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Why Choose a Hangar Steel Structure for Your Aircraft?

At KiwiSpan, we understand that your aircraft is a source of immense pride and passion. Such a prized possession deserves the finest protection. The best aircraft shelters offer long-term defence against the elements and unmatched security – and there’s no better material for this purpose than steel. Below, we explore the wide-ranging benefits of steel hangar structures, from their unparalleled durability and strength to their unique customisation capabilities.

 

Comparing Hangar Materials

Traditionally, hangars have been constructed from a variety of materials, including:

 

Wood

While a cheaper option initially, most wooden hangars require significant maintenance and are susceptible to rot, mould, and fire damage. Wood hangars may also warp over time and may not be ideal for large or heavy aircraft.

 

Fabric

Fabric hangars are portable and lightweight, making them a good choice for temporary shelters in mild weather. However, they offer little protection from harsh weather conditions like wind, snow, or hail. They are also susceptible to tearing and generally have a shorter lifespan than other materials.

 

Steel

When it comes to protecting your valuable aircraft, hangar steel structures are the clear winner. Steel hangars cater to the long-term needs and protection of aircraft.

 

Benefits of a KiwiSpan Steel Aircraft Hangar

 

KiwiSpan is a leader in steel building construction. We can design bespoke steel hangars that offer numerous advantages over materials like wood or fabric. Let’s run down the top steel hangar benefits.

 

Superior Strength and Protection

KiwiSpan uses up to 3.0mm-gauge steel for structural elements and 0.4mm-gauge cladding, complemented by even more robust 0.55mm-gauge flashings. This thickness and quality surpass industry standards. Our hangars can withstand severe weather conditions like snow, rain, hail, and strong winds while also being resistant to corrosion and pest invasions. Our steel hangars can last for decades, offering secure and reliable shelter against the elements.

 

Fire Safety

The non-combustible nature of steel significantly lowers the risk of fire, a crucial consideration in hangar design given the value and vulnerability of the aircraft stored within. This inherent fire resistance adds an important safety layer, protecting the valuable aircraft and the hangar infrastructure from fire-related damages.

 

Minimal Maintenance Requirements

Unlike hangars constructed from materials like wood, which necessitate regular maintenance efforts like repainting and treatments against rot and insect damage, KiwiSpan’s steel hangars require minimal maintenance. This low upkeep requirement not only reduces ongoing costs but also ensures that the hangar remains operational with minimal downtime, providing a hassle-free storage solution.

 

We Use Quality Fixings and Fastenings

KiwiSpan takes pride in utilising high-strength bolts AND heavy-duty tek screws, coupled with brackets engineered and designed in New Zealand, to secure the hangar’s structure firmly. These industrial-grade components ensure a tighter, more durable connection, enhancing the overall stability and longevity of the hangar.

 

A Cost-Effective Choice

KiwiSpan’s steel hangars represent an economical choice over time. Their durability and minimal maintenance requirements contribute to lower overall expenses throughout their lifespan.

 

Customisation is our Forte

Understanding that each aircraft and owner has unique needs, KiwiSpan specialises in creating customised hangar solutions. Whether it’s specific dimensions to accommodate various aircraft sizes, aesthetic preferences in colour and design, or functional requirements like door types, windows, and cladding profiles, KiwiSpan can tailor your hangar to meet your exact needs, ensuring that your investment is practical and personalised.

 

Longevity Contributes to Sustainability

The durability and longevity of steel hangars mean they need to be replaced less frequently than those made from less durable materials. This longevity reduces the demand for new construction materials and the environmental impact of building new structures. By choosing a KiwiSpan steel hangar, you’re investing in a solution that will serve your needs for decades, minimising the environmental footprint of your aircraft storage.

 

What Types of Aircraft Can You House in a KiwiSpan Steel Hangar?

 

Steel hangars are incredibly versatile. Due to their strength and ability to be custom-designed, they can accommodate a wide range of aircraft, from small private planes to large commercial jets.

Some examples include:
• Private planes (single-engine, twin-engine, etc)
• Helicopters
• Gliders
• Ultralights
• Commercial jets (depending on the hangar size)

 

Choose KiwiSpan & Get Steel Hangars Designed for Your Aircraft

 

Looking for long-term protection of your aircraft? Invest in a steel hangar and know your prized possession will be well-protected for many years. KiwiSpan specialises in steel garages, hangars, and more. Don’t let an inadequate shelter ground your investment. Connect with KiwiSpan today, and let us elevate your aircraft storage solutions to new heights.

Our Tips for Building a Steel Aircraft Hangar

If you’re in the market for an aircraft hangar then you’ve come to the right place. When it comes to safeguarding your aircraft, you simply can’t beat a KiwiSpan hangar. Whether you’re looking to house a helicopter, small plane, or something else, let us design the perfect hangar to protect your investment.  

