Temporary Structures

Make the smart choice for your property. Choose a SmartShelters temporary structure.

‘Built to last’ – it’s the promise of many construction companies, and one that makes sense in most situations. But sometimes you don’t need things to last a lifetime, a decade or even a year. You instead need a temporary structure.

What are temporary structures?

Temporary structures are designed to do what they say on the packet. They are short-term constructions, generally utilised for events, which can be quickly erected and dismantled. Marquees, stalls and outdoor concert stages are examples of temporary structures.

At SmartShelters we offer a range of temporary structures that feature strong yet lightweight materials and simple construction. SmartShelters temporary structures combine the strength of a permanent structure with the simple and efficient construction of a temporary structure, giving you the best of both worlds.

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What is resource consent and is it needed for a temporary shelter?

Resource consent is formal approval, granted by your local council, that must be obtained when a construction is not included in or does not meet the rules set by that council’s District Plan, or when the District Plan states that resource consent is required for the activity you hope to undertake.

Each zone in a District Plan has different rules regarding how land can be used. These rules are designed to ensure that all buildings and activities in a particular zone don’t affect the local environment or the zone’s residents.

Whether or not you need resource consent for your temporary shelter will depend on all of these factors. If you do, it must be obtained before you start any work. You can contact your local council to find out whether consent is necessary in your situation.

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What is building consent and is it needed for a temporary shelter?

Like resource consent, building consent is a program of formal approval managed by an area’s local council. But unlike resource consent, which focuses on land use, building consent focuses on the actual construction.

Because temporary structures will only be erected for a short time, many do not require building consent. Auckland Council, for example, does not require building consent to be obtained for a number of structures, provided they are less than 100m2 in size and will be in place for a month or less.

Similarly, the following structures may be eligible for a building consent exemption:

  • A tent, marquee or seating arrangement with an occupancy of less than 250 people.
  • Inherently stable stands and statues.
  • Previously successful applications at the same location, with the same size and occupancy level.

Again, you’ll need to contact your local council to find out the rules for temporary structure building consent in your area.

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Temporary structures design

Temporary structures have historically used lightweight materials and speedy construction techniques, which tended to negatively impact both the look and the strength of the structures. A particularly windy, snowy or stormy day could threaten not just the structure, but everything within it.

SmartShelters structures are different. With a supergal steel frame and super strength membrane structure fabric, they are designed to last. But these materials are also light and easy to work with, allowing these strong structures to be utilised in more temporary situations.

Temporary structures wind load

All SmartShelters structures come with a high wind rating, giving you confidence that they’ll stay strong in even the most severe weather.

Temporary structure examples

‘Temporary structure’ is an umbrella term that could refer to any of the following structures:

  • Marquees and tents
  • Seating and bleaches
  • Stalls
  • Stages
  • Temporary ablutions

Temporary structures cost

Temporary structures can vary in price. There are a number of factors that will influence the price of a structure, including:

  • The strength and quality of the shelter.
  • The width, length, height and overall square metreage.
  • Location factors that will affect the design (e.g. altitude, snow loading and wind ratings.)
  • Ground conditions and the site location (the more easily accessible the site, the lower the cost of construction.)
  • The configuration of options (e.g. end walls, doors, side eaves, guttering, stalls etc.)

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 temporary structure for your next event.

Contact a member of our experienced team today to discuss a truly smart temporary structure solution.