containers you can safely stack on top of one another.

Machinery shed examples

As mentioned above, machinery sheds can generally be grouped into three categories:

  • Open Bay: A shed featuring three enclosed sides and an open face.
  • Closed Bay: A shed featuring three enclosed sides and one closable face..
  • Hybrid: A shed with three enclosed sides and any combination of open and closable sections on the final face.

Machinery shed cost

As they are generally bespoke constructions, machinery sheds vary in price. The factors that will influence the cost of a structure can include:

  • The strength and quality of the shed.
  • The span, depth, height and overall square metreage.
  • Whether it’s pole- or container-mounted
  • Whether it is open bay, closed bay or hybrid.
  • Location factors such as snow loading and wind ratings.
  • Site location and ground conditions.
  • Configuration and added extras such as eaves, guttering and stalls.

Boasting a team backed by 100 years of experience, and working with the finest materials available, at SmartShelters we are able to rapidly construct a machinery shed for your property.

Contact a member of our experienced team today to discuss a truly smart machinery shed solution.