A steel aircraft hangar is an excellent way to keep your aircraft safe and protected from the weather when they aren’t in use. But, before you jump in head first to your airplane hangar or helicopter hangar project, there are a few things you need to consider. 

 

Location 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; location is one of the most important elements to consider when it comes to the design of your aviation structure. In New Zealand, there are aviation requirements to be considered but luckily for you, KiwiSpan have completed a multitude of hangar projects so we can guide you through the process. Along with taking standards into account we can also assist with choosing a location for your structure based on the terrain, wind ratings and more. 

 

Design 

With our flexible designs and innovative technology, we can guarantee that we can build a hangar to your exact measurements. What’s more, our hangars are built with kiwi fabricated steel so you can rest assured that your hangar will last the distance. 

There are several key things to consider when it comes to the design of your hangar: 

 

  • What type of aircraft you will be storing 
  • How many aircraft you will be storing 
  • The size of your aircraft 
  • Whether you will require roller or sectional doors
  • The span of your shed to ensure easy maneuverability
  • If the hangar will have any other purpose than only storing your aircraft 

 

After you’ve taken the above statements into consideration you will be in a much better position to begin designing your aircraft hangar. Why not give our 3D Designer Tool a go so you can truly visualise what your steel aircraft hangar would look like. 

Plus, don’t forget to futurecast here. If you think you may be looking to acquire more aircraft in the future, you’ll want to ensure that you’ll have enough space in your hangar. 

 

Clearly, there are a few things to take into consideration when it comes to designing your own aircraft hangar, and if you want it to be perfect then you’re in the right place! At KiwiSpan, we offer bespoke aircraft hangars to ensure your small or large aircraft can be stored securely. 

If you’re ready to get started, give your local KiwiSpan licensee a call or request a quote and if you want to take a look at some past hangar projects you can look at them here

More Than Just Sheds: Aircraft Hangars, Horse Stables, and Dairy Sheds

KiwiSpan have been leading the pack in the New Zealand shed and outdoor building industry since the early 2000’s. We started out with the kiwi dream of building the best sheds in New Zealand, and over the years we have expanded our range to include a variety of outdoor buildings to suit the kiwi lifestyle. So, not only is KiwiSpan your go-to for sheds, but we also offer a range of aircraft hangars, horse stables, and dairy sheds. Let’s take a look. 

 

Aircraft Hangars

Protecting your aircraft is an absolute imperative for not only your bottom line, but also for your own safety and welfare. KiwiSpan creates bespoke hangars tailored specifically to your aircraft, so whether it’s a helicopter, small plane, or something else, we’ll design the perfect hangar to protect your investment. 

When it comes to safeguarding your aircraft from the kiwi elements a KiwiSpan hangar provides the ultimate protection from damaging winds, direct sunlight, rain, and snow as well as pests and wildlife. 

With our innovative technology, flexible designs, and of course, the KiwiSpan can-do attitude, we can construct your hangar to your exact specifications. What’s more, our hangars are built with Kiwi fabricated steel, so you can rest assured your hangar will be a durable one. 

Explore our aircraft hangars

 

Dairy Sheds 

Looking for a dairy shed that puts in the hard yards alongside you? KiwiSpan’s extensive range of dairy sheds are designed to be tough and hard-wearing, just like the Kiwi’s we build them for. 

So whether you’re looking for a milking shed, dairy shed, or stock shelter, our team will work with you to create a high quality steel structure that will stand the test of time. Plus, we are completely adaptable with our building designs and we work with you to ensure that we incorporate the practical features you need to maximise your building’s functionality. 

A KiwiSpan dairy shed is constructed from the best quality materials and with an eye for detail, right down to the very last colour-matched screw. Our galvanised steel portal frame means that your dairy shed will be in it for the long haul, helping you to maximise your herds potential. 

Explore our dairy sheds 

 

Horse Stables 

Whether you’re a recreational horse owner or a commercial enterprise, we have your equine needs covered. When you need a shelter to house and protect your horses along with the food and equipment you need to care for them, we have the customised steel solution tailored exactly to your requirements. 

We will be there with you every step of the way from the initial design and planning, all the way through to installation, our solution ensures that every project we undertake is perfectly suited to your unique requirements. 

We know that if you need a stable, you’ll definitely want one that will stick around and we make it our mission to deliver strong steel structures that won’t fade with time. That’s why we use only the best quality steel and the most reliable builders around. 

Explore our horse stables

 

Whether it’s a shed, hangar, or stable, KiwiSpan has the solution for you. Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your next project.

 

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