Simple to construct for the amateur builder. This is the guiding principle behind our shelters. We recognise that not everyone who buys our shelters has built a house or erected a shed. As result we have developed a simple system including an innovative approach to footings. The general process is:
- Assemble each of the wall panels
- Stand up the panels and mark out the base of the shelter (ensure it is square)
- Dig your footing holes
- Insert the sleepers into each wall panel
- Screw on the roof sheets
- Attach the footing brackets and fill the footing holes with concrete
Our record to build a shelter is a little under 3 hours (we have built a few!), while it may take you a little longer for your first shelter, two people should be able to build most of our shelters (with the exception of the double stable) in a day.
We recommend that you start with a flat AND level base. This becomes increasingly important for the larger and double shelters/stables. Typically our clients will prepare a rubble base.
While our shelters are simple to build it is assumed that our clients have some level of competence with tek screws, nuts and bolts and also being able to measure diagonals to ensure the structure is square. Essential tools are a drill for the tek screws, spanners for the bolts/coach screws and tin snips to trim the corners of the mini-flute. Other useful tools are a socket set and/or impact driver (speeds up installing the coach screws).